CELONIS NEWS & PRESS.
Celonis and its customer, Siemens, have won a SAP HANA Innovation Award 2016. The companies’ joint project received the “honorable mention” in the “Process Simplifier” category. The award, given to pioneering solutions based on SAP HANA, was awarded on May 16 at the opening ceremonies of SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, Florida. Overall, more than 100 companies from around the globe and working in a wide range of sectors submitted their projects for consideration. Celonis and Siemens impressed the jury made up of customers, SAP expert, and analysts with the project’s particular combination of innovation and successful implementation.
Siemens’ global IT infrastructure includes more than 70 SAP ERP systems and is supported by one of the largest SAP HANA installations in the world. Siemens combines the strengths of SAP’s in-memory platform with Celonis Process Mining to obtain full insight into how processes actually run in the real world. “As part of the digital revolution, lean processes provide a major competitive advantage. Thanks to Celonis’ Process Mining Solution, we are able to achieve increasingly complete transparency in the process sequences, identify complexities and specifically optimize business processes,” explains Dr. Lars Reinkemeyer, Head of Global Process Mining Services at Siemens IT. The Process Mining Community at Siemens has quickly grown to include more than 1,000 users. The solution is used globally in order to increase transparency and efficiency, for example in purchasing and sales, supply chain management and financial processes.
SAP has been distributing Celonis’ process mining technology since last year as part of a global partnership. Celonis is also a member of the SAP Startup Focus Program, which has supported start-ups in the development of new applications for the SAP HANA platform since 2012. Celonis was already awarded the SAP HANA Innovation Award at SAPPHIRE NOW 2015 in the “Most Transformative” category. “We are very pleased that we can accept this outstanding award for the second time,” says Bastian Nominacher, Co-CEO and co-founder of Celonis. “This clearly demonstrates the enormous potential our process mining technology offers large companies.”
Celonis today announced that SAP (NYSE: SAP) has recognized it as a finalist for an SAP® Pinnacle Award in the Application Innovation category. The annual SAP Pinnacle Awards acknowledge the contributions of leading SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers meet their goals. Finalists in 19 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following umbrella categories: Build, Service, and Sell with each category including a Customers’ Choice award, which recognizes a customer-nominated SAP partner.
“We are very happy to be named a finalist for the SAP Pinnacle Awards. This shows that SAP and the entire ecosystem of customers and partners put their trust into our cooperation and Big Data technology”, says Bastian Nominacher, co-CEO of Celonis. “Our vision is to enable all companies worldwide to analyze their process data in order to increase their competitiveness – and the partnership with SAP is helping us enormously to achieve this goal. Since last year, SAP resells Celonis’ process mining technology based on SAP HANA® as the SAP® Process Mining by Celonis solution as part of a global reseller partnership. Thus, customers gain better access and benefit from our cooperation in the support and development of our technology.”
Thanks to Celonis, businesses can reconstruct, visualize and analyze their processes as they are executed in reality. It provides an all-time insight into the added value of businesses and enables them to detect and eliminate deviations from the standard, inefficiencies and bottlenecks. This way, businesses can optimize and drive efficiency of their processes by 20 to 30 percent.
Being one of the finalists, Celonis continues its success story. Last year, the team won the SAP HANA Innovation Award 2015 in the Most Transformative category. With the SAP Pinnacle Awards, SAP shines a spotlight on its most distinguished partners that have demonstrated their commitment to teaming with SAP to help mutual customers run simply.
Celonis, provider of the revolutionary process mining technology, is this year‘s winner of the Innovation Prize in the category “Smart Data”. The innovative content, benefits and suitability for SMEs of Celonis Process Mining (CPM) convinced the independent jury of professors, IT industry experts, academics and journalists. With the award, the Initiative “Mittelstand” annually honours particularly innovative products and IT solutions for the SME sector. The award ceremony took place at CeBIT on 14/03/2016.
The Celonis technology brings an unprecedented level of transparency to all business processes and helps to eliminate unwanted deviations from the standard process, inefficiencies and bottlenecks. With CPM companies can fully analyse their complex processes and optimize building on this. The software accesses all data from the IT systems of a company to merge process tracks, evaluate processes and visualize them – all in real time. The result: more transparency, more efficiency and more quality.
So far, CPM was only available as an enterprise solution. Recently Celonis has started to offer single user licenses, thus making Process Mining more accessible for medium-sized companies as well. “We are very proud of this award – it shows that our technology is not only suitable for large companies, but also provides great value for SMEs and that we are on the right track with the offers of our product which we have made available,” says Bastian Nominacher, CEO and co-founder of Celonis. “The IT Innovation Award is an acknowledgment of the great work of the entire team and an incentive to continue to think innovatively and practically.”
With this award, Celonis continues its success story. In January 2016 the company had already been recognized by Deloitte as the fastest growing technology companies in Germany – with a growth rate of 3951 percent over the last four fiscal years. Last year Celonis received the “Presidential Entrepreneurship Award” at the TU Munich for its innovative business idea and its strong growth, as well as the SAP HANA Innovation Award 2015 in the category “Most Transformative”.
Celonis will present the benefits of its Process Mining technology in the partner area of the “SAP Digital Core” at booth C04 in hall 4. Representatives from all industries are invited to learn more about how the game-changing Big Data solution creates full transparency in business processes. A dedicated team of data scientist will provide individual on-site consulting and a live calculation of the potential savings possible with Process Mining.
SAP services provider The Next View becomes a Celonis Consulting Partner. The German software company Celonis has in recent years become the leading name worldwide in the field of Process Mining, which is a new technology for analyzing and visualizing business process rapidly and in real-time. The Next View is Celonis’ most recent partner and has a strong focus on the implementation of SAP HANA. The two companies have already successfully launched Process Mining projects on HANA together.
Companies can use Process Mining to analyse large amounts of process data in order to quickly identify and analyse all occurring variants of a process. This rapidly provides clear insight into where people consciously or unconsciously deviate from existing processes. ‘You often don’t know that many of these process versions even exist,’ explains Ronald Lanjouw, who is a Partner at The Next View. ‘That’s why they are either not or not sufficiently visible on the KPI dashboards. So lots of improvements can be made in this area. Transparency and continuous process improvement are two examples. And benefits can also be achieved in the areas of fraud prevention and compliance support.’
SAP HANA ensures a boost in Process Mining
Lanjouw foresees Process Mining taking the SAP world by storm. ‘You’ve got to have computing capabilities for Process Mining. Thanks to the in-memory computing capabilities SAP provides its customers through the HANA platform, Process Mining will come within the reach of more and more companies,’ says Lanjouw. ‘The Next View can help these companies with the installation, configuration and implementation of the Celonis Process Mining solution in its role as Consulting Partner. The Next View’s data scientists can also help with analyzing the results in order to get maximum value out of Celonis’ Process Mining solution.’
The partnership with Celonis fits in seamlessly with The Next View’s strategy in which Big Data plays a central role alongside Cloud and Security. ‘Several of our data scientists have been trained by Celonis and are already working with customers,’ says Lanjouw. ‘Our employees also have direct access to Celonis’ support and resources. What’s more, we’re the first to find out about new product developments and possibilities. We in turn contribute our experience and best practices. Our SAP HANA and Big Data expertise are an excellent addition and guarantee a successful implementation.’ The partnership is also rewarding for Celonis. Tim van Abeelen, Celonis Director Benelux: ‘Consulting Partners such as The Next View help accelerate the adoption of Celonis Process Mining. In addition, we can use their experience with implementation at clients to further develop the product.’
About The Next View
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