White Papers


Business Decision Management

  • White Paper: Methodological approach with DMN

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    The creation of decision diagrams, which on the one hand describe all the necessary requirements and on the other hand offer an executable decision logic, opens up new possibilities for companies. Due to its proximity to the BPMN standard, DMN models can be easily integrated with existing BPMN process models. Download this free whitepaper now and learn more about the logic of operational decisions.

  • White Paper: Blueprint for Modern Compliance

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    This white paper discusses the key elements of a modern compliance program, and how decision management with DMN can help you address common challenges. With DMN, you can take lengthy compliance documents and graphically depict their requirements, helping reduce training costs, quicken responses to legislative change and make compliance easy for non-technical personnel.

  • White Paper: An Introduction to Business Decision Management

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    This free White Paper “An Introduction to Business Decision Management” describes the basics of Business Decision Management and Decision Modeling and how it changes the old ways of process discovery in BPMN.

  • White Paper: Meeting the 8 Challenges of Financial Regulatory Compliance with BDM

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    In this white paper, the authors will detail specific steps that a company can take to address all the identified challenges by implementing BDM as a key element of a financial compliance framework. They will describe the benefits of this approach with references to concrete examples and projects that have adopted it for liquidity risk management. Furthermore, they will explain the prerequisites for bringing these advantages to your organization.

  • White Paper: Quick Guide to Decision Modeling using DMN 1.0

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    This Quick Guide serves as an introduction to decision modeling in DMN for novice modelers. It focuses on frequently asked questions and offers a variety of
    practical recommendations so that you can immediately start using DMN 1.0.

  • White Paper: Simplify Your Processes with Decision Management

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    This whitepaper provides insights on how to get the most out of your process models with Decision Management Notation (DMN) 1.0.

Business Process Management

  • White Paper: Performance Tracking with BPM (APQC + Signavio)

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    This whitepaper describes the integration of APQC’s Process Classification Framework into the Signavio Process Editor, and how this can be a major lift to process efforts. Together, the two create an environment for performance tracking and benchmarking that fosters continuous improvement.

  • White Paper: The Critical Practices of BPM & BDM

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    This whitepaper describes the role of these two modeling practices within organizations, and why they are becoming increasingly vital and interconnected. You’ll also learn about some of the key functionalities necessary in any modern process & decision management solution.

  • White Paper: Rebooting your BPM Initiative

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    This whitepaper discusses the differences between Legacy and Modern BPM approaches, plus how the tools supporting them have evolved over time. What were the issues with past methodologies, and how can your organization overcome these by entering the new age of BPM?

  • White Paper: Reducing the Quality/Efficiency Trade-off with Signavio BPM

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    This white paper discusses the classic trade-off described in Porter’s Generic Strategies, and how quality management methodologies have been used to address aspects of the trade-off over time (Six Sigma, TQM, Lean). It presents Business Process Management (BPM) as a holistic management discipline, capable of creating transparency and focus on how a business creates value through quality products and services. Intrigued? Download this resource to learn more.

  • White Paper: BPM and Simulation

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    Process simulation helps predict potential impacts of modifications on current operational processes and compare alternatives prior to implementation.  Download this free white paper to gain clarification of how to achieve reliable and meaningful results from simulation, along with how to unlock its great potential to predict impacts of changes on current operations, and receive guidance on the best path forward.

  • White Paper: Maximizing BPM Investment

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    Investing in the right tools and training is critical for successful BPM projects. Download this free white paper and learn how to maximize the investment in your BPM initiative.

  • White Paper: Process-Oriented Thinking

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    “Process-Oriented Thinking” is a white paper produced by Signavio’s experts concerning achieving corporate success through focussing on processes. It also addresses how to introduce process-oriented thinking to your organization with best practice communication methods and most importantly, how to work collaboratively to achieve success for your process management initiatives.

  • White Paper: Processes as a Means of Communication

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    Process management takes place over and beyond department boundaries and locations. Once the technical hurdles are overcome, it is in the interest of the stake holders to identify and integrate the various specifications required for the business processes.  Download this free white paper and gain an insight into the use of processes for internal communication from BPM and Quality Management expert, Valentin Jäger of Life Food GmbH / Taifun Tofu Products.

Enterprise Architecture Management

General information about Signavio’s products

  • White Paper: Integration between Signavio and Effektif

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    This latest whitepaper offers step-by-step information to help you integrate Signavio and Effektif, enabling you to model your processes and then execute them.

  • White Paper: Signavio Training Overview

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    This whitepaper describes the options available to Signavio customers when getting started with their process improvement initiatives. Though we pride our platform on its intuitive nature, it is still vital to have fundamental modeling skills in place to maximize your investment. Signavio’s team provides customizable trainings that help our customers come out of the gates quickly.

Signavio and SAP

Vertical specific information

  • White Paper: Modeling a Successful Future for British Insurance

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    This white paper discusses the latest changes to regulation coming from Solvency II, the challenges faced by today’s insurance industry and how Business Process Management can help address these.

  • White Paper: Meeting the 8 Challenges of Financial Regulatory Compliance with BDM

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    In this white paper, the authors will detail specific steps that a company can take to address all the identified challenges by implementing BDM as a key element of a financial compliance framework. They will describe the benefits of this approach with references to concrete examples and projects that have adopted it for liquidity risk management. Furthermore, they will explain the prerequisites for bringing these advantages to your organization.

Workflow Management

  • White Paper: Workflow management for beginners – an introductory white paper from Effektif

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    This white paper is an introduction to the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of workflow management. We have produced this paper because we would like to share our belief that getting started with workflow management doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking, or even an IT project. Instead, we want to tell a simpler story about simpler workflow management.
    This story is for managers of all kinds who are interested in ways to help their teams work together effectively.