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Analysis

An Analysis helps to identify execution gaps in your business processes. It lets you create a custom visualization of your as-is process and analyze the underlying data.

An Analysis can be linked to a Data Model or a Knowledge Model. A Knowledge Model lets you define KPIs in one place, from which they can be referenced by other Celonis Platform assets. You can import KPIs to an Analysis from a linked Knowledge Model and use them in addition to local KPIs that you create in the Analysis.

You create analyses in a Studio Package. This provides versioning for your analyses and integration with other services Celonis Platform offers. There are some differences if you worked with the previous analysis service offered in Process Analytics, but you can migrate your legacy analyses to the new Studio service.

Go to Building an Analysis in Studio to start creating an Analysis in the Celonis Platform Studio.

For longtime customers

  • We integrated the capability to create an Analysis (which you may be familiar with from Process Analytics or Celonis 4) in Studio.

  • If you have worked in Process Analytics or Celonis 4 before, and would like to migrate your existing analyses to the Studio, follow the steps described here on how to migrate analyses from Process Analytics to Studio.

  • Celonis Platform teams provisioned after the 15th of April 2021 are provisioned without the Process Analytics service but with the Celonis Celonis Platform Studio and the capability to create Analysis assets in the Studio. The same capabilities are therefore available.

Handling large Integers

We do not support large integers (>2^53) in the Analysis asset. The resolution is to use the TO_STRING function on the integer data.

Analysis or View?

An Analysis can help you towards many goals, but often there's a newer and better way to achieve those in Celonis Platform now. Everything on this list can also be done using an Analysis, but if you don't already have an Analysis set up for it, you'll be better positioned for the future if you use the other ways to do it.

  • If you want to explore your business processes and find inefficiencies, use Business Miner and Views. You can customize or build your own Views in the Celonis Platform Studio to create alternative analyses for your business needs.

  • If you want a UI to continuously interact with your data and monitor relevant KPIs, use one of the Celonis Business Apps, or build custom Views and assemble your own app.

  • If you want to explore and validate the business data that you are planning to use for process mining, including creating custom PQL statements for data aggregation, use Data Explorer.

  • If you want to check the conformance of your as-is business processes to a target model, use an Analysis. This is the kind of situation-specific task that an Analysis is best suited for.

When you build Views, you can include extra features to operationalize your data that aren't available with an Analysis - like Alerts, Tasks, Actions, and augmented attributes and comments. With Views you can visualize execution gaps and their impact on KPIs, and you can use Process Explorer and Network Explorer for process discovery and network analysis across multiple event logs.