With business process modeling, workflows or business procedures can be easily represented graphically. The use of data flow diagrams and flow charts helps identify potential improvements.
Using business process (BP) modeling, two different states can be mapped, such as the current state of a process (known as the AS-IS state) and its future state after improvements or changes are made (known as the TO-BE state). However, it should be emphasized that process modeling is best done in the context of the IT solutions that support it. This will help avoid later, costly castomization of IT solutions.
The main benefits of process modeling include: improving the efficiency of process execution through standardization and use of best practices, enabling process management with identification of those responsible for effective process execution, facilitating the adaptation of new employees to the organization, or enabling monitoring of process execution.
It is also worth ensuring that BPMS software supports recognized process modeling standards. Leading standards (so-called notations) include, for example. BPMN 2.0 (more on this below).