A set of interacting activities that produce products or services.
A series of business steps by a person or system that are started by a business event. (e.g. ordering process, shipping process, invoicing process).
An event-driven, end-to-end processing path that starts with a customer request and ends with a result for the customer. Business processes often cross departmental and even organizational boundaries.
A collection of activities that takes one or more kinds of input and creates an output that is of value to the customer.
a component of a business that models a process performed by the business.
any activity that is vital to delivering goods and services to customers quickly or that promotes high quality or low costs. p. 486
A specified sequence of steps required to complete a task, such as completing a contract. A business process can be performed manually or through the use of a workflow rule.
The total set of activities needed to produce a result perceived and measurable value to an individual customer of a business
A collection of related, structured activities--a chain of events--that produce a specific service or product for a particular customer or customers. [GAO] Business process reengineering (BPR), in government, is a systematic disciplined improvement approach that critically examines, rethinks, and redesigns mission-delivery processes and subprocesses within a process management approach. In a political environment, the approach achieves radical mission performance gains in meeting customer and stakeholder needs and expectations. [GAO
a collection of activities designed to produce a specific output for a particular customer or market
a collection of activities that take one or more kind of inputs and create an output
a group of activities undertaken by a company to create goods and services that a customer values
a high level process that consists of several service activities
a logically related set of workflows, worksteps, and tasks that provide a product or service to customers
an aggregation of operations performed by people and software systems containing the information used in the process, along with the applicable business rules
a recurring procedure in an organisation to achieve a goal
a recurring sequence of activities following a more or less rigid pattern of rules
a sequence of actions or operations necessary to perform a task associated with the daily activities of a business
a sequence of business activities that aims at a certain result
a sequence of functions that are executed by organizational units, according to appropriate process logic, using the necessary data
a series of actions or operations bounded by a common business purpose
a series of activities within the organization that produces a product, service or business deliverable of value
a series of acts or steps transforming inputs from suppliers into desired outputs for customers, whether they are internal or external customers
a series of business functions within defined boundaries
a series of documented activities organized to achieve a specific business objective
a series of (often asynchronous) steps that together complete a business task or function
a series of specific, measured tasks performed by people and systems and designed to achieve a predetermined outc
a set of activities or tasks which are performed in sequence or in parallel to accomplish a specific goal
a set of activities that are performed continuously and produce one or more major outputs
a set of activities that uses resources to transform inputs to outputs
a set of coordinated tasks and activities, conducted by both people and equipment, that will lead to accomplishing a specific organizational goal
a set of tasks that can cross organizational boundaries to achieve a defined business outcome for a known customer
a standardized set of activities that accomplishes a specific task, such as processing a customer's order
a transform that accepts specific inputs and produces specific outputs
a type of process designed to achieve a particular business objective
a well-defined set of tasks that must be performed by users or software systems according to well-defined rules about who can perform a task, and when it should be performed
a well-ordered sequence of operations, just like an application
An activity or set of activities that are part of a service either to a citizen or to another organisational unit within or outside the particular Public Administration.
Means a sequence of defined steps necessary to achieve a business objective. Business objectives can include any business operation, including product design, marketing, sales, finance, accounting, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain management, customer relationship management and other special business relationships.
Each division at U of T has established rules and guidelines referred to as the business process. For example, how a division assigns academic standing to a student is determined by that division's business process (its rules).
A process in the context of business organizational structure and policy for the purpose of achieving clear business objectives. [Source: Workflow Management Coalition
Any set of activities performed by a business that is initiated by an event, transforms information, materials or business commitments, and produces an output.
A real-life business process is represented as process definition in the COSA Process Designer. During run time, users can derive an arbitrary number of process instances from this process definition in the COSA Worklist Handler. These process instances represent the actual, concrete business processes.
A group of business activities undertaken by an organization in pursuit of a common goal. Typical business processes include receiving orders, marketing services, selling products, delivering services, distributing products, invoicing for services, accounting for money received. A business process usually depends upon several business functions for support, e.g., IT, personnel, and accommodation. A business process rarely operates in isolation, i.e., other business processes will depend on it and it will depend on other processes.
Business Process is a set of activities that are accomplished in operating business practices to achieve a business goal. A Business Process might be either an intra-organizational process or a collaborative business process conducted by two or more parties. A collaborative process can occur across domains of control. Return to alphabetic index at the top of the page
A process is a structured, measured set of activities designed to produce a specified output for a particular customer or market. It implies a strong emphasis on how work is done within an organization. (Davenport, Harvard Business Review, 1993). Business processes have customers and in most cases (but not always) cross organizational boundaries.
The complete response that a business makes to an event. A business process entails the execution of a sequence of one or more process steps. It has a clearly defined deliverable or outcome. A Business Process is defined by the business event that triggers the process, the inputs and outputs, all the operational steps required to produce the output, the sequential relationship between the process steps, the business decisions that are part of the event response, and the flow of material and/or information between process steps.
A set of logically related tasks performed to achieve a defined business outcome.
collection of related structural activities that produce something of value to an organization, its stakeholders or its customers. For example, the process by which an organization realizes its services to its customers.
business process contingency plan
A business process is the action taken to respond to particular events, convert inputs into outputs, and produce particular results. Business processes are what the enterprise must do to conduct its business successfully.
A collection of activities that work together to produce a defined set of products and services. All business processes in an enterprise exist to fulfill the mission of the enterprise. Business processes must be related in some way to mission objectives.
Also process. A related set of activities that when correctly performed satisfy some business goal. A process orchestrates or coordinates a series of activities needed to satisfy some business goal. A business process controls the step-by-step actions of executing some work, moving the system from one state to another. At each step it may perform a business operation.
A business process is a set of linked activities that create value by transforming an input into a more valuable output. Both input and output can be artifacts and/or information and the transformation can be performed by human actors, machines, or both.