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Signavio: An absolute tool to integrate with SAP Solution Manager

After knowing the views of @Tony de Thomasis (lecturer @bco6181) on integration of Signavio with SAP Solution Manager. I started searching and learning in detail about integration of Signavio with SAP Solution Manager. As a result of which, I found this useful information for the users who are interested to integrate Signavio with SAP solution Manager.

An innovative technology of Signavio makes the Business process modelling very efficient and easy. As we know a different range of products for effective business process management is provided by Signavio such as Signavio workflow, Signavio process editor and Signavio Decision manager. Recently, Company launched a Signavio’s free of charge “Solution Manager Edition” that allow users to optimized for business-oriented process modelling with tight integration into the SAP Solution Manager. At the same time, SAP Solution manager is also a great tool for documenting the IT view of different business processes. Solution manager 7.1 is the recent version of SAP solution manager for the implementation and operations of enterprise applications. I think it is a huge advantage and it is quite impressive that Signavio offers a complete BPMN 2.0 compliant modelling tool which can be integrate with SAP solution manager that facilitate users to rapidly convert the hierarchical IT view of SAP business processes in to an instinctive graphical model.

Moreover, I also want to add that all modelling languages are entirely supported by Signavio that is from BPMN 2.0 to Event driven process chain (EPC). The integration between application management solution i.e. SAP solution manager and Signavio allow an enhanced collaboration between business and IT. You can easily connect your SAP solution manager with Signavio with the help of a predefined interface to improve the communication between business departments and IT. The only thing you need is a collaborative and business-user friendly environment which can efficiently integrates with SAP solution manager.

The following section explain the steps and structure created on Signavio side while transferring content from SAP solution manager into Signavio for business focused editing:

  • The project level of the solution manager is mapped to a separate folder in ‘Signavio Plus’ that contains a value chain diagram comprising of business scenarios which are named by project’s name.

       Go to New Folder in the Signavio Explorer, Type the name of your project and click ok.

Every business process results in a BPMN 2.0 diagram contained in the suitable scenario folder. All detailed content  such as transaction codes, structure attributes and logical component is attached with the BPMN 2.0 task.

  • In order to load the content from SAP solution manager into Signavio. Open the import/Export configuration dialog.

       Select Import/Export — Import from SAP Solution Manager.

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      Image Source: Signavio

  • The pop-up window shows all projects available on the SAP solution manager.

       Select the specific project and click next.

The next window displays the whole structure of the specific project in SAP solution manager. It also offers the option to narrow the import action down. Each checked box will be considered for the import that offers the possibility to limit the import to single business processes and to select it from different business scenarios. The search box offers the filter options and the status line left to the search box describes the current selection.

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   Image Source: Signavio

  • Click on Import Project

After successfully importing the data from SAP solution manager to Signavio, the project folder in Signavio includes the value chain diagram and each element in that value chain diagram links to the connected scenario value chain diagram. For example, the following imported business process Cash management shows as BPMN 2.0 diagram and the scenario describing the value chain diagram Financial processes in ERP.

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Image Source: Signavio

The following image shows the export of datasets from Signavio to SAP Solution Manager:

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Image Source: Signavio

The following benefits can be achieved by integrating the Signavio with SAP Solution Manager

  • It may benefit SAP customers from the signavio process editor in SAP-led SAP MaxAttention projects.
  • Reference models based on BPMN 2.0 can be customized according to individual customer needs in SAP solution manager.
  • Transactions and process models can be transferred in both direction.
  • The connector for integrating both tools is available for on-premise-service as well as Software-as-a-service.

Special Thanks to:

Tony De Thomasis  , @Tony De Thomasis SAP Mentor and Lecturer (@BCO6181)

Paul Hawking , @Paul Hawking Associate Professor (@Victoria University)

For sharing their valuable insight and helping me to gain in-depth knowledge of the SAP world.

Inspired By:

Nash Gajic Nash Gajic, @Nash Gajic

Timo Elliott Timo ELLIOTT, @Timo Elliott

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      Author's profile photo Esteban Hartzstein
      Esteban Hartzstein

      Hello Sunny,

      I wonder if you were able to take a look at Signavio regarding the integration with the newest Solution Manager 7.2.  I wonder whether Signavio is still a good alternative, since we have already BPMN editor included the new Solman.

      I appreciate your comments on this area.


      Esteban Hartzstein

      Author's profile photo Philippe BOULICAUT
      Philippe BOULICAUT

      How does Signavio integrates with SAP CLoud ALM ?