- Professor Melody Y. Ivory-Ndiaye, University of Washington, Seattle
Visualize workflows. Communicate business process ideas using BPMN business process diagrams.
Knowing how the business operates is the first and the most critical step of business process improvement. Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), provides a graphical representation of business workflows that anyone, from business analyst to stakeholder, can easily understand; aiding in business process analysis and business process improvements.
Write step-by-step working procedures to each of the business activity in business process diagram.
Design business process with abstraction by maintaining multiple process diagram layers. Easily drill down a sub process right on the spot.
Easily collapse sub process to hide the details, expand it to view the internal workflow in thumbnail.
Model the change of data object state by maintaining a unique set of states per data object.
Automatically convert sequence flow to message flow, or the other way round when a wrong type of flow is used.
Conversation diagrams visualize messages exchange between pools.
Generate to-be business process model from the as-is process model, and keep the two models connected.
* Generate to-be process diagram from as-is diagram supported in Standard Edition or above.
Use the Handi- Selection tool to select a range of shapes. For example, select all shapes on right hand side of mouse cursor position.
Perform mass editing of same type of shapes with the help of the selection feature - select all shapes in same type.
Discover pools, lanes and tasks of process from text document, with the help of textual analysis.
Show the number of message flows, total process costs and total processing of hours of a business process.
Export BPMN business process diagrams to standard BPMN 2.0 XML format.
Form business process diagrams from BPMN 2.0 XML by importing it into Visual Paradigm.