A business process is defined as a unit of internal behaviour or collection of causally-related units of internal behaviour intended to produce a defined set of products and services.

A business process describes the internal behaviour performed by a business role that is required to produce a set of products and services. For a consumer the required behaviour is not of interest so a process is designated "internal".

The name of a business process should preferably be or contain a verb in the simple present tense.

Category: Business Layer and Behaviour aspect

Examples: Receive request, Register, Pay, Create contract, Sign agreement.

Typical Relationships:

  • Triggering - business process, business event, business function, business interaction
  • Access - business object
  • Assignment - business role, business collaboration, application component

Source: Archi - The Free ArchiMate Modelling Tool - Hint for the model element.