What is Process Modeling? ProcessMaker’s Process Designer includes all the tools necessary to model any process. In the video below you can see how Flowing Process Modeling is done.

Fluid Process Modeling

To start modeling your process, drag a design element and drop it to the point you want. You can select one or more elements and move them around the diagram.

When the mouse hovers over a design item, small orange dots appear on the edges. To link two elements together, click on any of the orange points and – without releasing the mouse button – drag the line to the other item, double-click on it and enter the desired text.

Custom gateways are used to create only one alternative path in a process workflow. The decision as to which route to take is based on an assessment of the conditions that define a unique outcome stream. Here the audit authority will approve or reject the request for a purchase.

What Is Business Process Modeling?

Business process modeling is mapping out regular business processes and finding ways to improve them. It is a part of the practice of business process management.

Process modeling software gives an analytical representation of ‘as-is’ processes in an organization and contrasts it with ‘to-be’ processes for making them more efficient.

Why Use Business Process Modeling?

Your first step in modeling is actually pen and paper. However, to actually run a business process, you will need to digitize that process in a way that a workflow engine can understand.

Business process modeling tools allow you to represent your process in a digital way that can then be transferred to a live automated process.

There are many benefits to business process modeling:

Gives everyone a clear understanding of how the process works
Provides consistency and controls the process
Identifies and eliminates redundancies and inefficiencies
Sets a clear starting and ending to the process
Business process modeling can also help you group similar processes together and anticipate how they should operate. The primary objective of business process modeling tools is to analyze how things are right now and simulate how should they be carried out to achieve better results.