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Business process management focuses on improving corporate performance by managing and optimizing a company’s business processes.
Business process management software helps organizations align their IT and business units to improve efficiency and deliver strong ROI.
As enterprises continue to evolve, new challenges will emerge. As employees see how quickly adjustments can be made, there will be increased pressure to keep up with the pace of change.
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A standard for business process modeling that provides a graphical notation for specifying business processes in a business process diagram (BPD).
BPMN defines a Business Process Model as a network of graphical objects, which are activities, and the flow controls that define their order of performance.
A Business Process Diagram is a simple diagram made up of a set of graphical elements that depicts a business process. There are four primary elements of BPD: flow objects, connecting objects, swimlanes, and artifacts.
Flow Objects are shapes that represent the core elements of the Business Process Diagram (BPD), including events, activities, & gateways.
Events are anything that “happens” during the course of a business process. Events can have a cause, referred to as a Trigger, and/or an impact, referred to as a Result. Events are based on where they occur in the flow process (start, middle, or end).
An activity is any work that is being performed in a process. An Activity is represented by a rounded-corner rectangle in a Business Process Model. There are two types of activities tasks and sub-processes.
A Gateway is used to control the flow of a process. Gateways handle the forking, merging and joining of paths within a process. Gateways are represented by a diamond shape in a Business Process Model.