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Procedures are used to group activities, not unlike containers in activity diagrams. The main difference between activity containers and procedures is that procedures are defined for the whole workflow, meaning that you can use them in various places. While this can be done by first copying container (along with its activities) to activity clipboard and then copying it from the clipboard to activity diagram of a desired action, the solution has its limitations, namely when a need arises to make changes to a copied activity sequence. In this case, the changes must be done manually in every place the container was copied to. In complex workflows, this can be a daunting task.


When you make changes to the sequence of activities defined in a procedure, those changes will have effect in every place the procedure is used, thus vastly simplifying workflow management.