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ARIS (Architecture of Integrated Information Systems) is an approach to enterprise modeling. It offers methods for analyzing processes and taking a holistic view of process design, management, work flow, and application processing. The ARIS approach provides a generic methodological framework and a business process modeling tool.
ARIS uses a modeling language known as event-driven process chains (EPC), which is an important aspect of the ARIS-model. EPC is central to ARIS and connects all other views, as well as describing the dynamics of the business process.
ARIS varies four main perspectives of techniques (see image):
It differs from swim lane in that it is process-oriented whilst swim lanes are function-oriented. On the other hand, based on the conceptual description, ARIS can model and structure Business Process Models.
Furthermore, ARIS has been developed to implement business models in information systems.
As one of the Enterprise Modeling methods, ARIS provides four different aspects of applications:
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