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Creating a Process Workspace


If you're a business user, we recommend asking your admin or data analyst to create Process Workspaces for you.

Process Workspace creation overview

  1. In the EMS UI, click Business Miner on the left of your screen.

  2. Click Create Process Workspace.

  3. Select the process type for which you want to create a Process Workspace.


    If you don't see the specific process type you're looking for, select Other process.

  4. Choose the Data Model. Data Models marked as “Verified“ indicate that they were verified for use with the selected process type.


    The verification process can take up to 30 seconds to complete.

  5. Check that the Process Workspace looks okay.

  6. Share the Process Workspace with other users.

Process Workspaces and Data Models

When you create a Process Workspace, you select a Data Model so Business Miner knows which process data to use. Depending on your organization's license and the process type, you can select:

  • An object-centric perspective (recommended) if available

  • A case-centric Data Model


You need Use Data Model permissions for at least one Data Model if you want to create a Process Workspace. Where users are just sharing Process Workspaces, no changes to their permissions are required. See User and team roles for general information about Business Miner permissions.

Using an Perspective to create a Process Workspace (recommended)

If you have a a Celonis EMS contract that includes object-centric process mining, and you have licensed this process, select the appropriate perspective from the list.

Using a legacy Data Model to create a Process Workspace

It's likely more that one legacy Data Model will be available for your process type. If you’re not sure which Data Model to pick, just go ahead and choose one. You can quickly preview the data before going any further. If it doesn’t look quite right, you can just cancel and try another Data Model.

Checking your Process Workspace after creation

Once you've created your Process Workspace, click Create Exploration. If any of the questions in the question list are greyed out, it's likely there's an issue with your Data Model. Click Debug at the bottom of the screen to check and fix any problems in your PQL. If you're not an admin or data analyst, you might need their help with this.