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Business Process Modeling tools for the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) – Enterprise Architect

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Tools for Business Process Modeling using the BPMN

Business Process Modeling is an important part of understanding and restructuring the activities and information a typical enterprise uses to achieve its business goals. With a modeling tool like Enterprise Architect. you can model, document and restructure those processes and information flows using industry standard UML and the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Best of all, the process designs and models can be used to drive process re-structuring and software development .

With EA you can:

  • Model business processes with industry standard UML
  • Easily take advantage of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • Model processes. information flows and data stores
  • Manage requirements at a very detailed level
  • Take advantage of UML Profiles for business process modeling
  • Reverse engineer legacy code and database models
  • Produce great looking reports in standard RTF and HTML format
  • Connect your business process model to use case and software design models for end to end traceability

MDG Technology brings BPMN support to Enterprise Architect
The BPMN Add-in for Enterprise Architect provides a full-featured implementation of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). This allows business processes to be expressed in a standard graphical notation.

Business Process Modeling is the discipline of defining and outlining business practices, processes, information flows, data stores and systems. BPM often involves using a notation such as UML to capture graphical representations of the major processes, flows and stores.

UML provides activity. state. object and class diagrams to capture important business processes and artifacts. More detailed BPM models can easily be built using UML Profiles. Sparx Systems has available for download a detailed UML Profile for Business Process Modeling based on the extensions defined by Hans-Erik Eriksson and Magnus Penker in their book, Business Modeling with UML . This profile is used to define a set of stereotypes for working with Business Activities, Processes, Objects and Information flows.

BPM differs from software system modeling in a number of important ways. The key difference between system modeling in UML and Business Process Modeling is that the emphasis on how the work is done within an organization, rather than what work is done. It is an important tool in understanding the activities a business undertakes, and the kind of information it needs to successfully engage in those activities. Enterprise Architect can help you identify and document processes within a business, and identify which business processes can be managed more effectively. Also, they serve the important function of situating new and existing software systems within the business context.

Enterprise Architect is ideally suited to capturing and documenting your business process models. Best of all, the models you create in EA can then be used to drive the requirements, use cases, analysis and design phases of new software development projects, all with complete traceability back to your original BPM.





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What is a social enterprise? What is a social business? Definitions by ClearlySo #business

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What is a social enterprise? Defining social enterprise and social business

19th September 2015

Over the past few years, as ClearlySo has grown and changed, the most common questions we have been asked are: What is a social enterprise? and What is a social business? .

We used to have a definition for each of these different phrases. We knew underneath both simply meant an organisation that seeks to be financially successful while creating social and/or environmental impact. It has commercial goals and it has impact goals it is really not that complicated.

With famous examples of these kinds of businesses Green and Blacks. Divine Chocolate or Ben and Jerry s people can understand what it means to consider social impact alongside financial return.

But sometimes it has felt pretty complicated. We ve all made diagrams like this one:

We argued in 2010 that The Time for Social Enterprise is Now :

Many people who approach us ask how social enterprises make their money, or how a social enterprise is different from a business (or indeed how it is different from a charity). Because there is such a range of high-impact organisations operating in such a myriad of ways, these questions are impossible to answer precisely except that, simply put, these businesses have impact and financial success at their core.

Sometimes it is useful to consider some organisations as impact first , like charities, and some as purely for profit . This spectrum of organisation types shows the range of organisations working to create change and there are many. It s also very limiting. Considering the landscape as charity vs. company or social enterprise vs. social business obscures the wider movement that sees business and finance as a force for good.

It means considering the majority of businesses (that do not exist with positive social impact as a core metric for business success) against then a small niche for charities, social enterprises, social businesses, co-operatives, mutuals, BCorps. community interest companies (that list just keeps getting longer). It means disregarding the idea that all businesses have an impact. Some have overwhelmingly positive impacts, some have overwhelmingly negative impacts, and many fall somewhere between the two.

Although these labels can be extremely useful (think about the Cabinet Office using legally defined social enterprise to determine who is eligible for social investment tax relief ), and many of our clients are examples of those who define themselves as social businesses or social enterprises. we work with all kinds of high-impact businesses.

