A Digital Journey to Transformation with Timeline Process Intelligence

Whether you are a consultant yourself, a business process leader, or just someone who knows they need to improve their processes we are here to help you. Timeline Process Intelligence is uniquely prepared to assist you on you your digital transformation journey. The patent pending Timeline Analysis™ technology assesses, evaluates, and allows 100% visibility into discovering process execution in existing processes pre-transformation, while also providing continuous monitoring once automation, process changes, and new process standards are implemented.

I’m not exaggerating when I say Timeline Process Intelligence is the new standard in Process Analytics. Do you have warehouses of data, or has your digital journey made you enthusiastic about saving everything, even when you’re not sure how you will capitalize on your data? Great! We have you covered! We love Big Data too! In mid-2018 we released Version 3.6 which featured full ETL in the cloud. We wanted to make sure that our customers’ “big data problems” are not headaches for IT but rather they are truly amazing advantages. We know that all that data can provide tremendous value with the appropriate analysis solution.

Let’s be honest, if you were going on a road trip and your travel buddy pulled out the paper map to get to your destination, wouldn’t you tell them to hit the bricks and find someone with a GPS to tag along? Of course, you would! Gone are the days of manual process assessment – process surveys, time and motion studies, the clip boards and stop watches, etc. So why are organizations on their digital transformation road trips still relying on paper maps?

The answer is pretty simple, change is hard, and some aren’t even aware there’s a solution to these costly, time consuming, and often subjective process assessments.

Like any other specialty area, understanding business process data requires tools optimized for the task. Existing business intelligence and analytics tools provide no meaningful help when it comes to understanding and analyzing business process data. By providing tools which were designed solely for this type of analysis we believe we can offer insights and ease-of-use not possible before.

If we were to agree that a picture is worth a thousand words, then a process visualization is worth a million. I say this because I’ve seen audiences’ faces light up as my Timeline team and I load complex process data into the Timeline engine and display the process automatically. It is amazing what floating dots on a screen does to people. It’s a real nice teaser for your colleagues, but where I think the real value lies is when we make process insights actionable. The as-is visualization of a complicated processes certainly peaks an audience’s interest; however, a serious digital transformation initiative must move beyond the pretty pictures and into action that provides real results towards process excellence and sustainable transformation.

TimelinePI was founded by Scott Opitz (current CEO) and Alex Elkin (current CTO), based on years of working with business intelligence tools that missed the mark in intuitive process analytics. No Business Intelligence tool on the market today can reconstruct entire process timelines or provide in-depth visualization and analysis of highly variable, ad hoc business processes.

TimelinePI has one very simple goal: to raise you and your organization’s process IQ. We are dedicated to helping you to deeply understand and monitor your processes to ensure compliance, prevent back sliding after improvement and to make sure your organization is maintaining continued process excellence.

Sophisticated process intelligence provides key insights throughout the entire digital transformation journey, from defining the strategy to continuous improvement and innovation. It’s time to move your organization from “we have a lot of data; we make a lot of best guesses and assumptions about our processes, and we really think we are making positive changes” to “we make business decisions from in-depth insight into our processes; we know we make good choices because we do so based on facts from our data”. This will help to truly transform your organization in a whole new way.

Process Mining – The Critical Component for this Digital Transformation Success Story

How AkzoNobel saw 20% improvement in on-time payment.

Akzo Nobel N.V., trading as AkzoNobel, is a Dutch multinational company which creates paints and performance coatings for both industry and consumers worldwide. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company has activities in more than 80 countries, and employs approximately 46,000 people.

In 2017, AkzoNobel was pursuing improvements in its purchase-to-pay (P2P) process. With over 2.7 million invoices AkzoNobel knew their P2P process was ripe for improvements. The challenge was trying to identify and create meaningful process KPIs for process performance within their procurement process to support continuous process improvement. With a goal to enhance the 75% of their processes flowing across SAP they went with a process mining solution to guide them on their transformation journey… The results? A 20% improvement in on-time payment.

Now it’s your chance to let the most advanced process intelligence platform available on the market today to help you stay competitive, advance your insights from data, find new opportunities, reduce costs or improve customer satisfaction with better processes. Timeline Process Intelligence supports businesses around the world in uncovering their true potential by redefining how we understand, manage, and control even the smallest processes. When it comes to successful digital transformation, the answer is the data. You can find your answers with TimelinePI. Get in touch with our team to learn more about getting your Digital Journey to Transformation with Timeline Process Intelligence started.

About the author

Ryan Raiker is an accomplished business consultant with experience working with small and medium enterprises. Ryan has worked in project management in State, and Local government. He studied Business Analytics and later earned his MBA from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Currently Ryan is focusing on Brand Management and Product Development for TimelinePI.

February 14, 2019