Business Process Modeling Notation
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.
The Business Process Diagram solution gives you the ability to swiftly specify business processes based on BPMN 2.0.
Pic.1 Business Process Diagram solution
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a software for simplу depicting the business processes based on BPMN 2.0. The Business Process Diagram solution contains pre-designed libraries and templates based on the BPMN 2.0 standard:
- Business Process - Rapid Draw
- Expanded Objects
Activities symbols library
Business Process Diagram symbols library
Choreographies symbols library
Conversations symbols library
Data symbols library
Events symbols library
Expanded Objects symbols library
Gateways symbols library
Swimlanes symbols library
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.
Pic.2 Business Process Modeling Diagram (BPMN 2.0)
A collaboration (global) business process depicts the interactions between two or more business entities. A collaboration process contains two or more pools and can be shown as two or more public business processes communicating with each other.
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.
Business Process Diagrams:
- Process Charts,
- IDEF0 and IDEF2,
- Gantt Charts,
- Business Process Modeling,
- Audit and Opportunity Flowcharts
- and Mind Maps (presentations, meeting agendas).
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When thinking about data visualization, one of the first tools that comes to mind is a flowchart design. You can find flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons easily on the Internet, but it might take time to systematize this information. Nevertheless, once you start flowcharting, you’ll love its simplicity and efficiency.
This diagram consists from standard flowchart symbols, approved by ANSI (American National Standard Institute) for drawing flowcharts. A flowchart is a diagram that represents a step-by-step algorithm of any process, displaying the process stages as boxes that are connected with arrows. Flowchart design makes it clear and readable.
Flowchart designed using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software allows to make attractive and clear process presentation, it makes interpretation of the business process flow fresh and versatile. Great flowchart design view is a big advantage over the diagram created manually on a paper.
Picture: Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons
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Picture: Cisco Switches and Hubs. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
Any business process consists from a number of tasks carrying out the certain business goal. It is useful to diagram business processes to ensure that they are as foolproof, logical and sequential as possible. This business process diagram describes a typical booking process flow by the example of a cab booking process. It can be used as a roadmap for any booking system implementation. Diagramming a business process allows you to look at the entire project and take into account all types of possible scenarios. Business process diagram helps you investigate and clarify the process thoroughly so that you can find out how it can be improved. Business process diagram supports team communications by ensuring that each process element is clear and everyone in the team is on the same page.
Sometimes your company brings you less profit than you expect it to be, and it’s difficult to reveal the causes. Maybe it’s time to learn new technologies, because business diagram are easily developed by means of special software, so you won’t make any extra effort. In return, you will increase your productivity and get more done in a less time.
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Workflow Diagram created by using special software based on graphic mastering technology Arrows10. Its automatics follows the global concept of business graphics and diagramming. The practical effectiveness of Arrows10 technology used in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are around the quick auto-arrows behaving as expected and connecting boxes of workflow diagram from workflow symbol to process flow symbol.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a workflow diagram software contains specific features help you to draw diagrams faster, such as RapidDraw, or Arrows10. There is also a rich set of samples and templates to give you an example of data may be visualized as workflow diagram.
Picture: Workflow Diagram Data
A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software offers the Business Process Diagram Solution from the Business Processes Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park with powerful tools to help you easy represent the business processes and create the business process diagrams based on BPMN 2.0 standard.
Picture: BPMN 2.0