What is BPMN?

The Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is a standard notation and formal specification of the Object Management Group for representing processes. It can be used to document processes in a concise way similar to a flowchart. BPMN is targeted at participants and other stakeholders in a business process to gain understanding through an easy-to-understand visual representation of steps. It provides a standard, common language for all stakeholders, whether technical or non-technical: business analysts, process participants, managers and technical developers, as well as external teams and consultants. Ideally, it bridges the gap between process intention and implementation by providing sufficient detail and clarity into the sequence of business activities.

In addition, BPMN in its current version was designed with automatic execution in mind. This means that a business process can be stored as a file and can then be used to automatize business processes using a so called BPMN engine such as Flowable.

Purpose of BPMN

BPMN is targeted at participants and other stakeholders in a business process to gain understanding through an easy-to-understand visual representation of the steps.

BPMN improves efficiency to gain competitive advantage.