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Regardless of whether you prefer to map your processes with Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), as an event-driven process chain (EPC), as a flow chart or in swim lanes, with viflow you can model your processes exactly as you wish.
Swimlanes are the standard modelling method in viflow. A key feature of the swim lane method is the ability to map processes quickly in a readily comprehensible and structured manner. This essentially results in three views of the process: the activity layer (process view), the information layer (data view) and the organisation layer (area view).
A Turtle Chart is a form of process representation similar to a process data sheet. The essential input factors of a process – such as inputs, required documents, participants and material resources – are depicted graphically. This helps users obtain an overall view of the depicted process.
BPMN enables the graphical modelling of business processes from an economic perspective using standardised and comprehensive notation. The Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) was developed by the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI).
Using viflow BPMN stencils, you can convert a business model (simple representation) to this notation.
EPC depicts work processes graphically using a semi-formal modelling language with syntax rules. EPC has the logic operators AND, OR and XOR to allow decisions to be taken within processes based on conditions and rules.
The basic model of the event-driven process chain includes events and functions in addition to these operators. Objects are arranged in ordered graphs with logical connectors or arrows in a one-to-one relationship (with the exception of logic operations). In a logical chain of this sort, objects can represent either events or functions.
Depicting a process as a flow chart is a graphical analysis method. A flow chart makes complex processes easier to understand by depicting the underlying structure and the relationships between the elements step by step in graphical form.