Import Information From a Multitude of Sources
Organizations conducting process analysis rarely start from a
clean slate; processes, process descriptions, organisational
models, role details often already exist within the business.
Additionally, information used in the development of the process
models or information about the activities within a process
(metrics etc.) is held in other systems (financial tools, asset
registers, Excel spreadsheets).
A BPA tool must have the ability to seamlessly transfer
information between these different data sources so organizations
can use this information to 'fast-track' the creation of processes,
synchronize process data (update ), or to enrich the model content.
iServer Data Exchange is an import and synchronization interface,
enabling import of data from either Excel or XML using the
intuitive iServer Data Exchange Import Wizard.
Common Reasons for Looking at iServer Data Exchange
Data Exchange is necessary for most process-focused customers.
Invariably, processes and process data already exists within the
business. Lists of activites or roles and information about the
components are often stored or mastered in other systems and are
essential in delivering complete and accurate process content.
Information is often held in other Business Process tools - either
a complementary tool or where a tool is not longer in use. With
Data Exchange it makes sense to reuse or make use of any existing,
relevant content and, more importantly, any data which is regularly
iServer Data Exchange Capabilities
Data Exchange has a series of easy to use but comprehensive
capabilities. These include:
- Generation of activities, roles, systems etc from data imported
from other tools (via Excel and XML)
- Synchronization process metrics and other content with external
data sources (Master Data Management)
- Import relationship and meta-data information collected or
retained in or via Excel / XML
- Scheduled, bulk data refresh and synchronization
- Bulk re-use of imported objects (activities, roles etc.) in
- Options to manage imported objects to control post-import
changes and or updates