The QuickModel - Capturing Process Information


After completing this lesson, you will be able to Use the QuickModel to capture process information in a table based format.

The QuickModel: Capturing Process Information

How to Model Quickly

QuickModel allows fast process capturing and completion. It supports a table-based modeling approach where you can add information by filling in a table. The system automatically creates a graphical diagram representation, which allows you to fully concentrate on the diagram information.

QuickModel can help you with your work on diagrams in many areas:

  • It allows you to create diagrams even if you're unfamiliar with modeling conventions. With QuickModel, you can create diagrams by adding information to a table, instead of adding elements to a diagram, without any special knowledge of the modeling language. The resulting diagram is BPMN 2.0 compliant.
  • You can edit diagram information even faster, as the system does the graphical modeling. Define the graphical representation implicitly by changing the workflow order, while the application performs modeling actions, such as rearranging the diagram.
  • Diagram information can be neatly displayed in a table and process information can be added even faster than in SAP Signavio Process Manager.

With the QuickModel feature, SAP Signavio provides an easy start to business process modeling with BPMN 2.0. Here, you can create a BPMN process by filling in a table with information about the process. The tool models a BPMN 2.0 conform diagram that can later be altered in the Graphical Editor. QuickModel can also be useful for fast modeling. For example, let's say you want to sketch out many different diagrams. You can create the basic structure of the diagram in QuickModel, then switch to the Graphical Editor to add more complex structures.

An Easy Way to Start Business Process Modeling

You don’t need any knowledge about BPMN to work with QuickModel. However, this tool does have limitations. You can only define one diagram path.‘Branches’ (Gateways) and sub-processes must be added in the Editor later. We recommend modeling the "happy path" - the path the process follows if there are no obstructions or errors. You can add information about branches and other diagram details in the documentation, so that an experienced modeler can add them to the diagram in the Editor later.

How to Use the QuickModel

To create a diagram in QuickModel, choose NewQuickModel. The QuickModel tool opens in a new browser tab.

Key Takeaway - QuickModel

Use the QuickModel

Now, It's Your Turn

Put into action what you picked up from the "QuickModel How-To" video.

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