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Polaris BSM is a collaboration tool for business process modeling. The software offers a sophisticated combination of the elements of the value stream methodology with the approach of BPMN. The approaches of LEAN management meet the symbolism of BPMN.

Based on Polaris BSM, you can now display and analyze your business processes in a collaboration diagram. Enjoy full transparency and work collaboratively with your colleagues regardless of location.

Application data is managed in Polaris BSM a secure, scalable cloud platform, protected by modern access and identity control infrastructures.





Perform advanced planning & scheduling to optimize resource utilization. Use Line Balancing in your daily planning to enhance the sequence via multi-criteria optimization. Control Center Construct your digital production by building the PPR model (Products, Processes, and Resources). Increase your understanding and transparency by creating a digital twin of your production. Designer Anticipate bottlenecks and compare different production scenarios to improve your value chain. Simulate your whole production in advance by generating network plans. Simulator Continuously improve your processes by analyzing the data and key figures from the other modules. Evaluate management-relevant data and save time with predefined reports. Analyzer Increase the performance of your production by integrating all the teams into the value creation process. Control your production efficiency through feedback from the shop floor in real-time. Operator Map and design your value stream easily. Collaborate with your team regardless of place, engage with the processes, calculate KPIs in real-time, and map your value stream digitally instead brown paper mapping. Polaris VSM With BSM you model your business processes collaboratively and independent of location. You represent your processes in a swimlane diagram. You compare calculated indicators with each other and enjoy full flexibility in process modeling. Polaris BSM


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With pools and lanes you always stay on track!


Group your process steps as activities in the course with the modeling concept of pools and lanes (swimlanes). Pools act as containers for lanes. Organize the detailed sequence flow of your activities with lanes. They act as containers for activities, events, and gateways for even better analysis.

Want to set a focus? To help you focus on the relevant sequence flows, you have the option to hide a pool of all elements or individual lanes.

Also, bring the data flow into focus using the advanced data lanes and enjoy full flexibility in process modeling by providing the data flow via information systems.




Process mapping

Sequence flow



A pool is a graphical representation of an organizational domain that
represents a collaboration of business processes. The pool also serves as a "swimlane" and as a graphical container for delineating a group of activities from other pools. You can use it flexibly according to your requirements, for example for departments or externally involved actors.


With lanes you can map a created organizational area in more detail and also subdivide it according to your needs, for example by process owners, roles or skills. Lanes are used to organize and structure activities.


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All data always at a glance and thus keep the focus!


Enrich your modeled business processes with additional important information and get the most out of your results. Polaris BSM provides you with several features for this purpose. For example, you can use standardized activity markers, task types or data objects for your data stores.

You don't have to have all data at hand for the sake of completeness, but can focus on the ones that are important to you.


Data storage

Activity markers


Task types

Data objects



The timeline shows you the time required for an activity on the critical path to completion in a business process. In addition, upstream and downstream
delays in data provision are shown.

Operator Balance Chart (OBC)

The OBC chart is used to show you the actual source of cycle time for
sequence and data flow in the form of a stacked bar chart. It is used to
graphically display optimization needs, such as the wait time or the
delivery and staging delay.


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Stay in the flow from start to finish and know all the numbers!


Make your business processes more efficient and leaner through continuous improvement. Integrate improvement potentials into your process analysis and achieve the next level of optimization. You can model implemented changes again and compare the calculated key figures.

You can use the software to identify all possible paths and determine their runtime - so that your processes always remain fluid.

Process analysis

Key figures





Critical path

The critical path is defined as the path with the longest lead time,
displayed in the modeling performed and determined with software support.
This way, nothing stands in the way of continuous improvement.

Value-adding processes

Always keep an eye on your value-adding activities with Polaris BSM. Calculate your business processes end-to-end and determine the
value-added portion for your sequence flow.


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Always maintain an overview with visualization


Use the freely selectable markers and categories to classify, catalog and label the building blocks of your business processes according to your business strategies. Color your elements differently to get a clear representation in the collaboration diagram. Enjoy full flexibility in process modeling, whether to highlight improvement opportunities, value-added shares, or custom traffic light representations.

And you have a choice over the reference value of input values for calculation, as well as your own specification of threshold values for your current optimization target on a traffic light for value added shares.




Collaboration diagram

Optimization target


Tags and categories

Project-wide defaults can be set: you can preset and apply groups,
categories, or tags along with your color scheme.
This makes it easy to visualize your own standards.

Traffic light system

The traffic light system makes it even easier to see through your value-added activities. This is how the colors are used: green for value-adding, yellow for conditionally value-adding and red for not value-adding.