9 June 2016 Valeria Evgeneva

Lesson 4: Sub-Processes in BPMN

Lesson 1 – Start and the End events, the Task activity, Gateways
Lesson 2 – Events and Gateways
Lesson 3 -Pools, Swimlanes and Task

In this lesson you will see how the Sub-Process element is used in business processes modeling.
Sub-Processes represent multiple activities that work together to perform a part of a total process.

9 June 2016 Alex Budin

The story of the business processes.
Part 3

The story of the business processes. Part 1.
The story of the business processes. Part 2.
A couple of months later, John came by to Peter’s office, as promised.

6 June 2016 Alexander Khodyrev

Five mistakes when choosing a CRM

I. CRM is not a panacea

Usually, companies do not seek overall automation, but rather center their hopes on one software product, which often is a CRM system. CRM advertisements claim to double your business or triple the number of your loyal customers.

There are two reasons for this mistake.

First, it is not the system or the number of loyal customers, but your employees, who increase the sales volume. A software suite with CRM core only supports the employees.

Conclusion: a great deal depends on employees, not a system.


3 June 2016 Alexander Khodyrev

Business Processes for Business

Automation of business process is a tool, which has to be convenient for business in the first place. Its goal is to simplify work, provide control functions and improve the company’s performance. ELMA BPM is an example of such a solution.


2 June 2016 Valeria Evgeneva

Lesson 3: Customization Elements in BPMN: Pools, Swimlanes and Tasks

Lesson 1 – Start and the End events, the Task activity, Gateways
Lesson 2 – Events and Gateways

The third lesson of our BPMN tutorial is dedicated to Pools and Swimlanes. Also, we will describe in more detail the Task element which you are already familiar with.

To show how business process participants interact between each other, BPMN uses Pools and Swimlanes. Usually, in BMP systems a Pool is defined as a container for a process, representing all the process activities and their executors.

1 June 2016 Aleksey Trefilov

How to Succeed in Implementing BPM

When you decide to implement a BPM system, it is important to:


30 May 2016 Aleksey Trefilov

Smart Way to Automate Project Management

Success of each project depends on several aspects: clarity of goals and requirements, control of the project scope, resources, schedule, quality and risks.

When you have to manage many projects at the same time, a typical project management system is not a sufficient tool and customizing it is too long and expensive. While a business process based solution can be of great help to a project manager, since it can automate routine processes and allot more time for making significant changes to the project.

If a company needs a transition to a higher level of project management, which allows connecting execution of all the projects in a single process, a special system is necessary.


25 May 2016 Valeria Evgeneva

Lesson 2: BPMN Events and Gateways

Lesson 1 – Start and the End events, the Task activity, Gateways

This is the second lesson of our BPMN tutorial, which explains how to describe business processes using the following graphical elements: Events and Gateways (exclusive, inclusive and parallel).


23 May 2016 Alexander Khodyrev

Which Processes to Automate

Success and competitive ability directly depend on what a company does to improve its performance and reduce costs. The modern market dictates terms on cost saving in all business areas. To tighten belts with lowest risks of making strategic mistakes and losing customers, business owners and executives resort to automation of procedures, carried out by their employees. In this case, automation of business processes is not only a great asset for business owners, but also one of the key ways of developing a company on the modern market.


20 May 2016 Valeria Evgeneva

How to use BPMN: Beginners Tutorial Contents

To run and develop a business you need to define well the internal business processes. For this prupose, BPMN 2.0 notation would be a great choice – as far as readability and comprehension are concerned, it is beyond competition.