Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2.0 is a standardized graphical notation intended to promote communication between non-technical business users who must document their processes and developers seeking to implement them using business execution languages. BPMN 2.0 Executable includes all the standard BPMN 2.0 objects, and is aimed at technical modelers and those who are reverse-engineering from SAP BPM or Eclipse BPMN2 Modeler.
PowerDesigner provides support for two variants of BPMN 2.0. For information about BPMN 2.0 Descriptive, see BPMN 2.0 Descriptive.
|Pool/Lane - Represents companies, departments, roles, sub-entities (see Pools and Lanes (BPMN Descriptive)).|
|Start Event - Initiates a process (see Start, Intermediate, and End Events (BPMN Executable)).|
|Activity - Represents work performed within a process (see Activities (BPMN Executable)).|
|Intermediate Event - Happens during and influences the course of a process (see Start, Intermediate, and End Events (BPMN Executable)).|
|Gateway - Represents a decision or parallel actions and the reunification of the sequence flow (see Gateways (BPMN Executable)).|
|End Event - Terminates a process (see Start, Intermediate, and End Events (BPMN Executable)).|
|Data Store - Represents a database, filing cabinet or other data container (see Data and Data References (BPMN Executable)).|
|Data Object - Represents a report, document, or other piece of data used in the process (see Data and Data References (BPMN Executable)).|
|Text Annotation - Allows you to add explanatory text in the diagram.|
|Flow - Links objects with one of the following
kinds of flow: