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Celonis Product Documentation

Data Collection Capabilities

  • Supported Desktop Applications

    1. Task Mining can capture fundamental data from all desktop applications. The depth of further information varies depending on the specific application.

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    2. Browser: Task Mining can capture information from all browsers like any desktop application. In addition, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) are currently supported for advanced filtering on a per URL basis as well as further browser interactions.

    3. Extended metadata support (for details see the schema documentation):

      1. Google Chrome

      2. Microsoft Edge (Chromium Based).

      3. Internet Explorer/Firefox: URL for certain events.

      4. SAP - Saplogon for windows.

      5. See docs.celonis.com for SAP GUI capture details and limitations

  • Remote Desktops and Citrix

    1. Case 1: Installing Task Mining on the Citrix Server. Amount and details of captured data as usual (i.e. as if target application was running on the desktop directly). Currently not supported (this is only limited tested by now).

    2. Case 2: Installing Task Mining on Client only. Capturing information from remote desktops or Citrix on the client without installation on the Citrix Server is supported but data is limited. Screenshots can still be captured, the metadata may be limited: Some columns that are usually populated (see Schema) might be empty, e.g. TargetElementName, most _UIA fields, or all fields from a browser extension. Fundamental data, such as the ProcessName and title of the ActiveWindow will still be available.

  • SAP GUI

    • Limitations to when data can be captured accurately from the SAP GUI: When the user clicks on a button/element and the related SAP GUI is already “closed” when the Task Mining client tries to capture more detailed information such as the button name, then this will either fail or retrieve the button name of the underlying window.

    • Task Mining Client can only have two connections open at the same time: (1) a connection for SAPLogon (any of its processes) and (2) a connection for SAP Business Client (any of its processes).

    • For example, if the client made a connection for saplogon and then the user starts saplgpad, the client will stay connected to saplogon as that connection was made first and will not be able to get SAP elements from saplgpad (unless the user has first closed saplogon, which would kill the connection and allow the user to connect to the other process).

    • For more details on SAP, see Data Collection Capabilities - SAP GUI.