Dortmund | 30. November 2017
adesso AG and Lana Labs GmbH have concluded a partnership agree-ment on business process management. In future, adesso will use Lana Labs’ process mining software for customer projects to analyse process landscapes.
Process management is currently one of the most pressing organisational con-cerns at companies. Data-based process analysis through process mining is a relatively young field with the potential to fundamentally change how processes are analysed and operationally managed. Particularly in the age of digital trans-formation, with its complex connection of objects on the internet of things (IoT), a flood of process-related data is being collected. The information can only be useful in adding value to business once it has been properly analysed. This proves to be a real challenge for process consultants, who have to understand and analyse an organisation’s existing processes in order to optimise them.
Lana Labs GmbH, a young start-up based in Berlin, specialised in the devel-opment of the LANA Process Mining tool, which adesso identified as a “soft-ware product with great future potential” as part of its market research. It was developed by research associates at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut within the scope of research activities there and spun off in early 2016.
Gregor Schwald is the head of the IT Consulting division at adesso and be-lieves the software has a wide range of possible uses that cut across all eco-nomic sectors. “Process mining is currently a promising area of innovation for our customers. By partnering with Lana Labs on business process manage-ment, we can now offer our customers new approaches,” Schwald says.
Dr Thomas Baier is a managing director for Lana Labs GmbH and, as a pro-cess analyst, he specialises in process mining. The findings from the research he conducted as part of his doctoral studies now form the core of the high-performance solution for process analysis. “We are delighted that a major IT service provider such as adesso is now going to use our solution for its cus-tomer projects,” Baier says.
This partnership also includes an eco-conscious element. For every licensee, ecologically committed Lana Labs GmbH will “adopt” a Magellanic penguin in southern Chile/Patagonia to do its part to improve the habitat of this threatened species on the southern tip of South America.