Value Stream Mapping Tool

Increase Process Efficiency

Identify non-value adding steps in your existing processes and implement solutions to improve their efficiency.

  • Real-time collaboration to align cross-functional team workflows
  • Multiple scenario-based templates for process optimization
  • Extensive VSM shape library to outline complex processes
Value Stream Mapping Tool
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Easy Tools for Value Stream Mapping

Easy Tools for Value Stream Mapping

Easy Tools for Value Stream Mapping

Multiple, pre-made templates for visualizing various organizational work streams and information flows.

Extensive industry-standard shape libraries for value stream mapping, process mapping, flowcharts, BPMN, and 50+ more diagram types.

Simple to use drag-drop tools and Plus Create to quickly visualize the details of any complex process or workflow.

Freehand drawing and highlights to quickly create rough outlines of processes during planning and brainstorming sessions before formalizing the map.

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

Context-aware shape switching to effortlessly update value stream maps as decisions and processes evolve over time.


Create a Single Source of Truth

Create a Single Source of Truth

Add images, multimedia content, and links to external sources of information to provide more context to your value stream maps for easier decision-making.

Built-in tools to create interactive and dynamic presentations, reports, and dashboards on business processes and value streams to inform stakeholders.

Add documents and assets with in-app previews to create a central access point for all process-related information.

Embed your value stream maps securely in any site or intranet, or export them as SVGs, PNGs, JPEGs, or PDFs to share or publish them.

Create a Single Source of Truth
Connect All Teams Across the Board

Connect All Teams Across the Board

Connect All Teams Across the Board

Online whiteboard with brainstorming tools like mind maps and post-it note walls to easily conduct collaborative values stream mapping analysis sessions.

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

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room even when you are working remotely.

Comment with context, have discussions and follow ups on the same canvas. Async!

Full version history to keep track of key points during each iteration of your value stream mapping process. Branch out from an earlier version if needed at any time.

Multiple access levels and roles to streamline managing, sharing, editing, and reviewing your documents.


Build Comprehensive Value Stream Maps

Build Comprehensive Value Stream Maps

Add detailed docs, attachments, links and more with notes on the VSM to capture further process data and the big picture in a single space.

Custom properties and additional data fields for each VSM shape to record cycle time, number of people involved, wait time, down time, and more.

Link between shapes to build navigational structures in and across workspaces. Connect current-state and future state value stream maps to keep track of inconsistencies.

Connect to your favorite tools with Creately plugins for Slack, Google Workspace, Confluence, and more.

Build Comprehensive Value Stream Maps

What Is a Value Stream Map?

Value stream mapping is a Lean tool that is used to visualize a production process or the steps required to transform a customer request into a good or service. It helps to increase the value of the product or service by identifying bottlenecks and eliminating waste.

How to Create a Value Stream Map?

  • Identify the scope of the value stream map. Select a relevant value stream map template from the Creately templates library.
  • Enable the shape library for value stream mapping and drag and drop the relevant shapes to start from scratch. The start and end points should be placed at the top left and right corners of the document.
  • Map out the steps of the process with process boxes. Include every step.
  • To show the entire process, connect the boxes with arrows. Indicate the direction information flows and identify and place communication lines.
  • Create a timeline at the bottom of the value stream map. It is important to have the timeline to identify the deliverables and time taken to complete.
  • Invite collaborators to work on the map with a quick edit link. All changes can be tracked in real-time.