Case Study

Process Mining and Automation


We helped a commercial home products company implement automation to meet their monthly audit requirements and reduce staff time by 98%.


Our client, a commercial home products company, was running out of time and did not have enough resources to complete mandatory activities to comply with a Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Access controls audit:
  • Over 2.2 million unique records
  • Data spread across 6 systems
  • Two (2) weeks remaining to complete the monthly audit
To meet the deadline of the audit, the client’s Internal Audit Team knew that automation was a logical and cost-effective way to process the data but required knowledgeable and highly skilled resources to efficiently create and run the automation.


Impact Makers’ automation experts:
  • Quickly conducted a multivariate data analysis
  • Deployed/implemented/what? to group 2.2 million records
  • Built a machine-aided audit tool? allowing audit results to be reviewed by group


Process Mining - Multivariate data analysis - Machine-aided tool building

The Results

By utilizing the data mining and automation strategies from Impact Makers, the client was able to:
  • Reduce data review time by 98%
  • Free up audit associates to focus on corrective action
  • Meet their end of month audit deadline
  • Generate the following months’ audit ​data for review