BPMN-Modeler für Confluence

Freeware BPMN Modeler for Confluence

Lightweight plug-in for the Enterprise Content Management System

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BPMN Modeler for Confluence

Run a methodical Process Management approach directly within the Enterprise Wiki

The viadee BPMN Modeler is a lightweight extension for the Enterprise Wiki System Atlassian Confluence. With the BPMN Modeler it is possible to carry out methodically profound process management directly within Confluence. The numerous and valuable advantages of this approach resulted from the extensive project experience of our BPM experts and were the motivation for the development of the plug-in:

  • Companies either use tools like Visio to document, analyse and optimise processes. A central storage and versioning system are missing here. Additionally, these tools do not enable syntax checks, which control the right application of a voice notation like BPMN 2.0.
  • Or companies use expensive specialised BPM tools that can and should only be operated by BPM experts because the modeling licences are very expensive. Often only those who work and think in these processes every day have permission to read the process models. Changes can only be made by a few experts. The effect is that process documentation becomes obsolete. The once tediously created process models don’t match the actual processes anymore.

The BPMN Modeler for Confluence enables starting into a simple and inexpensive methodical process management. To make this procedure available to everyone, we have provided a free version of the BPMN Modeler. The free version makes it possible to create process models on Wiki pages with BPMN 2.0.

More than 1.000 installed instances and top ratings

  • More than 1.000 companies worldwide use the BPMN Modeler for Confluence.
  • Since the introduction in 2016, the number of companies has been rising steadily.

Overview – Version comparison

The viadee BPMN Modeler for Confluence is also available as an Enterprise Version. It offers many valuable additional features. An overview can be found here:

Function / Feature Freeware Enterprise
Modeling diagrams directly within the Wiki
Create, view and edit standard-compliant BPMN 2.0 process models
Free placement of process models on pages as Confluence macros
Import BPMN models from other BPMN 2.0 compliant modeling tools like Signavio or Adonis
Export to BPMN 2.0 XML and SVG
Save diagram version as an attachment to a Confluence page
Collaborative working with the comment function of Confluence
Links to wiki pages and external pages
  • Would you like to define more detailed instructions (e.g. SOPs) or detailed specifications for an activity in the process?
  • Link information that you have already described on other Confluence pages to process elements.
  • It is also possible to link external websites.
Linking of process models
  • If you work with hierarchical process structures, e.g. main and sub processes, or with process interfaces, you can link these diagrams and navigate through the process net.
  • Clicking on the linked process directly displays the diagram in the preview window.
  • From here you can jump to the linked process diagram and start editing.
An extended attributes panel provides the following editing options for process model elements:
  • Display of all links stored for a process element
  • Textual description of the process element
  • Colour highlighting of the process element
  • Display the technical attributes of the process element, which are needed for process automation purposes
PDF and Word export
  • When Confluence pages are exported in Word or PDF format, the process diagram is included in the export.
Export of diagrams as PNG files, e.g. for PowerPoint presentations
Commenting on model elements
  • You can add comments to each node in the process model. The comments document, for example, the current state of discussion in process modeling.
  • For each comment, the author and the timestamp of the comment are saved.
Extended information icons for process elements
  • By using the extended information icons you can see at a glance which process element contains additional information.
  • Show/hide wiki links
  • Show/hide process model links
  • Show/hide comments
Version control and version comments
  • When saving changes made to a process diagram, the author can leave a version comment.
  • This makes it possible to trace which model change was made in which diagram version.
Version comparison
  • You can choose two different versions of one diagram and visually compare them.
  • Process analysts can see, which process elements have been added, which elements have been deleted, where changes have been made to attributes, and where the order of elements on the drawing area has been changed.
Individual usage restrictions at Confluence Space level.
  • If you only want to allow process modeling in a specific Confluence Space or in a defined number of Spaces, limit the use of the Modeler to these Spaces.
  • Users can then only create process models in these designated spaces. The Modeler is not available in all other spaces.
XML editor for BPMN 2.0
  • The process model is stored in standardized XML format.
  • Technically experienced users can modify the XML file directly in the BPMN Modeler for Confluence.
Maintenance Contract [OPTIONAL BY AGREEMENT]
  • Do you need extensive enterprise support and a direct contact person? Then contact us.

* The BPMN Modeler for confluence uses the open source project bpmn.io We would like to thank the colleagues for this successful project.


Customer Vote

Freeversion: „Finally a plug-in that fully supports BPMN 2.0 and is very comfortable to use!“ – Heiko Fricke, Atlassian Marketplace


You are interested in the BPMN Modeler and have questions? Then don't hesitate to contact us!


Benedikt Uckat

Tel: +49 221 7 888 07 0


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The freeware version is available at the Atlassian Marketplace.

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Free Test version for BPMN Modeler Enterprise

You can find the free Test version for BPMN Modeler Enterprise and all other necessary information on the Atlassian Marketplace .

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DMN Modeler

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