Charities like the London Early Years Foundation are run as businesses; they run sustainable models that support their growth and their impact aims. Yes, they may reinvest their profits: this does not mean that they themselves are non-profit while traditional companies are for-profit . Profit, as June Sullivan. their CEO, explains, is not a dirty word.

Justgiving is an online donation platform that has revolutionised how we give to charity and it is a business.

Businesses can be early-stage ventures or they can be long-established companies that consider every aspect of their social and environmental impact, like HCT. It doesn t matter to us whether a company is structured as a charity, a company limited by shares, or a community interest company: what matters to us is what they do, how they plan to grow their business, and how they create social or environmental change.

For these businesses, the financial bottom line matters, and so does the social or environmental impact. We have over 5,000 of these businesses in our network, many of which are growing rapidly. We believe that these businesses can be both high-return and high-impact; we do not see an impact see-saw where investors and businesses trade off financial returns in order to achieve social impact.

In any industry, different types of businesses have different risk and return profiles. We are simply adding impact to the equation. All businesses have an impact, we just believe they should be accountable for it and we want to help those businesses that create positive impacts to thrive. We envision a future where if you don t care about your social impact, you won t have a sustainable business.

Where great business is founded upon great principles, it is possible to do good while doing well where enterprise and investment are powerful forces for good.

Image: Aduna. whose superfruits create sustainable livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.





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AT – T Business In A Box – AT – T Enterprise Business #business

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AT T Business in a Box

AT T Business in a Box

Creating an infrastructure for converged voice and data.

Keep your existing analog phones and move to VoIP with a simple, cost-effective solution that delivers business-class voice and data services to any small office. AT T Business in a Box provides one device, managed by AT T, which can connect with existing key systems or PBX. It provides what you need for fast, highly secure business communication:

  • Support for specified AT T BVoIP services
  • Support for AT T Managed Internet Service or AT T VPN Service
  • Built-in firewall
  • Built-in Wi-Fi access point
  • Integrated router
  • VPN termination
  • Built-in LAN switch

Cost effective, managed solution

Get the benefits of advanced voice and data technology, without the costs and complexity of administering it. Because AT T manages Business in a Box, your organization may avoid expenses and responsibilities such as:

  • Purchasing racks of equipment
  • Maintaining local IT staff
  • Dealing with multiple vendors
  • System upgrades and maintenance

AT T Business in a Box is easy to set up and use

Have your small office wired and working quickly. With AT T Business in a Box, you experience:

  • Simple set up
  • Web-based tool that makes it easy to add or change users and features without the need for dedicated staff
  • Streamlined dialing and connection with other company offices
  • Technical support and assistance from AT T

Choose the best communications option(s) for your business

Whether you already own existing equipment such as a key system/PBX, or would prefer AT T to host the solution for you, we work with you to help you choose the perfect option(s):

  • SIP Trunking Managed integrated access for PBX or key system that you own
  • Hosted VoIP Fully hosted and managed by AT T as a cloud-based service
  • Data only Internet access only; this option does not use the device for voice

Obtain business-class voice services and fast Internet bandwidth at a competitive cost, in one simple solution. The flexible and robust capabilities of AT T Business in a Box can assist with many business scenarios, including these common uses:

Business VoIP for your key system

Provide satellite locations with advanced connectivity that integrates with your existing analog investments. With SIP Trunking and AT T Business in a Box, you can retain the phone system and features that you are already familiar with, and gain these benefits:

  • Get the most out of your previous investment without having to purchase additional phone equipment
  • Simplified, converged voice and data over a single connection giving you bandwidth efficiency and potential cost savings
  • Automatically adjusts to give voice highest priority for best quality
  • Dynamically allocated bandwidth automatically adjusts to give voice highest priority for best quality

Hosted VoIP for your new business phone service

Set up a brand new office quickly, or choose to move away from old outdated PBX equipment. With Hosted VoIP and AT T Business in a Box, you can eliminate equipment concerns and enjoy complete end-to-end management, monitoring, and support. AT T provides and manages your voice and data service for you. This option also gives benefits such as:

  • Advanced calling features and versatile support for remote workers
  • Fully hosted cloud based service for maximum flexibility and security
  • Single vendor for your connectivity support

Managed Internet Data Only

Business in a Box:
Great for Small Businesses

A Complete IP Communications Solution for Your Business.

