© 1996

Business Process Modelling

  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
  • Eberhard Stickel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Business Process Modelling and Workflow Management

  3. Business Process Modelling and Engineering Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Stefan Berndes, Alexander Stanke, Kai Wörner
      Pages 128-146
    3. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Dörte Bastian
      Pages 147-172
  4. Strategic Business Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
  5. Business Process Modelling — Experiences

  6. Methodological and Technical Aspects of Business Process Modelling

About these proceedings


Today information is considered to be a valuable company resource that has to be planned, coordinated and documented. Business processes need to be treated in the same way. Moreover, significant potential for improvement may lie in optimizing these processes. As a consequence information should be collected and suitably modelled and business processes need to be analyzed and redesigned. Business modelling usually deals with different views of a company. The data view is concerned with information structures, the functional view analyzes tasks and procedures, the process view links different functions by analyzing workflows and events triggering them, while the organizational view is concerned with the structure of the company under investigation. These views should not however be treated in an isolated manner. The key to success is to deal with the interaction between them. Hence, business modelling should provide an integrated view of all relevant informational, functional, organizational and workflow issues. One of the most significant problems results from the complexity of the modelling task. Modelling tools are required and are to be used in combination with other close methodologies and applications. Suitable generalizations and/or new methodologies need to be developed.


Geschäftsprozess Information Technology (IT) Planning Workflow automation business process management business process reengineering information system modeling office automation optimization organization process management production simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
    • 1
  • Eberhard Stickel
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial Information SystemsBrandenburg Technical University of CottbusCottbusGermany
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsEurope University ViadrinaFrankfurt/OderGermany

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