This phase is the most important but perhaps also the most challenging phase when you start on your process mining journey. We need to gather the data that we’re going to mine. Nowadays all modern systems and platforms keep this data in log-files. Every step, click, record, etc. is captured in these logs. The only thing we need to do is transform the data into so-called event logs. These event log provide Celonis the necessary data to start mining your processes activities.
Now that we have the data we need to transfer it to Celonis. We can start with an initial manual upload but we also need to start thinking about real-time data integration because you don’t want to perform daily downloads and uploads from your source systems to Celonis. This needs to be automated and scheduled. Celonis provides connectors to a number of different systems and platform for this.