Best Process Mining Reporting pages for Power BI - Part 3
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The best Power BI report pages to ensure compliance

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 start analyzing and improving 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.

Compliance Analysis

Power BI  Compliance Analysis Report Page

On the Compliance Analysis Page, you can view process step sequences to find anomalies or compliance violations in your process. For example, you can see if the steps were executed in the correct order or which user (employee, robot, or system) executed a step.

You can create your own sequence and apply filters to analyze the order of process steps, for example to find cases where approval steps were skipped or executed in the wrong order.

You can also examine individual cases based on specific attributes, such as cost or user type, to identify compliance violations. In the example, we have highlighted the process sequence based on the user who performed the process. We can immediately see that in cases 53 and 54, the same user created and approved an order.

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Conformance Check

Power BI Conformance Check Report Page

In addition to the compliance analysis, your actual process can be compared with a target model on the Conformance Check page.

The Process Explorer allows you to compare your process variants with the conformance model. The conformance model can either be created by drag-and-drop or generated automatically.

You can then set filters, for example for specific process step sequences, and compare the resulting variants with the target model. The Process Explorer reacts to your filter selection by highlighting edges in red if they do not match the model and highlighting edges in yellow if they are part of the model but not included in the variant. This way it is very easy to see how your variants deviate from the model and where corrective actions are needed.

Compliance and conformance analysis are very important aspects of Process Mining, as they can reveal crucial areas for improvement. Another key aspect of Process Mining is the ability to track and monitor changes, which we will look at in the next part of this series on 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.