Linking people, process & technology|
What is BPA?
Business Process Analysis (BPA) is the latest ‘acronym of the day’ to describe the class of tools
designed to help customers better understand, and ultimately improve, how they implement the
internal processes that fuel their business. BPR (business process reengineering), BPM (business
process modeling), BPI (business process improvement) are other ingredients in the alphabet soup
that analysts and vendors have used to coin the market. While the naming convention is not
important – the role of these tools in today’s business environment is critical.
Business Process Analysis tools enable companies to use their operational efficiency and innovation
as competitive assets. By better understanding how a company runs its business – it can then
implement changes to optimize its processes and communicate those changes through the
organization. The top Business Process Analysis solutions also incorporate ‘Enterprise Modeling’
elements – which integrate business processes with their supporting IT architecture and with other
mission critical applications. In summary, BPA tools help companies to understand, improve, and
communicate how they run their business.
Who is Casewise?
Casewise is a recognized leader in the BPA market. Founded in 1989, Casewise has helped thousands
of business analysts, data modelers, and corporate planners to understand the impact of their process
improvements and redesigns. Our mission is to offer the highest quality of products and services
that will assist our customers in realizing competitive advantage by linking people, process,
Our flagship product, Corporate Modeler, has earned the praise of customers, analysts, and partners
alike. It is a Windows-based solution that fully integrates business process analysis with enterprise
modeling, connecting all the modeled objects in a common Shared Object Repository. The product
was designed to be easy to use, enterprise-ready, and open.
Casewise targets industry sectors where companies are looking to optimize their internal processes
in response to higher competition, deregulation, mergers and acquisitions, e-business transformation,
and globalization. As a result, our customer-base consists of Fortune 1000 corporations that span
all industries and market sectors, although we have enjoyed particular success in the Telecom,
Finance/Banking, and Utilities verticals. Casewise has also developed a strong relationship with
consultant companies who have combined industry-specific expertise with the power of the Casewise
products. These partners include Deloitte and Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CSC, Headstrong,
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Symphoni, EDS and a host of smaller, regional consultancies.
Casewise is truly an international company with a global reach. Our European headquarters are in
central Watford, near London and our North American headquarters are in Waltham, Massachusetts.
|Casewise® Corporate ModelerTM|
From vision to process|
|Our flagship product – Corporate Modeler – sits at the heart
of successful projects as a communication and design tool.
It is a multi user environment that enables project teams
to visually model and understand an organization's business
blueprint - its business processes, resources, data and systems;
and then create and communicate detailed plans for change
through Team based analysis. Although suitable for any
initiative that involves process or enterprise analysis,
Corporate Modeler has been proven to add great value in
the following areas:|
Business Process Improvement & Management|
Corporate Modeler empowers your organization to improve performance by optimizing its
(e -) business processes and supply chains. Project teams are able to collectively analyze operations
in order to find and eliminate bottlenecks, then design and simulate possible improvements in
a ‘risk-free’ environment. ‘Drilling-down’ enables analysis from high-level processes right down
to individual job instructions, while automatic MS Word & HTML publication promotes on-going
process management via on-line training and procedure manuals.
|Enterprise Application Integration & Workflow|
Any system integration initiative needs to focus on the ultimate goal of better, faster, and
cheaper execution of business. In other words - better business processes. Corporate Modeler
empowers you to analyze your organization’s business processes, resources, locations, data,
applications and hardware – then position the systems to provide for the highest ROI. Interfaces
between disparate applications can be designed through the product’s data modeling capabilities.
The internet enables instant, straight-through, business processing. Moving your current
business processes on-line is a little more complex. Corporate Modeler enables you to
understand your current ‘back-end’ business processes, design your e-business services (how
site visitors will access your services through your website/extranet), and then model the
integration between the two. The product acts asa key communication tool for what is often
a high profile and far reaching undertaking.
|ERP & CRM Selection & Implementation|
Major new systems need to support the business, not vice a versa. Corporate Modeler makes
it easier for your project team to understand core business processes so that they can tailor
new systems to support them. Links to technology vendors means process capture and
systems configuration can occur within the same environment – eliminating discrepancies
that often occur between the two.The tool also enables analysis of the ‘customer experience’,
to build a model on which to base new CRM investment.
Corporate Modeler acts as a design and communication bridge between business and IT
ensuring systems meet and exceed business requirements. The tool enables users to precisely
capture and communicate process requirements - using a notation communicative enough
for business users, yet powerful enough to capture real information. Then, through third-
party interfaces, models may be transferred into leading code-generation tools to create
systems. Data entities (and their associated attributes) can also be mapped onto process
steps, then used in Entity Relationship diagrams to create database schemas.
|ISO & Quality Management|
Corporate Modeler will help you achieve ISO 9000 by automatically mapping and documenting
processes in both hard-copy manuals and HTML format. But that is just the start of the
benefits. Once your processes are modeled, Corporate Modeler becomes an ongoing process
management solution - enabling you to continually analyze, improve and publish your
processes to maintain a competitive edge.
