Visible(R) Analyst Workbench to Support OMG's Business Process Management (BPM) Standard




    LEXINGTON, Mass., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Visible Systems Corporation
has joined a growing list of vendors that include IBM, Proforma, Telelogic,
Sparx Systems and others who support the Object Management Group (OMG)
Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Visible System's Visible Analyst
Workbench v8.0 offers an enterprise architecture modeling environment that
now includes modeling support for BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation)
which can lead companies to true SOA governance. Visible's enterprise
modeling tools are well known in the marketplace for their ease of use and
ability to handle complex projects. The new release of Visible Analyst
Workbench integrates BPMN, a modeling method that has become the de-facto
standard for business process and systems modeling. BPMN expresses business
processes graphically in a Business Process Diagram (BPD). The objective of
BPMN is to support business process management for both technical users and
business users by providing a notation that is intuitive to the business
users, yet is able to represent complex process (or event) semantics.
Information from BPD diagrams are automatically captured and cataloged into
Visible Analyst's data repository. Beyond BPMN, Visible's modeling tools
open the door to many other popular modeling notations that can be used in
conjunction with the new BPD. According to Mike Cesino, Visible's
President, "Our modeling tools are fully multi-user and well suited for
development teams that need to build large, integrated enterprise business
systems." Visible Analyst is supported by a highly comprehensive and
automated central repository; offering trace-ability across all objects and
artifacts stored in the repository. "This offering enables enterprise IT-
related professionals to engage their co-workers in describing and linking
business strategy to the underlying business process and information
architecture" added Cesino.
    Why BPMN is important? BPMN is a visual business process-modeling
notation designed for easy adoption by business analysts, technical
developers, and business people to manage and monitor processes. The core
diagram type created is called a Business Process Diagram that depicts the
activities within a business process and the flow controls that determine
when the processes are performed. A business process diagram (BPD) is made
up of four interconnected constructs: Actors, Activities, Events and
States. BPMN is an intuitive notation that uses familiar constructs
combined with a complete set of business rules familiar to the business
processes. BPMN is positioned as a bridge between modeling and execution;
and a bridge between business people and technical implementers of systems
that will support the business. For more information about the standard
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developing and managing large-scale software and database applications.
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architecture planning and development tool; Visible Developer, a powerful
software code generation tool that supports multiple .NET software
application initiatives; Razor, a tool that supports integrated software
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Warfare Center, National Security Agency, National Severe Storms Lab, NLX
Corporation, NOAA, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Orbital
Science, Raytheon E-Systems, Robins Air Force Base, SAIC, Sandia National
Laboratories, Social Security Administration, Sensis, Shell, Seagate
Technology, State of Arizona, Tundra Semiconductors and the US Navy Coastal
System Station.
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