The Importance of Process Mining in Enhancing Process Performance in Organisation


The development of business intelligence allows organisations to manage and enhance the decision-making process by providing methods and tools for analysing data. Process mining in organisation is needs to develop connection between data mining as business intelligence method and Business Process Management. Its main purpose is the discovery of process model based on existing event log data that can be used for different purposes. This research will examine the essential concepts of process mining and its tools in order to analyse data and deliver proposal to enhance process performance in organisation. This research conducts focus group discussion as a qualitative method to discuss the advantages of process mining and to compare the process mining tools. The analysis highlights that the process mining has important role in organisation in determining: basic performance metrics; process model; and organisational model, and analysing social network and performance characteristics. Interestingly, both of process mining tools ProM and DISCO have different features and capabilities to discover the business process in organisation. This allows organisation to assess the data of business process transaction and provide some improvement approaches based on the result in process mining. By using the process-mining algorithm and tools, organisation can manage how to improve their process of business more effectively and efficiently in order to achieve their objectives.

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Joos Meikhel Gaghenggang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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Conference: ACTIS2014
Stream: The Data-Enriched Society

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