Corporate Modeler allows users to capture, and analyze, their enterprise from multiple perspectives. It combines business process, resource, costs and data modeling
The Central Repository
The core of Corporate Modeler, the repository is a database of diagram objects, associated information
and models. Once diagram objects are created, (resources, processes, data entities etc.) they are
automatically stored into the repository for re-use on other diagrams.This provides an instant library
of all your organizational component parts, and saves time re-creating or updating objects.
Hierarchy Modeler provides a logical starting point as it enables you to gain a broad overview of
your organization. It allows you to map the foundations of your business, (its processes, resources,
locations, technologies, applications, entities, etc.) at a high-level, then through analysis, find the
scope of your particular project. This also populates the repository with objects for use in other
Process Dynamics Modeler offers intuitive and communicative business notation to capture cross-
functional business processes, e-processes and supply chains. Process Dynamics also allows you to
map the flow of control through processes between trigger events and results/outputs. Organizations
and/or locations can be shown as swim lanes, onto which the Dynamics objects can be placed. The
Process Dynamics Modeler includes a built-in simulation engine that creates a safe‚ environment
for the creating and visualizing ‘what-if?’ scenarios.
Generic Modeler supports the flexibility of free-form modeling, while retaining the information in
the Central Repository. The diagrams are a graphical way of communicating concepts and business
areas to different groups across the organization. Generic Modeler can help business, IT and financial
users prepare any type of diagram, from Use Case diagrams to office plans.
Data Flow Modeler tracks the way information is shared in an organization. You can use the Data
Flow Modeler to create a hierarchical set of data flow diagrams (DFDs) and to maintain information
about objects modeled on the DFDs. Data Flow Modeler’s context diagrams show a process isolated
on a page, with the information from data stores, external entities and other processes flowing into
and out of it.
Entity Modeler creates a conceptual picture of your data structures, and allows you to select the
information you need to store in your database, work out how each data element relates and then
automatically generate a database schema for your chosen target environment.
Matrix Manager enables you to analyze the relationships between different parts of your organization.
For example, it lets you analyze how many departments, locations and systems are involved in each
business process, or see how many processes would be affected by changing a system.
CRUD matrices also allow you to map data entities onto each process step.
Creates MS Word tables to gather process information
|The Auto Modeler component of Corporate Modeler provides an effective and quick way to move large amounts of
information into and out of Corporate Modeler's Central
Repository. Bi-directional integration with MS Office facilitates
a quick project start, as existing information stored in these
applications can be collected and re-used.|
Uploads completed tables to build
Additional functionality includes:
Wizard-based approach to import and export of data, which
gives users control over the scope of the data to download
Automatic creation of process models using content that is
contained in pre-existing documents in applications such as
Word and Excel
Support for rich text formatting
Publication of diagrams directly into PowerPoint
Questionnaire-based information gathering
Output from Corporate Publisher
The information you store in your Corporate Modeler
repository is most valuable when you can communicate and
share it with others. Corporate Modeler’s wizard-based
publishing enables you to seamlessly create your own
corporate-style documentation in both MS Word and HTML
format from the information contained in your business
models, thus eliminating the need to cut-and-paste between
Corporate Publisher generates formal procedural manuals complete with a table of contents, indented
diagram lists, diagrams, object descriptions, organization and location reports, and cross-referenced
indexes. HTML output enables models to be published directly onto an organization’s intranet.
Users can access the published models via a Web browser and navigate their way around the model.
Casewise Training & Consulting Services
Casewise offers a full range of enabling consultancy, training, and support services for deploying our
business process analysis solutions. From product training to customized business process strategy
implementation - the objective is to make sure our customers realize the full potential of our
Keeping up the pace requires your organization to continually develop its knowledge and skills, to
develop practical understanding of how to redesign and restructure operations, and to learn how
to effectively leverage effort and information across initiatives. The gap between the skills of current
resources and the skills needed, in many cases, is widening.
Casewise develops and delivers highly focused education and support programs and enabling
consultancy services designed to assist your organization in narrowing the gap. Our programs blend
core industry concepts and real understanding of business goals and objectives to provide staff and
management with hard skills and practical solutions.
The Casewise Edge
With training and consulting services that span the range of today's business process challenges,
Casewise offers the comprehensive education and support that you need to succeed.Whether you
need skills in Corporate Modeler, process mapping and redesign, simulation analysis, ERP projects,
enterprise model management, or other process-based areas, you'll experience quality education
and consulting under the guidance of industry experts.
A key aspect of Casewise quality training and consulting is that our instructors are experienced
business analysts. Their depth of experience in process analysis and related projects gives your team
a head start building integrated process modeling deliverables. As practitioners with excellent
facilitation and communication skills, they effectively transfer the concepts and skills you need to
successfully use Corporate Modeler in your project work.
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