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Process Mining Market More Than Doubles in Revenue and Client Base in 2019—Everest Group | Press Release

Process mining—which is the technique of using software to discover and map business processes in order to optimize and automate them—is an emerging market for service providers, growing at around 140-160% from 2018 to 2019 to reach US$230-US$250 million, according to Everest Group. The process mining vendor market witnessed a doubling in the client base from 2018-2019, indicating increasing adoption among enterprises. Process mining blends the power of data-based analysis techniques, such as data mining and machine learning, to help organizations discover the as-is process along with its variants and identify opportunities for optimization and automation. Process mining technology can be categorized as follows:
  • Classic process mining technology leverages specialized algorithms to examine and analyze process-related information captured in event logs generated by enterprise systems such as ERP, CRM, and SCM to discover processes and generate process maps.
  • Desktop Process Mining (DPM) refers to the ability to capture user’s keyboard, mouse and potentially other system-level activities performed simultaneously on various desktops to virtually reconstruct the processes and generate process maps.
Process mining can play a key role in the success of an organization’s process optimization and digital transformation journey. However, the associated technologies are not only relatively new to many potential buyers but also rapidly evolving in terms of product features, deployment options, training and support, partner ecosystem, and commercial models. Currently over 85% of the revenue generated in the process mining market comes from software licenses, with most vendors offering cloud-based access. Continental Europe holds the lion’s share of the market (50%) while North America accounted for the highest growth rate in revenues in 2019 (nearly 200%). Manufacturing; banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI); and the telecom industries are among the leading adopters of process mining solutions. Everest Group expects adoption of process mining to maintain high-growth momentum driven by the need to accelerate automation initiatives and as more enterprises become aware of the benefits of the technology, which include identifying process optimization and automation opportunities, improving process governance and compliance, and enhanced employee experience through better resource allocation. These findings are discussed in more detail in Everest Group’s recently published report “Process Mining State of the Market Report 2020.” The report includes a detailed view of the current state of the market and analyzes it across various dimensions, including market size and adoption trends, buyer satisfaction, product capabilities and trends, solution characteristics, vendor landscape, challenges to process mining adoption, and the outlook for 2020-21. “The process mining market has seen exponential growth over the last few years and is expected to continue the momentum in the future,” said Amardeep Modi, practice director of Everest Group. “The COVID-19 crisis is likely to temper the growth of the process mining market in the short term, especially in the manufacturing industry, but the market is expected to pick up toward the end of 2020 as the demand for automation and process optimization begins to surge.” Overview of the Process Mining Vendor Landscape
  • Celonis, Software AG, and Minit are the top vendors in terms of process mining license revenue. ABBYY Timeline (formerly TimelinePI) has experienced the highest year-over-year growth in revenue.
  • Celonis dominates the process mining software market, accounting for over 60% market share, and has the largest client base spread across small, mid-size and large enterprise segments.
  • The process mining market has expanded beyond Europe and North America to emerging geographies such as Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin America (LATAM). Localized vendors in these regions, such as Puzzle Data (APAC) and Everflow (LATAM), have started competing with the relatively more established process mining vendors.
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Process Mining for Automation Gold | Blog

The process automation market is evolving in more ways than one. Many organizations are taking the next step of complementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions such as virtual agents and intelligent document capture. Others are looking deeper into their business functions with process mining and discovery software to scale automation and capture more returns from them. Process mining and discovery solutions automate a part of automation itself. This is effectively mining processes for elusive gold opportunities for automation.

Process Miners

Process mining software has been around for a while and can be used for many purposes, but several vendors have made a name for themselves in the automation space, e.g., Celonis and Minit. These types of solutions use application logs to reconstruct a virtual view of processes. They discover business process flows and models, and provide process intelligence analytics. They can even suggest how to change a process using smart capabilities. The result is information that allows organizations to decide what process to automate next. Some service providers have developed their own capabilities in this space as well. An example is Accenture, which uses process mining for automation as a competitive differentiator. Valuable as it is, however, process mining also has its drawbacks. For example, it requires a lot of data. And if you want to find opportunities among processes that go across enterprise systems, you need to integrate the logs from these systems, e.g., build a data warehouse. Those of you who have built data warehouses know what a massive pain this can be.

Process Discoverers

While process miners can also do process discovery, several RPA vendors – including EdgeVerve, Kryon, and Nice – are offering new solutions. They’re using their desktop automation and action recording capabilities, complemented with AI, to capture and reconstruct what the human worker does, and then map and analyze the actions to identify opportunities for automation. Process discoverers do not require a load of application data, but they do come with their own challenges. For example, a recording may not capture the full set of relevant steps. And employees may have concerns around privacy.

The Art of the Possible

So, is it worth it to use process mining and discovering solutions despite their downsides and flaws? Yes, absolutely. But curb your enthusiasm, set expectations at the right level, and go for the art of the possible. For example, there are many opportunities for automation within individual applications, without having to include processes that go across systems. And, you can use human intelligence to manually fill in the gaps and augment the findings of an automation discovery tool, even though doing so is going out of fashion. With yet another category of software coming to the fore, enterprises would be right to feel that they are on a technology investment hamster wheel – there is no end to the cycle. After all, in recent years we have had the huge wave of RPA adoption. And today, in addition to competitive pressure to invest in AI-based automation, enterprises are having to evaluate process mining and discovery as well. The good news is that automation can generate significant returns on investment. Our research and interactions with enterprises have shown this to be the case time and again. Process mining is another piece of the jigsaw, and it can help you find more automation gold. Everest Group will be publishing a detailed viewpoint on process mining and discovery very soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for it, so you can mine it for gold.

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