Two processes can be compared to identify data dissimilarities. When comparing two processes at the flow object level, EPC will search to find object matches based on identical type and name. Once EPC finds a match, each object’s data is bidirectionally analyzed for differences in data (which may include relationships, attributes, and transitions), tabulated and presented to the user in a window with an option to export the results to a spreadsheet file.

The process comparison table is composed of:

  • Object Name: The name of the source object.
  • Object Type: The type of the source object.
  • Type of Difference: One of the following types of differences:
    • Attribute
    • Relationship
    • Transition
  • Field: The relevant source object field where a difference was found.
  • Language: The language of the value (as per the prioritized languages in the admin panel).
  • Difference: A description of the difference found between the matched source and target objects.
  • Source Value: The value of the object originating from the source process.
  • Target Value: The value of the object originating from the target process.
  • Difference Object Type: The target object type (applies only to relationship type differences).

Methods of comparing processes:

There are two methods of comparing processes in EPC:

  • Selecting two processes from the tree
  • Selecting one process from the tree and selecting the second process from the Compare Process To window

Selecting two processes from the tree

This method is the easiest and is the most convenient for comparing processes within the same process set.

  1. In the process tree, select one process (as the source).
  2. While holding the control key, select another process (as the target).
  3. Right click on either process and select Compare Process.
  4. The comparison results are displayed in a window.
  5. Click “Export to Excel” to export the tabulated data to a spreadsheet file.

Selecting a process from the node chooser window

This method allows for comparing processes across process sets.

  1. In the process tree, select one process (as the source).
  2. Right click and select Compare Process.
  3. In the Compare Process To window, select the desired process (as the target).
  4. Click OK.
  5. The comparison results are displayed in a window.
  6. Click “Export to Excel” to export the tabulated data to a spreadsheet file.

Exporting to Excel

The process comparison report can be exported to a spreadsheet file where additional filters may be applied.

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