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Eriksson-Penker Extensions

Eriksson-Penker extensions (developed by H. E. Eriksson and M.Penker) provide a framework for UML business processing model extensions, to which an enterprise architect can add stereotypes and properties appropriate to their business.

Eriksson-Penker in Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect  provides - through the integration of MDG Technologies with the installer - two well-respected and proven UML extensions that further enhance the capture of business activities, processes, objects and information flows. One of these is Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). The other is the Eriksson-Penker profile which, through a set of stereotypes, provides a unique and powerful means of visualizing and communicating business processes and the necessary flow of information within an organization.

The Eriksson-Penker extensions are provided in the form of:

  • An Eriksson-Penker diagram type, accessed through the New Diagram dialog
  • An Eriksson-Penker page in the Toolbox
  • Eriksson-Penker element and relationship entries in the Toolbox Shortcut Menu and Quick Linker.

Eriksson-Penker Toolbox Page

You can access the Eriksson-Penker page of the Toolbox through the More tools | Eriksson-Penker Extensions menu option. The following icons are available:


The following is an example of a simple Eriksson-Penker diagram:


For further information on the MDG Technology for Eriksson-Penker Extensions, see The Business Process Model tutorial.