In this News Desk interview, recorded at Celosphere 2022, Tom Smith speaks with Andras Katko, Head of Group Corporate IT, MOL Group. The two discuss the company’s relationship with Celonis, the latest Celonis products, and in which facets of the business MOL Group is deploying process mining.
00:59 — MOL is a central European oil and gas company that has a presence in 25 countries; the organization has been in business for 80 years.
02:02 — How did MOL come to work with Celonis? Katko first heard of Celonis at a conference in 2018 and was impressed, leading the group to do a proof of concept (POC) with them as it relates to the MOL’s purchase-to-payment process. There have been significant improvements in MOL’s data quality and process efficiency.
03:38 — How has Celonis software helped MOL through the impact that COVID had on the business? With the data MOL had from Celonis, they were able to predict “how many people were available…because of the supply chain plus the economic situation.” Celonis software enabled MOL to forecast, plan, and execute its projects much better.
05:05 — Tom asks Katko if these positive effects are still being felt throughout MOL today. Katko says that these processes have become ingrained in the day-to-day operations of the group.
05:34 — What are the potential impacts of Celonis’ latest products, Process Sphere and Business Miner, on MOL? Katko predicts that Process Sphere will enable the company to operate with ease and get better results, delegating more analysis to the business rather than to IT professionals.
07:01 — Katko explains how Celonis’ task mining applications are already expanding to other parts of its business because they bring a new level of efficiency. It assists not only the management of the business but also on an operational level since MOL employees have more access to analysis that can be acted upon.
09:26 — What is the opportunity for MOL, as a Celonis customer, to network and learn from peers while attending Celosphere 2022? Katko notes how MOL “reached the point of needing a stronger Center of Excellence (COE) and have learned how to do so from other Celonis customers, such as Bayer and Pfizer, who demonstrated the way to do so at the conference.
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