BPM, process modeling and BPMN 2.0 with Signavio » News http://www.signavio.com/ Collaborative Process Design Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:35:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Signavio Version 9.2 (SaaS) is Now Available! http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-version-9-2-saas-is-now-available/ http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-version-9-2-saas-is-now-available/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:12:42 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=29265 The highlights of this latest release mostly revolve around the extensive improvements to the dictionary feature. The new interactive simulation feature is also just one of many enhancements made to the Signavio Decision Manager.

Dictionary Feature

The use of drag & drop to enter dictionary terms facilitates effortless modeling. Dictionary entries are now also easier to search in the Process Editor, attributes are shown directly in the attribute bar of the element in use and suggestions for dictionary entries are now adapted to each element type. Rights management in the dictionary has also been extended to include the right to ‘approve’ the entry to be shared in the Collaboration Portal.

Signavio Process Editor

Additional layout configurations are now available in the Collaboration Portal, providing alternative views of BPMN diagrams. The report, “Process Model Metrics” now also displays information uploaded in Signavio workspace files.

Signavio Decision Manager

Interactive simulation of DMN models, determining the remaining set of possible output values enables the user to test and experience decision diagrams. Improvements have also been made to data types and the Collaboration Portal.

For the full information on all the improvements brought by this new release and for the fixed bugs, please see our full release notes.

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Signavio named as one of the Top 25 German start-ups to watch in 2015 http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-named-as-one-of-the-top-25-german-start-ups-to-watch-in-2015/ http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-named-as-one-of-the-top-25-german-start-ups-to-watch-in-2015/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:06:15 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=29268 Some of the most active investors in Europe nominated and evaluated companies outside their own portfolios.

Great news for Signavio! The independent interna­tional media company, Informilo, asked some of the most active investors in Europe to nominate and evaluate companies outside their own portfolios.

The result: They named Signavio as one of the 25 top promising start-ups to watch in Germany in 2015, along with companies such as Wooga, Dubsmash, Foodpanda, Kreditech and SoundCloud. Find the full list here.

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Signavio Version 9.1 (SaaS) Now Available! http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-version-9-1-saas-now-available/ http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-version-9-1-saas-now-available/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:37:50 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=27738 Read more about the improvements to the Signavio Process Editor and the Signavio Decision Manager.

Signavio Process Editor

We have made further improvements to the new Collaboration Portal. The link to open a diagram in the Process Editor is now also shown within the portal and a comment icon has been added to elements in the diagram view, to indicate comments are available.

Signavio Decision Manager

DMN diagrams can now be modeled in more detail using the Signavio Decision Manager. Hierarchical itemization lists are now available as an additional data type and decision diagrams now allow text annotations and groups to be used as modeling elements.

Signavio Platform (included in the Signavio Process Editor and the Signavio Decision Manager)

Have you already noticed the new automatic hyphenation? When modeling elements with long words in the labels, Signavio now automatically inserts a hyphen.

Release Notes

As always, all information on the release of additional new functions and fixed bugs can be found in our full release notes.

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Free Resources for Business Decision Management, DMN and the Signavio Decision Manager http://www.signavio.com/news/free-resources-for-business-decision-management-dmn-and-the-signavio-decision-manager/ http://www.signavio.com/news/free-resources-for-business-decision-management-dmn-and-the-signavio-decision-manager/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 08:34:35 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=27598 Immediately available for you on these topics: A white paper, tutorial videos, webinars and a new poster.

To provide you with optimum support for your Business Decision Management (BDM), we launched the Signavio Decision Manager on 15.04.2015. In addition to the Signavio Process Editor, the Decision Manager allows the modeling and analysis of operational business decisions with Decision Model and Notation (DMN 1.0).

We have done a lot since then to better inform you on the topics of BDM, DMN and of course, the Signavio Decision Manager.

