I've reviewed previous discussions on data flow and I've not seen a complete answer to my problem. We have engineers who receive data directly from external partners and in an effort to understand these data flows and hopefully introduce some managed services in the future we need to model in detail these data flows. On the surface the attributes are simple, who's sending and who's receiving the data (role and group), what's moving (data format and charateristics, xls, txt, zip, etc), how (the transport method, email, ftp, tape, etc) and where (current file storage solution associated with role/group).

I'm leaning towards an EPC material flow as the template contains everything I need, but I'd like to know if there are better methods for capturing such a data flow.

These data flows will become children of data connection lines from existing workflows (BPMN).


Cheers in advance for any tips.