The Dictionary is the central object management repository in SAP Signavio. A dictionary entry represents an object that is relevant for one or more processes or decision diagrams. It allows modelers to manage and reuse specific modeling elements and it also helps make sure all modelers are using the same terms, and the same elements throughout the organization's modeling environment.
The Dictionary is a crucial component to achieve consistent and well-structured business object management in diagrams, as well as helping to keep all the terms that are often used in diagrams accessible.
Example use for the Dictionary
When modeling the decision Calculate salary in the SAP Signavio Process Manager, the knowledge source ERP system has to be added. Existing Dictionary entries are found by simply searching in the dictionary box, then dragging the entry into the diagram like we did with item ERP-System below.
To see more information about the entry, click on the knowledge source item itself. More information about the entry and linked diagrams will be shown. In the example below, the ERP-System is listed as being used in Calculate salary, and several other diagrams. DMN items that aren't dictionary items yet can be defined directly in the SAP Signavio Process Manager or the Dictionary.