The flow relationship represents transfer from one element to another. The example below shows a Claim Assessment function, which forwards decisions about the claims to the Claim Settlement function. In order to determine the order in which the claims should be assessed, Claim Assessment makes use of schedule information received from the Scheduling function.
The flow relationship is used to model the flow of, for example, information, goods, or money between behavior elements. A flow relationship does not imply a causal relationship.