Creating process cost analysis reports

Note

This feature is available in the Enterprise Edition.

Process cost analysis reports show the computing costs that arise in a process. They display the costs, tasks, and cost centers in a table.

To create a process cost analysis for one or multiple diagrams, follow these steps:

  • Click Reporting in the upper drop-down menu.
  • Click Process cost analysis (XLS).
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The menu entry for exporting a process cost analysis

  • The Quantitative analysis dialog opens. Here you can select a diagram for analysis:
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Choosing diagrams for the report

  • Click Next.

  • Now you can set the analysis options:

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    Setting the options for the report

    Process cost analysis is already selected. To also include linked subprocesses into the calculation, tick Include subprocesses in calculation on the bottom of the dialog. If tasks have been embedded in lanes, the element Additional participant was used (BPMN) or an organization was attached to a function (EPC), the resource consumption can also be included into the cost analysis calculation. Enable it by ticking the box use resource consumption attributes for the calculation (if provided).

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    Include or exclude resource consumption information in the report

  • If this possibility is enabled, the next dialog lets you determine the resources’ costs:

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    Start the calculation

  • Click Start Calculation. If the diagram contains any structural or logical mistakes, the system will inform you about that.

  • Click Start Calculation. If the diagram contains any structural or logical mistakes, the system will inform you about that. If errors occur, the program will ask you to go back to check the diagram in the Editor. Click Open diagram to do so and check the steps described at the beginning of this chapter:

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    If the diagram’s syntax is not valid, an error is displayed

If there are no errors, an XLS file will be generated. Click the link to open or save the file.

The file contains the analysis. The values are based on functions, so changing one value may change the values in other fields accordingly.

If multiple diagrams were included in the report, one new tab will be created for each diagram in the Microsoft Excel file. An additional tab will be created as a front page that shows the data for the processes.