Business Process Diagrams

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is a common standard for the modeling of business processes. Graphical notation provided by BPMN is applied when designing the Business Process Diagrams for analyzing and process improvement, uncovering and elimination problems, solving new challenges and goals in organizational development, reducing costs and increasing profits, and enhancement quality and performance.

The Business Process Diagram or Business Process Flowchart graphically represents the actions and steps in a process, depicts relations between major parts of the system, the sequence of executed steps using lines and arrows, and also connections between various systems.

The Business Process Diagram Solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v10 BPMN software with its RapidDraw interface, templates, samples, and libraries based on the BPMN 1.2 and BPMN 2.0 standards. This powerful solution permits you to visualize easily both simple and complex processes, as well as design business models. The Business Process Diagram solution allows one to quickly develop and document in detail any business processes at any stage of a project’s planning and implementation.


There are 16 stencil libraries containing 230 vector objects for BPMN 1.2 and BPMN 2.0 solution.

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Activities

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Activities

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Activities

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Activities

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Rapid Draw

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Rapid Draw

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Choreographies

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Choreographies

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Connections

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Connections

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Conversations

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Conversations

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Data

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Data

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Events

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Events

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Events

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Events

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Expanded Objects

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Expanded Objects

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Expanded Objects

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Expanded Objects

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Gateways and Artifacts

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Gateways and Artifacts

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Gateways

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Gateways

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Swimlanes

Design Elements BPMN 1.2 — Swimlanes

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Swimlanes

Design Elements BPMN 2.0 — Swimlanes

Examples

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Business Process Diagram solution, and demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities and the results you can achieve.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, Power point Presentation, image or MS Visio XML) from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The Business Process Diagram Solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 users.

Example 1: Conversation BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Advertising Creation Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Conversations library from the Business Process Diagram solution. An experienced user spent 2 minutes creating this sample.

Using ConceptDraw’s RapidDraw to create business process models is an intuitive and time-saving solution. This example shows the process involved in creating an advertising campaign.

Conversation BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Advertising Creation Process

Example 2: BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Trouble Ticket System

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Internal Business Process template from the Business Process Diagram solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

The Business Process Diagram solution is based on the standard BPMN 2.0. This diagram shows the sequence of events from when a customer service issue is opened, to fixing and resolution.

BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Trouble Ticket System

Example 3: Business Process Diagram — Votes Collection Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the set of libraries from the Business Process Diagram solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

Business Process Diagrams can be used in many areas. Here is the development and use of a Business Process Diagram to document a vote collection process. The diagram helps us lets better understand the process, and helps guarantee clarity and correctness of its execution.

Business Process Diagram — Votes Collection Process

Example 4: Collaboration BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Invoicing

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the set of libraries from the Business Process Diagram solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

An invoice is the main commercial document which confirms the transaction for a purchase and sale. This collaboration BPMN diagram depicts the sequence flow of handling the invoicing process and collaboration with clients.

Collaboration BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Invoicing

Example 5: BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Booking Process

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the set of libraries from the Business Process Diagram solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

What sequence of actions you should take to book something? This BMPN 2.0 diagram sample constructed with ready-to-use vector objects from the Business Process Diagram solution libraries, illustrates in detail all the steps of the booking process.

BPMN 2.0 Diagram — Booking Process

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How to Draw Business Process Diagrams

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Business Process Diagrams Solution for Apple OS X

Business Process Diagrams Solution for Microsoft Windows

What I Need to Get Started

Install ConceptDraw PRO, then go to Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and purchase the “Business Process Diagrams” solution from our online store. You may use “Business Process Diagrams” solution now.

Business Process Diagrams Solution - Buy

How to install

Download and install ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw PRO. Next, install the “Business Process Diagrams” solution using ConceptDraw STORE.

Business Process Diagrams Solution - Install

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Business Process Diagrams Solution - Start using

About

Benefits: The Business Process Diagram solution gives you the ability to swiftly specify business processes based on BPMN 2.0.

Objective: Remove the laborious and time intensive aspects of creating business process diagrams — ConceptDraw RapidDraw simple point-and-click design helps create professional, presentation-ready business process diagrams quickly and efficiently.

