Guidelines for the description and presentation of processes in public institutions of Switzerland.

How the title already foreshadows, the eCH-0140 norm contains guidelines for a unique presentation of business processes in e-government of Switzerland. Comparable and comprehensive processes can only be guaranteed with a one of a kind description mode. This standard describes rules and guidelines which must be respected when modeling.

Besides the definition of business processes, eCH-0140 also contains descriptions of particular kinds of processes; an example being cooperation processes. It also defines the description characters of processes. In modeling tools like the Signavio Process Manager, these description characters are defined as attributes. These attributes can be included on each element or diagram level. The most important description characters within the eCH-framework are the number, the description, an example, as well as the source of the information.

The number of characters can easily be increased on demand. As a modeling language, the BPMN 2.0 standard is already defined. According to the standard, all business processes have to be modeled based on this norm. Guidelines eCH- 0074 as well as the eCH-0096 BPM Starter Kit encloses more information concerning the use of BPMN 2.0.

The Signavio Process Manager contains a collaborative business process modeling tool, supporting BPMN 2.0 completely and thoroughly. Read more about the Signavio Process Manager and its functionalities as an Enterprise Model or Software as a Service (SaaS). There is always the choice of diving directly into the world of process modeling and taking the chance to try the Signavio Process Manager 30 days for free right now. The eCH-0140 norm was allowed in 2012 and is now available in version 1.0. Its publisher is the eCH association located in Zürich, Switzerland. Get more information on