What is BPMN?

The Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is the de-facto standard for business process modeling. It is an industry standard released by the Object Management Group (OMG) and supported by a wide range of vendors and consultants. The current version BPMN 2.0 allows you to define activities, control flow, data flow, organizational dependencies and system dependencies of business processes.

Signavio Process Manager supports BPMN 2.0 in full, including all modeling constructs and attributes. The syntax rules of BPMN are enforced by the Editor. Signavio is committed to BPMN, was and remains involved in the standardization process and, promotes BPMN in industry and academia.

BPMN elements

If you are interested in more details about BPMN, take a look at our BPMN element overview at https://www.signavio.com/bpmn-introductory-guide/.


Signavio Process Editor Manager the custom elements IT system and additional participant. These elements are extensions of the BPMN standard and as such standard-compliant. Many of our customers find these additional elements a convenient alternative to pools and lanes to model humans or systems involved in particular aspects of a business process. If desired, you can deactivate these elements, so your user can only create elements the BPMN standard supports by default.