Back in March, Microsoft acquired Minit, a leader in process mining technology that helps businesses revolutionize the way they analyze and optimize their processes. Microsoft's motive behind this acquisition was to assist its customers to "digitally transform and drive operational excellence by creating a complete picture of their business processes, enabling every process to be easily and automatically analyzed and improved".
Building upon this premise, Microsoft has announced the preview of new process mining capabilities from Minit that will be availed to users via the process advisor within Microsoft Power Automate. As such, "Microsoft customers can now harness deeper insights to identify bottlenecks in processes to drive optimization and efficiencies with low-code automation".
The process advisor is now powered by Minit, which now incorporates several templates that are designed to enable clients to easily push impactful business process insights from cloud flows in Power Automate as well as insights from Microsoft Power Virtual Agents and other systems of records like SAP. In turn, this will place businesses at a better standing point because they will be able to understand, enhance and adapt their processes in the ever-evolving market.
Besides the fact that the process advisor can be used by analysts to understand how the processes are run and uncover the root cause analysis, business users can also make use of the tool's process mining dashboards to evaluate how the business is progressing in real-time and even allow them to identify opportunities that will promote both efficiency and effectiveness.
What's more, with the newly added capabilities within Power Automate, customers will be able to identify bottlenecks in their processes and reduce complexity and costs. The capabilities incorporate include:
- Templates to drive optimization with low-code automation
- Business insights by pulling from cloud flows in Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and other systems of records such as SAP
- Automatically identifying repeating activities across processes, pinpointing the root cause and impact of rework and eliminating it
- Easily customizable and shareable reports that can be published to workspaces with Power BI Premium
Be sure to visit Microsoft's blog to get more information about these capabilities and how to make the most out of them. To access these features and more, you'll need a Power Automate license since the Process advisor is licensed as part of Power Automate per-user licenses. Alternatively, you can use the Power Automate trial.