Prepare for your future transition to VoIP with the data-only option. If you are not yet ready to use the device for voice purposes, you can use AT T Business in a Box to provide business connectivity such as:

AT T Business in a Box positions you for a seamless transition to VoIP and advanced technologies, when you are prepared to do so.

Bring AT T Business in a Box to any small office

The simplicity of AT T Business in a Box makes it an ideal solution for a multitude of industries such as healthcare facilities, retail establishments, restaurants, financial offices, legal services and any situation where remote offices need full-featured communication services.

Move into the future with AT T Business in a Box

Provide enterprise-grade technology to your small office. The versatile AT T Business in a Box eases the transition to VoIP and prepares you for future technology. With a converged voice and data solution, you will enjoy:

  • Optimized network utilization through shared bandwidth and flexible allocation of capacity
  • Reliability of inbound and outbound calling
  • A solution to grow with your business

Rely on comprehensive support and expertise

Count on AT T to be there every step of the way. In addition to the included equipment, management and maintenance, AT T Business in a Box includes:

  • Deployment assistance AT T sends a technician to your location to help make sure the installation goes smoothly. We install the included equipment, hook up the router, and test and verify connectivity to make sure you re up and running.
  • Proactive monitoring and customer support 24x7x365
  • Easy-to-use web portal Our web portal allows you to handle routine administration tasks such as:
  • – Bandwidth usage reporting
    – Reports and tools
    – Viewing online billing
    – Online support and ticketing

Brochures





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The Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme #small #business #ideas #for #women

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The Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

The eligibility criteria specified by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website states that EFG is open to businesses that:

  • Operate in the UK
  • Have a group turnover of no more than 41 million
  • Are seeking finance of between 1,000 and 1.2 million
  • Wish and can afford to repay over a period of between 3 months and 10 years for term lending and between 3 months and 3 years invoice finance
  • Require the finance for an eligible purpose (most business purposes are eligible the most significant exclusion is the financing of specific export orders as alternative forms of assistance for that purpose are provided by UK Export Finance)
  • Operate in a business sector that is eligible for EFG (almost all sectors are eligible where exclusions apply they arise from EU State Aid rules)

Other details

  • The ability to request a Capital Repayment Holiday (subject to approval). Interest will be charged to the current account
  • Loans are available from 3 months to 10 years for loans from 1,000 to 600,000, and 3 months to 5 years for loans of 601,000 to 1.2 million
  • EFG loans require customers to pay a fee of 2% per year on the outstanding loan balance to the government
  • All bank fees can be added to the loan to help with your cashflow

Please note, you ll be responsible for repayment of 100% of the EFG facility, not just the 25% outside the coverage of the government s guarantee. Where defaults occur, we follow our standard commercial recovery procedures, including the realisation of security, before we make a claim against the government s guarantee for any shortfall.

Ready to apply or want to find out more?

Barclays customers

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm 6

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New to Barclays?

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm 6

0800 515 462

Other products that may interest you

Business credit cards

Get the cashflow support your business needs, whether you re just starting out, growing or established.

Business overdraft

If you need flexible short term borrowing, chat to us about an overdraft.

Cashflow finance

Release cash in your invoices within 24 hours and keep your business running smoothly.

Important information

  1. For fixed rate loans, if you decide to pay early or cancel the fixed interest rate, you may have to pay breakage cost in addition to other fees such as prepayment fees.
  2. You can choose your loan terms providing the loan term doesn t exceed the life of the asset.
  3. Capital repayment holiday available (during this time interest will be charged to your current account).
  4. Loans are available from 3 months to 10 years for loans 1,000- 600,000 and 3 months to 5 years for loans of 601,000 to 1.2million.
  5. Subject to status and application. We offer a fair appeal process should you feel we ve not taken all your circumstances into consideration. To find out more click here .
  6. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Call charges

Barclays Bank PLC. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 122702). Barclays Bank PLC subscribes to the Lending Code which is monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board. Further details can be found at www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number: 312078).

