Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)
Business processes are the core of SAP's business software. Modeling business processes is an important capability which facilitates business process change and innovation. BPMN emerged as the most promising graphical notation for modeling business processes. SAP adopted BPMN as its modeling notation for future collaborative processes.
BPMN has been broadly adopted as a graphical notation for business process modeling. It is used by humans to design, visualize, and manage business processes ranging from workflows to automated business processes. This document briefly discusses the scope of the upcoming 2.0 version of the OMG standard and what compliance with BPMN 2.0 involves.
Specifications and Whitepapers
This specification, published in January 2009, is the current version of the OMG BPMN standard.
This specification, published in May 2009, is a BPMN 2.0 revised submission draft submitted to OMG by SAP, IBM, Oracle, Unisys, et al. Please note that the BPMN 2.0 draft is available only to OMG members.
More on BPMN 2.0
Most BPM and enterprise architecture tools support the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). The OMG kicked off the process of defining BPMN 2.0 by issuing an RFP in 2007.
For those who wish to follow the progress of BPMN 2.0, this blog describes the OMG's standards development process.
In this interview, SAP, IBM and Oracle talk about the OMG BPMN 2.0 standardization effort.