Building a Bullet-Proof Business Case Using Business Process Simulation

Recorded on September 28, 2017
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Our business partner and insurance operations expert, Rob Berg, presented how he helped a major insurance company reducing costs and cycle time using Trisotech Digital Enterprise Suite through business process simulation.

In this webinar, analysts, architects and other subject matter experts will learn how to:

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Rob Berg, Principal Director, Operations & Technology Consulting at Perr&Knight

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MWD Advisors publishes favorable in-depth review of Trisotech’s Digital Enterprise Suite

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 15, 2017 — Trisotech (http://www.trisotech.com) a global leader in digital enterprise transformation software solutions, announced today that MDW Advisors, an independent technology and advisory services firm, has analyzed the Digital Enterprise Suite features and produced an in-depth review of the tool.

The MWD Advisors’ review concludes that Trisotech offers a “comprehensive set of tools and canvases that provide support to a broad range of users, enabling them to capture reusable models of how the business operates.”

The review puts an emphasis on the Suite’s Decision Management component: Trisotech’s Decision Modeling and Notation (DMN) Modeler. Derek Miers, Principal Analyst at MWD Advisors and author of the review, points out that “we struggle to think of scenarios where organisations with significant operational decision-making requirements would not want to look seriously at the product.”

“MWD Advisors is a well-respected analyst firm and we are very pleased that they have great things to say about our Decision Management product,” says George Barlow, Chief Sales Officer at Trisotech. “Mr. Miers also makes the point that the Decision Management product, while available as a stand-alone offering, has even greater customer value when paired with other components of our Digital Enterprise Suite such as our Business Process Modeling, Case Management Modeling and Strategic Planning tools. The Decision Management marketplace is very active right now. Organizations of all types want to take advantage of the OMG international standard – Decision Modeling Notation (DMN) – to replace existing disparate rules systems, coalesce on a standard, and remove embedded decision logic from program code thus making it accessible directly by business users.”

About Trisotech

Trisotech is a global leader in digital enterprise transformation solutions, offering innovative and easy-to-use software tools that allow customers to visualize, innovate, transform and improve their digital enterprise processes and business decisions. Trisotech customers use The Digital Enterprise Suite to provide new and revolutionary ways for their knowledge workers to collaborate and succeed in an increasingly global, connected and competitive world. Trisotech products are providing digital transformation help to communications, agriculture, manufacturing, financial, healthcare, insurance, energy, distribution, government, and many other types of organizations.

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Trisotech Digital Enterprise Suite: Review from MWD Advisors

2017 Review from MWD Advisors

In-depth review: Trisotech Digital Enterprise Suite

MDW Advisors, an independent technology and advisory services firm, has analyzed the Digital Enterprise Suite features and produced an in-depth review of the tool. Amongst other things, the review appraises the multi-discipline set of views and modelling tools that spans the entire modelling spectrum. The article also clearly states the great value the advisors attribute to the DMN Modeler.

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Trisotech is making great strides in the emerging arena of Decision Management. It has a long pedigree in the standards management space – especially around BPMN and CMMN – both in pushing the boundary of what’s possible with the standard itself, and also in creating easy to use software to support that standard. It’s newest addition to the portfolio is a DMN modeller that’s now tightly integrated with the BPMN and CMMN modelling canvases. Integration with the Red Hat open source environment makes for a very interesting combination.

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BPMN in Action: BPMN MIWG Capability Demonstration Brussels 2017

Published on June 5, 2017

The BPMN MIWG Capability demonstration 2017 took place during the BPMN in Action Meet and Greet event in Brussels.

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DMN, CMMN, BPMN
Understanding the Triple Crown of Process Improvement Standards

Summary

In the “DMN, CMMN, BPMN; Understanding the Triple Crown of Process Improvement Standards” webinar, we’ll continue our discussion of how new Enterprise Software (Trisotech Digital Enterprise Suite) is transforming the digital-business scene by offering new solutions to familiar problems.

In this 30-minute session we will go over BPMN 2.0, CMMN 1.1, and DMN 1.1; the three leading business modeling standards produced by the Object Management Group (OMG) in recent years. We will introduce the basic concepts, differences, best-practices for these modeling standards… and why you need to start using them as part of your digital-transformation arsenal!

Target Audience

Business Users, Business Heads, and IT Users.

This Webinar is for all stakeholders in the organization. If you’re involved in the process improvement or digital transformation processes of your organization, and want to learn about the challenges and solutions of Digital Transformation, this event is for you.

