Hi All,


I wonder if any of you can help me. In our EPC's there are certain data objects that we need to be able to declare as being at different states.


My initial thoguhts to do this would be to assign the technical term (what I'm usign to denot the data item) to the appropriate model. In this case that model would be a UML Statechart diagram or an Event diagram. My EPC would then display the one of the states displayed in the state diagram to denote the current state of that technical term. Unfortunately, ARIS does not allow linking to these types of models from a technical term.


Can someone tell me how this can be modeled?


Any help would be greately appreciated.





by Keith Lecointe Author
Posted on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 00:38

Hi All,


Really? Has no-one used state diagrams in ARIS? Is this a unique problem I have encountered? I'd really appreciate some input here. At the moment it looks like I'll have to rely on plain text information to show what state a data object is in which is not ideal.


Is there a specific ARIS module that I need?


All comments are welcome





by Ivo Velitchkov
Posted on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 06:23


You can have the states in FADs assigned to Functions. There you can link Data Object with Event with 'has state' connections. That type of connection is allowed in EPCs as well but in most cases the events you have there would be more generic and even when not, maintaing 'has statel links in EPC will lead to clutter.

Of course, you would prefer to have in one place all states your data object might be in and the possible transitions. And yes, not being allowed to assign Event Diagram or UML StateChart to a Technical Term (or Cluster/Data Model) is frustrating. But then assignment is just one way, albait the most convenient, for navigation. Using Occurences Tab is a valid option as well. It is two clicks more but until ARIS methods are made more open for the user, that's a working solution.

by Keith Lecointe Author
Posted on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 22:09

Hi Ivo,

Thanks for the advice. We have decided to do what you propose in your latter option; we have assigned the technical term to a Quick Model. The Quick Modl represents our library of state diagram objects which in turn are assigned to the appropriate UML Statechart diagram.

The business is happy to view things in this way. Thanks for the help.




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