Process Summary of Creating a Business Process Model in the GPM

There are seven stages in the process of creating a business process model using the Graphical Process Modeler.

The following table lists the stages in the process of creating a business process model using the GPM. The table provides links to additional information.

This process assumes that you have completed the planning steps described in Business Process Model Planning StagesBusiness Process Model Planning Stages and reviewed Business Process Modeling Best Practices.

Stage Description For details, see:
1. Create the business process, including the appropriate service configurations.
  • If an existing service configuration meets your business needs for the process, use that service configuration.
  • If no existing service configuration meets your business needs, create a new service configuration or determine whether you can edit an existing configuration to make it more generic for reuse.
Note: To avoid negatively affecting your other business processes, do not edit an existing service configuration until you understand its impact on your other business processes.
2. Configure the process to call subprocesses, if needed.
3. Add subflows, if needed.
4. Configure any required and optional parameters for services and adapters in your process, such as metadata and message data.
5. Assign rules and conditions to decision points, if needed.
6. Configure services to enhance monitoring and tracking capabilities, if needed.
7. Validate and save the business process model.

For information, see Business Process Model ValidationBusiness Process Model Validation.

In Sterling B2B Integrator interface, this step is included in two larger processes:

In the GPM, you can validate a process model during the creation process or at any later time.