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Configuring and running simulation : Running a process simulation : Viewing process information

Viewing process information

The Processes View consists of a Process tab for each of the added process in the simulation project. Click each Process tab to view the simulation information for the process in the Diagram and Details views. By default, the Details view is hidden. To show (or hide) either of the views for each Process tab, click the respective button in the Processes view.
The Details view displays the progress status of the completed process instances during the simulation run. It also displays the instance count (required, completed, created, terminated), the workitem cost (total, average, minimum, maximum), and the duration (total, average, minimum, maximum) of the completed process instances. The adjoining table contains the:
*Worksteps tab, which lists the worksteps of the current process and the number of workstep instances, which have been created, activated, completed, terminated, and timed out, along with the total, average, maximum, and minimum duration taken to complete the instances.
*Workitems tab, which lists the workitem tasks for each instantiated workstep, along with number of workitems completed, the total worktime for each workitem, and the cost (total, minimum, maximum, average) for completing each workitem. Additionally, this tab displays the number of tasks waiting in queue for the performer to become available, with the total, minimum, maximum, and average waiting time.
*Connectors tab, which lists the workstep connectors of the current process and the number of connector traversals, which have been created, completed, and terminated, along with the total completion and termination duration taken for each connector.
*Consumables tab, which indicates the consumption details of consumable resources for each assigned workstep. Resource details for each workstep include cost per unit, workitem count, consumption count, and total cost.
*Non Consumables tab, which indicates the consumption details of non-consumable resources for each assigned workstep. Resource details for each workstep include cost per hour, workitem count, requirement, usage time, and total cost.
*Paths tab, which displays information for each defined path in the process. Path information includes path name, the number of times the path was traversed, and the duration (total, minimum, maximum, average) of path traversal. Additionally, this tab displays the cost (total, minimum, maximum, average) of traversing a path. For details regarding paths, see Configuring simulation parameters for a process > For paths.
Additionally, the Details view displays simulation information for the current process in the following sections:
Table 75. Details View Information
Displays the same data as in Status progress bar, but in numeric values. Additionally, it displays the number of terminated process instances.
Displays the cost data for workitem tasks (or instantiated worksteps). Cost includes the cost of workitem performers and resources (if any). The Total cost indicates the total completion cost of all workitems, the Average cost indicates the average cost of workitems, the Minimum cost indicates the least expensive workitem, and the Maximum cost indicates the most expensive workitem.
Completed Instance Time
Displays the duration of completed process instances in terms of hours, minutes, and seconds. The Minimum value indicates the shortest completion time, the Maximum box indicates the longest completion time, and the Average box indicates the average completion time for process instances. The Total value indicates the cumulative completion time for all instances.
Additionally, each Process tab contains the following components:
*Show Process drop-down list, where you can also view the runtime data for an inline subprocess by selecting the process. For information regarding inline subprocess, see Defining an inline subprocess.
*Contains the Status progress bar, which indicates the total number of process instances required, along with the number of instances created and completed. The total number of process instances required are depicted in light green color, those created (and in progress) in olive green, and those completed in bluish green. You can also move your pointer over the progress bar, to view the same information in numeric terms.
In the Diagram view (which is displayed by default), each process workstep displays a number in parenthesis, which indicates the number of activated instances.
Each workstep (and associated path) displays a color-coded heatmap, which enables you to:
*Determine the number of activations for each workstep, relative to the rest of the worksteps in the workflow.
*Identify potential bottlenecks in the process.
Table 76 describes the color coding used for heatmaps.
Table 76. Heatmap Color Coding
Color Gradient
Blue to White
For workstep activations from minimum to median value1.
White to Red
For workstep activations from mediana to maximum value.

1 Median is calculated by dividing the sum total of all activated workstep instances by the number of worksteps.

A bottleneck can be identified by a red-colored workstep immediately followed by one or more white-colored worksteps.
When unexpected results occur during a simulation, such as the number of activations of a workstep not matching the number of instances, it may result in the presence of Inclusive Decisions. We recommend that you use Exclusive Decisions in this type of process.