Business Architect Features

Integrated process and conceptual relationship mapping

Conceptual Modeling
Conceptual Model Creation Support for high-level conceptual modeling using subject areas, business entities, interactions and relationships
Relationship Traceability Model links between conceptual or process modeling elements
Conceptual Model Export Export conceptual models to ER/Studio Data Architect to create logical models
Business Process Modeling
Process Model Creation Process model using elements such as sequences, tasks, swim lanes, start events and gateways
BPMN Compliance Optional automatic validation of process diagrams to ensure compliance with the BPMN specification
Embedded Sub-process support Flexibility in diagramming and a workable visual diagram by embedding collapsible sub-processes within a business process
Impact Analysis Reporting
Multi-object, Multi-level Reporting Show interrelationships between process, data, stewardship, business rule, diagram usage, heritage and connecting objects
Report Filtering Filter reports based on type of relationship, object type, text strings including wildcard matching
Usage (CRUD) Reporting
Line Processes with Data Model to identify what processes create, read, update and delete data objects
CRUD Reporting Report processes that affect data and the type of effect
Report Filtering Reports shown across object types or can be filtered based on individual object types such as tasks and business processes
Business Artifact Modeling
External Data Objects Support for data storage objects to represent databases, file systems or other data storage mechanisms
Business Elements Capture business terms to enforce naming standards or to build logical models
Business Rules Incorporate policies, practices or formulae related to business processes
Business Units Incorporate business units such as sales, human resources or accounting into process models
Stewardship Support for organizational roles to own specific processes
Powerful and Intuitive User Interface
Organizational Hierarchies Project-based tree hierarchy to group multiple model types and diagrams to align with business initiatives or organizations
Flexible Interface Full support for multiple property editors, tab navigation, undo-redo, collapsible nested views and zoom
Grid Editing Alternative to hierarchical tree view to display large number of objects or business rules for easy viewing
Export Across Multiple Formats Share in supported formats including xml, csv, html, pdf, rtf and jpeg
Visio Import Configurable capabilities to import diagrams from Microsoft Visio
Robust Architecture
Separation of Data and Display Core data can be manipulated and displayed in a variety of formats speeding performance and increasing knowledge transfer
Object Reuse Process and enterprise objects can be reused across multiple diagrams allowing single version of truth
Standards-based Based on Industry standards: Eclipse based, XML file formats from published Schema, BPMN modeling notations