Localization refers to the practice of adjusting a process’ properties and characteristics to accommodate differences in location, product or service. Localizing is useful when processes are very similar, but have slight differences due to location, type of product or service. The EPC allows users to create local copies of a process, and designate those copies by location or product and service.

A process can have localized copies associated to it. Users can switch between the source process and the localized process by using the Show Local drop down. Note that if no localized copies exist, the drop down will not be visible.

Accessing a Local Copy

To toggle between local copies, click on . A drop down of all created localization copies will appear.

To view the localized copy, simply click on the localized process. You will be redirected to the localized process.

Tree Menu Behaviour

As you view a local copy of a process, the tree menu to the right will also update accordingly. For example, navigating to the USA version of “Invoicing” will update the tree menu.

The entire tree will show all local copies associated with that localization attribute. For example, if multiple processes have a CAN localized version, they will all be shown in the tree menu. In the image below, we switched to the CAN version of “Invoicing”. It so happens that Process Payroll also has a CAN local copy.

To switch the tree menu back to default, navigate back to a source process while viewing a localized process, or refresh the page while on a source process.

Moved Localized Processes

In the event a localized process is moved away from its source (i.e the source process and the localized process no longer share the same parent), the localized process will always be shown regardless of the context. If a specific process appears in the tree and in the map as always the localized version, then it has most probably been moved away from its parent.

For more information on move, click here.

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