Business Process Modeling Notation

Streamline business processes with BPMN

Document, refine, and communicate across teams at all levels using Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), the standard for business process modeling.

Be organized, efficient, and on the ball. Create BPMN process diagrams anyone can understand. Get the latest Visio apps and 2 GB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage with Visio Plan 2, our most powerful diagramming suite yet.

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Boost efficiency with reliable, standardized BPMN software

Choose from premade templates and hundreds of shapes and connectors that comply with BPMN 2.0 standards. Validate your diagram against those standards in a single step.

Build a BPMN diagram automatically with Excel

Easily transform many Excel process tables or other spreadsheets into a BPMN diagram with Visio. Sync your data and your diagram. Update the data and the diagram will update, too.

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Create diagrams with the right amount of detail for any audience

Make an intuitive BPMN diagram that represents a top-level view of a process. Easily break it down into sub-processes, linked from shapes in the original diagram, to share with different stakeholders.

Improve coordination and collaboration

Share and edit easily from any browser. Coauthor* and leave comments on BPMN diagram drafts inside Visio. Split up the workload and merge all changes into a master file.

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Automate business workflows

Save time and resources using workflow automation. With Visio Plan 2, you can export BPMN diagrams into Microsoft Flow. Learn more here.

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Best practices

Read the beginner’s guide to using BPMN in your day-to-day business.

Office support

Learn to create BPMN-compliant business processes in Visio.

Do more with Visio

Integrate your BPMN diagrams into Power BI for more business insights.

* To work on a drawing at the same time, all authors on Windows need Visio Plan 2 and must be using the Visio desktop app.