IYOPRO distinguishes between
- Process Flow Animation
- BPS Process Simulation & Analysis
Process Flow Animation
Process Flow Animation allows you to visualize the flow of your Process in a graphical interactive way.
It is used to verify, if the process flow is correct, the shapes are right chosen and a possible proper behavior of a workflow definition.
Therefore Process Flow Animation is very easy to use and became a standard tool for most process designers.
Process Simulation & Analysis (BPS)
BPS Process Simulation & Analysis is a highly sophisticated method to analyze business processes, based on a given business scenario and to provide key performance indicators (KPI's). Examples for such KPI's are:
- Utilized Capacity
The utilized capacity describes to what extent a resource (e.g. a machine, work force) is utilized or alternatively how much capacity is still available. It is determined by the ratio of the degree of utilization and the maximum capacity. A utilization of 75% is aspirational. Exceeding the KPI or falling below permanently or considerably often can be seen as an indication for possible over capacity or resource bottlenecks.
- Process Cost
Process cost is the accumulated cost of a business process beginning with the first process step until the process end, incorporating the process result. Generally it's the partial cost of involved resources (personnel, material cost) as well as transport cost.
- Process Cycle Time
The process cycle times are the accumulated times of a business process beginning with the first process step until the process and. Generally we are taking execution times, transport times, holding times and changeover times into account.
- Capital Commitment
The capital commitment KPI shows how much capital is tied up by the respective process steps. That way you can for example identify whether your process involves extensive activities at the beginning which tie up company capital.
The efficiency view shows the ratio of execution times and holding times aiming for a minimization of the holding times.
Using these KPI's you can achieve the following goals in addition:
- Optimization of sequential and parallel process steps
- Simulation & documentation of various process scenarios (worst case - best case)
- Process step analysis
- Consideration of time, resources and costs in the process context
- Map exercises for identification of the optimal process flow
- Target-performance comparison: Do I achieve my objectives?