Quickly and easily create decision trees and fishbone diagrams.

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Quickly and easily create decision trees and fishbone diagrams.

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Decision Tree Software

Making a decision tree is easy with SmartDraw. Start with the exact template you need—not just a blank screen. Add your information and SmartDraw does the rest, aligning everything and applying professional design themes for great results every time.

Why SmartDraw is the best decision tree software:

  • Automatic Tree Formatting
    Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your decision tree diagram for you, automatically. Add or remove a question or answer on your chart, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the elements so that everything continues to look great.
  • Share Your Decision Tree Any Way You Choose
    Share your decision tree in a variety of common graphics formats such as a PDF, PNG, or SVG. Export it to any Office® application in one click. SmartDraw works with popular services such as Dropbox®, Google Drive, and OneDrive®.
  • Works on Any Device
    Use SmartDraw on your computer, browser or mobile device—Windows®, Mac®, Android®, iOS®, or any other platform with an internet connection. Whether you're in the office or on the go, you'll enjoy the full set of features, symbols, and high-quality output you get only with SmartDraw.
  • Ready-Made Decision Tree Templates
    Dozens of professionally designed decision tree and fishbone diagram examples will help you get a quick start. Simply choose the template that is most similar to your project, and customize it with your own questions, answers, and nodes.
  • Free Support
    Have a question? Call or email us. SmartDraw experts are standing by ready to help, for free!

What is a decision tree diagram? How and when can you use it?

Decision tree charts have three main parts: a root node, leaf nodes and branches. The root node is the starting point of the tree, and both root and leaf nodes contain questions or criteria to be answered. Branches are arrows connecting nodes, showing the flow from question to answer. Each node typically has two or more nodes extending from it. For example, if the question in the first node requires a "yes" or "no" answer, there will be a leaf node for if the answer is "yes" and another for if the answer is "no".

Decision Tree:

Decision tree example

A decision tree can be used in either a predictive manner or a descriptive manner, depending on its application. In either instance they are constructed the same way and are always used to visualize all possible outcomes and decision points that occur chronologically. Decision trees are most commonly used in the financial world for areas such as loan approval, portfolio management, and spending. A decision tree can also be helpful when examining the viability of a new product, or new market for a current product.

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