Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams

Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram is a type of flowchart widely used for modeling in business engineering and reengineering, business process improvement, and analysis. EPC method was developed within the Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) framework.

EPC diagrams help in enterprise resource planning, in visualization of business process work flows using such building blocks as functions, events, and connectors (AND, OR, XOR), and also in modeling the SAP R/3 system and redesigning business processes.

Event-driven Process Chain Diagram is an effective tool of construction the chain of events and functions to illustrate in detail the structure of a business process control flow. It also accurately describes people and tasks for execution of business processes, helps identify inefficient businesses processes in the enterprise and identify the corresponding measures required to make them efficient.

The Event-Driven Process Chain Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw PRO v10.2.2 software assists in the planning of resources and improves business processes using EPC flowcharts. It extends ConceptDraw PRO functionality with numerous collections of EPC templates, samples of modeling a business processes, and a vector shape library for drawing EPC diagrams.


Design Elements — Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams (EPC)

One library with 22 vector shapes is included in the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution.

Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams (EPC) Shapes

Examples

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using the "Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams" solution, and demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities as well as some of the results that can be achieved.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio XML, and many other graphic formats) in the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams EPC Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v10 users.

Example 1: EPC diagram — Login and Registration Processing

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the EPC Diagrams library from the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 20 minutes creating this sample.

Using ConceptDraw PRO connectors to create EPC diagram is an intuitive and time-saving solution. This example shows an EPC diagram that clearly illustrates a login and registration processing procedure step by step and shows how all events can impact the process flow.

EPC diagram — Login and Registration Processing

Example 2: EPC Diagram — Order Processing

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the EPC Diagrams library from the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This example shows an EPC diagram that clearly illustrates an order processing procedure step by step. It can be used as visual material for employee training or as a source for any automation initiative.

EPC Diagram — Order Processing

Example 3: EPC Diagram — Image Processing

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the EPC Diagrams library from the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This EPC diagram depicts the business process as a sequence of alternating events and functions, using the logical relationships AND, OR, XOR. The legend clearly describes all used elements and designations.

EPC Diagram — Image Processing

Example 4: EPC Diagram — Main Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the EPC Diagrams library from the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

The key points on this Event-driven Process Chain diagram are XOR operations - when the function has completed, one of two chains of events will happen. You can experiment with colors of objects, background, and fonts to find the best and most attractive version.

EPC Diagram — Main Process

Example 5: EPC Diagram — Wikipedia Editing Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the EPC Diagrams library from the Event-driven Process Chain Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This EPC Diagram illustrates in details and helps to understand better the process of editing articles on Wikipedia, which may seem rather complicated at a first glance.

EPC Diagram — Wikipedia Editing Process

Template 1: Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram

This template of EPC Diagram is contained in the Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagrams solution located in the ConceptDraw Solution Park. It helps you draw EPC diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO quickly and easily.

This Event-driven Process Chain template explains the meanings of the EPC design elements.

Event-driven Process Chain (EPC) Diagram Template