The navigation menu can be opened by clicking the dashboard or view name in the header. In the beginning of the menu, for a quick access there is a list of all dashboards in the project, where the selected model is located. Also the following functionalities are available in the navigation menu:
The Home view is opened by default when login in QPR ProcessAnalyzer, and it has quick access buttons to the most common functionalities.
The Process Discovery is a starting point for an analysis to discover and visualize processes. The Chart on the right side allows the creation of customized charts to answer specific business needs, with measures and dimensions the user has selected. The flowchart on the left shows the process drawn as a conventional process flowchart.
Conformance Analysis incorporates the Conformance Checking capability of QPR ProcessAnalyzer. There are two dashboards that belong to the conformance analysis: the nonconformance reasons and the possible root causes for the nonconformance.
Clustering Analysis analyzes through the process mining data, and divides cases into similar groups based on case attributes and occurred types of events. Use it to get a deep understanding of the analyzed process mining data and also to validate the data.
The Enhanced BPMN dashboard is for designing BPMN diagrams and visualizing process mining KPI's in BPMN diagrams. Also filtering based on conformance and process flow in the BPMN diagram can be created.
Project workspace is for managing projects, dashboards, datatables and scripts.
Manage Users dialog is for administrators to manage users, groups, roles and permissions in the system. It's also possible to view the effective permissions for audit purposes.
Benchmark Performance dialog tests how long it takes to run each preset (i.e. get the preset opened), and based on that creates a report of the performance of the system. The performance benchmark is done for the currently open model and filter, so before opening the Benchmark Performance dialog, change a suitable model and filter (usually benchmarking is done for All cases). The benchmark run is started by clicking the Start Run button. When the benchmark run starts, a table appears showing presets as rows and benchmarking measures as columns. You can monitor the progress of the run, because results are filled to the table as soon as they are available.
You can choose which presets to run (by default all) and how many times each preset is run (by default three times). For example, you can choose not to run certain presets to make the benchmarking complete quicker, or if for some reason, certain presets give error, they can be excluded. Running each preset more times give more predictable result, but on the other hand, the run takes longer.
When the benchmark run is completed, you can click the Export Results button to download a report (provided as a text file). The report contains the run results and also basic information about the system and the used model. The results show for each preset the average, median, minimum (fastest), maximum (slowest), standard deviation of the results, and a list of each individual run duration. In addition the footer shows sum of the measures for all run presets. You can stop the benchmarking run while in progress by clicking the Stop Run button and still export a report of already run presets. Note also that the table can be exported to Excel by right clicking it to open a context menu.
- Load to the system by other users may affect the benchmark results, so to get the most accurate results, check from the Task log that there are currently no other users in the system.
- Presets are run in a random order to reduce random variation in the results.
System reports dialog is available for administrators, showing essential system level information, such as recent tasks, running tasks, task statistics and listings of different kind of objects in the system. The reports can also be modified using the other available tabs in the settings (note that the settings cannot be saved).
Query Designer is for testing QPR ProcessAnalyzer KPI language queries that contain
- root expression to select objects to be analysed
- dimension expressions to slice the analyzed object into slices
- measure expressions to calculate KPI's and other measures from each of the slices
- data can also be sorted and number of rows limited
The expressions are written in the left side using a JSON format. When the Run Query button is clicked, the defined query is run and results appear to a table in the right side. Details of the JSON format can be found in QPR ProcessAnalyzer Expression Analysis.
Expression Designer is used to run individual expressions in a generic context. Write the expressions in the upper box and the results appear in the lower box. The expressions can be run by clicking the Run All button which run all expressions in the upper box. It's also possible to select parts of the expressions and click the Run Selection button to only run the selected parts. If there are errors in the run, cursor is automatically moved to the point where the error occurred.
The User Settings dialog is used to:
- change language, date format, first day of week, and use of 12-hour clock (more information)
- change password
- view system and session related information
When changing password, you need to provide your current password and also confirm the new password. Note that when authenticated using an external SAML 2.0 identity provided, the password changing is not available.
The user session can be signed out, which also clears all cached information in the browser side. When using a personal computer, signing out is normally not needed from the security point of view, but if there are other users in the same computer, it's important to sign out after using the system.