Converting EPC diagrams to BPMN 2.0

Signavio Process Manager allows you to automatically convert Event-driven Process Chains (EPCs) to BPMN 2.0 diagrams.

To convert one or multiple diagrams, open the Signavio Explorer, select the corresponding diagram(s) and go to Edit - Migrate EPC to BPMN 2.0:

Now, you can decide whether to convert Position/Roles and Organizations to BPMN 2.0 Pools and Lanes. The system handles the assignment to Pools/Lanes via the custom Relation attribute Responsibility. To properly assign a function to a Positions/Role or Organization, you need to set the corresponding attribute value to responsible:

Specify the responsibility type.

The system will create empty Pools/Lanes for all Positions/Roles and Organizations that lack a corresponding responsibility assignment.

If you don't activate the corresponding checkbox, the system will convert Position/Roles and Organizations to the Signavio-specific BPMN extension Additional Participant instead.

Click Migrate to proceed:

Configure the converter and start the conversion.

EPC and BPMN 2.0 are not entirely congruent notations. The following EPC elements cannot clearly be mapped to BPMN 2.0 elements and are ignored by the converter:

  • Letter
  • Email
  • Fax
  • Phone
  • Entity
  • Form
  • Resource

If you use these elements in your EPC diagrams, we strongly recommend you to review and edit the generated BPMN 2.0 diagrams after the conversion.