Overview of Views, Concepts and Data Layers

Quick overview of some of the product concepts, the terminology used and how to navigate through the different data and views.

In order to get started with FusionGraph it's important to understand the product concepts and terminology along with some basics on the different views and how to navigate and access key functions.

Views overview

  • Canvas - Shows an interactive graphical view of data and relationships

  • Matrix - Shows a tabular view of information that can then be exported

  • Card - Shows a hierarchical view of information (e.g. Business processes)

  • Timeline - Shows a time based view of information such as projects and roadmaps

Canvas View

  • OrgGraph / FactGraph / PlanGraph sections - Customer populated organizational  data

  • SAP / APQC / Robotic Process Automation sections - Pre-delivered data supplied from SAP, APQC and Blue Prism

  • Data is customisable and a mixture of standard template and customer created


  • Contextual information about your Organization
  • For example, Applications, Processes, Locations, Interfaces, Data, Partners, etc.


  • Knowledge (tacit knowledge or explicit knowledge) in the form of ‘facts’ about your current situation
  • Facts are ‘static’ things like workarounds, ways of working or inefficiencies, etc. and are often in spreadsheets or peoples heads


  • Activities based on a timeline that represent what you are doing (or may do in the future)
  • Plans represent projects and roadmaps and have a possibility, timeframe and status


  • The data in each section is broken down into Layers (E.g. Applications, Business Processes, Projects…)
  • Layers items are hierarchical (E.g. A project could have child phases connected underneath, Business processes can be described down to several levels)
  • Layers have classifications to add categorisations for the data (E.g. Type, Priority, Complexity…)
  • Layers have connections to allow relationships to be set up (E.g. Applications enable Business Processes) 
  • Each layer has a tray to display / hide information and to filter data


  • Items (e.g. SAP Application) have properties (including name, description, URL links, from / to dates, active status, reference…), connections, classifications and custom fields plus the ability to set a colour and icon
  • Items with more connections are shown bigger on the canvas
  • Items tend to be nouns

Connections & Relationships

  • Used to create relationships between items (e.g. Applications enable Business Processes, Data Entities are used in Applications)
  • Connections tend to be verbs

Navigation & Menus

  • Use the context menu at top to add / remove items from the display

  • Impact assessments show all direct connections (1 level down) to the selected item(s). If no items are selected it will show for everything on the canvas

  • The bottom menu allows you to stop / start physics, freeze / unfreeze items

  • You can save a view to come back to and load later
  • Use the search box to find items on the canvas
  • Use the timeline to show how things evolve over time based on the item from and to dates

  • Use the advanced bottom menu to add connections to items