BPM terms that you need to know
Represents the work that a company performs in a Business Process. It can be executed online, offline or automatically.
A written description added to a BPMN diagram in order to offer additional information.
A graphical connector used to link Artifacts with other flow objects. It is shown as a dotted line with an arrowhead to represent the direction of the flow.
Standard for business process modeling and execution developed and described by Object Management Group.
The specialist who designs process models.
Business Process Automation
Steps aimed at converting a process diagram into an executable process.
Business Process Management
A practice that combines modeling, automation, execution, control and optimization of business activity aimed at certain business goals.
Technology that supports the activity of BPM.
A Sub-Process with hidden flow details.
A question asked at a certain point in a process, an expression that specifies which path the process flow should take.
Uploading, storing, generating and managing documents and other files.
A business process and performance management platform comprising ECM and KPI applications.
A CRM application designed to manage customer data and automate sales, marketing and customer support. Forms part of ELMA product family.
An on-line store of business processes and BPM applications.
A project management application that forms part of ELMA product family.
An event that shows where a certain path in a process ends. It has no outgoing Sequence Flows.
An event in the course of a process that causes a diversion from the normal Flow of the process.
A Gateway that waits for one input. If this input is true, the gate lets it through. Only one output is activated and it depends on the condition defined by the Gateway.
A Sub-Process with all the details shown within its limits.
The overall progression of how a process should be performed.
A graphical object that can be connected to a Sequence Flow. Events, Activities and Gateways are Flow Objects of a process.
A task that requires participation of a human.
A Gateway that waits for all the incoming inputs. The process continues after all the valid inputs are received.
An event that occurs after a process has started and before it has ended.
Key Performance Indicator
A type of performance measurement, a metric used to evaluate the success of a company.
Repeated execution of a task or activity until a certain condition is met or until a specified number of loops is completed.
An object that stands for the content of communication between two processes.
A Сonnector drawn as a dashed line that shows the flow of messages between two processes.
A hierarchical arrangement of an organization.
A Gateway that waits for all the inputs before allowing the process to continue. If there are multiple outputs, all of them will be activated simultaneously.
A process that holds a Sub-Process within its boundaries.
A sequence of activities performed manually or automatically in order to carry out work and archive an objective.
A graphical representation of one or more processes.
A graphical representation of a process, which includes the code necessary to execute the process.
Means of showing specific information in a clearly structured format. ELMA BPM allows a user to make custom reports of any type.
Shows the order in which activities are performed in a process.
A task that executes a script when it is reached in the process.
An Event that triggers a process to start.
A process that is included within another process. It can be modified without changing the Parent Process.
A subdivision of a Pool that is used to organize process activities. It can be either vertical or horizontal.
An activity within a process, usually executed by the end-user, application or both.
A mechanism that is used to start o suspend a process or an activity at a certain time.
An ELMA CRM feature that allows to make and receive calls over Internet Protocol.
A progression of steps to move information or material from one activity to another.
The same as Exclusive Gateway
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