Easily Perform What-If Analysis for Innovation and Continuous Improvement
iGrafx® Process™ is the most full-featured, easy to use process analysis and simulation tool available to help organizations understand and improve their processes. iGrafx Process provides discrete event simulation analytics and reporting, enabling dynamic “what-if” process analysis. Leveraging iGrafx world-class process mapping functionality, iGrafx Process facilitates the capture, analysis, and design of processes fundamental to your organization’s continuous improvement initiatives.
Whether used as a standalone modeling and analysis tool, or integrated with the iGrafx Business Transformation Platform in an enterprise-wide approach to process excellence, iGrafx Process reduces the time it takes to identify opportunities for improvement, test changes with minimal cost or risk, and generate the case for improvement using statistical data.
Turn your diagrams into an authoritative model of your real-world process
With iGrafx Process, you can quickly capture the behavior of your processes, entering data directly into the diagram such as time to perform steps, resources used, decision probabilities, process flow rules, and more. Then quickly and easily extend the diagram with information about process incoming load, schedules, and other data. This powerful As-Is representation becomes the base for creating your To-Be Future state or multiple what-if scenarios.
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.
Accurately define dependencies on people and systems
You can’t move people around in your organization just to test out possible improvement scenarios. By modeling resources and assigning them to your process activities, iGrafx discrete event simulation pinpoints resource contentions and supports informed decision-making regarding the impact of resource adjustments on your business.
Identify optimal changes through comprehensive “what-if” analysis.
Make informed decisions leading to process improvement
Identify optimal changes through comprehensive “what-if” analysis. View simulation results – through tabular and graphical reports – that show side-by-side comparison of the As-Is current state and To-Be future state of your process. Utilize a wealth of data to analyze process behavior, using individual and aggregated statistics based on Time, Cost, Resources, Queuing, and custom statistics you can define. Logging information on individual transactions enables further, in-depth analysis.
Easily share your processes and related content
Share any iGrafx diagrams or processes with your peers as PDF documents, HTML, or be ready for your next presentation by exporting to Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint. And do not worry about page parameters or how your process will look as a published document as you capture your processes – we take care of that for you. When connected to the iGrafx Platform, sharing is as easy as checking your document in. Doing so, the documents can be instantly visible to everyone you give permission to view.
Streamline document workflow
Managing process documents through multiple stages of maturity is important not only from a regulatory perspective, but also for a systematic approach to process development. Connect Flowchart to the iGrafx Platform to retain version histories and take your process models from drafts to review stages through approval and sign-off with sophisticated capabilities for making sure the right people are informed and involved at the right stages.
Maximize mapping productivity and minimize errors
Nobody does diagramming like iGrafx. Creating and editing process maps, whether using 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. When connected with the iGrafx Platform, simply drag and drop to create diagrams from reusable processes and activities as well as automatically create relationships to resources, describe support from automated systems and more.
Achieve breakthrough improvements through reducing waste
Create classic or extended Value Stream Maps quicker than with pen and paper, and save time by taking advantage of automatic calculations, work balancing graphs and data roll-up. Editing your VSMs is easy once they are captured in a digital format as is sharing them with others in your organization.
Take your Reduce development time by leveraging legacy content to the next level.
Leverage existing process documentation by converting Microsoft® Visio® diagrams to iGrafx format and open up the opportunity to perform more efficient and accurate process modeling and simulation.
Have a team that needs to collaborate on process documentation? With the iGrafx Business Transformation Platform, you can collaborate on processes and reuse the process knowledge that has been built up by your subject matter experts over time. With Web and mobile access, process consumers always have access to the latest approved versions or comment directly on processes to suggest changes or revisions. When it comes to process optimization and improvement projects, leverage all available process information including process maps, analysis reports, and spreadsheets to do more sophisticated static and dynamic analysis by organization or process path using iGrafx simulation tools. Need deeper simulation analysis? With iGrafx Process for Six Sigma integrate with MiniTab or JMP to Design of Experiment analysis.