Creating process cost analysis reports

Note

This feature is available in the Enterprise Edition.

The process cost analysis allows computing costs that arise in a process. It shows 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).
The menu entry for exporting a process cost analysis

The menu entry for exporting a process cost analysis

  • The Quantitative analysis dialog opens. At first, you can adjust the diagram selection:
Select the diagrams for the report.

Select the diagrams for the report.

  • Click Next.
  • It is now possible to set the analysis options:
Set the options for the report.

Set 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 or the element Additional participant was used (BPMN) or n 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).
In- or exclude resource consumption information in the report.

In- or exclude resource consumption information in the report.

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

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:
In case the diagram's syntax is not valid, an error is displayed.

In case the diagram’s syntax is not valid, an error is displayed.

If there are no errors, an XLS file will be generated. Open it e.g. with Microsoft Excel®. 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. Also, an additional tab will be created as a front page that shows the data for the processes.