Webinar Abstract

DMN, CMMN, BPMN; Understanding the Triple Crown of Process Improvement Standards, sponsored by Trisotech, will take place on Thursday July 28th at 11 AM PST, 2 PM EST. Attendees will learn more about how new Enterprise Software is transforming the digital-business scene by offering new solutions to familiar problems. We will go over DMN, CMMN, and BPMN … and why you need to start using them as part of your digital-transformation arsenal!

Event Date

July 28th, 2016 at 11 AM PST, 2 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes

BPMN, CMMN, DMN: An Intro To The Triple Crown Of Process Improvement Standards

Summary

Presented by one of the foremost experts in BPM standards, this session will concretely demonstrate usage of the three leading business modeling standards produced by the Object Management Group (OMG). This session will explore the positioning and core behavioral differences between the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), the Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) and the Decision Model Notation (DMN). The specific roles and usage of these dominant business modeling notations will be explained and demonstrated using a worked out example integrating BPMN, CMMN and DMN models.

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Event Date

July 6, 2016
Duration: 62 minutes

Dynamic Validation of Integrated BPMN, CMMN and DMN

Published on June 27, 2016

Presented by Denis Gagne, Trisotech

BPMN, CMMN, DMN: An Intro To The Triple Crown Of Process Improvement Standards

Summary

Presented by one of the foremost experts in BPM standards, this session will introduce the three leading business modeling standards produced by the Object Management Group (OMG) in recent years. This fast pace session will introduce the core concepts, differentiation and business value of the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), the Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) and the Decision Model Notation (DMN). Explained and demonstrated will be both general methods and best practices, as well as the specific roles and usage of these dominant business modeling notations in the context of business improvement, innovation and transformation.

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Event Date

May 12th, 2016
Duration: 62 minutes

March 2016 – Multi-Vendor BPMN Interchange Demonstration

Streamed live on Mar 16, 2016

The BPMN Model Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG) is holding its 4th BPMN interchange capability demonstration. This demonstration scenario will involve numerous BPMN software vendors collaborating to create a BPMN model and then have it execute on various BPMN engines.

BPMN-CMMN-DMN An intro to the triple crown of process improvement standards

Published on November 11, 2015

Denis Gagné’s presentation to the BBC 2015 Conference. An introduction to Business Analysts and Business Architects on why, when and how to use these standards for process improvement.

BPMN Introduction and History

BPMN Introduction and History
BPMN was originally developed by the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI). They released a version 1.0 to the public in May, 2004. In June 2005, BPMI merged with OMG, the Object Management Group. A BPMN Specification document was released by OMG in February, 2006. Version 2.0 of BPMN was developed in 2010, and the actual version of the specification was released in December 2013. The latest version (2.0.2) has been formally published by ISO as the 2013 edition standard: ISO/IEC 19510. Over the last few years, BPMN rapidly became the de facto standard for process modeling. Part of its success, is due to the fact that BPMN offers a familiar look and feel to business analysts, while providing powerful business process model expressiveness. BPMN 2.0 models can be used to communicate, and interchange the business requirements of a business process, as well as providing the underpinning of the actual process implementation. BPMN 2.0 is a fundamental evolution of the original standard. It extends the scope and capabilities of BPMN in several areas: In short, BPMN 2.0 is not just a modeling notation anymore. It is a model and a notation.
BPMN Scope and Objectives
BPMN provides a notation and model for Business Processes, and an interchange format that can be used to exchange BPMN Process definitions, both domain model and diagram layout, between different tools. It provides businesses, with the capability of understanding their internal business procedures in a graphical notation, and gives organizations the ability to communicate these procedures, in a standard manner. OMG used the experience of the business process notations that have preceded BPMN, to create the next generation notation that combines readability, flexibility, and expandability. BPMN advances the capabilities of traditional business process notations, by inherently handling B2B Business Process concepts, such as public and private Processes and Choreographies. It also handles advanced modeling concepts, such as exception handling, transactions, and compensation. BPMN allows the creation of multiple types of diagrams, which are designed for use by the people who design and manage Business Processes. Analysts need to understand multiple representations of Business Processes considering that it may be required, as it moves through its lifecycle of development, implementation, execution, monitoring, and analysis. Movement of individuals from one company to another, and companies merge and divergence, also support this requirement… BPMN supports exclusively the concepts of modeling applicable to Business Processes. Other types of modeling done by organizations for business purposes are therefore out of scope for BPMN. These other types include: The primary goal of BPMN is to provide a notation that is readily understandable by all business users, including: Thus, BPMN creates a standardized bridge for the gap between the business process design, and process implementation. Another goal, but no less important, is to ensure that XML languages, designed for the execution of business processes, such as WSBPEL, (Web Services Business Process Execution Language) and XPDL (XML Process Definition Language), can be visualized with a business-oriented notation. A key objective of the BPMN specification is to enable portability of Process definitions, so that users can take Process definitions, created in one vendor’s environment, and use them in another vendor’s environment.
Benefits of BPMN
The use of BPMN, offers organizations many benefits. Being a neutral notation that is adopted by many solutions providers, it provides an organization the capability to select from multiple tools available. Organizations can use BPMN at different levels. They can use a subset of it, mainly its graphical elements, to visualize processes. These graphical elements can be augmented with attributes and properties, to enable process analysis or execution in a Process Management Execution Engine. BPMN has a simple, but powerful semantic. Process models can be created by business personnel. They can be augmented or enriched, by more experienced business or technical personnel. BPMN modeling of event and exception handling are key aspects that position BPMN as a leader in modeling notations.
BPMN Basic shapes
A key element of BPMN is the choice of shapes and icons used for the graphical elements identified in this specification. The intent is to create a standard visual language that all process modellers will recognize and understand.
Basic shapes
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These elements are used, linked together and enriched by markers, attributes and properties to create Process, Collaboration, Conversation and Choreography diagrams making Business Processes accessible and meaningful to organizations of all sizes and domains.

