A generic solution for warehousing business process data

Fabio Casati, Malu Castellanos, Umeshwar Dayal, Norman Salazar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

47 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Improving business processes is critical to any corporation. Process improvement requires analysis as its first basic step. Process analysis has many unique challenges: i) companies execute many business processes, and devising ad hoc solutions for each of them is too costly. Hence, generic approaches must be sought; ii) the abstraction level at which processes need to be analyzed is much higher with respect to the information available in the process execution environment; iii) the rapidly increasing need of co-developing the process analysis and the process automation solution and the scale of the problem makes it hard to cope with frequent changes in the sources of process data. To address these problems, we have developed a process warehousing solution, used by HP and its customers. In this paper we describe the solution, the challenges we had to face, and the lessons we learned in implementing and deploying it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1128-1137
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781595936493
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 23 Sep 200727 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period23.9.0727.9.07

Fingerprint

Industry
Automation
Business process
Warehousing
Process analysis
Process improvement
Lessons learned
Ad hoc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Information Systems
  • Software

Cite this

Casati, F., Castellanos, M., Dayal, U., & Salazar, N. (2007). A generic solution for warehousing business process data. In 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 1128-1137). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.

A generic solution for warehousing business process data. / Casati, Fabio; Castellanos, Malu; Dayal, Umeshwar; Salazar, Norman.

33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2007. p. 1128-1137.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Casati, F, Castellanos, M, Dayal, U & Salazar, N 2007, A generic solution for warehousing business process data. in 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 1128-1137, 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007, Vienna, Austria, 23.9.07.
Casati F, Castellanos M, Dayal U, Salazar N. A generic solution for warehousing business process data. In 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2007. p. 1128-1137
Casati, Fabio ; Castellanos, Malu ; Dayal, Umeshwar ; Salazar, Norman. / A generic solution for warehousing business process data. 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2007. pp. 1128-1137
@inproceedings{47c93b8dfad0453f96acafc5070114f3,
title = "A generic solution for warehousing business process data",
abstract = "Improving business processes is critical to any corporation. Process improvement requires analysis as its first basic step. Process analysis has many unique challenges: i) companies execute many business processes, and devising ad hoc solutions for each of them is too costly. Hence, generic approaches must be sought; ii) the abstraction level at which processes need to be analyzed is much higher with respect to the information available in the process execution environment; iii) the rapidly increasing need of co-developing the process analysis and the process automation solution and the scale of the problem makes it hard to cope with frequent changes in the sources of process data. To address these problems, we have developed a process warehousing solution, used by HP and its customers. In this paper we describe the solution, the challenges we had to face, and the lessons we learned in implementing and deploying it.",
author = "Fabio Casati and Malu Castellanos and Umeshwar Dayal and Norman Salazar",
year = "2007",
language = "English",
pages = "1128--1137",
booktitle = "33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings",
publisher = "Association for Computing Machinery, Inc",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - A generic solution for warehousing business process data

AU - Casati, Fabio

AU - Castellanos, Malu

AU - Dayal, Umeshwar

AU - Salazar, Norman

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - Improving business processes is critical to any corporation. Process improvement requires analysis as its first basic step. Process analysis has many unique challenges: i) companies execute many business processes, and devising ad hoc solutions for each of them is too costly. Hence, generic approaches must be sought; ii) the abstraction level at which processes need to be analyzed is much higher with respect to the information available in the process execution environment; iii) the rapidly increasing need of co-developing the process analysis and the process automation solution and the scale of the problem makes it hard to cope with frequent changes in the sources of process data. To address these problems, we have developed a process warehousing solution, used by HP and its customers. In this paper we describe the solution, the challenges we had to face, and the lessons we learned in implementing and deploying it.

AB - Improving business processes is critical to any corporation. Process improvement requires analysis as its first basic step. Process analysis has many unique challenges: i) companies execute many business processes, and devising ad hoc solutions for each of them is too costly. Hence, generic approaches must be sought; ii) the abstraction level at which processes need to be analyzed is much higher with respect to the information available in the process execution environment; iii) the rapidly increasing need of co-developing the process analysis and the process automation solution and the scale of the problem makes it hard to cope with frequent changes in the sources of process data. To address these problems, we have developed a process warehousing solution, used by HP and its customers. In this paper we describe the solution, the challenges we had to face, and the lessons we learned in implementing and deploying it.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=70349149135&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=70349149135&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:70349149135

SP - 1128

EP - 1137

BT - 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007 - Conference Proceedings

PB - Association for Computing Machinery, Inc

ER -