Getting Started with Sonar

Prerequisites Required to Use Sonar

Sonar analyzes and reports on data passed to it through a Flow. Sonar can be used after creating a Flow with the following building blocks. 

Connections

Connections are required to connect any Inputs and Outputs in a Flow developed for Sonar.

There are two Sonar-specific Connection types to directly access Sonar features:

Inputs

Inputs identify the data from your source information to use within Flows to create an automation.

For Sonar business Process Mining and Metrics, Inputs identify the specific data you will use in a Flow developed for Sonar. 

Outputs

Outputs are where the results of a Flow are written.

There are two Sonar-specific Outputs used to write data to Sonar:

Flow

Automation Flows developed for Sonar purposes are built as any Flow in Hero_Flow is built. A Flow developed for Sonar connects and inputs data to Hero_Flow, cleans and normalizes data as needed, and outputs the results to Sonar Metrics and/or Process Mining Outputs.

Data can be accessed in Sonar after the Flow runs and the results have been written to the Metrics and/or Process Mining Outputs.

Metric Sets

Metric sets are buckets created to hold content data from both Metrics and Process Mining Outputs. When a Flow is run with either a Metrics or Process Mining Output, the metric set is filled with the content data.

The available metric sets can be viewed from the main Hero_Flow menu by clicking Metrics

The Metrics overview page displays all the metric sets that have been created in Hero_Flow.

These metric sets can be used in either Metrics or Process Map charts within Sonar.

Metric Set Configuration

Click the gear icon under Settings in the row of a metric set to see the following actions:

  • Delete Metric Set - Deletes the metric set bucket as well as the content data within. 
    • A metric set cannot be deleted when the Output that created it still exists.
  • Delete Data - Deletes the content data within the metric set leaving the metric set bucket empty.

After the content data has been collected in a metric set, deleting the Output does not affect the metric set or its content data.

Sonar Features

Data Visualization Reporting

Using the metric set data created from a Metrics Output, Sonar has multiple widgets that can visually display data in a variety of different configurations.  

Process Map and Advanced AI Models

Using the Process Mining Output, Sonar has a Process Map widget that displays how each activity/event interacts with other activities/events within a business process. Sonar is able to use these Process Maps to create AI models that can be used to intelligently automate processes or help employees with augmented decision-making.