Learn about the project, its creators, origins and BPMN.
bpmn.io is built by a small core team and supported by the Camunda community and contributors.
These people did significant contributions to our project in the past.
Once initiated by Camunda, a leader in process automation, and Zalando, a German e-commerce champion, bpmn.io provides tools to better communicate process and decision knowledge.
Camunda is a company with a long track record in BPM. For more than five years we have been helping customers all over the world to apply business process management (BPM) in an effective way. In 2013 we launched Camunda, an open source, extensible platform for business process automation with BPMN 2.0 and Java.
An important part of our BPM vision is BPMN 2.0, an established global standard for modelling business processes. First of all, it allows you to visualize business processes, thus making it easier to capture, discuss and change them. Then again, it also defines a standardized file format that makes it possible to exchange modeled diagrams freely across compliant modelling tools.
We believe that the full potential of BPMN and other modeling dialects can only be unleashed if people get great tooling that is free. Those who model should be able to create and share BPMN 2.0 processes with others — on the web and without restrictions. Those who develop should be able to visualize processes in their applications and enrich them with the data that is important for application users.