Online Data Flow Diagram

Model How Information Flows Through Systems

Visually represent how data flows through systems, depict how data interacts and how it's stored.

  • Easy tools to draw multi-level DFD diagrams
  • Analyze existing systems or model new ones
  • Custom shape libraries to showcase entities, processes & data stores
Online Data Flow Diagram
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Visualize System Data Flows

Visualize System Data Flows

Visualize System Data Flows

Simple drag and drop tools to define complex systems with ease.

Multiple DFD templates with industry specific notations to accurately depict how data flows through systems.

Multiple styling and colour options to create fully customizable DFDs.

Automatic drawing with Plus Create. Intuitively suggest relevant shapes based on what you are creating on the canvas.


Link and Connect Multiple Data Flows

Link and Connect Multiple Data Flows

Specialized data flow diagram shape libraries to detail your processes on the canvas to analyze & identify areas to improve.

Advanced linking to create easy navigation flows.

Infinite canvas to visualize multiple DFDs in one place for easy navigation and reference.

Link and Connect Multiple Data Flows
Gather Multiple Inputs

Gather Multiple Inputs

Gather Multiple Inputs

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Work with your team on a shared canvas.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Use @mention comments to have discussions and follow ups on the same data flow diagram.

Embed data flow diagrams on any site or intranet or share with anyone via an email or link invite to collaborate on.

What is a Data Flow Diagram?

Data flow diagram depicts the way data is processed by a system, the inputs and outputs with a special focus on the information flow and storage.

How to Create a Data Flow Diagram?

  • Gather complete information about your systems. This should include external entities, data inputs, outputs, storage points and pathways.
  • Select a data flow diagram template on Creately or start a workspace from scratch, then name the workspace you just created.
  • Create your DFD context diagram first.
  • Add your processes, inputs, outputs, external entities and data stores into the workspace.
  • Denote how data flows through your system in the DFD and name them.
  • Use the links to go from context diagrams to other levels in the DFD.
  • Style your DFD and add a title to it. With Creately you can quickly style your DFD with preset color themes.
  • Share your data flow diagram with other key stakeholders or team members to gather their feedback with contextual comments on Creately. You can download your DFDs as PNGs, SVGs, PDFs, and JPEGs for printing, sharing or publishing on websites, presentations, etc. You can also share it with anyone via an email or link invite.