05630069 is referenced by 178 patents and cites 7 patents.

The invention is a method and system which provides consultants, business process analysts, and application developers with a unified tool with which to conduct business process analysis, design, and documentation. The invention may be implemented using a software system which has two functional sets. One is a set of graphical tools that can be used by a developer or business analyst to map out business processes. The second is a set of tools that can be used to document and specify in detail the attributes of each workflow definition, including roles, timing, conditions of satisfaction, forms, and links required to complete a business process definition. The invention utilizes fundamental concept of workflow analysis that any business process can be interpreted as a sequence of basic transactions called workflows.

Title
Method and apparatus for creating workflow maps of business processes
Application Number
8/5236
Publication Number
5630069
Application Date
January 15, 1993
Publication Date
May 13, 1997
Inventor
Robert P Dunham
Pleasanton
CA, US
Terry A Winogard
Stanford
CA, US
Juan L Saldivar
Mexico City
MX
Bart A Macleod
Alameda
CA, US
John A McAfee
Kensington
CA, US
Russell G Redenbaugh
Philadelphia
PA, US
Thomas E White
Monte Sereno
CA, US
Jaime G Vasquez
Alameda
CA, US
Raul Medina Mora Icaza
Mexico City
MX
Rodrigo F Flores
Berkeley
CA, US
Pablo A Flores
Alameda
CA, US
Chauncey F Bell III
Alameda
CA, US
Fernando Flores
Berkeley
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Action Technologies
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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