One of the important steps in automating the processes is identifying the proper processes, subprocesses and designing them.

The DBP software allows users to identify and define different processes used by organisations and implements them in the “Process Design” module.

When defining the process,the following elements should be documented:

  • Input
  • Output
  • Roles involved in the process
  • Rules
  • Operations
  • Operational sequence and workflow
  • Connection to other processes
  • Connection with external information systems

After identifying the process, using the tools in the Process Toolbox, you can design the process on the diagram page.

The components of the Process Designer will be explained below:

  1. Toolbox: the toolbox displays the elements/flow objects that can be used in process design

The elements can be inserted into the diagram environment by the following two methods:

  • Drag and drop the element (event, gateway, task, swimlanes, pools, groups) to the diagram canvas.
  • Select an element on the diagram page, and then click on the element’s thumbnail image and select the location. (See
  1. Design canvas: The canvas on which users can map their processes

  1. Properties: The properties windows allows users to set task/flow object properties. When clicking on a flow object, the properties window for that object will appear.

  1. Menu: The Main Menu toolbar contains other features associated with process design. See the next section for more information.