Firstly, we have created three tutorial videos to illustrate some features of the Signavio Decision Manager:

Secondly, we are happy to now also offer you a simple BPMN 2.0 and DMN 1.0 poster in addition to the popular BPMN poster. It offers a concise overview of the two modeling standards and shows an example of the combined application. Order your free copy.

Together with Tom Debevoise, we have created an interesting short video about BDM!

Further­more, you can download the following white paper for free. We hope you enjoy reading it!

If you would like a concise overview of the functionality of the Signavio Decision Manager, we encourage you to participate in our regularly scheduled webinars. The next is an “Introduction to the Signavio Decision Manager” and will take place on July, 2015. Register here for the free Webinar for:

Do you have questions about Business Decision Management or the Signavio Decision Manager? Send an e-mail to marketing@signavio.com. We are happy to help.

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Signavio and Two Partners at SAPPHIRENow! http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-and-two-partners-at-sapphirenow/ http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-and-two-partners-at-sapphirenow/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 15:23:27 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=26892 Signavio is looking forward to our participation at the upcoming SAPPHIRENow in Orlando with the support of our partners, CoreALM and SSXGlobal.

SAPPHIRENow and the ASUG Annual Conference are the world’s premier business technology event and largest SAP customer-run conference, offering attendees the opportunity to learn and network with customers, SAP executives, partners and experts across the entire SAP ecosystem.

By offering a process modelling platform that integrates directly with the SAP® Solution Manager 7.1 application management solution, Signavio enables business and IT users to collaborate closely on SAP solution implementation projects.

Signavio looks forward to welcoming you to SAPPHIRENow at booth 1621A. You can have the chance to win a $100 American Express gift card, just leave a business card with us so you can be entered into our prize draw.

SSXGlobal Round Table Discussion

Do you want to find out more about integrating Signavio with the SAP Solution Manager application management solution? SSXGlobal LLC will also be hosting a round table discussion on this topic, focusing how to maintain coherence and alignment of business and IT initiatives, while supporting the planning and improvement process.

CoreALM – Finalist in the Run SAP Partner of the Year

We are also pleased to announce that Signavio partner, CoreALM, has been named as a finalist in the Run SAP Partner of the Year category, which is awarded annually to leading SAP partners who have driven customer success and excelled in developing their SAP partnership.

CoreALM are also offering the fantastic chance to win a V-Rod Muscle® by Harley-Davidson. Find out out to enter by visiting the CoreALM booth.

 Signavio at SAPPHIRENow

Both Signavio and CoreALM will be providing demonstrations of Signavio’s Solution Manager Integration at their booths. Please stop by or join us at the SSXGlobal Round Table to learn how easy it is to connect your SAP modules with the business processes that use them!

We look forward to seeing you there. For more information, please see our event post.

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Press Release: Signavio Announces Its Participation at SAPPHIRE® NOW to Showcase Collaborative Business Process Management for SAP® Solution Implementation Projects http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-at-sapphirenow/ http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-at-sapphirenow/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:01:43 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=26877 Berlin/Sunnyvale: Signavio, an SAP partner, today announced it will participate at SAPPHIRE® NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference, which is being held May 5-7 in Orlando, Fla., in booth 1621A. SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference are the world’s premier business technology event and largest SAP customer-run conference, offering attendees the opportunity to learn and network with customers, SAP executives, partners and experts across the entire SAP ecosystem.


By offering a process modeling platform that integrates directly with the SAP® Solution Manager 7.1 application management solution, Signavio enables business and IT users to collaborate closely on SAP solution implementation projects..


Getting business users involved in all phases of an SAP solution implementation or upgrade project is key to the project’s success. The Signavio platform engages business and IT users in discussions around the end-to-end business processes affected by the project.


The Signavio product facilitates a common understanding between business and IT, speeds up requirements definition, and leads to a higher acceptance of the results delivered. Also, the business processes serve as basis for test management and roll-out. A bi-directional synchronization between the business-facing Signavio Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2.0 modeling and analysis environment and SAP Solution Manager 7.1 helps make sure that both business users and IT specialists are constantly in sync.



