Process mining—which is the technique of using software to discover and map business processes in order to optimize and automate them—is an emerging market for service providers, growing at around 140-160% from 2018 to 2019 to reach US$230-US$250 million, according to Everest Group. The process mining vendor market witnessed a doubling in the client base from 2018-2019, indicating increasing adoption among enterprises.
Process mining blends the power of data-based analysis techniques, such as data mining and machine learning, to help organizations discover the as-is process along with its variants and identify opportunities for optimization and automation. Process mining technology can be categorized as follows:
- Classic process mining technology leverages specialized algorithms to examine and analyze process-related information captured in event logs generated by enterprise systems such as ERP, CRM, and SCM to discover processes and generate process maps.
- Desktop Process Mining (DPM) refers to the ability to capture user’s keyboard, mouse and potentially other system-level activities performed simultaneously on various desktops to virtually reconstruct the processes and generate process maps.
Currently over 85% of the revenue generated in the process mining market comes from software licenses, with most vendors offering cloud-based access. Continental Europe holds the lion’s share of the market (50%) while North America accounted for the highest growth rate in revenues in 2019 (nearly 200%). Manufacturing; banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI); and the telecom industries are among the leading adopters of process mining solutions.