Date Added: Jul 2009
While it is typical to deal with business processes that start and end inside a single organization, many processes are not constrained inside the walls of a single company. For example, supply chains can be seen as large processes involving suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Unfortunately, processes involving many actors may easily become very complex, and this complexity may be inherited by the tools (languages/notations and editors) used to design or document them. BPMN is the OMG standard notation for the representation of business processes.