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12 Business Process Management (BPM) Examples

by | reviewed 2023-10-27
These Business Process Management examples are FREE to re-use and are a great way to illustrate business process modelling. Process models are built using a defined method and notation (Business Process Modelling Notation - BPMN). These examples are shown here to demonstrate BPM notation (symbols) and how it is used to document business processes as a first step to improving performance and removing inefficiencies.

Example business process model (BPM) working group

An example BPM for a working group. It shows events, a message, a timer, activities, and one decision / gateway. This is a simple process for checking if a work group is active and then sending the group an issue list if it is active.

Business Process Model for a Bakery - BPM example

BPM example using bpm notation (bpmn). This example Business Process Model is a simple process for a bakery. It shows an Interrupting Timer Start Event, end event, tasks, sequence flows.

As is business process model (BPM) for vendor management

Example process model. This is a segment of a to-be purchasing process for the Accounting Office for entering and maintaining new Vendors. The process model shows tasks, decisions and connectors.

BPM example - segment of an approval process

BPM example using bpm notation (bpmn). This example Business Process Model is a segment of an approval process. BPM notation used: lanes, data objects, groups, activities, data association, sequence flows, annotation.

BPM - Send issue list to working group

BPM - business process model for a working group. This example BPM showing events, a message, a timer, activities, and one decision. This is a simple process for checking if a work group is active and then sending the group an issue list.

Discussion process BPM example | BPMN

View an example BPM showing a process for a Discussion Process using email and conference calls. This example uses BPM notation - events, timers, tasks, gateways, data and data associations.

BPM Payment Process | Business Process Model

Example BPM for a Payment Process. Simple business process diagram for a payment process. Shows events, gateways, decisions and annotations naming the BPM notation used in the process.

Car hire business process model (BPM)

This example BPM is for a Car Hire process. It uses the following BPM notation: Start Event, Sequence Flows, Service Tasks, User Tasks

Business Process to Collect votes - BPM example

View an example BPM showing a process for collecting votes. This example uses BPM notation - events, timers, activities, a decision and data.

Doctor to Patient business process model | example BPM

BPM example Doctor to Patient business process model. This Business Process Model shows lanes for the Doctor's Office and a Patient. The flow starts from when the patient's illness occurs, goes through setting up an appointment, getting a prescription and receiving medicine.

BPM for documenting a process | Business Process Modelling

BPM example business process model. This is model for documenting, reviewing, amending and finalising a business process. It uses multiple swimlanes, a number activities, connectors and decisions or gateways.

BPM Job posting | Business Process Model

Business Process Model showing a Job Posting process from a Business Department to Human resources starting with reporting a job opening and finishing with posting the job advert. Includes BPMN for flows, tasks, start and end events and gateways.

Request for quote business process model (BPM)

Example BPM for an RFQ process. This is a segment of a process for a request for a quote. It shows activities, an event for a time out and a marker showing that a sub-process loops.

Example BPM - references and further reading

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