Barclays Bank PLC. Registered in England. Registered no. 1026167. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited. Registered in England. Registered no. 973765. Registered office for both: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. ‘The Woolwich’ and ‘Woolwich’ are trademarks and trading names of Barclays Bank PLC. Barclays Business is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC.





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Business Advice: Enterprise First #business #clothing

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Business Advice

We offer workshops and events across the South East.

  • Event date: 13/09/2016
    Bookkeeping – Enterprise First
  • Event date: 13/10/2016
    Bookkeeping – Enterprise First
  • Event date: 15/11/2016
    Bookkeeping – Enterprise First
  • Event date: 08/12/2016
    Bookkeeping – Enterprise First
  • First class help and advice
  • Advisor very personable, felt at ease, gave me confidence that I was making the right decision
  • A nice man, easy to talk to and very helpful and gave me some great advice, thank you
  • The key issues for action plans given to me really helped me focus on my next strategy in setting up my business
  • Very helpful; gave me all the info I needed and answered any questions I may have had
  • Good feedback as always from Henry. I’ve come away with some fresh ideas
  • Very Good, very helpful, raised various points
  • Excellent service from a very professional man. Thank you so much

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Business Process Modeling tools for the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) – Enterprise Architect

#business process modeling

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Tools for Business Process Modeling using the BPMN

Business Process Modeling is an important part of understanding and restructuring the activities and information a typical enterprise uses to achieve its business goals. With a modeling tool like Enterprise Architect. you can model, document and restructure those processes and information flows using industry standard UML and the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Best of all, the process designs and models can be used to drive process re-structuring and software development .

With EA you can:

  • Model business processes with industry standard UML
  • Easily take advantage of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • Model processes. information flows and data stores
  • Manage requirements at a very detailed level
  • Take advantage of UML Profiles for business process modeling
  • Reverse engineer legacy code and database models
  • Produce great looking reports in standard RTF and HTML format
  • Connect your business process model to use case and software design models for end to end traceability

MDG Technology brings BPMN support to Enterprise Architect
The BPMN Add-in for Enterprise Architect provides a full-featured implementation of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). This allows business processes to be expressed in a standard graphical notation.

Business Process Modeling is the discipline of defining and outlining business practices, processes, information flows, data stores and systems. BPM often involves using a notation such as UML to capture graphical representations of the major processes, flows and stores.

UML provides activity. state. object and class diagrams to capture important business processes and artifacts. More detailed BPM models can easily be built using UML Profiles. Sparx Systems has available for download a detailed UML Profile for Business Process Modeling based on the extensions defined by Hans-Erik Eriksson and Magnus Penker in their book, Business Modeling with UML . This profile is used to define a set of stereotypes for working with Business Activities, Processes, Objects and Information flows.

BPM differs from software system modeling in a number of important ways. The key difference between system modeling in UML and Business Process Modeling is that the emphasis on how the work is done within an organization, rather than what work is done. It is an important tool in understanding the activities a business undertakes, and the kind of information it needs to successfully engage in those activities. Enterprise Architect can help you identify and document processes within a business, and identify which business processes can be managed more effectively. Also, they serve the important function of situating new and existing software systems within the business context.

Enterprise Architect is ideally suited to capturing and documenting your business process models. Best of all, the models you create in EA can then be used to drive the requirements, use cases, analysis and design phases of new software development projects, all with complete traceability back to your original BPM.





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AT – T Business In A Box – AT – T Enterprise Business #turnkey

#att business

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AT T Business in a Box

AT T Business in a Box

Creating an infrastructure for converged voice and data.

