Business Process Modeling is a technique to describe and optimize business processes within an organization. Unlike business information modeling and interface modeling which break down a business into its functional components, Business Process Modeling is cross-functional, emphasizing the interaction and coordination between people throughout the organization in their effort to deliver high quality service to their customers. Business Process Modeling provides a set of understandable, repeatable structures for defining business processes. This rigorous and highly structured approach to process automation helps organizations increase throughput, reduce cycle times, improve efficiency and maximize customer satisfaction.
This presentation teaches the basics of process organization as well as the roles and effects of computers in commercial enterprises. Next, the ARIS methodologies are explained. Finally, the essential ARIS concept of "views" -- organization, function, data and process -- are explored, and the most common models for each are introduced.