Hello and welcome to this new channel on the business process management system, y'all, this channel is brought to you by Valasek University and the user group.I especially thank our e-learning team and the video lab for helping me setting up this channel. My name is Andreas Henslow. Business process management is not an entirely new idea, already in the 1980s, there was this idea of office automation, as it was called, and workflows, and until the year 2000, many different workflow systems emerged and each of them had a different notation and a different semantics.So by the year 2000, there were two major efforts, unifying everything that was on the market. Then one effort was called BPM in business process modeling notation and is essentially an industrial standard andnotational standard that combines everything that was available at that time in workflow management systems.The second approach was an in-depth analysis of all these systems. This was called work flow patterns.