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Importing Visio Processes into Oracle BPM 12c

Sep 21, 2016 | BPM

It is now simpler to import Visio processes into Oracle BPM 12c, and new functionality has been added.

Here is a 7 minute video that shows how they can be imported using Oracle BPM Business Process Composer or Oracle BPM Studio (JDeveloper) 12c.


The BPMN Visio processes need to be exported using Visio 2007 or 2010 into a VDX format.

Improved Functionality:

  • The names of the processes imported can be a combination of the Visio file’s name, the pool’s name or the Visio page’s name.  One or all of these can be used.
  • If there are multiple pages in the Visio file, there is an option to select the pages to be imported as separate processes
  • After the process has been imported, Oracle BPM 12c processes can now be renamed.
  • Although most customers will be importing processes from Visio, other file formats that can be imported into processes include BPMN 2.0, processes using Oracle’s original Workflow tool and XPDL.