Define and Analyze multidimensional views of process-driven organizational models
iGrafx Enterprise Modeling helps companies align company processes, resources, and systems with corporate goals and strategies to effectively enable compliance management, risk management, enterprise architecture and quality improvement initiatives. Through a powerful combination of mapping technology to visually document and present organizational data including processes, roles, controls and risks, a metamodel to define and structure organizational data and a central repository to store and manage it all, iGrafx provides a leading platform for the efficient modeling of the entire enterprise.
iGrafx Enterprise Modeling provides the ability to create process and enterprise landscapes defining your organization’s business practices and objectives, integrating visual process flows and what-if analysis into the larger picture. Process Experts, Continuous Improvement Methodologists and Enterprise Architects collaborate within one platform to share and build enterprise information.
Enterprise Modeling Products
- iGrafx® Process™ for Enterprise Modeling
Model the enterprise landscape, IT architecture and resources, align strategies and goals, and enable risk and compliance management
- iGrafx® FlowCharter®
Powerful process modeling and diagramming including Process, BPMN, VSM and supporting process documentation
- iGrafx® Enterprise Modeler®
Advanced enterprise modeling, reporting and analysis
- iGrafx® Process™
Discrete event simulation of your models for risk-free “what-if” analysis
- iGrafx® Process™ for Six Sigma
Methodology support for continuous improvement and in-depth analytics
Enterprise Repository and Portal Products
- iGrafx® Enterprise Central®
Server-based process repository with web portal access and collaboration
- iGrafx® Accelerators
Industry recognized best practice frameworks to accelerate your modeling efforts
Support larger initiatives with your business architecture
Capture your organization’s strategies and goals, and monitor measurements of achievability. Aligning your process landscape and improvement projects to your company’s objectives will aide in decision making and support that projects are on the right focus.
Improve your ability to plan business and technology investments
By modeling organizational structures and roles, you will understand who is responsible, accountable, informed, and consulted (RACI) for different activities that impact operations and be able to understand relationships with external groups such as suppliers and customers. Including IT architecture resources such as applications, systems and equipment allows for identifying impactful relationships and planning how IT can best support the business. Reuse enterprise elements across multiple models including best practice frameworks to guide development. Global reference models and regional variant modeling help enforce company-wide standardization.
Manage and understand risk affecting your business goals
With structured, inter-related models, enable risk identification and analysis for effective management and risk mitigation. Using catalogs of risks and risk templates, set value limits for business activities to guide how stay within acceptable boundaries. Map your processes to business requirements and set rules to control the behavior of your business to make sure that all your compliance initiatives are being met. Technical, functional and financial requirement mapping also provide key information to drive process decisions.
Accelerate your Enterprise Modeling Efforts
Quickly define enterprise models while ensuring alignment with industry standards and published enterprise frameworks. Gain consensus and help drive continuous improvement and transformation of processes.
Guarantee consistency and leverage the unique knowledge and skills of peers
Capitalize on a central enterprise model that ensures consistency of how processes and supporting object relationships are represented in your process maps. iGrafx leverages the contributions to process excellence made by other process modelers and analysts to be shared, improved, added-upon, simulated or de-composed. Process optimization and improvement projects can leverage all available process information including process maps, analysis reports, spreadsheets and related documents.
Protect your process capital and achieve compliance
Keep your models safe and accessible, meeting governance requirements while also making workflow more efficient. Access control ensures processes are modified or viewed only by those with appropriate rights. Versioning and audit trails maintain accurate document history. Finding process information and relevant supporting documentation is easy with hierarchical process navigation and powerful search and query features. Dynamic links from processes to supporting information maintain integrity. Integration with Microsoft® SharePoint expands process visibility to additional areas of your organization.
Work together for improved efficiency
Overcome silos in your business! Either through the modeling application or through a web portal, Process Experts collaborate on processes and reuse the process knowledge that has been built up over time. Teams can work on the same files at the same time. Process optimization and improvement projects can leverage all available process information and share content between files. With Web and mobile access, process consumers can annotate or comment on processes.
Communicate process across the enterprise
People across the organization with a role in processes, either as experts, owners or performers of process, have a transparent view into the part they play and changes will affect them. Process knowledge stored in the central repository can be communicated to those with appropriate access rights in their preferred language, either through web browser or mobile device, and limited to approved versions only.
Maximize mapping productivity and minimize errors
Nobody does diagramming like iGrafx. Creating and editing process maps, whether they use cross-functional Swimlanes® or BPMN 2.0, is made easy with out-of-the-box templates and lots of features to help create diagrams that communicate exactly what you want with minimal clicks. Automatic correct-by-construction and rules checking capabilities will ensure BPMN diagrams meet notation standards and help enforce process compliance. With simple drag and drop, create diagrams from reusable processes and activities and automatically create relationships to resources, describe support from automated systems and more.
Build your business case for change with “what-if analysis”
By performing discrete event simulation using either Process or BPMN models, you get the opportunity to foresee the results of changes to your process that are impractical to test any other way. iGrafx simulation provides realistic, accurate results based on in-depth scenarios that can include real-life empirical data and custom distributions. Dynamic animation of simulation steps helps validate your models as they are being built, and enhances understanding of where bottlenecks are developing, as well as highlights simulation paths and results. Easily simulate full factorial experiments, risk-free with Design of Experiments and statistical fitting of real world data.