Modelling processes with viflow

Modelling processes

Regardless of whether you prefer to map your processes with Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), as a flow chart or in swim lanes, with viflow, you can represent your processes exactly as you wish. You simply model using drag-and-drop and can use any sub-processes as well as generate process maps. viflow uses Microsoft® Visio and, together with a relational database, forms the basis for your intelligent and agile process management. You can adapt the layout to your corporate design very individually and simply with graphic and format templates.

Swimlane

Swimlane - the standard representation of viflow

Turtle

Turtle representation of viflow

BPMN

Modeling according to BPMN with viflow

Flowchart

Flowchart-Modellierung mit viflow
Detailing processes with viflow

Detailing process steps

viflow offers you many options for detailing processes, information and areas. In the process steps, you simply store comments, key figures, actions, documents and can maintain this information in different languages. The central data maintenance of viflow enables you to work efficiently and ensures an agile management system without inactive members – changes are adopted in the entire process model. Whether classic tree structure, organisation chart or folder view – you bring your own order into the process model with the structuring options of viflow. Numerous import and export functions also offer flexible handling of your data.

Interactive management system with viflow

Providing management system

To provide your employees and colleagues a process model created with viflow, generate an HTML-based WebModel viewed in the standard browser. Here, too, you have much flexibility with regard to the layout – choose from different design variants and adapt the layout and colors specifically to your requirements. A WebModel can be created in multiple languages, evaluations and reports can be stored and opened directly. The navigation and the display of the properties can be configured in many ways, the content can be personalised and there is the option of displaying only approved processes. Content can be blocked or made accessible to certain users by assigning rights. This ensures acceptance in the company and thus the success of your management system.

evaluating viflow process model

Reporting: Creating reports

The diverse reporting and output options give you either a quick overview or very deep, detailed insights into your process model. For example, viflow provides you with various outputs for processes, information, areas and users as well as for history and shape use. The configurable reports are output directly in viflow, in the browser or in Microsoft Excel. You can open the most important reports directly from the WebModel.

Collaboration with viflow

Collaboration: from process representation to process management

viflow establishes teamwork in your company: with viflow Team Modelling, several users can work on a process model at the same time. An approval workflow supports you and your team in the further development of the processes. Via an Active Directory connection, you can create permissions for modeling and viewing your process model. This allows your team to focus on the relevant areas when modeling, and your colleagues in the organization only get the information they really need. The created process model is the process knowledge base for all employees of your company, as a WebModel without reading licenses, which can be easily viewed in the browser.

viflow becomes a real all-rounder for successful process management with the add-ons viflow easy plan for process-related task management, viflow DMS for managing your documents and information and viflow tracker for analyzing the use of the WebModel.

Planning tasks

Use viflow easy plan to manage your process-related tasks.

With this solution, you store your tasks directly in the business process. The integrated fully automatic workflow with notification and reminder function provides you with an overview of all tasks.

Controlling documents

viflow DMS is the easy way to link process management with document management.

It enables you to manage relevant documents and data in the framework of your company organisation and in connection with your process management.

Analyse the effectiveness of the management system

With viflow tracker, you analyse the usage data of your process model.

This solution shows you where the main areas of interest are in your process model (WebModel) and thus offers you the basis for optimising the usability and use of your management system.

Tailored: three viflow editions (blue, silver and gold)

  • Easy drag-and-drop modelling
  • Options for setting up and expanding interactive management systems
  • Central data maintenance
  • Any sub-processes and process maps
  • WebModel creation
  • Multilingual program interface (English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Dutch and Hungarian)
  • Organizational chart functions
  • all features of viflow blue
  • collaborative working with viflow Team Modelling
  • freely selectable languages for the process model contents (Unicode)
  • Support for process review and release
  • Process description with graphics
  • Extensive import and export functions
  • Active Directory connection for extensive authorization management
  • all features of viflow silver
  • Comprehensive reporting with configurable reports and analyses
  • Functions for individual adaptation of the program interface, shapes and graphics
  • Provision of various reports in the WebModel
  • Selection of different layouts for the WebModel
  • Easy handling of translations with Excel spreadsheets

System requirements

Operating systems*

at least Windows® 10 (32/64 Bit) or
at least Windows® Server 2016 (32/64 Bit)

All listed server operating systems can also be used as a terminal server

*No warranty after the end of the mainstream support by Microsoft.

Hardware

Processor: min. 1 GHz (2 GHz or better recommended)
Working memory: min. 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk capacity:
(SSD recommended)
for viflow 3 GB free;
for Microsoft® Visio (if not already installed): 1.5 GB free
Monitor resolution: mindestens 1200 x 800 Pixel

Software

at least Microsoft® Visio (32/64 bit) version 2016, when using Microsoft 365: Visio Plan 2
at least Microsoft® Excel (32/64 Bit) Version 2016
.net Framework from version 4.8

Windows Hosting Bundle (download Windows Hosting Bundle directly from microsoft.com)

For viflow Team Modelling (optional)

at least Microsoft® SQL Server min. 2012 or Microsoft® SQL Server Express min. 2012

For WebModel

  • Web server (Software)
    We recommend using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) in conjunction with Windows Hosting Bundle 3.1.

    Also possible: Apache (not Tomcat!), NGINX, and other reverse proxy capable web servers (not application servers!) in conjunction with the (ASP).Net Core Runtime 3.1, or Azure Web App .NET Core 3.1 (LTS).

  • Web browser
    • Chrome
    • Edge (Chromium-based)
    • Firefox
    • Opera
    • Safari

For activation

An Internet connection is required for activation.

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