BP models are created by Modalisa-Technology’s business analysts with an objective to capture business requirements, enable a better understanding of business processes, facilitate communication between business analysts and IT experts, identify process improvement options and serve as a basis for derivation of executable business processes.
Designing a new process model is a highly complex, time consuming and error prone task. This is because BP modelling involves several sources of information, ModaTech® library models are dynamic and frequently redesigned to adapt to changes, and to be shared by several departments within a company or even between different companies.
In order to simplify BP modelling, models must be highly reusable, favoring process flexibility and minimizing designs made from scratch. Reusing implies the need for querying the process repository in order to find suitable previous work that can be the description of relevant aspects of a BP model that will help to retrieve the most relevant parts of a previous model.
Therefore, in order to enable expressive querying of BP models, there is a need for a comprehensive formal process model description capturing all relevant dimensions (perspectives) of a process.
For representing the functional, organizational and informational perspective, ModaTech® propose a set of Ontologies. Our Business Functions Ontology models provides a structural breakdown of the organization’s business functions. Concepts from this ontology classify process models by their functionality, independent of the business domain. Business Roles Ontology includes concepts representing roles in the organization, e.g. Manager, Engineer, Developer, Secretary, etc. Modalisa-Technology’s Business Resources Ontology describes the resources (documents, systems, machines) which are required to operate the activities in processes. Business Goals Ontology models a hierarchy of organization business goals (milestones, objectives) according to which the processes in the organization are designed. Business goals are modeled in such a way that they conflict if they can not be satisfied simultaneously.