First steps with Signavio Process Manager

Signavio is a web application. This means you access your Signavio Process Manager workspace by logging into your account on the Signavio server. You can find out how to register and login in the chapter How to register/login at Signavio.

This chapter provides an overview of the features of Signavio Process Manager. If you are already familiar with Process Manager, you can use the content overview to jump to the chapter that is relevant to you.

The Explorer

After logging in, the Explorer opens in your browser. It allows you to navigate through diagrams and files stored in your Signavio workspace. Here you can create new diagrams and publish them in the Collaboration Hub or share them by other means. As Signavio supports open standards, importing diagrams from other systems is easy. In the Explorer, you can adjust your personal settings. Administrators can also configure workspace settings here.

The Signavio Explorer with expanded diagram preview/activity feed panel

The Signavio Explorer with expanded diagram preview/activity feed panel

The Editor

The Editor can be accessed by opening a diagram or creating a new one. Using the Editor, you can create and edit all kinds of supported diagrams.

The Editor with open attributes panel

The Editor with open attributes panel

Besides BPMN 2.0, Signavio supports the Decision Model and Notation (DMN 1.0), enterprise architecture diagrams (ArchiMate 2.1), Event-driven Process Chains (EPC) and many other notations.

QuickModel

The QuickModel application gives you the possibility to create simple BPMN-diagrams within seconds by use of a spreadsheet-like interface. Diagrams created in this application can be edited in the Editor like any other diagram to add complexity or update the process.

Creating a diagram in the QuickModel application

Creating a diagram in the QuickModel application

The Dictionary

The Dictionary allows you to manage and re-use specific modeling elements. It also allows you to ensure all your modelers are using the same terms and elements in your organization-specific modeling environment.

The Dictionary, shown here with the Roles category open

The Dictionary, shown here with the Roles category open

Collaboration Hub

The Collaboration Hub provides access to your published process landscape. Readers and commenters can access the Collaboration Portal via a browser certificate or Directory Services and/or Microsoft SharePoint integration.

Collaboration Hub

Collaboration Hub

The Diagram and Revision Comparison Tool

The diagram and revision comparison tool helps you to keep track of changes.

The diagram revision feature

The diagram revision feature

BPMN and DMN Simulation

With Signavio, you can simulate BPMN and DMN diagrams to analyze key performance indicators and bottlenecks and apply your business decision logic directly within the tool. The DMN test lab helps you to continuously check whether your decision logic is consistent with your initial requirements.

A diagram being simulated

A diagram being simulated

Support

Our team is constantly improving and extending Signavio Process Manager. You will find the latest version number and our release notes at http://www.signavio.com/release-notes/.

Do you have any questions about working with Signavio Process Manager?

Our support team will be happy to help you!

Please contact the Signavio Support Team at: support@signavio.com

You can also send a support request within the Explorer or Editor, as shown below:

In the Explorer, Signavio can be contacted via the 'Help' menu.

In the Explorer, Signavio can be contacted via the ‘Help’ menu

Or you can use the envelope button in the Editor's toolbar to contact us.

Or you can use the envelope button in the Editor’s toolbar to contact us.