erwin Business Process

Business process modeling and management software powered by Casewise

The key to getting what you want is being able to visualize it. erwin Business Process (BP) software models process flows, system interactions and organizational hierarchies to ensure elements are aligned and core operations optimized. Only by mapping and analyzing your business processes can you better manage, improve or redesign them plus ensure employees understand and are accountable for carrying out the processes for which they’re responsible. Data governance also relies on business process modeling and analysis to drive improvement, including identifying business practices susceptible to security, compliance or other risks and adding controls to mitigate exposures.

Regulatory Compliance

Document and share regulatory processes, plus streamline controls and audits.


Develop integrated business models for a single source of truth but with different views for different stakeholders based on their needs.

Process Improvement

Analyze existing processes to identify gaps, inefficiencies and redundancies for outcome-driven business changes.

Learn why data is the driving force for business success in our digital age, including why enterprise and process architects should care.

Why Choose erwin for Business Process Modeling?

With our acquisition of Casewise and its powerful suite of software for business process modeling, we can help customers understand, streamline and automate their business processes and communicate them across the enterprise. Adding business process modeling to our integrated platform with data modeling and enterprise architecture gives customers a broader, modern technology solution set for successfully implementing their corporate strategies.

Document How Your Organization Works Today, Make Better Decisions Tomorrow

What do my current business processes look like? Can some processes be optimized to improve efficiency and lower costs? How will revenue be impacted if we change or implement a new process? These are just a few of the questions our business process modeling solutions will help you answer. They provide an easy way to visualize current business realities so new potential can be realized, ensuring results are delivered against business strategies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I gather knowledge to inform the business process model?

A business process is how you do anything – keep employee records, manufacture a product or launch a new marketing campaign. You likely have formal processes with mandated instructions that you follow each time. You probably also have informal processes, those that allow a team to complete a particular task in its own way. To map your processes, you need to detail all the steps it takes to accomplish them. Once you’ve gathered this information, you then can map them to business processes.

How do I prioritize which business processes to work on?

Often business processes and bureaucracy can be rationalized with a new business process model. To understand which processes to address first, consider this question: ‘What’s costing me more money now?’ Your answers will help you prioritize which changes will bring the biggest benefit to your bottom line. For example, the way in which data is managed between your departments may be inefficient and expensive. Or perhaps you could save money by upgrading or changing your hardware, moving from on-premise applications to the cloud.

How do I put a new business process model into action?

The most efficient way to enact change within your business process management is to start it in one area of the business. Choose one department with clear processes and a stable team with members ready and willing to adopt a new process.

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