A Short Comparison of Business Process Modelling Methods under the Perspective of Structure and Behaviour

  • Elmar Sinz Faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences, University of Bamberg, Germany
Keywords: Business Process Modelling, EPC, BPMN, SOM, Petri Net


EPC, BPMN, SOM and petri nets are methods to business process modelling which look quite different at the first glance. Considering the two main characteristics of a system, structure and behaviour, this short article shows two things: (1) in all methods the behaviour model can be regarded as a petri net enriched with certain semantics, (2) the structure model is missing in all methods besides SOM, thus wasting a lot of semantics.

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