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The world of business process management and modeling is changing. The Business Analyst needs more data and better access to Enterprise Architecture information. The Business Analyst is also a key member of the development team especially in light of the fact that Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a primary business driver.

At No Magic we believe that the Business Analyst should be able to use all data any time, in many different standards, all in one tool.

Cameo Business Modeler product family is the answer to these changes. We have integrated the latest business modeling standard (BPMN 2.0) into MagicDraw supporting the latest SOA and Enterprise Architecture standards.

Cameo Business Modeler for MagicDraw supports all the following:

BPMN 2 Business Process Modeling NotationNo Magic is an OCEB sponsor – OMG Certified expert in BPM.
  • BPMN 2.0 symbols and diagrams
  • Business model analysis tables and matrices
  • Unprecedented ease of use of user perspectives
  • Additional usability features specifically for BPM modeling
  • User manual and BPMN samples
  • Organization structure and business data diagrams

Additional Capabilities:

  • HTML publishing direct to the web
  • Word and spreadsheet reports
  • Collaboration via Teamwork Server
  • Customizable validation of models for standard and corporate rules
  • Expandable capabilities through our open API via Java and scripting languages
  • Mix with SOA, UML, Enterprise Architecture, and other standards
  • Integrate with MDA and MDD to produce code direct from models
  • Link BPM to Cameo Requirements+ to manage requirements right in the tool

Better business models through automated verification:

It's not enough to support diagrams and models; you need to make sure your work is complete and correct. Imagine the power of validating your business process models for completeness, correctness and your own standards dynamically. Validation helps to ensure your business process models are correct while identifying errors in the model. The active validation mode instantly notifies users they have violated key business rules.

No Magic offers professional services to implement validation of business rules tailored to your company's needs. Imagine the power of validating your business process models for completeness, correctness and your own standards – dynamically.

Customized reporting and publishing:

We have also included business process model templates. You can modify the templates to meet you own documentation standards and formats or create your own custom reports. We support a wide range of template engines, scripting languages, and have a full, open API to support any kind of report.

Business collaboration:

For working in large groups, Cameo Business Modeler supports several methods for publishing and team development. No Magic's Teamwork Server allows the entire team to work concurrently on the same business process model and our reporting capability includes several HTML web-ready reports including publishing to the web.

Consulting and Training

No Magic offers a full range of consulting and training for business process modeling, plus business analysis best-practices mentoring. We assist clients in:

  • Aligning your solution with business strategies and industry best-practices using Cameo Business Modeler and BPMN
  • Modeling consulting: one-on-one or project-wide support for business modeling and analysis
  • Cameo Business Modeler Best Practices – applying practical methods for achieving optimal results
  • Software Development Mentoring/Coaching
  • Custom Development services for model migration from other vendors
  • Solution customization designed to meet your company needs (e.g., custom validation rules)

Execute business process modeling using the BPMN 2.0 standard:

  • Quickly create process, collaboration and choreography diagrams
  • Create business data and organization structure diagrams
  • Develop business data and resource roles descriptions in convenient tabular form
  • Utilize the resource usage matrix for convenient resource roles assignment to activities
  • Develop networking, content, free-form and user interface modeling diagrams
  • Export business process diagrams to XPDL 2.2 and BPMN2 XML
  • Import business processes from XPDL 2.0, XPDL 2.1 and XPDL 2.2
  • Publish business process descriptions directly to the web
  • Empower customizable Word and PowerPoint reports
  • Integrate business process models with UML and other standards
  • Collaborate in team via Cameo Teamwork Server
  • Link business process models to Cameo Requirements+ to manage requirements
  • Complete documentation and business modeling samples included

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BPMN 2.0 in Cameo Business Modeler

BPMN is a standard for Business Process Modeling and Notation. Standard was developed by Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI) and currently is maintained by OMG.

  • BPMN was developed by members of the BPMI and OMG with help from industry and government domain experts.
  • BPMN is not an Architectural Framework
  • BPMN is not a methodology or a process

No Magic's involvement in BPMN is substantial.

  • No Magic is voting for the architecture of BPMN
  • No Magic co-chairs UML Profile for BPMN in OMG

Understanding BPMN 2.0 Diagrams

BPMN 2.0 Standard has three major parts:

  • Process - Shows the business process, events, and messages
  • Collaboration - Describes how the process is implemented between collaborators. Also can display details of the conversations between participants
  • Choreography - View of the messages/information flow between participants

Process Diagrams

A process describes a sequence or flow of activities in an organization showing how the business works. The diagram shows activities and events/data that trigger or feed business activities. These are sometimes called private processes as they are usually from the point of view of internal process. These diagrams are similar to UML’s Activity diagrams with a much richer set of default message types and business process style of notation.

2 bpmn process diagram

Collaboration Diagrams

Collaboration depicts the interactions between two or more business entities. Collaboration diagrams depict a global point of view. These diagrams show interactions between participants in general. These diagrams are similar to UML’s Activity diagrams with swim lanes with a much richer set of default message types and business process style of notation.

