Organizational unit

From EPC Standard

Organizational unit
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In the extended EPC, additional resources like an organizational unit are introduced. Organizational units may be differentiated into post, role or person. [1] An organizational unit is connected to a function by an organizational flow connector, a straight line without arrow. [2], [3], [4] Every function is associated with one or more organizational units and every organizational unit is involved in one or more functions. [5]


An organizational unit is connected to a function for different reasons: The organizational unit executes the function, contributes to the function, must be informed about the result of the function or has a consulting role in the function. [1], [2], [5]

Relation type

An organizational unit is connected to a function by an organizational flow connector. [2]


  • [*1] R. Klein, F. Kupsch, and A. Scheer, “Modellierung inter-organisationaler Prozesse mit Ereignisgesteuerten Prozessketten,” Inst. für Wirtschaftsinformatik, no. November, 2004.
  • [*2] B. Korherr and B. List, “A UML 2 Profile for Event Driven Process Chains *,” vol. 205, pp. 161–172, 2006.
  • [*3] Rump, “Geschäftsprozessmanagement mit EPK.” 1999.
  • [*4] J. L. Staud, Geschäftsprozessanalyse. 2006.
  • [*5] F. Gottschalk, “My own process : Providing dedicated views on EPCs,” no. December, pp. 8–9, 2005.
  • [*6] L. Rosa, H. M. Arthur, M. La, and M. Dumas, Configurable Multi-Perspective Business Process Models. 2010.