The best SAP apps & add-ons of 2016: Process Mining

released: 12/30/2016

Process Mining is a term, relatively new on the ERP platform. Based on digital traces, the software will allow you to analyze your business processes. This will give insight in how your processes are used by the workforce and find out where time is lost due to bottlenecks, process deviations and compliance issues.

One of the major players in the process mining field is Celonis. This German startup, founded in 2011, has major accounts behind their name like: Bayer, Siemens, Vodafone, … just to name a few. Germans fastest growing technology company (according to Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards) has now also won the SAP HANA Innovation award at the Sapphire 2016 together with customer Siemens.

So what makes Celonis different from other process mining companies. It is database independent, but it works best with an in-memory database for real time analysis and monitoring. They have preconfigured cases which may apply for your need, but it can also be customized to your specific needs. The software detects your processes automatically and will show you the hidden vulnerabilities.
Process mining will change the world where we live in right now. It allows companies to become a lot more agile and efficient. A big part that the big ERP software companies were missing was how the processes are running and how to monitor them. Celonis and other process mining companies are now filling that gap.