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Modeling (B2B) Collaboration in SAP BPM BPMN 2.0 compliant?

Dear all,

I have encountered a possible issue when modeling a collaboration interaction between multiple pools in BPMN using NWDS.

The problem arises when an interaction represented as a message flow between two pools is modeled. The first pool (considered as black-box) represents a B2B partner which sends a message to a second pool (considered as white-box) which represents an internal process. Right now I have only managed to model an outgoing message flow to the first to the second pool.

All other subsequent interactions (between these two pools) are not be possible within the modeling tool provided by SAP BPM. See screen shot below.

It looks like only interactions between (white-box) pools are allowed in SAP BPM.

Has someone experienced this behavior in SAP BPM before?

Is this a bug in the product or am I missing some configuration or guidance in how to deal with this kind of collaboration BPMN diagrams?

Many thanks,

Roberto Viana

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  • Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 06:04 AM

    Hi Roberto,

    Seems that you want to pass a message from one process to another. Passing a message from one pool to another pool is not possible in a single process in SAP BPM. You have to define it in a new process.

    What you can do here is, you can use the second pool inside a referenced sub-process and pass a message to it from the parent process.

    Works the same way. Achieves your purpose too.

    Hope it helps. Do get back on this.


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