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Business process

Model type. You can use business processes to represent the process-oriented organization of companies.

The process-oriented organization can be represented with its activity elements, data elements, and organizational elements. The sequence of activities in terms of a business process is represented in process chains. You can model the start and end events for each activity in the process. Events are both triggers of activities and results of activities.

As events define the state or condition that cause an activity to start as well as the state that defines the completion of an activity, the start and end elements of a business process are always events. An event may be the source of several simultaneous activities; on the other hand, an activity may result in several events. To represent these branches and processing loops in a business process, a rule in the form of a circle is used. However, the connections do not just act as a graphic rule, but also define the logical links of objects.

Available objects

Event

Activity

Rule

Role

Database

Document

Organizational unit

Person

IT system

Product

Risk

Entity

See also

Video tutorial How to model business processes