Business Process Modeling Software - BPMN Software
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Business Process Modeling Notation
Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is a graphical
representation for specifying business processes in a workflow. BPMN defines a
Business Process Diagram which is basically a flowcharting technique tailored
for creating graphical models of business process operations. The primary goal
of BPMN is to provide a notation that is readily understandable by all business
users, from the business analysts that create the initial drafts of the
processes, to the technical developers responsible for implementing the
technology that will perform those processes, and finally, to the business
people who will manage and monitor those processes.
Edraw Max has the tools to make it easy to create
professional-looking business process modeling notation. The professional-looking
business process diagram will facilitate the understanding of the performance
collaborations and business transactions between the organizations. This will
ensure that businesses will understand themselves and participants in their
businesses will enable organizations to adjust to new internal and B2B
business circumstances quickly. It can also export to PDF, PowerPoint, Word and
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The Business Process Diagram is made up of a set of
graphical elements. These elements enable the easy development of simple
business process diagrams that will look familiar to most business analysts. The
elements were chosen to be distinguishable from each other and to utilize shapes
that are familiar to most modelers. Edraw used the standard symbol elements so
that the reader of a BPMN diagram can easily recognize the basic types of
elements and understand the diagram. The four basic categories of elements are
Flow Objects (Event, Activity, Gateway), Swimlane, Artifacts and Connector. Learn more about create a bpmn diagram.
On the start page, you can choose the BPMN Template
in the Flowchart category. With the library of shapes built-in to this business
process software, the BPMN tool will help you create and share
professional-looking diagrams with drag-and-drop ease. The MPMN shapes include
start, intermediate, message flow, association, event, message, exception and
All of the symbols can be changed in the background color and line
color. You can modify the border style and font, too. It's easy to insert your
company logo or other symbols.
How to Draw BPMN Diagram
The following BPMN shapes are some commonly used BPMN event
shapes. An Event is represented by a circle and is something
that "happens" during the course of a business process.
These Events affect the flow of the process and usually
have a cause (trigger) or an impact (result). Events are circles with open
centers to allow internal markers to differentiate different triggers or
results. There are three types of Events, based on when they affect the flow:
Start, Intermediate, and End (see the figures to the right, respectively).
A Gateway is represented by the familiar diamond shape
(see the figure to the right) and is used to control the divergence and
convergence of Sequence Flow. Thus, it will determine traditional decisions, as
well as the forking, merging and joining of paths. Internal Markers will
indicate the type of behavior control.
An Activity is represented by a rounded-corner rectangle
(see the figure to the right) and is a generic term for work that company
performs. An Activity can be atomic or non-atomic (compound). The types of
Activities are: Task and Sub-Process.
The Flow Objects are connected together in a diagram to create the basic
skeletal structure of a business process. A Sequence Flow is represented by a
solid line with a solid arrowhead (see the figure on the right)
and is used to show the order (the sequence) that activities will be performed
in a process. A Message Flow is represented by a dashed line with an open
arrowhead (see the figure on the right) and is used to show the flow of messages
between two entities that send and receive them. In BPMN, two separate Pools in
the Diagram will represent the two entities (participants). An Association is
represented by a dotted line with a line arrowhead (see the figure to the right)
and is used to associate information with flow objects. Text and graphical
non-flow objects can be associated with the core modeling elements.
The following process modeling utilizes the concept
of "swimlanes" as a mechanism to organize activities into separate visual
categories to illustrate different functional capabilities or responsibilities.
Business process software can help you leverage
Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), a language that helps teams
consistently depict business processes.
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Works on Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Compatible with Linux distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc
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