Business Process Modeling

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Process Model Creation

Create business process models using elements such as events, tasks, gateways, pools and swim lanes, choreography and conversations

BPMN 2.0 and 1.x Compliance

Optional automatic validation of process diagrams to ensure compliance with the BPMN specifications

BPMN 2.0 Validation

Validate your processes based on BPMN 2.0 standards (in real time or as needed)


Includes all BPMN 2.0 Events – Message, Timer, Error, Escalation, Cancel, Compensation, Conditional, Link, Signal, Terminate, Multiple and Parallel Multiple

Tasks, Subprocesses, Call Activities

Includes all BPMN 2.0 Activities – Tasks, Loops, Subprocesses, Event Subprocesses, Call Activities, Compensation and Transactions


Includes all BPMN 2.0 Gateways – Exclusive, Inclusive, Parallel, Complex, Event-based, Exclusive Event-based and Parallel Event-based

Pools and Swim Lanes

Includes horizontal and vertical pools as well as lanes and nested lanes

Choreography and Messages

Fully functional choreography objects


Fully functional conversation objects

Data Objects

Includes all BPMN 2.0 data objects – Input, Output, Collection, Input Collection, Output Collection

Embedded Subprocess Support

Flexibility in diagramming and a workable visual diagram by embedding collapsible subprocesses within a business process

External Data Objects

Support for data storage objects to represent databases, entities, tables, views, data storage, data feeds, reports and file systems


Capture the applications that interact with your business process models

Business Elements

Capture business terms to enforce naming standards or to build logical models

Business Rules

Incorporate policies, practices or formulae related to business processes

Business Units

Incorporate business units such as sales, human resources or accounting into process models


Support for organizational roles to own specific processes

Conceptual Model Creation

Support for high-level conceptual modeling using subject areas, business entities, interactions and relationships

Relationship Traceability

Model links between conceptual or process modeling elements

Conceptual Model Export

Export conceptual models to ER/Studio Data Architect to create logical models

Logical Model Import

Import logical data models from Data Architect to extract content for conceptual models

Organizational Hierarchies

Project-based tree hierarchy to group multiple model types and diagrams to align with business initiatives or organizations

Flexible Interface

Full support for multiple property editors, tab navigation, undo-redo, collapsible nested views and zoom

Grid Editing

Alternative to hierarchical tree view to display large number of objects or business rules for easy viewing

Appearance Editing

Ability to update the appearance of your objects (font, size, alignment, colors, etc.) – available per object or as a model preference

Drawing Shapes

Ability to add additional drawing shapes to your diagrams to assist in visual communication

Object Alignment

Ability to align your objects, group objects or snap to grid

Separation of Data and Display

Core data can be manipulated and displayed in a variety of formats, speeding performance and increasing knowledge transfer

Object Reuse

Process and enterprise objects can be reused across multiple diagrams allowing a single version of truth

Standards-based Formats

Based on industry standards: Eclipse-based, XML file formats from published Schema, BPMN 2.0 modeling notations

Multi-object, Multi-level Impact Analysis Reporting

Show interrelationships between process, data, stewardship, business rule, diagram usage, heritage and connecting objects

Impact Analysis Report Filtering

Filter reports based on type of relationship, object type, text strings including wildcard matching

Align Processes with Data

Model to identify what processes create, read, update and delete (CRUD) data objects

CRUD Reporting

Report processes that affect data and the type of effect

Usage (CRUD) Report Filtering

Generate reports across object types or filter based on individual object types such as tasks and business processes

Export Across Multiple Formats

Share via compressed workspaces, JPEG diagrams or Web reports which are in HTML and JPEG format

Export to Data Architect

Save and export conceptual models as .dm1 files for use in Data Architect

Import Content via Multiple Formats

Import Data Architect .dm1 files, CSV files (for business elements, business entities, business rules, business units, domains, stewards, subject areas, tasks and applications) or compressed workspaces

Visio Import

Configurable capabilities to import diagrams from Microsoft Visio

Store and Publish Files

Store files in the shared model Repository and publish them to Team Server for viewing, when working with the Enterprise Team Edition


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