Factual analyses of business processes

When dealing with the impact of digital transformation within an organisation, one of the biggest challenges of business process analysis is understanding how processes are actually executed.

Process experts often design processes expecting that their execution will be faithful to the design. However, designs tend to be incomplete and not executable in practice, and people tend to overlook or bypass designed processes, and work in silo’s. These challenges are more prevalent than ever due to digital transformation programs, adoption of global business services, and the introduction of bots and (other) artificial intelligence into the business processes. 

Process mining offers a set of novel tools and techniques for the factual analysis of business processes. Process mining takes process execution data available in the underlying information systems and maps and visualises how the processes have been executed in reality. And helps you to remove all assumptions and guesswork from processes.

Getting value out of data

Process mining is process and system agnostics, meaning it can be used to analyse a wide range of processes from back-office and mid-office to customer-facing processes. This feature provides the flexibility to leverage process mining in various use case areas. For example for process optimisation, in process automation, ERP implementation, system migration, internal/external audit and many more use cases.

With that in mind, KPMG offers a number of solutions that are designed to help your organisation get the maximum value out of their data. Our solutions are tailored to assist in various areas within your businesses, ranging from logistics and production, through accounting and finance, to IT services and HR.

Process mining use cases

Process mining use cases


Our strong team of data scientists use market-leading software and state-of-the-art techniques to increase the added-value of the different service offerings provided to our clients. We use process mining to strengthen analysis and decisions in Lean & Six Sigma projects, or map and improve warehouse operations. Furthermore we use process mining in line with RPA or as part of S4 HANA migration engagements.  And we leverage process mining for better compliance analysis of business processes in the area of both internal/external audit and tax compliance.

KPMG has also built a recommendation system using predictive process mining that helps clients adjust their decisions on live changes in ongoing processes. Beyond the KPMG process mining solutions we already offer new, tailor-made solutions for any client and any business.
  • We link process mining with the requirements of first and second lines of defence. KPMG has strong experience in incorporating process mining technology as a business integrator.
  • We have one of the largest teams of data scientists and consultants specialized in process mining.
  • We know and work closely with all process mining vendors.
  • We have a strategic global partnership with Celonis to deliver business integration services and out of the box content based on our years of experience in the field.
  • We have a broad service offering covering transformation programs, shared service center optimization, business process excellence, compliance monitoring, and robotics and process automation.

Talk to our experts

Do you want to know more on process mining and how KPMG can help your organisation? Feel free to contact us.

Elham Ramezani., KPMG the Netherlands
Boris Chmiel, KPMG France
Mark Wallington, KPMG United Kingdom
Jürgen Maier, KPMG Germany
Marnell Kleynhans, KPMG US