Keep your existing analog phones and move to VoIP with a simple, cost-effective solution that delivers business-class voice and data services to any small office. AT T Business in a Box provides one device, managed by AT T, which can connect with existing key systems or PBX. It provides what you need for fast, highly secure business communication:

  • Support for specified AT T BVoIP services
  • Support for AT T Managed Internet Service or AT T VPN Service
  • Built-in firewall
  • Built-in Wi-Fi access point
  • Integrated router
  • VPN termination
  • Built-in LAN switch

Cost effective, managed solution

Get the benefits of advanced voice and data technology, without the costs and complexity of administering it. Because AT T manages Business in a Box, your organization may avoid expenses and responsibilities such as:

  • Purchasing racks of equipment
  • Maintaining local IT staff
  • Dealing with multiple vendors
  • System upgrades and maintenance

AT T Business in a Box is easy to set up and use

Have your small office wired and working quickly. With AT T Business in a Box, you experience:

  • Simple set up
  • Web-based tool that makes it easy to add or change users and features without the need for dedicated staff
  • Streamlined dialing and connection with other company offices
  • Technical support and assistance from AT T

Choose the best communications option(s) for your business

Whether you already own existing equipment such as a key system/PBX, or would prefer AT T to host the solution for you, we work with you to help you choose the perfect option(s):

  • SIP Trunking Managed integrated access for PBX or key system that you own
  • Hosted VoIP Fully hosted and managed by AT T as a cloud-based service
  • Data only Internet access only; this option does not use the device for voice

Obtain business-class voice services and fast Internet bandwidth at a competitive cost, in one simple solution. The flexible and robust capabilities of AT T Business in a Box can assist with many business scenarios, including these common uses:

Business VoIP for your key system

Provide satellite locations with advanced connectivity that integrates with your existing analog investments. With SIP Trunking and AT T Business in a Box, you can retain the phone system and features that you are already familiar with, and gain these benefits:

  • Get the most out of your previous investment without having to purchase additional phone equipment
  • Simplified, converged voice and data over a single connection giving you bandwidth efficiency and potential cost savings
  • Automatically adjusts to give voice highest priority for best quality
  • Dynamically allocated bandwidth automatically adjusts to give voice highest priority for best quality

Hosted VoIP for your new business phone service

Set up a brand new office quickly, or choose to move away from old outdated PBX equipment. With Hosted VoIP and AT T Business in a Box, you can eliminate equipment concerns and enjoy complete end-to-end management, monitoring, and support. AT T provides and manages your voice and data service for you. This option also gives benefits such as:

  • Advanced calling features and versatile support for remote workers
  • Fully hosted cloud based service for maximum flexibility and security
  • Single vendor for your connectivity support

Managed Internet Data Only

Business in a Box:
Great for Small Businesses

A Complete IP Communications Solution for Your Business.

Prepare for your future transition to VoIP with the data-only option. If you are not yet ready to use the device for voice purposes, you can use AT T Business in a Box to provide business connectivity such as:

AT T Business in a Box positions you for a seamless transition to VoIP and advanced technologies, when you are prepared to do so.

Bring AT T Business in a Box to any small office

The simplicity of AT T Business in a Box makes it an ideal solution for a multitude of industries such as healthcare facilities, retail establishments, restaurants, financial offices, legal services and any situation where remote offices need full-featured communication services.

Move into the future with AT T Business in a Box

Provide enterprise-grade technology to your small office. The versatile AT T Business in a Box eases the transition to VoIP and prepares you for future technology. With a converged voice and data solution, you will enjoy:

  • Optimized network utilization through shared bandwidth and flexible allocation of capacity
  • Reliability of inbound and outbound calling
  • A solution to grow with your business

Rely on comprehensive support and expertise

Count on AT T to be there every step of the way. In addition to the included equipment, management and maintenance, AT T Business in a Box includes:

  • Deployment assistance AT T sends a technician to your location to help make sure the installation goes smoothly. We install the included equipment, hook up the router, and test and verify connectivity to make sure you re up and running.
  • Proactive monitoring and customer support 24x7x365
  • Easy-to-use web portal Our web portal allows you to handle routine administration tasks such as:
  • – Bandwidth usage reporting
    – Reports and tools
    – Viewing online billing
    – Online support and ticketing

Brochures





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The Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme #buying #a #business

#guaranteed business loans

#

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Barclays uses cookies on this website. They help us to know a little bit about you and how you use our website, which improves the browsing experience and marketing – both for you and for others. They are stored locally on your computer or mobile device. To accept cookies continue browsing as normal. Or go to the cookies policy for more information and preferences.