The Signavio product is available on-premise and as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and can directly be accessed through the Signavio homepage.

If you are interested in learning more about the innovative BPM solution offered by Signavio, stop by our booth 1621A at SAPPHIRE NOW.


About Signavio:

The German software provider, headquartered in Berlin and holding offices in Sunnyvale, CA and Singapore, offers a web-based solution for modeling, analyzing, and optimizing business processes and decisions. As a leading vendor for SaaS software for company-wide process and decision management, Signavio combines the richness of a professional business process management (BPM) and business decision management (BDM) solution with the advantages of collaboration in the cloud.



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All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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Press Release: Signavio launches Platform for Smarter Business Decisions http://www.signavio.com/news/press-release-signavio-launches-platform-for-smarter-business-decisions/ http://www.signavio.com/news/press-release-signavio-launches-platform-for-smarter-business-decisions/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:18:24 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=26370 Historically, organizations have invested in rules based technologies that required programmer level skills to define and implement. As such, the definition and implementation of business rules have been costly and slow to adapt to changing business or regulatory needs. Signavio’s new offering empowers business users directly, putting them in the driver seat regarding the definition of operational decisions.​

The management discipline Business Decision Management (BDM) goes well beyond rules and analytics. It is critical for ensuring compliance in an age of increasing regulation and helps focus on high-impact decisions. It also empowers organizations to decrease risk and leverage business opportunities in the digital era.

Signavio is the world’s first integrated platform that covers both Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Decision Management (BDM). At its core, it uses a combination of BPMN and DMN to model and analyze processes and decisions. Signavio’s tight integration with RedHat‘s® JBOSS® rules engine (Drools) ensures smooth collaboration between business and IT. Early customers have already successfully applied the new product in the context of financial markets regulation and tax compliance. With today’s official market launch, customers of all industry verticals can sign up for the free 30-day trial.

Signavio heavily invests in Business Decision Management (BDM). Recently, industry expert Tom Debevoise joined the software vendor as a Chief Evangelist. “It is the decisions that make or break a company”, says Tom Debevoise. “The Decision Manager gives you confidence that you are asking the right questions and generating the right outcomes.”

Register now and start making smarter decisions.

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The Signavio Decision Manager is Launched! http://www.signavio.com/news/the-signavio-decision-manager-is-launched/ http://www.signavio.com/news/the-signavio-decision-manager-is-launched/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:11:52 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=25509 Combine Business Process analysis and Decision Management in one integrated solution with the Signavio Decision Manager.

It is the decisions that make or break a company. The Decision Manager is uniquely positioned in the market. It will empower every customer to make smarter decisions. – Tom Debevoise, Decision Management Evangelist.

15th April 2015 marks a milestone in the short history of Signavio, demonstrating once again the company’s innovative power. Signavio presents the world’s first integrated platform that covers both Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Decision Management (BDM).

The web-based software provides the ideal environment for modeling, analyzing and improving your business decisions and combining this with business process analysis. This aids the reduction of risks, increases compliance with rules and improves transparency and understanding within organizations. This is especially advantageous in the context of financial markets regulation and tax compliance.

At its core, it uses a combination of BPMN and DMN to model and analyze processes and decisions. An integration with Drools, the most popular Open Source rules engine on the market, provides a smooth transition between business and IT.

With today’s official market launch, customers of all industry verticals can sign up for the Signavio Decision Manager free 30-day trial.

On April 29, 2015 (for the Americas and EMEA) or on April 30, 2015 (for APAC) you can be amongst the first to see the Signavio Decision Manager in action with our free 60 minute webinar, which will provide an introduction and demonstration of the new solution and its versatile functions.

If you have any questions about our new product, please feel free to contact us at marketing@signavio.com.

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How to Make Better Decisions http://www.signavio.com/news/how-to-make-better-decisions/ http://www.signavio.com/news/how-to-make-better-decisions/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:08:20 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=25557 Every day, Businesses make many decisions, some of these decisions are:

  • strategic, such as acquiring a company or eliminating an underperforming line of business,
  • some are tactical, such as conducting a marketing campaign,
  • Finally there are operational decisions- the choices companies make everyday in their processes.

