you for using IDERA ER/Studio Business Architect. This is a tool for creating
and sharing a graphical representation of your business from the core concepts
that describe the business, to the processes that run the business. ER/Studio
Business Architect's Process Modeling capabilities allow you to easily model
your business processes and model how those processes use data. ER/Studio
Business Architect's Conceptual Modeling provides an intuitive way to outline
subject areas and concepts that can then drive the creation of detailed data
There are several tools available to help you get started with
ER/Studio Business Architect:
Once you install ER/Studio Business Architect, you can import and
open the sample compressed workspace that is included with the install
(x:\Program Files\IDERA\ERStudio Business Architect
X.X\samples\Workspaces\Waterfront Bank). Go to File>Import>Workspace from
the main menu.
For an in-depth tutorial, see the Quick Start Guide which walks
you through the creation and use of a basic workspace. This Quick Start Guide
is available on the IDERA website at https://www.idera.com/support/productdocuments.
Before you use ER/Studio Business Architect, please read the
New in Version 17.0
ER/Studio Business Architect 17.0 supports BPMN 2.0. The Business
Process Model and Notation (BPMN) standard helps identify the numerous steps in
a business process using graphical representations. New features include:
diagrams that allow you to indicate tasks that include multiple
participants in order to complete that task.
diagrams that help you to better show the complex conversations that need
to take place between multiple participants in order to complete a process.
New events including Escalation Events, Signal Events, and Parallel
Events which allow you to designate events on a boundary of a task or subprocess that does not interrupt other processes on your
Event Triggers have a new look that reflects the image change related to the
BPMN 2.0 spec.
Events are new options for several existing events to align with the
BPMN 2.0 spec.
Markers allow you to indicate the kind of Task Type that is available.
Reusable Subprocesses, previously known as Independent Subprocesses, allow you to drive your users to an
additional diagram where you can expand the processes into further detail.
Event Subprocesses are triggered by an event and allow
users to identify when those events spawn off a new process.
Activities are used to designate global processes that are used throughout
your organization and help to alert users to places where repeatable processes
can be streamlined and used
Multi-Instance Task Notation now appears as three horizontal bars as in the
BPMN 2.0 spec.
New Gateways allow you
to signify Exclusive Event Based
Gateways and Parallel Event Based
Objects now are available for diagrams and are attached to choreographies
by default. These allow you to show initiating (sending) or non-initiating
are improved and include markers that represent collections,
input, and output.
Select BPMN 2.0 Validation in your models and ER/Studio Business
Architect validates your processes based on the BPMN 2.0 standards. If you draw
an item that conflicts with these standards, then a message appears alerting
you that what you are drawing does not meet the standards. You can override the
validation if you choose.
Along with our other Reference Objects such as Steward, Business
Unit, Business Rules, and Business Elements, Application Objects now allow you
to designate the various applications that your organization uses.
This release includes two new, easy to understand sample models
available with your product installation.
They can be found via C:\Program Files (x86)\Idera\ERStudio Business
These examples are there to help you understand what objects are
available in BPMN 2.0 and what the common validation is. It also has several
diagrams from the BPMN 2.0 specification that show how these objects can be
The Pizza Model is there to help users to understand some common
diagrams in a way that is slightly humorous and easy to understand.
the more recent list of known issues and bug fixes in this release, see http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/ERStudioBA/170/en/Release_Notes.
All IDERA products include a 14-day trial period. To continue
using the product without interruption, we recommend that you license it as
soon as possible. For information on licensing your product, refer to the Quick
Start Guide. If you have not yet purchased this product, contact [email protected].
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