Peanut Butter and Jelly– Have you ever had a sandwich with just Peanut Butter? It’s delicious, sure, but there is a strong likelihood that you will have something stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Socks and Shoes- Unless we are talking sandals, please, for the sake of anyone with a nose, wear your socks.

Gin and Tonic– Without the Tonic, you are just asking for trouble. 

Process Mining and RPA– You can certainly have a successful RPA implementation without process mining, but if you want to ensure you are automating the right processes and getting a strong ROI for your projects you will want to look closely at this new dynamic duo.

What is process mining, and how does it drive more success within RPA implementations?

Process mining tools, like ABBYY Timeline, can help you capture information from log files within your existing solutions and provides detailed, data-driven insights into how processes are performing. Timeline takes the information from applications like SAP, WorkDay, OnBase, and Outlook, and creates a visual model of your process. This allows you to better understand what is really happening in a given process, including who did it, how long it takes, and how it departs from the average.

Without Process Mining, RPA requires a significant investment in the planning and design phase.

ABBYY Timeline helps guide decision-making about which processes to automate, based on actual data, with quantifiable process metrics, including cost, duration, and volume. You may feel like you know your processes inside and out, but data can unlock insights below the surface that allow you to make the right decision about your business, rather than following what your gut tells you.

Process Intelligence - How to Avoid Failure in Your Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Project

In addition to focusing your RPA discovery efforts, ABBYY Timeline will also provide you with:

  • Continuous process improvement: Timeline automatically monitors process performance, alerting you to processes that need your attention. By comparing your performance over time, process mining allows you to put these insights to good use. You can measure the effectiveness of your changes, making your business transformation more successful.
  • Ensure compliance and eliminate risk: Use continuous monitoring to keep an eye on compliance. Receive alerts when rules set in place are broken, and follow up immediately to ensure that it won’t happen again.
  • Predict issues before they happen: Combine process mining with machine learning and artificial intelligence to achieve highly integrated and fully automated insights to forecast processes in their future state and ensure positive outcomes.

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About Ema

Ema is a Director of Sales – Enterprise Solutions at Naviant. Ema is passionate about helping organizations navigate Digital Transformation. She has vast experience in helping organizations address their top IT Priorities and developing departmental solutions for process automation to expand the solution throughout the enterprise. She is also the host of Naviant’s Digital Transformation Talks series on YouTube and the Co-Host of the Third Thursday. In these series, experts from the Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation space come together to share their ideas. When not at work, she is busy chasing after her two daughters, spending time outside, and hosting friends and family for gatherings.