Overview of process mining in process advisor (preview)

[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change.]

Process mining in process advisor allows you to take the event data from your system of records and visualize the processes happening in your organization. Process mining provides novel insights that can help you identify automation opportunities, and address performance and compliance opportunities with flows. To learn more about flows, go to Overview of the types of flows in Power Automate.

Important

  • This is a preview feature.

  • Preview features aren’t meant for production use and may have restricted functionality. These features are available before an official release so that customers can get early access and provide feedback.

This short video explains the concept of process mining in process advisor:

Business example

For example, as a business owner in accounts payable, you can use process advisor to find the steps and actions in your procure-to-pay process. Using event log files from your ERP systems like Dynamics 365 or SAP, process advisor produces a process map. This map enables you to visualize the activities in the procure-to-pay process to gain the following insights:

  • Which activities in a process take the longest?

  • How many variations of invoice approval exist in the organization?

  • Are the activities of the process within compliance?

You can easily filter for custom attributes such as location, department, and other dimensions that are relevant to your process.

Steps to process mining