Examples of operational decisions include: how many loyalty points to award a customer, which vendor to purchase materials and services from, how much credit to extend a customer, and many others. Millions of these decisions happen every day.
As compared to the strategic or tactical decisions, the value of these ‘operational decisions’ have huge impacts on business performance. Even small changes to the decisions can have a noticeable impact on performance. This is known as decision yield….

How Companies Manage Decisions Today

While it is obvious that decisions and choices are critical, few businesses manage their decisions as separate entities or first class citizens. Companies use KPI’s to measure the impact of their decisions. They have not created an inventory of decisions and do not know the business rules and data that drive these decisions.

In terms of technology: because decisions are not separated from the stream of requirements, they are buried in the artifacts: use cases, stories and processes. The rules and data are spread across the requirements and code bases.

Poor Decision Management = Increased Risk?

There are many risks to poor decision management:

  • First there is operational compliance: employees and systems often do not know what management expects. They do not comply with their leaders’ directives.
  • Next there is compliance risk: including fines and legal costs, many decisions affect tax, finance and environmental reporting. Making a wrong choice leads to non-compliances —breaking laws and regulations.

So it is difficult for these businesses to change the outcomes of the decisions if they are not separated from models and technical requirements.
Generally there are these risks associated with poor decision management.

  • Agility: decisions that are not managed are difficult to change
  • Accuracy: there is inaccurate and imprecise targeting of process and practices
  • Adaptation: is poor, the factors that decide are not understood and are hidden

How to Improve

First, companies should treat their decisions as a first class citizen in their operations. By first class, we suggest companies treat their important decisions as assets that should be managed. To do this, companies can implement Business Decision Management. (BDM) is a new discipline that identifies, catalogues and models decisions, particularly the operational decisions we have been talking about. BDM also quantifies their impact on performance and creates metrics and key indicators for the decisions.

Next, companies can model their decisions with Decision Model and Notation (DMN). The purpose of DMN is to provide an understandable notation that describes business decisions. This includes the rules and data that drive the decision.


What is Signavio’s role

The Signavio Decision Manager which will be released on April 15, 2015, supports the DMN standard and creates a comprehensive environment for collaborating on the discovery, management and improvement of your decisions. With the Decision Manager, decisions can be reused across other decisions and they can even be connected with the processes they drive. Decision Manager empowers the people in your organization that must manage even the most complex decision.

Extracting the decision from the clutches of uncertain management and technology will reap many benefits including improved performance, reduced cost and legal fees, and overall risk.
If you want to discover new ways to improve performance and reduce risk in your organization please register for our free 30 day trial at www.signavio.com/try.

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Signavio Process Editor Version 8.6.0 (SaaS & On-Premise) is now Available! http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-process-editor-version-8-6-0-saas-on-premise-is-now-available/ http://www.signavio.com/news/signavio-process-editor-version-8-6-0-saas-on-premise-is-now-available/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:52:57 +0000 http://www.signavio.com/?post_type=sgnv_news&p=25543 Version 8.6.0 (SaaS & On-Premise) brings improvements to the SAP Solution Manager integration and the BPM Collaboration Portal.

SAP Solution Manager Integration

The SAP Solution Manager continues to be developed and improved. To execute the synchronization, the user does not need to be in the administrators group anymore. For each user group a selection can now be made regarding those members who can execute synchronization.

BPM Collaboration Portal

The features of the BPM Collaboration Portal also continue to be enhanced with this release. The search results will now include diagrams, files, folders, dictionary entries and dictionary categories.

Further improvements

Any colleague can now be invited to view diagrams published in the Collaboration Portal by email. Installation of the client certificate is required to access the BPM Collaboration Portal. As always, full information on all the changes and fixes in this latest release can be found in our release notes.

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