Contemporaries BPM Standards

Contemporaries BPM Standards
To guide and discipline us in our business and technical initiatives, standards have emerged and proliferated. They can often be considered complex, difficult to understand, and it may be difficult to identify how they relate to each other. In the context of Process Management, major standards play a key role in solution development and interoperability of process work performed by users. This document provides a high level description and positioning of contemporaries BPM standards: BPMN, XPDL, BPEL, and BPSim.
BPMN
The Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) specification provides a graphical notation for expressing business processes in a Business Process Diagram (BPD). The objective of BPMN is to support process management by both technical users and business users. It provides a notation that is intuitive to business users yet able to represent complex process semantics. The BPMN execution semantics is fully formalized. The Object Management Group (OMG) is using the experience of the business process notations that have preceded BPMN to create the next generation notation that combines readability, flexibility, and expandability. The BPMN specification also provides a mapping between the graphics of the notation to underlying the constructs of execution languages, such as BPEL4WS.
XPDL
The Workflow Management Coalition has been developing workflow specifications for many years. These specifications are designed for the developers of workflow software products to implement solutions that are consistent, complete, and interoperable with other systems. The XML Process Definition Language (XPDL) defines how business processes are defined through modeling tools, in order to be executed by a workflow engine. This means that if a business process is defined in XPDL through a modeling tool, then a workflow engine can execute that business process if both software tools comply with the XPDL specification. Although the XPDL specification defines the process activities, how they are performed, and the sequence in which they occur, the specification does not define how the process should be visualized. XPDL defines an XML schema to exchange the process definition, both the graphics and the semantics of a workflow business process. XPDL contains elements to hold graphical information, such as the X and Y position of the nodes, as well as executable aspects which would be used to run a process. The latest version of XPDL has been designed specifically to store all aspects of a BPMN diagram. This distinguishes XPDL from BPEL which focuses exclusively on the executable aspects of the process. BPEL does not contain elements to represent the graphical aspects of a process diagram.
BPEL
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) is a XML-based language used to define enterprise business processes within Web services. The key objective of BPEL is to standardize the format of business process flow definition so companies can work together seamlessly using Web services. BPEL extends the Web services interaction model and enables it to support business transactions. BPEL is based on Web services in the sense that each of the business process involved is assumed to be implemented as a Web service. Processes written in BPEL can orchestrate interactions between Web services using XML documents in a standardized manner. These processes can be executed on any platform or product that complies with the BPEL specification. BPEL supports two different types of business processes:
BPSim
Business Process Simulation (BPSim) is a standard published by the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC). BPSim allows parametrization of a process model (BPMN, XPDL) for Structural and Capacity Analysis purposes. It allows parametrisation from different perspectives (Resource, Time, Control, Cost, Property, and Priority) for analysis purposes. BPSim allows business process models captured either in BPMN or XPDL to be augmented with information in support of rigorous methods of analysis. BPSim also accommodates the output of results data, from predictive simulation analysis.
Standards inter-operability
Many BPM tools and solutions offer capabilities to import and/or export files from a standard format to another. The Object Management Group (OMG) formed the BPMN Model Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG) to support, facilitate, and promote the interchange of BPMN Models. BPMN MIWG mandate is to facilitate and demonstrate BPMN Model Interchange amongst tools that implement the standard, by defining various test cases that address both breadth and depth of BPMN Model Interchange taking into consideration the various defined conformance classes of the BPMN standard. It also works on resolving vendors’ misinterpretation of the specification that inhibit BPMN Model Interchange.
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