This White Paper describes the key differences between two approaches to process analytics. The first approach, traditional Process Mining featuring the schema approach. This method converts process data into a flowchart-like schema and then analyzes the flow of cases through that schema. The second approach, called Timeline analysis, is based on the concept of a timeline – unfiltered and unedited history of a single entity: a case, an opportunity, an order, a patient, or any other process.
This paper will demonstrate that the schema approach has many fundamental problems which severely affect its practical use in commercial application.