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Getting off to a flying start at Peter-Paul-Cahensly School
As a partner of retail and industrial companies in the dual-training system, Peter-Paul-Cahensly School in Limburg a. d. Lahn knows how important integrating theory and practice is. Since 2010, the school has relied on ARIS for Schools to best prepare its students for the technological challenges awaiting them in the working world—first as an on-premise solution and now in the cloud. The innovative software enables fast and effective lesson design for teaching business process modeling, visualization and optimization of business processes.
The design and optimization of business processes is a key success factor for many companies: from the optimization of ordering processes in fast food restaurants to paying at the register in retail stores, all the way to entire value chain processes in industrial businesses. These days, process flow diagrams are no longer drawn by hand: They’re modeled digitally.
ARIS for Schools—free for vocational schools in Germany
Software AG’s free package includes classroom licenses for the fully functional basic version of ARIS Basic for up to 35 users, as well as comprehensive educational support materials, including the textbook “Crashkurs Prozessmodellierung mit ARIS Basic” (English: Crash Course in Process Modeling with ARIS Basic) by Knut Harms, with videos, teaching materials and teacher training.
Reiß has already been teaching with the software for over ten years. “Designing lesson plans with the classroom licenses is fast and effective," the educator said. "We can dive into the content without spending a lot of time and effort.“
The software gives students a comprehensive overview of the different process model types and how they're used, such as the event-driven process chain (EPC), value chain model (VCM), organizational diagram, flowchart, business process model and notation (BPMN™) and function tree.
The students find ARIS to be extremely user friendly. When they need help, teachers and their classes have access to a special forum where they can ask questions about the subject at any time and have them answered quickly by Software AG experts.
Starting in early 2021, students are now able to receive an official ARIS certificate after successfully passing a test. The first group from Peter-Paul-Cahensly School has already benefited from this opportunity and is excited about having an important additional qualification for starting out their careers as young professionals.
Vocational schools are strengthening their real-world applicability and positioning themselves as innovative educators. Many companies use this state-of-the-art software. Being able to present expertise in this area adds value for applicants and can be advantageous for them.