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Modeling tools

My question has to do with the use of Process Composer as a modeling tool rather than using a vendor program like ARIS from IDS Scheer.

My assumption is that if I wont use the simulation, and other modeling tools from ARIS then I will be better off modeling directly on the SAP Process Composer. Since the model is already on SAP the execution should be direct. If I use the ARIS modeler then I guess I have to synchronyze and "export" to SAP Netweaver BPM.

Has anyone used the ARIS Modeler to later export to SAP BPM? If so, is this process direct or are there pitfalls, or how easy this is ... advantages vs disadvantages.

I´d like to hear what pro´s and con´s and limitations or advantages for each one of these two modeling options.


Enrique Vignau


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    Posted on Dec 08, 2008 at 08:20 PM

    Hi Enrique,

    As of the 7.11 Release of SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment, there is no possibility to import an ARIS model or any other model to SAP NetWeaver BPM.

    I'd like to ask you whether you see this as critical thing given the fact that you mentioned not using the simulation capabilities of ARIS. From a modeling perspective, is there anything missing in the Process Composer?

    Looking forward reading you!

    Best regards,


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      Hi Enrique,

      of course you could model directly some very specify processes in the Process Composer but doing that you are not really working on Business Process Management but more on the operating of some company specific processes you want to operate.

      Please see as well ARIS TV from Ann Rosenberg from SAP on that topic.

      To answer your second questions: yes we are planning an exchange between ARIS and the Process Composer. As soon as the BPMN 2.0 exchange format is available ARIS will support it. This means as soon as SAP supports it, you will be able to exchange model information between ARIS and SAP.

      Saying that you will not exchange all models but the very operative models you want to execute with help of the process composer. All the organizational stuff, analysis, optimization, and deep deep process description is more in ARIS. Also ARIS also connect to Solution Manager or to SAP BI.

      That's why it makes sense to model all your processes within ARIS and then later on exchange some with PC. But for execution you are more in PC.

      You can also have a look at [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken]

      Hope it helps,



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