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Towards the Implementation of a Software Platform Based on BPMN and TDABC for Strategic Management

  • Erik Sigcha
  • Villie Morocho
  • Lorena Siguenza-GuzmanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 895)

Abstract

The strategic management of resources and processes has become a key element to enable industries to achieve their goals of minimising costs and maximising profits. Business Process Management (BPM) and Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (TDABC) are two important tools that allow business managers to identify both activities performed and resources used within a company. Therefore, taking advantage of the integration of these tools may result in a deeper analysis of the state of a company.

This paper presents the development of a platform for integrating Business Process Management Notation (BPMN), to represent and store process flows, and TDABC, to obtain an estimation of their associated costs. To achieve this aim, the study reviews some methodologies used for modelling costing-oriented processes and for estimating process costs. The resulting software is a tool to support the first three phases of the BPM lifecycle, i.e., process identification, discovery and analysis, and the TDABC calculations.

Keywords

BPMN TDABC Strategic management Management Costs 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is part of the research project “Modelo de Gestión para la Optimización de Procesos y Costos en la Industria de Ensamblaje” supported by the Research Department of the University of Cuenca (DIUC). The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions and feedback provided by the IMAGINE Project team. In particular, special thanks to Eliezer Colina for reviewing the last draft of this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Sciences, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of CuencaCuencaEcuador

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