Solution Purpose: The Business Process Diagram solution supports BPMN 2.0 and the creation of both simple and complex (nested) models of processes. These process diagrams can then be printed or converted to a web-page, PDF or PowerPoint presentation.

Intended For: Business process practitioners, business analysts, business architects, or business consultants.

Products and Methods: The Business process Diagram solution is based on the BPMN 2.0 standard. The solution contains pre-designed libraries and templates supported with the ConceptDraw RapidDraw interface.

Business Process Diagram

Business process modeling with Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) v2.0 diagrams

The key to an effective and smoothly run business is the efficiency and cohesive integration of its business processes. A business process describes the steps taken to complete any objective, task or service within a business. Processes can be divided into three distinct categories:

  • Management processes — processes that describe business strategy and organizational structure.
  • Operational processes — interaction between business and customer, core business activity.
  • Supporting processes — e.g. health and safety, accounting, recruitment.

Business processes are born from business process management (BPM) strategy, which is the overall strategy for all company operations. BPM is responsible for a business process from its design, through to modeling, to execution. It also covers optimization or re-engineering of current processes.

The most effective method of creating or analyzing a business process is to visually interpret the steps using a business process diagram, flowchart or workflow. This is known as business process modeling, and will be performed within a company by a team who have detailed knowledge of company process, and analysts with expertise in the modeling discipline. The objective is often to increase production or lower costs — by modeling the process initially using a flowchart, inefficiencies and problems can be spotted before committing to a decision or strategy.

Business Process Diagram - BPMN 2.0

Example 1. Business process diagram

Given the fluid, global nature of business at present, it is perhaps a necessity to have a standardized notation system with which to describe the steps that make up different business processes. Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) v2.0 is a method for visualizing information in a way that's intuitive for business analysts, and also allows existing processes within a business to be compared and integrated effectively.

The aim of BPMN is assist in creating a diagram that is immediately understandable to all business stakeholders, with graphic elements that can be adapted to represent any form of function, decision, work or data flow. The symbols and structure it uses to do this can be divided into a number of categories:

  • Flow objects — includes Events, which are parts of a process that happen automatically, denoted by a circle; Activities show work that needs to be done, shown as a round-cornered rectangle; Gateways show a splitting or merging of paths, using a diamond shape.
    Flow objects

    Example 2. Flow objects

  • Connecting objects — used to connect flow objects, either as Sequence Flow, which indicated the order of activities; Message Flow, a dashed line that shows interaction between organizational boundaries, shown on diagrams as 'Pools'; Association is a dotted line used to connect an 'Artifact' or text to an activity.
  • Swim lanes — the widest possible overview of a process involving different organizations is known as a Pool. Different organizations each have their own Lane within the Pool, and are connected using Message Flow connecting objects.
    Swim lanes diagram

    Example 3. Swim lanes diagram

  • Artifacts — Artifacts are pieces of information added to certain Activity flow objects to giver better understanding to those viewing the process diagram. They can be data required or produces, extra activities, or simply explanatory text.
  • Choreographies — These symbols allow the opportunity to show an activity or step that describes the behavior between business participants.
    Choreographies object

    Example 4. Choreographies object

  • Expanded objects — these symbols can be used to expand one area of a process, and see an activity or function at a higher level of detail.
    Expanded object

    Example 5. Expanded object

ConceptDraw have designed a solution that combines BPMN v2.0 methodology and graphical notification into one powerful package. The Business Process Diagrams solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park provides a comprehensive collection of vector stencil libraries that contain pre-designed, standardized BPMN v2.0 symbols, as well as a number of templates that help you map out business processes and strategy in a variety of styles.

ConceptDraw PRO is the ideal software solution when working with process diagrams or flowcharts. Thanks to the intuitive and powerful RapidDraw interface, activity and workflow shapes and symbols can be generated on the page with a single click of a button, allowing you to map your process as quick as it comes to mind. If you get stuck at any stage, help is at hand from our tutorial videos, that can be found in our help section.

To create professional looking, informative workflow diagrams, and obtain a full library of BPMN v2.0 graphics, download and use the Business Process Diagrams solution from ConceptDraw.