Best Process Mining Reporting pages for Power BI - Part 2
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The best report pages to understand variations in your process

Process Mining in Power BI

Author: Katharina Laumann, PR Manager and Editor at PAF

PAFnow embedded in Power BI, prepares and visualizes your process data so you can immediately begin to analyze and improve any process.

The PAFnow Report comes with various predefined report pages for different views and specific aspects of business process analyses. In the first part of this short blog series, we looked at the best report pages to get a fundamental understanding of your process. This time, we start taking a closer look at interesting variations that we uncovered in the initial analysis.

Difference Analysis

Power BI  Difference Analysis Report Page

You can start your in-depth analysis on the PAFnow Difference Analysis Page. On this page you find out more about possible process variants and differences in the process that are related to specific attributes. For example, you can compare key figures of process paths, such as the process performance of different years.

The Process Explorer on this page is color-coded depending on your filters and selections. In our example the different colors represent the process of different years. By default, all grey paths indicate steps that can be found in both years. This makes it easy to spot activities that only occurred in one year and to see how they affect the process.

Of course, you can also compare more than two paths and look at many more attributes in your difference analysis defining the values of your interest with the PAFnow Attribute Filter.

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Power BI Variants Report Page

If you want to look at individual paths of the process flow, you can use the Variants Report Page.

A process variant is one complete path through the process map from start to finish, meaning it shows you the step-by-step sequence of one specific route that occurred in your real process.

All the different ways your process actually happens are variants. On this report page the Process Explorer displays all variants side by side.

You can use this page to evaluate the overall performance of your process, look at the distribution of process steps and conduct a root cause analysis to find out more about the driving factors behind high numbers of process steps.

This is just one way to look at your process in more detail. In the next part of this series, we’ll look at how to ensure compliance with Process Mining in Power BI.

In the meantime, you can take your first steps with Process Mining by downloading our free PAFnow Process Mining Visual or test the full report in our demo.