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Enhanced BPMN and Case-Level Predictions with QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.5

Are you ready for enhanced BPMN and case-level predictions? QPR 2019.5 introduces the following improvements:

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Folders and Dashboards with QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.4

Operational Process Mining is done by monitoring real-time data with dashboards, alerts, and analyses. QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.4 introduces several features for managing and developing the growing amount of dashboards and analyses. With these features, it is easy to share business process findings with other team members and within the whole organization.

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What is Process Mining?

When people hear the words data mining, they nowadays have an idea of what it means. We often define data mining as a process of analyzing data from several perspectives and summarizing it into useful information. With support from this information, we can then make decisions that affect the success of a company. However, even when data mining is familiar to people, process mining still seems to be a new topic for many. Very often, I encounter questions like, “What is process mining? How does it work?”.

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Process Mining Clustering Analysis with QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.3

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.3 introduces lightning-fast, easy-to-use, built-in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence based Clustering Analysis. Clustering is an unsupervised machine learning technique for finding similarities within process mining cases, in order to better understand the differences from process behavior and case attribute point-of-view, as well as detecting problems in process execution and source data quality. Other major improvements in 2019.3 include Calculated Case and Event Attributes to easily augment the process mining data, calculate KPI variables and enable further business relevant analysis. In QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.3, we also introduce enhanced grouping for ChartView.

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Easy-to-define KPIs with ChartView Filters in QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.2

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.2 makes defining the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) fun and easy with the new ChartView Filters functionality. Other major improvement include improved search for projects and models in QPR UI as well as the compatibility with Microsoft Excel 2019. And as icing on the cake we launch the new QPR ProcessAnalyzer Training Video Library with more than 20 training videos to help you become a process mining champion in a few hours!

Easy-to-define KPIs with ChartView Filters

With new ChartView 2019.2 everybody can make business relevant KPI measures and charts within minutes! Improvements include:

Multiple KPIs in the same chart with different right & left axis definitions. Picture below shows Case Count using left axis and median case duration using right axis:

 

 

ChartView Filters focusing the analysis to relevant cases and flows. The chart below shows 

  • Average Case Duration in days using left vertical Y axis.
  • Case start month on horizontal X axis
  • Purchase Order Cost as the bubble chart radius
  • Purchase Organization as the bubble chart series specifying the color or the bubbles

As the specific chart view filters we have used:

  • Case must start with Event Type PR Created
  • Case must make a flow from  PO Created to PO Changed [Value]
  • Case must belong to receiving plant AU1, GB1 or HK9

 

Well...how does this whole setup work? The great news is that this is all covered by the flexible QPR UI with a few clicks. This is the 3-component KPI Designer with settings for General, Measures and Dimensions. 

 

 

The new Filter settings are easily controlled with the additional Edit Filter functionality:

Quick search for Projects and Models

QPR ProcessAnalyzer is compatible with enterprise level process mining with advanced user administration, process mining model management and folders. In 2019.2 we added a new quick search for easily finding the relevant process model directly from the main analysis title bar. Key functionalities visible in the picture below contain:

  • Model name and active filter name visible in the title bar. Example below shows the model name "OrderToCash" and filter name "Main ProcessFlow".
  • Quick search - just type in a few letters contained in a project or model name and the list is filtered instantly
  • In-memory status and amount of cases shown in the list to help choosing the right model

 

In addition to providing a quick list of project and models for selection purposes the list gives easy access to model information with the (i) button on the right. It is possible to customize the info screen and by default it shows the information below:

 

Support for Microsoft Excel 2019

QPR ProcessAnalyzer is the only process mining tool in the market with native Microsoft Excel add-on client. This integration gives every business analyst the choice of extending their process mining analysis with familiar Microsoft Excel functionalities and delivering the enhanced results to others as Excel files, email attachments and Sharepoint sites. Supported Excel versions now include MS Excel 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010. 

