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Updated 15. January 2024 in

Best Process Mapping Tools and Software for 2024

Process mapping tools
As 2024 is now upon us, businesses want to use process mapping software to improve efficiency. Lucidchart, Microsoft Visio, Miro, Draw.io, and Microsoft PowerPoint are popular tools. Yet, they may not fully meet the needs of business process management. This leaves a gap in the market for a tool that is both user-friendly and sophisticated in handling complex processes.

However, none of these cater to business process management and have significant drawbacks.

  • Process mapping tools are designed for specialists, leading to a steep learning curve.
  • Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is often hard for people to understand and requires training
  • Function more as advanced whiteboards rather than data-centric process mapping solutions.
  • There is no easy way to organize and understand how the processes are connected
  • It’s hard to collaborate between people and departments

If you have tried some of these tools and felt some of the mentioned shortcomings, we urge you to see how ShiftX has a radically different approach to Process Mapping and might be your best choice.

What is a process mapping tool?

A process mapping tool is a software that can significantly improve the way you understand and carry out tasks within your company. By visually outlining your workflows, you can see not only how things are currently done, but also identify opportunities for making your processes more efficient and effective. Get a quick introduction to process mapping.

Simplifying process mapping for everyone

Complexity in understanding process maps is a significant barrier. Tools relying on BPMN, with its myriad symbols, can be daunting. Using PowerPoint instead of process mapping tools can make you focus more on aligning graphics.

BPMN is hard to understand

ShiftX addresses these issues effectively. It is an intuitive, fast, and user-friendly tool, eliminating the need for complex notations. Its drag-and-drop functionality and straightforward path creation make process mapping accessible to all.

Enhancing collaboration in process mapping

The knowledge about how a business operates is spread throughout the organization. To improve business, gather knowledge and best practices from all employees for process mapping.

With ShiftX, it's easy to involve people and assign ownership to parts of a process. In context, they can add details, content, links, or discuss improvement potential with comments.

Smart and intelligent tool

You can answer questions about where the system is used and what happens before the process." and "Who is responsible for that process?" because everything in ShiftX is data.

If you have ever used Miro, Microsoft Visio, or PowerPoint for process mapping you know it’s like working on a canvas. You cannot view reports on which systems are part of certain processes. You also cannot see the connections between different business processes or the total time a specific path takes in the flow.

With ShiftX you can do all of this and more. We help you and your colleagues see the bigger picture. We explore new perspectives and work on improving your operation.

If you want a more in-depth comparison, check out how we compare with Visio or consider these factors when choosing your process mapping tool.

Leading the Way in Process Mapping for 2024

Tailored for both Business Process Management and Process Mapping, ShiftX offers a uniq approach. It creates intuitive, consistent process maps without the need for external consultants. Embrace the expertise within your organization and start with ShiftX – it’s user-friendly and free to get started. Experience the ShiftX difference.

Frequently asked questions

What is process mapping?

Process mapping is a technique used to visualize a process, identifying each step, stakeholders, and interactions to improve efficiency and communication.

What are process mapping tools?

Process mapping tools are software applications designed to help visualize, analyze, and improve business processes.

Does Microsoft have a process mapping tool?

Yes, Microsoft offers Visio, a diagramming and vector graphics application, which can be used for process mapping. But you have better tools tailor-made for process mapping.

Which tool is used to best map processes?

The best tool can vary depending on your needs. Look for tools that offer ease of use, real-time collaboration, and integration capabilities to get the most value.

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