I am setting up models/objects/connections to fully support the RACI chart in ARIS Connect; and I want to make sure I am using the correct Role-to-Activity connection to represent Accountable.  I can probably figure this out by trial and error, but it would be a lot quicker if someone can tell me!  :-)

What is the connection type, to be used in EPC models, between Role/Organizational Unit/Position objects and Activities, that is shown as "A" in the standard/default RACI chart in ARIS Connect?

thanks in advance




by M. Zschuckelt
Posted on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 17:48

"decides on"

by Alexander Cherednichenko
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Posted on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 09:33

In reply to by M. Zschuckelt

It seems it was 'accepts', not 'decided on'. 

In ARIS Cloud 'accepts' automatically renamed into 'accountable'

by John Bertolet Author
Posted on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 19:12

thank you M . . . and we can rename that to "Accountable" so it will be intuitive to the designers when they create the connection.  I did a quick test and confirm this works.

I see there are two "decides on" connections in the method; type number 323 and 232.  Apparently they are used for connections between different symbols; other than that, I do not understand why there are two.  These BOTH will work with the RACI chart in Connect, so we need to enable both and use whichever is available for the objects/symbols we are connecting, correct?


by M. Zschuckelt
Posted on Thu, 12/09/2021 - 08:54

In reply to by John.Bertolet

Yes, that would be my recommendation. Often there are homonym connection types when in some language the relationship between two object types requires a different term though in English it may be the same term. This way you are safe if one day you want to integrate users from other regions in their language.


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