Icing on the cake: QPR ProcessAnalyzer Training Video Library

QPR ProcessAnalyzer Training Videos turn any process mining beginner to a process mining champion capable of conducting high-quality process analysis and findings with root causes. Example videos include:

Getting started: How to log in

Process Discovery: Flowchart analysis, Duration Analysis, Profiling Case Analysis, Event Type Analysis, Case Analysis, Event Analysis, Creating Filters

Process Analysis: Influence Analysis for Case Attributes, Influence Analysis for Flowchart, Conformance Analysis, Conformance Analysis with Model Autocreation, How to create a basic dashboard

Click here to access the training videos! :)

 

 

We are super excited about QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.2 and are eager to hear your comments!

Check out the recording of our release webinar to learn more!

 

Best regards,

Teemu

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Find Root Causes for Conformance Deviations with QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.1

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2019.1 takes you to the new year 2019 by integrating QPR's game-changing Root Cause functionality with Conformance Analytics.

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Process Mining Benchmarking with QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2018.7

QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2018.7 brings new features for benchmarking, model management and analytics. To see what the new features and improvements look like in practice, check out our release webinar here or below for a brief overview:

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Process Mining KPI Analysis with QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2018.6

The development of QPR ProcessAnalyzer is dedicated to bringing excellence and is put out to the world every 6 weeks. QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2018.6 is the latest in a long line of excellent releases which brings forward new features and developments that make your process mining experience smoother and user-friendlier.

The major addition brought upon in this release is a new addition to the QPR UI Deployment Package.

The Data Import functionality allows for instant loading of new QPR ProcessAnalyzer models for process mining. The new view has functionalities for using CSV files that contain event data or case attribute data, that are instantly transformed into a Process Model allowing for an instant jumpstart to process mining.

As CSV formatting varies between systems and data formats, we have taken that into account. You can easily define the column delimiters, so no extra changes are needed for preparing the data for load. DateTime formats can also vary between systems and it can create troubles when the datetime format needs to be in an exact format. The automatic datetime format parsing can be setup to adhere to the specific date-time format used in the CSV file, which is then automatically transferred to an appropriate time date format for use in QPR ProcessAnalyzer. 

In addition to CSV, the tool also supports importing pacman and XES -files, enabling the transportation of existing models from system to system using existing data formats that are standardized. You can create new models with the Data Import tool, but it can be used to supplement new data to existing models. This feature creates new possibilities for instant process model validation, as you can add case attributes as you go and see how it works with your current process model. The Data Import tool creates a great path for starting Process Mining as it is easy to access straight from the UI and is designed with ease of use in mind, making data loading a breeze.

 

New KPI Analysis settings make analysis customization easier than ever.

Further improvements in QPR ProcessAnalyzer 2018.6 focus on our KPI Analysis feature.

As introduced earlier this year, KPI analysis takes the model data stored in your process model and uses it to create graphical representations of your data for instant insights and clarity on how your process is performing. This highly customizable tool offers many different options and measures for analyzing your data, so we went ahead and tweaked the menu setup a bit. The menu options have been grouped into themes facilitating for easier navigation and finding specific analysis dimensions for your use. The menu grouping can check your model for case and event attributes, adding them automatically as selections for analysis dimensions. 

In addition to menu grouping, small icons reminding the user on what setting affects which part have been added, adding extra user clarity when creating outstanding KPI analysis presentations. KPI Analysis has been tweaked for a new user experience and brings the power of the KPI analysis engine to a wider audience than ever before.

For the server administrators, we have added an automatic data loading features for setting up your environments quicker. When you boot up the QPR ProcessAnalyzer server, you can now define models that are loaded automatically into the memory at startup. Setting the models is easy - just configure a parameter and the models are now always loaded whenever the system is booted up. The power of process mining is available instantly from the startup without separate memory loading.

 

These new additions offer a variety of new options and quality of experience improvements for QPR ProcessAnalyzer users. With this release taking the user experience to an even greater level, you can easily make your process mining life smoother. 

To hear more about the new release and its features, check out our release webinar below.

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