Document Control and Flowcharting Tools

Students often ask for recommendations on software tools for controlling documents and preparing flowcharts. The web sites for some of the more popular tools are listed below:

Document Control Software

Document control software may provide solutions that are Internet or Intranet based and accessible through your web browser, MS Office, or Lotus Notes. Packages typically provide storage and control of multiple document types.

Typical features include change requests, draft copies, automatic routing, email notices, approval date and time stamps, and periodic review and approval. Some packages also offer integrated modules for control of design, corrective actions, internal audits, training, and calibration.

Note: We have not formally evaluated these products. This information is included for your reference and does not mean we endorse the products.

See the Quality Progress and Quality Digest web sites for directories of software packages:

Flowcharting Tools

PowerPoint has an Autoshapes menu for basic flowcharting symbols and lines. The Autoshapes menu is located within thePicture option of the Insert menu.

Autoshapes is also an option on the Drawing toolbar.

Flowcharting programs include:
Note: We have not formally evaluated these products. This information is included for your reference and does not mean we endorse the products.