Process data analysis

In Signavio Process Intelligence, an analysis view that explains a specific process insight is called an investigation. After you have uploaded your data, you can create a new investigation by clicking Go to new investigation and entering a name for your analysis. You can create multiple investigations per process. Using this, you can clearly distinguish between different business challenges.

Within an investigation, you create your analysis by assembling a combination of two element types: filters and widgets.

Filters allow you to reduce the data by specifying selection criteria for the case data. To apply different filters within the same investigation, use the chapter widget. To create a new filter, click the Add filter button, specify the filter criteria and click Save:

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Adding a filter

After applying a filter, you can see the absolute number and the percentage of cases the filter includes in the top right corner of the investigation or chapter.

You can create multiple filters per investigation. These are than combined by a logical AND operator. Consequently, it never makes sense to apply disjoint filters like CompanyCode=A001 and CompanyCode=B002, as this would result in an empty data set.

Widgets organize and visualize information about your process. For example, the process discovery widget, provides insights about the sequence flows and distribution of a process’ variants (traces). To create a new widget, click the Add widget button, select a widget type and specify further widget configuration options (depending on the widget type):

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Adding a widget

The filters and available widget types allow you to drill down into specific process aspects and create comprehensive analyses. We recommend using the range of widgets to document exactly how you derive your analysis results. This makes it easier communicate the results later on.

A complete investigating chapter could look like this:

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A Process Intelligence investigation chapter

Widget types

This section lists all available widgets.

Chapter

Use the chapter widget to divide your investigation into different parts. Most importantly, chapters allow you to apply different filters to different parts of the same investigation.

Activity list

The activity list widget shows all activities (events) in your process and provides absolute and relative numbers, as well as a visualization, of their occurence.

Bar chart

The bar chart widget.

Cycle time

The cycle time widget shows the cycle time distribution of the relevant cases, optionally grouped by a specific (discrete) case property.

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A cycle time widget

Histogram

The histogram widget shows the distribution of cases, with a specific (discrete) case property being the random variable.

Hotspot

The hotspot widget visualizes how often different events occur throughout your process flow.

Process discovery

The process discovery widget provides insights about the sequence flows and distribution of a process’ variants (traces).

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A process discovery widget

By selecting a process variant on the left, you highlight its path in the process discovery diagram. When activating the squares icon above process discovery diagram, the system draws ticker lines for paths that are used more frequently. The stop watch icon highlights paths according to time spent.

Value

The value widget aggregates case data, for example to show the average purchases value of a subset of the cases of a process. The following aggregation functions are available:

  • SUM,
  • COUNT,
  • AVG,
  • MIN,
  • MAX.

Text

The text widget allows you to add rich text sections to your investigation, for example to explain your initial assumptions or to interpret a data chart.