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Outline integral business processes with a BPMN diagram

Whether you’re designing a new workflow or revamping an existing system, FigJam templates help you find purpose with each step and consistently move toward your goal.

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BPMN diagram

Invite your team to go with the project flow when you use our free interactive template to model your methods.

Chart a common course through a sea of opportunity

Collaborate and communicate easily when you have a shared visual map of important business processes.

Encourage collaboration across teams: Depict business processes in a standardized graphic language so project managers, business analysts, and other stakeholders have a mutual understanding.

Understand the big picture: Visualize business processes from start to finish for an accurate assessment of a project’s scope.

Create an easy-to-read model: Create a simple representation of complex business processes that can act as a starting point for discussions about group goals and improved efficiencies.

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Take aim together

Discuss key benchmarks in our shared workspaces, draw arrows in all the right directions with open canvas designs, and jot down detailed notes with convenient chat functionality. Point your collaborators in the direction of progress with FigJam’s intuitive, editable BPMN process diagram online template.

Take off with confidence, course correct with ease

Design a business process the entire group supports with our BPMN model. Continue refining your system and uncovering new opportunities with Community-built templates.


A Business Process Modeling Notation (or BPMN) diagram depicts the many steps in a business process in the form of a flow chart. Business professionals and stakeholders typically use the BPMN model to provide a high-level, at-a-glance understanding of important company processes using standardized notation that most collaborators will understand intuitively.

The possibilities are endless when you open a business process diagram template. But to streamline your thinking, there are a few things you’ll likely want to do:

- Understand the ins and outs of your process’s scope to pinpoint what you should be focusing on.

- Map your current system to identify existing inefficiencies, then identify benchmarks that you’d like to work toward.

- Plot out the necessary steps leading to those benchmarks. Create different versions as needed to accurately depict the process for each department, customer type, or stakeholder.

- Add directional arrows and other notations such as events, swimlanes, and artifacts to accurately depict the nuances of your newly mapped business process model diagram.

A business process modeling diagram includes various standard symbols that communicate information about the process. Start by using the following shapes in your model:

Circle – This represents key steps in the BPMN that start, modify, or end the process.

Rectangle – This shows the activities or tasks that make up your system.

Diamond – Use diamonds to depict gateways, which are points of decision in your process that lead to multiple paths.

Solid arrows – These illustrate how one activity leads to another.

Dotted arrows – These show the flow of information in your system.

Swimlanes – Each participant in the process has their own swimlane. When certain activities fall under the responsibilities of an individual, situate the activity in that person’s specific lane.

Ready to visualize your own business processes? Begin with our business process model template, complete with all the symbols you need. Our online BPMN is easy to personalize and edit, evolving to fit your needs as your process changes over time.

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