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Process Modeling & Simulation Model Generation

The PROSIM® software lets you model and streamline your enterprise's processes by visually designing high performance workflows and automatically generating simulation models of those designs.  You can distribute and view your process models in a number of different formats (including HTML and XML) and import Microsoft Project® schedules.

Overview

Use the PROSIM® software to streamline your enterprise's processes resulting in superior quality, high performance workflows with predictable results. Automatically generate simulation models of your process designs and analyze the efficiency of your current workflows or test the strength of proposed workflow changes.

Version 7 of the PROSIM® software features enhanced graphic display and capture capability and a series of model export options that allow you to distribute and view your process models in a number of different formats, including HTML and XML. Our newest version also allows you to import Microsoft Project® schedules.

State-of-the-Art Process Modeling

Visually capture your corporate knowledge of key processes. Focus the organization of that knowledge around flows or business object views. Drill down to explore details, and pivot to view your models in different ways. Integrate the insights of many into a single repository. Facilitate your business-process design team collaborations.

The PROSIM® software allows you to:

  • Organize your business processes by major value delivery scenarios;
  • Drill down or pivot to different views of your process architecture;
  • Identify business objects, critical states of those objects, and the processes that must occur to get to a state;
  • Capture multiple role views of the execution of a process step;
  • Capture detailed process characteristics such as resource allocation rules and flow-time distributions for processes;
  • Run process cost analysis and Monte Carlo simulations for rapid workflow analysis;
  • Create animated simulations and virtual reality visualizations of your workflow in WITNESS®;
  • Publish your knowledge base on the World Wide Web;
  • Index into distributed corporate information sources with process knowledge map;
  • Package and distribute standardized process knowledge with the  PROSIM® Viewer;
  • Show cross organization processes with swim lanes; and 
  • Spell check element documentation. 

HTML, XML, and SVG Generation

The PROSIM® software now offers export capability to a variety of formats, enhancing the display, distribution, and publishing of your modeling work.

When you generate models as HTML, the PROSIM® software will create individual *.htm pages for each model, diagram, and model element (processes, junctions, and referents) including the corresponding diagram graphics and all associated documentation like descriptions, notes, and sources. The HTML files are automatically hyperlinked allowing you to jump among related pages in the project. Select the Microsoft HTML Help Project option to compile the generated files into a *.chm Help project. The compiled Help project allows you to distribute and view PROSIM® projects in a single, Windows® standard file.

Each published HTML page can optionally be generated with an e-mail link to enable an end user to provide feedback to the knowledge author. The e-mail capability includes a subject line that lists the name of the project, diagram, or element that is the subject of the page on which the link appears.

XML generation lets you generate a Java applet of your PROSIM® project. The generated applet includes diagram graphics, elements, and all associated documentation. You can render the applet in your favorite Web browser for easy viewing.

The new SVG generation feature translates PROSIM® diagrams to W3C's Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format that can then be imported into numerous graphics software.

Microsoft Project®  2000/2002 Import

Import your Microsoft Project®  databases into the PROSIM® software and use the PROSIM® software's modeling capabilities to develop and expand your original schedules.

Import from Microsoft Project®  2000 and 2002 and apply your scheduling constraints to your process modeling work. The PROSIM® software translates Project tasks, task durations, and task resources into their corresponding process model elements. The PROSIM® software even translates relationships between tasks, automatically assigning the appropriate link and junction types to related processes in the new PROSIM® model.

Fast-track Simulation Generation

The embedded expert system designs a simulation model to evaluate your process designs against critical performance metrics. WITNESS® simulation engine is used to explore the efficiency of your business-process designs under real-world constraints.

The powerful visual programming interface to WITNESS® allows you to customize or extend the generated simulation models. Optimization features allow you to find the best performance at minimum cost.

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