Context Diagram Software

Effectively visualize and clarify the context and boundaries of systems to be modelled.

  • Comprehensive data flow and database diagram shape libraries
  • Drag and drop interface for easier visualization & modeling
  • Multiple context diagram templates to help identify & analyse system flows
Create a Context Diagram
Context Diagram Software
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Easy Tools for Faster Systems Design

Easy Tools for Faster Systems Design

Easy Tools for Faster Systems Design

Simple to use drag and drop tools and automatic drawing with Plus Create to design level 0, level 1, and level 2 data flow diagrams easily.

100s of pre-draw context diagram templates to visualize new & existing data flows & system processes to easily understand and identify how the system works.

Industry-standard shape libraries for databases, data flows, network diagrams, flowcharts, UML diagrams, and more.

Configurable color themes and advanced text formatting capabilities to highlight and label data flows, external entities, and the system box.

Dynamic connectors that arrange themselves automatically to rotate, expand, or resize your DFDs tangle-free.

Freehand drawing to assist with visualizing flows and custom connections.


Improve Design and Analysis Processes

Improve Design and Analysis Processes

Embed documents and assets with in-app previews to centralize key details around system design projects to determine requirements and make quick decisions.

Add detailed docs, attachments, links, and more via the notes feature on each entity to capture additional details for further reference during system analysis.

Multiple access and role levels to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing context diagrams with customers and stakeholders.

Universal, full-text search to easily find specific entities and information in large, complex context or DFD diagrams.

Improve Design and Analysis Processes
Collaborate with Your Team, Anytime, Anywhere

Collaborate with Your Team, Anytime, Anywhere

Collaborate with Your Team, Anytime, Anywhere

Built-in brainstorming tools like mind maps and post-it note walls to gather insights from the team while investigating the system.

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

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

Use @mention comments to direct people to get things done or clarify things and comment threads to have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas.

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

Version history to save and revert back to each iteration to streamline reviewing and revising going forward.

What Is a Context Diagram?

A context diagram is a graphic design that clarifies the interfaces and boundaries of the project or process at hand. It not only shows the process or project in its context, but also shows the project’s interactions with other systems and users as a collective network.

How to Create a Context Diagram?

  • Enable Creately’s data flow shape library or choose a pre-drawn context diagram from the templates library to start customizing immediately.
  • List the major documents and information flows associated with the system, including forms, documents, reference material, and other structured and unstructured information such as emails, telephone conversations, etc.).
  • Find external entities by identifying the sources and recipients of data-flows that lie outside the system. The actors in use case models you create are often considered as external entities.
  • Add and label a process box to represent the entire system.
  • Then add and label the external entities around the outside of the process box.
  • Add the data-flows between the external entities and the system box.
  • Share your context diagrams with other team members via a secure sharing link to further investigate the system and identify areas for improvement.
  • Export it in various image formats including PDF, SVG, PNG, or JPEG or embed them in any site or intranet with a secure embed link.