Resources are elements of the organization that are used in the process. Resources are used in process steps and flows. This allocation is done for material resources by indicating the number of units consumed in process step or flow. Resources of type other than material are allocated to process steps or flows by specifying the number of resources needed. The specified amount of resources is reserved for a process step or flow during the whole processing time.
Before you can simulate the process you have to create resources and model the use of the resources in process steps and flows. The simulation can be run even if the resources have not been defined, it just means that the process has infinite resources.
Human resources can also be connected to the real users of the QPR User Management System. This is handled in more detail in chapter User Management System.