Manage Cost Centers
Apromore allows displaying cost metrics on top of a process map or a BPMN model in the Process Discoverer.
The Cost overlay functionality can be used only with the logs having the Roles column present while uploading the event log to Apromore.
To check the cost metrics, click on Manage cost centers * button placed right above the *Abstraction Settings panel.
Cost center management window appears, consisting of Role*s list, *Cost per hour section next to it* and Currency field below.
Enter the cost values next to each Role and choose the currency from the Currency drop-down or type it if absent from the list. Click Apply cost.
A pop-up window appears, notifying that we must reload the page to apply the Cost overlay. Click OK.
To see how the Resource costs are distributed among different process activities, click on the Cost overlay available under the Visualization settings section, Overlay subsection placed top left in the Process Discoverer.
You can also filter the cases based on the distribution of their cost.
To create a Cost-based performance filter, first, indicate Cost per hour and Currency sections in the Cost center management window mentioned in the previous subsection.
Invoke the Performance filter and choose Case cost from the Performance measure drop-down menu.
Decide whether to retain or remove the cases that fulfil the cost condition set in the filter criteria. Create a filter by clicking Apply.
In the example below, we retain all the cases which cost more than 300 $ to be executed. Click OK.
For ease of analysis, the higher the activity cost, the darker is the colour on the process map.
To visualize cost distribution of cases using dashboards, select the log and click on Analyse - > Launch dashboard.
Dashboard window opens. Click Add view - > Create from scratch.
Click Add new chart. Select a chart and choose the type of chart from the Chart type.
Select Case attribute from the X-Axis drop-down list and choose the X-Axis attribute. Choose Case cost from the Y-Axis drop-down menu. In the example below, you can view the average case cost per country.