Wouldn't it be great if there were a way you could create flow charts that was as effortless as typing? A flow chart tool that picks the flowchart symbol for you based on the words you type? A flow chart tool that adds connectors between the flowchart symbols for you? A flow chart tool that integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Office, so anyone can edit and maintain flowcharts?
There is. It's called FlowBreeze. It won't cost you a bundle of cash and only takes minutes to learn.
Spreadspeed is a set of utilities that boost your efficiency with Microsoft Excel with a full set of features to manage and manipulate Excel workbooks, worksheets, ranges, tables, shapes, data, and other content.
Spreadspeed also includes a suite of auditing tools to trace dependencies, compare worksheets, map content, validate formulas, and generate reports to help you identify and fix quality issues in your spreadsheets.
FlowBreeze Feature Highlights
The key to interactive flowcharting with FlowBreeze is the ability to convert text into flowchart shapes as you type. It also selects the symbol type, applies formatting, routes connectors, and many other time saving features.
FlowBreeze features an easy to use template designer that allows you create re-usable templates. You can create vertical swim lane, horizontal swim lane, SIPOC diagram, or simple title block templates.
The Flowchart Wizard takes a lot of the pain out of making flowcharts. You enter the process steps into a worksheet cells, and the wizard does most of the heavy lifting. It converts the text into a flowchart, with shapes align, connectors routed, and styles applied. Watch the demo to see it in action.
Value Stream Mapping
In addition to flowcharts, FlowBreeze makes it easy to create Value Stream Maps in Excel with two time-saving tools. FlowBreeze features a value stream mapping template designer to generate reusable Excel VSM templates, and FlowBreeze has an easy to use VSM symbol panel to add VSM shapes at the click of a button.
Spreadspeed Feature Highlights
Excel Productivity Tools
Under the broad category of productivity features, Spreadspeed has over 60 tools for manipulating and automating functions related to Workbooks, Worksheets, Ranges, and Shapes. Additionally, it includes a number of time-saving tools targeted at working with Styles, Text, Dates, Numbers, and Data.
Spreadsheet Auditing Tools
The Spreadsheet Auditing Tools help you identify errors, reduce risk and avoid costly problems with your Excel worksheets. the major features include Worksheet Compare, Formula Dependency Analysis, Inconsistent formula Checks, Auditing Reports, Visual Content Map, as well as tools to view and manage Hyperlinks and Comments.
Table Query Tools
The Spreadspeed Table Query Tools allow you to perform wizard-based query operations on Excel worksheets. Unlike most Excel query tools, they are not limited to formatted tables. The query operations include:
- Table Joins (inner and outer)
- Table Merge (update one table from another)
- Find Unmatched Records
- Extract Columns
- Extract Filtered Data (extract rows based on table filter criteria)
- Extract Duplicate Data
- Remove Filtered Rows
Files and Favorites
The File Navigation tools are designed to let you open and move around Excel files as quickly as possible. The Files and Favorites features include the following:
- Xplorer - quickly jump to any worksheet, table or named range
- Favorite Files - mark a file (or range) as a favorite.
- Favorite Formulas - save complex or frequently formulas for easy insertion
- Filtered File Open - browse for Excel files with fine-grained file type filters
- Close All - close all files in a single click.
- Quick Sheet Navigation - jump to the next empty row or column in a single click.