BPM Round-trip Engineering with SAPERION and Signavio

February 25th 2010

SAPERION AG announced ahead of CeBIT that its Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) systems will be tightly integrated with the modeling solution from Signavio GmbH. This development will extend SAPERION's range of competencies in the direction of functional process management. The joint solution will help corporations tie together the tasks of organizing functional processes and then implementing those processes in their IT systems. The solution will reflect the benefits of round-trip engineering.


SAPERION AG possesses extensive customer and project experience in the field of process automation. Through collaboration with Signavio, the firm will now be able to offer its customers a cutting-edge solution for comprehensive process optimization. "SAPERION and Signavio are leading the way towards BPM round-trip engineering; we expect this to open up a new market", according to Dr. Martin Bartonitz, Product Manager at SAPERION.

Signavio GmbH manufactures a platform for graphical documentation and analysis of business processes. The completely Web-based process editor is one of the first tools to provide complete support for version 2.0 of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) language. The standardized exchange format facilitates the transfer of the graphical models into the SAPERION system where they can be executed by the Workflow engine. By importing models from ARIS (IDS Scheer/Software AG), even existing process landscapes can be prepared for execution.

"It is essential for organizations of all sizes to fully understand and continuously improve their own processes. Doing this requires professional process management", according to Dr. Gero Decker, Managing Director of Signavio. The process editor originated from a research project conducted by the renowned Hasso-Plattner Institute and has been nominated for the Berlin-Brandenburg innovation award. Extensive documentation and simulation functions contained in the tool support organizational business process management. The solution can be obtained in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS) or as an in-house solution. Integration of participants into process configuration is designed to be very straightforward.

A prototype of the joint development will be shown to the public for the first time during SAPERION's 2010 Users' Convention, to be held in Berlin on April 28.

Visitors to CeBIT will have an early opportunity to gather information about the product (Hall 6, Booth 48).