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Author's profile photo Daniela Fabbrin

5 reasons to break away from the traditionally structured BPMN with Navigation Maps

When we are discussing the topic of process modeling, it is safe to say that Business Process Modeling Notations typically do not provide the level of abstraction required to create an overview of your process landscape.  

Navigation Maps is a feature that works like a blank canvas, onto which you can upload your own custom designs and present an overarching view of all your processes in an attractive way, with links, and without any restrictions on graphical look and feel.  


(Example of a Navigation Map – Company on a Page)


We believe that process design and consumption should be an accessible and intuitive process for everyone and that’s why we’ve designed Navigation Maps to be user-friendly and flexible.  

If you’re still unsure about enabling Navigation Maps in your organization, here are the top 5 benefits to give you one last final push: 

1. Promote better understanding 

Offering a user-friendly entrance into the SAP Signavio Collaboration Hub that sets apart from the traditional structured (formal semantics-oriented) approach of business process modelling enables faster and better understanding throughout your whole organization. 

2. Visualize journeys in a unique way 

Designing your own customer and user journeys ensures they represent your process landscape in a unique and insightful story. 

3. Ensure brand compliance 

Bring your process landscape to life by creating unique user flows that are always aligned to your brand and organizational needs. 

4. Accelerate content discovery 

Help business users quickly and easily find process content relevant to them and their work by enabling a straightforward entrance into the SAP Signavio Collaboration Hub. 

5. Increase usage buy in 

Enable all users, from analysts to process owners, to understand and quickly use all processes in your company by offering a user-friendly experience. 



(Example of a Navigation Map – Product Journey)


In short, Navigation Maps can add value by allowing you to visualize the user journey in a personalized and unique way, increasing buy-in, engagement and promoting a better understanding of your process landscape and process performance for your entire organization.   


Want to start your own Navigation Map? Here’s how:

To access the Navigation Maps feature from SAP Signavio Process Manager, click on the top left New button and select ‘Navigation map’ from the dropdown menu.  

From the SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub (SAP Signavio Process Manager license needed to be able to view), click on the ‘Create button and select ‘Navigation Map’ from the dropdown menu. 

Please feel free to share you questions around the release or feedback in the comments with us.

You can also reach out to us via the SAP Signavio Community. 

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      Author's profile photo Ahmad Amr
      Ahmad Amr

      The SVG file size limit is making it very difficult to produce navigation maps that align with the brand identity of the company (for the look and feel).

      Is there any intention to extend it?

      Author's profile photo Daniela Fabbrin
      Daniela Fabbrin
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Ahmad,

      Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. At the moment, we are gathering feedback on the SVG file size limit and as soon as possible, we will include this improvement in our planning.

      Author's profile photo Daniel Lerch
      Daniel Lerch

      i would like to see how the secound map was created. Did you add three circels and on rectangle to create the main structure? Or was the complete main structure with the outer lane created in an other programm, exported as an svg and than imported as one shape?


      Overall, i like this idea and also the flexibility of navigations maps. It looks fresh, new and is better to read/understand than the traditional way.