In a final step of your analysis you can compare your as-is process to a target model on the PAFnow Conformance Check Page. You can access the Conformance Check Page via the buttons at the bottom or the left side of the PAFnow Report Pages.
- On the left part of the page, you can see the PAFnow Event Filter which gives you the opportunity to see if deviations or compliance problems appear in your process by analyzing the order of process steps in your process sequence.
- In the middle section of the page, you can look at the PAFnow Process Explorer to find variants and cases that are not conform with the set rules of your process.
- On the right side, there is a navigation bar (similar to the other pages) including different visual filter and selection elements.
On the Conformance Check Page you can use the Process Explorer to compare your process variants with the conformance model. The conformance model can either be created from scratch or generated automatically.
A detailed explanation on how to create a new conformance model with the Process Explorer can be found under PAFnow Process Explorer - Conformance Check manual.
This example displays a conform process sequence and deviating sequences in comparison. While all necessary process steps were executed, the order of execution was incorrect:
The edges highlighted in red are the ones that do not conform to the model. The edges highlighted in yellow are part of the performance model but were skipped in this variant.
With the PAFnow Event Filter, you can set up a filter to analyze the order of process steps in your process sequence. It can be used to discover deviations and identify compliance problems throughout the process data. In depth information on this visual can be found in the PAFnow - Event Filter documentation.
Regarding the selection, activity Approve PO Level 1 shall not directly be followed by the activity Approve PO Level 2.
The Process Explorer displays every case that has skipped Approve PO Level 2 and the reference model shows you how it would actually have been correct.
In this example you can see that Approve PO Level 2 is skipped and Approve PO Level 1 has a direct connection to Post GR, which should not have taken place according to the reference model.
With the navigation bar, you can further control the process flow to receive more specific evaluations.
It consists of the same components that can be found on the PAFnow Discovery Page: