What is Task Mining?

Meet the people piece of the process excellence puzzle.

Task Mining is the technology that allows businesses to capture user interaction data, so they can analyze how their people are getting work done, and how they can do it even better.

What is Task Mining?
What is Task Mining?

The most important data you haveย 

When it comes to understanding the inherent workings of any enterprise, there are two major sources of data to look at โ€” business data and desktop data.

Business data lies in your transactional systems as time-stamped event logs. These reveal every step โ€” and every deviation โ€” that makes up a business process, based on what happened and when. Think things like when a PO was created, approved, fulfilled, dispatched, and so on.

Desktop data is everything your people do in between those steps to make them actually happen. Things like filling in the PO, checking the amounts are correct, matching receipts to invoices, or spending ten minutes on LinkedIn.ย 

Task Mining collects and analyzes that data to give enterprises a fuller picture of how their business truly works โ€” not just process-wise, but people-wise, too.ย 

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The benefits of Task Mining

Task Mining has impactful benefits to all modern organizations since it allows to:

  • Uncover inefficiencies in manual work patterns outside your transactional systems

  • Measure and optimize your workforce productivity

  • Link manual processes with your enterprise business processes and drive next-best-action across your teamsโ€™ desktops

How Task Mining works

At its most basic level, Task Mining collects the actions of the people who are making the business processes happen, automatically detecting the systems that users are interacting with.ย 

  • Capture desktop data

  • Add context and cluster activities

But to get the most value out of Task Mining, you need to go further.ย 

  • Match them to business data

  • Optimize outcomes

This is the real gold mine.

Business data is messy. All those different ERP systems, weird data formats and informational black holes can make getting an accurate, moving picture of what your business processes look like difficult.

But business data has no visibility on desktop data โ€” and the many ways that people, in their infinite variety, choose to interact with software.

The beauty of Task Mining is finding the signal through the noise โ€” the actions that really make a difference to the process.ย 

And by case matching the actions to the business process, you can ultimately track effectiveness against the outcomes that really matter. It elevates Task Mining from a productivity tool to one that can have a real impact on your biggest metrics โ€” growth, innovation, revenue.ย 

Thatโ€™s what Celonis Task Mining does โ€” and weโ€™re the only ones who do it.ย 

Data security

Task mining is using enterprise-ready data obfuscation and privacy control:

  • Deny/allowlist applications: choose the websites and applications that are included in the data collection.ย 

  • Obscure sensitive information: hide sensitive data entries, e.g. usernames, passwords, etc. or other PII data.

  • Manage access rights: select who has access to the data and insights you collect.

Process Mining, now with the power of Task Mining

The Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud's combination of business data collection and desktop data collection capabilities โ€” which is unique in the Process Mining space โ€” gives the most complete view of how work is done inside organizations โ€” and how to optimize for business outcomes.ย 

Enable the best understanding and more comprehensive optimization of that work, and help your business become the best version of itself.

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