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iServer for Process Architecture


iServer supports process modelling and process architecture through a range of features, tools, templates and reference models.  

Process modelling standards such as the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and Event driven process Chains (EPC’s) are supported, and various reporting capabilities are available out the box.  Process reference models such as APQC’s process classification framework are also available and iServer also supports Lean principles for process improvement.

What is Process Architecture?

Process architecture is a discipline focussed on defining and documenting business and system processes with a view of identifying ownership of the various tasks, and providing an overview of all the resources and outputs involved.

A business or process analyst’s role is often responsible for analysing and documenting processes within the organization. 

How does iServer support Process Architecture?

iServer provides a central repository for all business processes and associated documentation.  Relationships between business processes and supporting resources such as roles, inputs and systems can be created in order to gain a holistic view of the process in the context of the organization.

The benefits of iServer’s Process Architecture support includes the ability to analyse the process landscape with a view of identifying process bottlenecks, duplication and other areas of improvement.  iServers central process repository can also be used as the source for work instructions and training documentation.

Here are just some examples of the types of process architecture views iServer can help you generate.

  • [1 – Value Chain Diagram]: The Value Chain diagram provides a high-level strategic view of the primary activities an organizations performs to generate value for customers.
  • [2 – BPMN Process Decomposition Diagram]:  A process decomposition diagram identifies the lower level detail of activities that are carried out within the value chain.  Common process levels involve a decomposition from level 0, which is the Value Chain, down to level 5, which documents detailed system level activities.
  • [3 – Lean BPMN 2.0 Process Diagram]: iServer offers Lean process extension allowing users to apply lean principles to BPMN 2.0 process models
  • [4 – Process Manuals]: iServer offers a number of reporting and process communication capabilities such as Live Documents and Portal.  Here is an example process manual generated using Live Documents with the iServer process models as the data source.

Process Architecture is just one of the many integrated architecture domains supported by iServer.

To see how iServer can support your own Process Analysis and Architecture activities, please book a tailored demonstration with an iServer consultant today. 

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