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Welcome to ARIS Cloud. In this tutorial we will show you an example of how to structure process content in ARIS Cloud.

Open ariscloud.com in your browser, select My ARIS Cloud, and log in with your personal login data to open your project room. Click Launch to open the product.

Select “Create model”. A dialog asks you for model name and type. Enter a name, select  “Value-added chain diagram” as a Model, and click OK.

To structure process content it is recommended to use groups. In this example we change the preconfigured “Main group”. Click “Change” and select the group “Business processes”. Click OK and confirm your selection.

Now we start modeling the first level of the process landscape. Click the “Value-Added Chain (VAC)” symbol on the left, then move the symbol with your mouse and click again to place it in the blank space.

Enter a name and use the mini toolbar to model two related subprocesses.

The connection to be used for Process 1 is always “process-oriented superior”. A connection between two objects allows you to model a logical relationship.

When you start creating the step “Subprocess 1.2”, you will notice that the system suggests the name “Subprocess 1.1”. The reason for this is the database structure in ARIS Cloud. Everything described, designed, and analyzed within ARIS Cloud is stored in a central, method-based repository for business information. This ensures that process models and process objects are consistent and can be reused for analyses and reports.

Finish the creation of the first process level by clicking “Save”.

Next, we will create the level assigned to Subprocess 1.2. To do this, select the symbol and click Create assignment in the toolbar:

The next level will also be modeled using a value-added chain diagram:

At the second level, you can model all subprocesses of Process 1.2 :

The connection between Subprocess 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 is “predecessor of”.

The connection between Subprocess 1.2 and the other steps is “process-oriented superior”.

Save your model.

At the last level we need a very detailed description of the process. Therefore, we select an EPC diagram. To do so, click the process step Subprocess 1.2.1 and click Create assignment.

Select EPC as the model type.

Click the Event symbol on the left, then move the symbol with the mouse and click again to place it in the blank space. Enter the name Event 1 .Use the mini toolbar to add a function step and rename it to Activity 1.

Click on the left to select and add an Organizational unit. The connection to be used is carries out.

Add the next function, Activity 2 and add a Role on the right and an Application system type on the left.

Finish the model by adding a final event and save it.

Now return to the portal view to open your new models. Be careful: you can see your process content in the portal view only if the related database is selected in the upper right corner.

Choose groups to open the location of your new processes. Select “Business processes” on the left, where your new process models are located.

Select the “My first model” process to open that model in the portal view and browse through the content.

Switch to the diagram view to open the value-added chain diagram. You can navigate through the process structure by clicking the assignment symbol.

Now you know how to create a model using ARIS Cloud and how to publish the content in the portal view.

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