BPMN Collaboration Diagram

Choreography Diagrams

Choreography formalizes the way business participants coordinate their interactions. The focus is on the exchange of information and definition of the messages between participants. Choreography is a new diagram for BPMN added in the 2.0 specification. It consists of the following new concepts:

  • Choreography Task - A task that defines a set of participants that exchange messages to complete a task. These are connected to each other and to events that trigger or are generated by the task and other BPMN symbols as needed
  • Multiple Participants Marker - Applied to one or both of the Choreography Task participant identifiers to show there’s a set of participants of the same kind
  • A SubChoreography - This is a plus symbol annotating the SubChoreography showing that it contains a refined choreography with several Interactions
  • Expanded SubChoreography - Looks like a big SubChoreography showing the detail interactions in the diagram’s bounding box. The diagram is a detail of interactions (Message Exchange) between participants.

BPMN Choreography Diagram

Collaboration Diagrams with Conversations

Collaboration diagram can also show distinct conversations between collaborating participants in a domain.

The diagram adds additional symbol types and links:

  • Communication - Defines a set of logically related message exchanges. When marked with a plus symbol it indicates a sub-conversation, a compound conversation element.
  • Pool - Represents participants in the conversation.
  • Conversation Link - Connects communications and participants.

BPMN Conversation Diagram

Cameo Business Modeler product family consists of:

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Cameo Business Modeler Analyst – a standalone product that provides BPMN 2.0 modeling capabilities without UML support for an exceptionally great price.

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cameo-business-modeler-plugin Cameo Business Modeler Plugin – a plugin for MagicDraw modeling platform that offers MagicDraw users BPMN 2.0 modeling with orchestration, business model integration with UML, and XPDL (XML Process Definition Language) support.
Capability CBM Analyst Edition CBM Architect Edition CBM Plugin for MagicDraw
BPMN 2.0 Support
BPMN Process Diagram icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
BPMN Collaboration Diagram icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
BPMN Choreography Diagram icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
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BPMN model integration with other standards (UML, SoaML, SysML, UPDM, TOGAF) icon minus 18px icon minus 18px icon plus 18px
Other diagrams
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Business Data modeling icon minus 18px
(Business Data Diagram)
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(Business Data Diagram)
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(UML Class Diagram)
Organization Structure Diagram icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Content Diagram icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Free Form diagram allows drawing different geometrical shapes. Diagram also includes shapes for drawing business flowcharts. icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
User Interface Modeling to build prototypes of user interfaces and export them as images or create browsable reports for presentation. icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
The Networking Diagram allows modeling visually the topology of the network. icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Model Analysis
BPMN Elements description and creation in predefined tables. icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Resource Usage Matrix allows reviewing/editing resource roles assignments to activities icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Generic Table allows reviewing specifications of any model elements in a tabular form, creating a new element of a selected type, and modifying element's information. icon minus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
The Dependency Matrix allows you to visualize relationships of a large system in a compact way. icon minus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Relation Map diagram enables rapidly reviewing and analyzing relations between the elements of the whole model. icon minus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Validation checks model for correctness and completeness, displays errors in the model and suggests solutions. The Active validation allows this functionality instantly. icon minus 18px
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(create capability)
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Team Collaboration
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Model decomposition icon minus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Model differencing icon minus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Model publishing and document reports icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
Data migration to other CBM/MagicDraw editions icon plus 18px icon plus 18px icon plus 18px
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CPU Pentium™ 4, 1.6 GHz or higher Core™ 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz or higher Core™ i5, 4.0 GHz or higher
RAM 1 GB 3 GB 8 GB
Disk space 500 MB or more depending on used plugins
Video mode 800*600 @ 64k colors 1280*1024 @ 64k colors 1280*1024 @ 64k colors
Operating Systems Windows XP SP 3, Mac OS X Lion, or Linux that runs with recommended Java Windows 7/8, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, or Linux that runs with recommended Java Windows 7/8, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, or Linux that runs with recommended Java
Java 32 bit 64 bit 64 bit
JAVA_ARGS parameter If 32 bit Java used JAVA_ARGS=-Xmx800M JAVA_ARGS=-Xmx1400M
If 64 bit Java used JAVA_ARGS=-Xmx800M JAVA_ARGS=-Xmx2000M
Business modeling with Cameo Business Modeler *NEW* The purpose of this demo is to show how to define business data (vocabulary), define organization structure, model business processes, and relate activities to roles from the organizational structure. 12:00 8.19
BPMN 2.0 basics with Cameo Business Modeler This demo presents Cameo Business Modeler plugin for MagicDraw, introduces business modeler user perspective, and shows basics of modeling in BPMN 2.0. The demo shows how to create all three of the BPMN 2.0 diagrams: Process Diagram, Collaboration Diagram and Choreography diagram. 13:00 12.3

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