Data Flow Diagram (DFD) Software


Data flow diagram (DFD) projects an overview of an information system through representing the production and receive of 'data'. Visual Paradigm features all the DFD tools you need to draw professional DFD and generate complete DFD specification. You can also link up your DFD and business process diagram (BPD) for connecting your system processes and business activities.

Your Challenges

  • I don't want separate solutions for DFD and other diagram type. It makes traceability between design difficult.
  • I need to output my DFD into a DFD specification that can support our communication needs, but many products do not provide a robust reporting feature.
  • Besides DFD, I want to model the business aspect under a use case with BPMN, but it's not easy to find a solution that supports DFD and also other standards.

Our Solution

All-in-One DFD editor

  • Visual Paradigm provides an intuitive drag and drop DFD editor that allows you to create DFD quickly and easily. You can also place them neatly using the alignment guide.
  • We support all the notations you need to create DFDs - Process, external entity, data store, data flow, etc.
  • Decompose process. Drill down and create the next level of details with a sub-diagram.

More than a diagramming tool...

  • Publish your DFD diagrams online so that people approved can view the design online, any time and from anywhere.
  • The comment tool allows people to, not only view the design but to leave comment right on the diagram. Designer can act upon requests, and then re-generate the use case specification.
  • Versioning system helps to keep revisions for design changes.
  • Built-in visual comparison tool allows the comparison of different phases of DFD model. You can easily see the rationale behind changes through the commit log. You can even revert and roll back changes.
  • The branch and merge mechanism makes it simple to make independent and isolated changes.
  • Team members can work together on the same design through the collaboration tools. They can commit and update changes without worry about conflicted changes because we our collaboration engine features a smart conflict resolution tool that can detects conflicts and assists you in resolving conflicts.

More than a DFD tool

As an award-winning modeling software, Visual Paradigm supports a wide variety of standards and popular diagram types, supporting your modeling needs from the beginning of your project, to the end.

  • System design: Easily create quality system model. Perform system analysis and design with standards like: UML, SysML, DFD, ERD, ORM Diagram, SoaML.
  • Business design: Visualize business workflow and operations with BPMN BPD. Analyze customer experiences with Customer Journey Map. You can also create EPC, Process Map, Fact Model.
  • Project management: Plan out your project with various project management diagrams and tools: Work Breakdown Structure, Org Chart, Implementation Plan, Transition Plan, Mind Map, Fishbone, Spider Chart, and more.
  • Enterprise Architeture: Visual Paradigm Enterprise is an ArchiMate enterprise architecture tool certified by The Open Group. You can create ArchiMate diagrams with the latest notations, and to create model views with any of the official viewpoints (examples) or user-defined viewpoints.
  • UX design: Create wireframes to visualize screen flow and screen layout, and use wireflow to depict the flow of wireframes. Make the flows alive through the animation tool, which makes your presentation way more effective. Besides, you can run prototype with stakeholder to demonstrate and confirm your work.

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