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The Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

The eligibility criteria specified by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website states that EFG is open to businesses that:

  • Operate in the UK
  • Have a group turnover of no more than 41 million
  • Are seeking finance of between 1,000 and 1.2 million
  • Wish and can afford to repay over a period of between 3 months and 10 years for term lending and between 3 months and 3 years invoice finance
  • Require the finance for an eligible purpose (most business purposes are eligible the most significant exclusion is the financing of specific export orders as alternative forms of assistance for that purpose are provided by UK Export Finance)
  • Operate in a business sector that is eligible for EFG (almost all sectors are eligible where exclusions apply they arise from EU State Aid rules)

Other details

  • The ability to request a Capital Repayment Holiday (subject to approval). Interest will be charged to the current account
  • Loans are available from 3 months to 10 years for loans from 1,000 to 600,000, and 3 months to 5 years for loans of 601,000 to 1.2 million
  • EFG loans require customers to pay a fee of 2% per year on the outstanding loan balance to the government
  • All bank fees can be added to the loan to help with your cashflow

Please note, you ll be responsible for repayment of 100% of the EFG facility, not just the 25% outside the coverage of the government s guarantee. Where defaults occur, we follow our standard commercial recovery procedures, including the realisation of security, before we make a claim against the government s guarantee for any shortfall.

Ready to apply or want to find out more?

Barclays customers

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm 6

0345 605 2345

New to Barclays?

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm 6

0800 515 462

Other products that may interest you

Business credit cards

Get the cashflow support your business needs, whether you re just starting out, growing or established.

Business overdraft

If you need flexible short term borrowing, chat to us about an overdraft.

Cashflow finance

Release cash in your invoices within 24 hours and keep your business running smoothly.

Important information

  1. For fixed rate loans, if you decide to pay early or cancel the fixed interest rate, you may have to pay breakage cost in addition to other fees such as prepayment fees.
  2. You can choose your loan terms providing the loan term doesn t exceed the life of the asset.
  3. Capital repayment holiday available (during this time interest will be charged to your current account).
  4. Loans are available from 3 months to 10 years for loans 1,000- 600,000 and 3 months to 5 years for loans of 601,000 to 1.2million.
  5. Subject to status and application. We offer a fair appeal process should you feel we ve not taken all your circumstances into consideration. To find out more click here .
  6. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Call charges

Barclays Bank PLC. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number: 122702). Barclays Bank PLC subscribes to the Lending Code which is monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board. Further details can be found at www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number: 312078).

Barclays Bank PLC. Registered in England. Registered no. 1026167. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited. Registered in England. Registered no. 973765. Registered office for both: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. ‘The Woolwich’ and ‘Woolwich’ are trademarks and trading names of Barclays Bank PLC. Barclays Business is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC.





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Business Process Modeling tools for the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) – Enterprise Architect

#business process modeling

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Tools for Business Process Modeling using the BPMN

Business Process Modeling is an important part of understanding and restructuring the activities and information a typical enterprise uses to achieve its business goals. With a modeling tool like Enterprise Architect. you can model, document and restructure those processes and information flows using industry standard UML and the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). Best of all, the process designs and models can be used to drive process re-structuring and software development .

With EA you can:

  • Model business processes with industry standard UML
  • Easily take advantage of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • Model processes. information flows and data stores
  • Manage requirements at a very detailed level
  • Take advantage of UML Profiles for business process modeling
  • Reverse engineer legacy code and database models
  • Produce great looking reports in standard RTF and HTML format
  • Connect your business process model to use case and software design models for end to end traceability

MDG Technology brings BPMN support to Enterprise Architect
The BPMN Add-in for Enterprise Architect provides a full-featured implementation of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). This allows business processes to be expressed in a standard graphical notation.

Business Process Modeling is the discipline of defining and outlining business practices, processes, information flows, data stores and systems. BPM often involves using a notation such as UML to capture graphical representations of the major processes, flows and stores.

UML provides activity. state. object and class diagrams to capture important business processes and artifacts. More detailed BPM models can easily be built using UML Profiles. Sparx Systems has available for download a detailed UML Profile for Business Process Modeling based on the extensions defined by Hans-Erik Eriksson and Magnus Penker in their book, Business Modeling with UML . This profile is used to define a set of stereotypes for working with Business Activities, Processes, Objects and Information flows.

