SAP Process Intelligence


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Process Mining and Process Intelligence as Strategic Tools in the SAP Ecosystem

Tools like Six Sigma and Lean have for decades illustrated how eliminating inefficiencies in business processes help reduce operating cost and improve return on investment (ROI). The advent of process mining, which sits at the intersection of business process management (BPM) and data mining, and the resulting process intelligence, are powerful tools leveraged by companies to find process inefficiencies bottlenecks and optimize their processes.

Process Mining and Process Intelligence as Strategic Tools in the SAP Ecosystem

Tools like Six Sigma and Lean have for decades illustrated how eliminating inefficiencies in business processes help reduce operating cost and improve return on investment (ROI). The advent of process mining, which sits at the intersection of business process management (BPM) and data mining, and the resulting process intelligence, are powerful tools leveraged by companies to find process inefficiencies bottlenecks and optimize their processes.

What are Process Mining and Process Intelligence?

At a high level, process mining combines data mining and advanced analytics to discover, validate, and improve business process workflows. Combining these two, companies mine log data from their systems and leverage analytics on this data to understand their processes, identify process bottlenecks, and generate additional insights. This latter part is process intelligence. Business applications, like ERP, generate an audit log of processes within their various modules. Process mining leverages these logs to build a model or flow of the process. This model can then be analyzed further for insights. Best-of-breed tools have algorithms and visualizations that not only allow users to see what happened but also provide the tools to optimize these processes.

Criticality of SAP S/4HANA Investment

One question that technology executives consistently have at the top of their mind, irrespective of where they are in their S/4HANA journey, is how to maximize the value from S/4HANA investment. This value aspect has several components, ranging from seamless migration to post-implementation adoption and optimal usage. A key aspect of all these components, however, is the underlying business processes. SAPinsider S/4HANA Migration Benchmark Report 2021 highlights that 48% of respondents believe that adopting best practice business process models is the most important strategy to address drivers for S/4HANA migration.

How Tools like Process Mining and Process Intelligence Can Help in an SAP S/4HANA Migration

The key to any successful transformation always starts with understanding the current state. And process mining solutions start playing their role at this stage, allowing you to gain a detailed understanding of the current state of your IT systems.

These insights generated can help organizations not only decrease their SAP S/4HANA implementation cycle but also help manage their processes in a more optimal way post-implementation. Overall, they help minimize implementation risks as well. Benefits that these solutions generate within the SAP S/4HANA migration context include:

  • Generating an accurate business value assessment for SAP S/4HANA migration through 360-degree process visibility and artificial intelligence-enabled fit-gap analysis.
  • Mitigating project risk and cost by supporting the SAP S/4HANA migration journey across all phases. This includes safeguarding the transformation post-migration through continuous process improvement.

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  1. Advanced Analytics Process Intelligence

    Innovation Through Process Intelligence and Cloud

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    In this article, we explore how SAPinsiders can leverage process intelligence capabilities with cloud to generate innovation. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a Member
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    Achieve Business Clarity with Process Intelligence 

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    The challenges of responding to market volatility and customer demand are all too common for most companies. Often, executives propose transformative initiatives such as migrating to SAP S/4HANA or implementing automation solutions to gain efficiencies and remain competitive. However, those outcomes are difficult to achieve without transparency into business processes.   What is the answer? Process…
  3. Discussing Process Mining With Chris GrossBaier from Celonis

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    Methods like Six Sigma and lean have for decades illustrated how eliminating inefficiencies in business processes help reduce operating cost and improve Return on Investment (ROI). The advent of process mining, which sits at the intersection of Business Process Management (BPM) and data mining, is a powerful technology leveraged by companies to find process inefficiencies…
  4. Data-Driven S/4HANA Transformations with Process Mining

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  5. by Keith Grayson, Senior Director of Database and Data Management Solution Management, SAP

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    Process mining solutions have emerged as powerful tools for supporting process optimization across increasingly global and complex landscapes. This article introduces SAP Process Mining by Celonis, cloud edition, a process mining solution that can be up, running, and productive in hours instead of the weeks usually required for an on-premise deployment. It first provides an…
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    As organizations continue to expand their global reach, optimizing business processes becomes increasingly important to ensure quality customer experiences and improve margins. Process mining solutions — such as the on-premise SAP Process Mining application by Celonis and SAP Process Mining by Celonis, cloud edition — have emerged as useful tools for supporting these types of…
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    Effective business processes are the key to efficiency and productivity. That’s why it’s vital that organizations have a means of taking a deep, analytic look at their process performance. But occasional deep insights sometimes aren’t enough — to identify and solve problems quickly, you also need visibility into the daily operations of processes across your…
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