SAP Startup Focus member Celonis was founded in 2011 as a result of a University research project. Since then they have become a leading vendor of process mining software. Their main objective is to analyze and reconstruct existing SAP processes in ERP and CRM systems to increase efficiency and compliance which results in cost and time savings.
The Celonis Solution
SAP HANA allows Celonis to access other SAP modules in real-time, extract and process the existing data to reproduce them in a real-time graph. Since the graphical realization works with live data, bottlenecks and inefficiencies can be found easily. Examples would be instant analyses of critical vendors, low value orders or purchase requisition rates. Another important aspect is the identification of fraud patterns in the purchase process. For the user, Celonis has made it easy and intuitive to perform the process mining without having SQL knowledge.
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“SAP HANA gives us the analytical power to work on the largest Big Data scenarios found on the market” Bastian Nominacher, Co-Founder & CO-CEO of Celonis.
Celonis estimates the cost savings through the reduction of bottlenecks to 15% and a significant time reduction for the data analysis. Being able to analyze more than 20 SAP systems and visualize them provides full transparency for the user. SAP HANA is a very scalable database for Celonis because it allows adding more users and more processes very efficiently. Celonis is not only able to access SAP data, it is compliant to open text and other system and provides a full picture – like a search engine.
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