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Terms & Definitions

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Here are some commonly used terms and definitions:

TermDefinitionExamples
BlueprintDescribes the state of the diagram, schema or visualization.
Typically a blueprint is used to describe an alternative variant of the As-Is state.
To-Be, Target 2023
Diagram Drawing that illustrates or visually explains a thing or idea by outlining its component parts and the relationships among them.ins·pi’s Business Model Canvas meine erklärung
ModelGraphical representation of a concept, system, or structure.UPM·X Information Model
ShapeA pre-defined and customizable form based on a stencil.General Start Gateway
StencilA pre-defined re-usable master layout for a shape.BPMN.shape
TableThe physical table (class) in ServiceNow where data is stored.Business Service [cmdb_ci_service]
ElementAn instance of an object type.Human Resources
CIConfiguration ItemAIX Server 123
CommitCreate a future state element created in Designer into a ServiceNow tableNew App 987
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