BPM differs from software system modeling in a number of important ways. The key difference between system modeling in UML and Business Process Modeling is that the emphasis on how the work is done within an organization, rather than what work is done. It is an important tool in understanding the activities a business undertakes, and the kind of information it needs to successfully engage in those activities. Enterprise Architect can help you identify and document processes within a business, and identify which business processes can be managed more effectively. Also, they serve the important function of situating new and existing software systems within the business context.

Enterprise Architect is ideally suited to capturing and documenting your business process models. Best of all, the models you create in EA can then be used to drive the requirements, use cases, analysis and design phases of new software development projects, all with complete traceability back to your original BPM.





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What is a social enterprise? What is a social business? Definitions by ClearlySo #business

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Our Blog

What is a social enterprise? Defining social enterprise and social business

19th September 2015

Over the past few years, as ClearlySo has grown and changed, the most common questions we have been asked are: What is a social enterprise? and What is a social business? .

We used to have a definition for each of these different phrases. We knew underneath both simply meant an organisation that seeks to be financially successful while creating social and/or environmental impact. It has commercial goals and it has impact goals it is really not that complicated.

With famous examples of these kinds of businesses Green and Blacks. Divine Chocolate or Ben and Jerry s people can understand what it means to consider social impact alongside financial return.

But sometimes it has felt pretty complicated. We ve all made diagrams like this one:

We argued in 2010 that The Time for Social Enterprise is Now :

Many people who approach us ask how social enterprises make their money, or how a social enterprise is different from a business (or indeed how it is different from a charity). Because there is such a range of high-impact organisations operating in such a myriad of ways, these questions are impossible to answer precisely except that, simply put, these businesses have impact and financial success at their core.

Sometimes it is useful to consider some organisations as impact first , like charities, and some as purely for profit . This spectrum of organisation types shows the range of organisations working to create change and there are many. It s also very limiting. Considering the landscape as charity vs. company or social enterprise vs. social business obscures the wider movement that sees business and finance as a force for good.

It means considering the majority of businesses (that do not exist with positive social impact as a core metric for business success) against then a small niche for charities, social enterprises, social businesses, co-operatives, mutuals, BCorps. community interest companies (that list just keeps getting longer). It means disregarding the idea that all businesses have an impact. Some have overwhelmingly positive impacts, some have overwhelmingly negative impacts, and many fall somewhere between the two.

Although these labels can be extremely useful (think about the Cabinet Office using legally defined social enterprise to determine who is eligible for social investment tax relief ), and many of our clients are examples of those who define themselves as social businesses or social enterprises. we work with all kinds of high-impact businesses.

Charities like the London Early Years Foundation are run as businesses; they run sustainable models that support their growth and their impact aims. Yes, they may reinvest their profits: this does not mean that they themselves are non-profit while traditional companies are for-profit . Profit, as June Sullivan. their CEO, explains, is not a dirty word.

Justgiving is an online donation platform that has revolutionised how we give to charity and it is a business.

Businesses can be early-stage ventures or they can be long-established companies that consider every aspect of their social and environmental impact, like HCT. It doesn t matter to us whether a company is structured as a charity, a company limited by shares, or a community interest company: what matters to us is what they do, how they plan to grow their business, and how they create social or environmental change.

For these businesses, the financial bottom line matters, and so does the social or environmental impact. We have over 5,000 of these businesses in our network, many of which are growing rapidly. We believe that these businesses can be both high-return and high-impact; we do not see an impact see-saw where investors and businesses trade off financial returns in order to achieve social impact.

In any industry, different types of businesses have different risk and return profiles. We are simply adding impact to the equation. All businesses have an impact, we just believe they should be accountable for it and we want to help those businesses that create positive impacts to thrive. We envision a future where if you don t care about your social impact, you won t have a sustainable business.

Where great business is founded upon great principles, it is possible to do good while doing well where enterprise and investment are powerful forces for good.

Image: Aduna. whose superfruits create sustainable livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa.





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