Unicist Root Cause Management: A Business Processes Catalyst

An ADD-ON to Catalyze Value Generation

The 4th Industrial Revolution established the framework of the Unicist Cognitive Systems that manage the unified field of businesses. The Root Cause Management System is an ADD-ON to Business Process Management Systems that catalyzes value generation.

It was developed to find the root causes of business functions, which are defined by the underlying concepts and fundamentals, to build structural solutions.

It is for organizations that already have a process improvement process. It is installed as a participative R&D process based on solving urgent problems by building structural solutions.

This approach manages the root causes of problems and emulates the organization of nature by developing a maximal strategy to expand and a minimum strategy to ensure results. The participative implementation model that is used ensures the functionality of the solutions.

The business process catalysts increase more than 30% the speed of process improvement. The building of catalysts can be insourced or outsourced.

About Business Catalysts

Catalysts are objects that are naturally integrated in any living being. Among the most well-known catalysts in biology are the enzymes that catalyze multiple processes to ensure the survival and evolution of living beings. 

Adaptive business functions are regulated by driving, inhibiting and entropy inhibiting objects. Catalysts are objects that work as process accelerators that allow ensuring the functionality and evolution of adaptive systems of any kind.

The catalysts are part of the restricted context of the process that is being catalyzed, while the gravitational objects are part of the wide context.

Some of the companies that use business objects and catalysts are: Airbus, Amazon, Apple, BBC, Boeing, Dassault Systemes, Dupont, Ericsson, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Hilton, Honda, Hyundai, LinkedIn, Lufthansa, Mapfre, Mayo Clinic, Michelin, Novartis, Open Text, P&G, Pfizer, SAP, Siemens, Tata Motors, Toyota, Unilever, Walmart, Walt Disney World and Youtube.

The Root Cause Management ADD-ON as a Catalyst

The unicist root case management catalyzes the development of solutions for adaptive business processes and is based on the knowledge of their concepts and fundamentals that define the root causes of their functionality.

The unicist evolutionary approach is the generic catalyst that emulates the intelligence and evolution of nature using unicist artificial intelligence and allows managing the unified field of business functions and processes.

The unicist root cause management ADD-ON introduces a “conceptual layer” that works as a catalyst to improve business processes that allows increasing the productivity and quality of adaptive business processes.

Root Cause Management ADD ON


The installation of the Root Cause Management Add-On begins with the development of a one day virtual “clinic”, with up to 21 participants, where a real case is solved using the unicist evolutionary approach. This clinic is divided into two parts:

  1. The transfer of the basics of the technologies included in the system
  2. The solution of a real case using these technologies

This allows confirming the functionality and simplicity of the unicist approach.

The Root Cause Management System is installed as a prototyper, that allows building the system, and works on the cloud where the collaborative work of the system takes place. It includes the fundamentals of the business functions and processes, as well as all the modules of the system.

It uses the unicist artificial intelligence monitor to manage the feedback of the pilot tests. This UAI monitor is installed within the system after the first pilot tests proved their functionality.

Expert System with Unicist Artificial Intelligence

Unicist Expert Systems use an intuitive approach based on unicist artificial intelligence, to provide reliable knowledge to diagnose and build solutions. They are an optional module in the Unicist Cognitive Systems. They are built based on the information of the concepts and fundamentals provided by The Unicist Research Institute and the information provided by the clients.

Expert Systems

On the one hand, artificial intelligence allowed managing and learning from data. On the other hand, the development of the unicist artificial intelligence, that emulates human intelligence, allowed managing the unified field of processes and learning from their results.

Artificial Intelligence is a must at this stage to use the data of the market and the information of the ontogenetic maps of the business processes. The unicist artificial intelligence (UAI) allows managing small data and helps to minimize the subjective bias of big data management.

The Unicist Artificial Intelligence emulates the functionality of human intelligence by developing inferences based on the ontogenetic maps of business functions that are defined by the fundamentals of the specific functions and learns from their feedback.

UAI has an inference engine to interpret the information of the market and to learn from the feedback of actions.

The Unicist Root Cause Management System includes:

1. Root Cause Finder

This module provides the methodology to find and deal with triggering causes, limit causes and root causes to develop solutions for problems in adaptive business environments.

The discovery that the functionality of the concepts and fundamentals that underlie business functions define their root causes provided the framework for the management of root causes of business processes.

The R&D process on business functions allowed finding the concepts and fundamentals that define the unified field of their functionality and developing a knowledge base to solve business problems.

Its predecessor was Dr. Ishikawa with the root cause diagram that manages fundamentals to deal with the root causes of manufacturing processes.

2. Conceptual Design Module

The Unicist Conceptual Design module manages the root causes of problems and the root drivers of solutions.

It becomes necessary to ensure results in adaptive environments by managing the fundamentals of the solutions, defining the necessary functions that are integrated as a unified field and ending with the definition of a dynamic process architecture.

This module allows designing processes, projects, systems and solutions in adaptive environments that require managing the concepts involved to ensure the results to be obtained. This conceptual design module ensures the functionality of a solution.

The process includes the definition of roles, business objects and maximal and minimum synchronic actions to ensure the achievement of results.

3. Business Objects Builder

This module builds business objects, using the conceptual knowledge base of business objects categories.

Unicist business objects are encapsulated adaptive systems that produce predefined results that can be inserted in work processes to increase productivity and quality and to save energy.

From a functional point of view, there are different types of objects:

  • Driving Objects: To drive processes
  • Catalyzing Objects: To accelerate processes
  • Entropy Inhibiting Objects: To inhibit the entropy of business processes
  • Inhibiting Objects: To inhibit dysfunctional events in a business
  • Gravitational Objects: To influence the results of processes

The use of business objects structures the timing and synchronicity of business processes. It also provides the necessary acceleration to achieve the required critical mass and speed to adapt to the environment.

4. Quality Assurance Module

The quality assurance module defines the necessary quality assurance for the processes that are being designed.

Elements included in a Quality Assurance System:

  1. Plan “B”
  2. Redundant Systems
  3. Alarm System
  4. Processes with redundancies
  5. Stop System (stoppage/halt)
  6. Control System
  7. Self-repairing/recovery System
  8. Alternative Systems

The purpose of quality assurance is to always have an alternative system to develop any activity. Adaptive processes require using quality assurance to manage the feedback from the environment and ensure the generation of value.

5. Pilot Testing Module

The pilot testing module uses two different tests:

  1. To validate the limits of the functionality of processes and objects.
  2. To confirm the functionality of specific actions.

The testing of root cause solutions for business processes requires making multiple applications in different segments to ensure their functionality.

Pilot tests are developed as destructive and non-destructive tests that drive the reflection processes to find the root causes of problems and confirm the functionality of the solutions.

The Pilot testing groups, integrated with members of the clients, use the prototyper provided by The Unicist Research Institute.

Main Markets & Countries

Main Markets (Generic)

Automobile • Food • Mass consumption • Financial • Insurance • Sports and social institutions • Information Technology (IT) • High-Tech • Knowledge Businesses • Communications • Perishable goods • Mass media • Direct sales • Industrial commodities • Agribusiness • Healthcare • Pharmaceutical • Oil and Gas • Chemical • Paints • Education • Services • Commerce and distribution • Mining • Timber • Apparel • Passenger transportation –land, sea and air • Tourism • Cargo transportation • Professional services • e-market • Entertainment and show-business • Advertising • Gastronomic • Hotel-management • Credit card • Real estate • Fishing • Publishing • Industrial Equipment • Construction and Engineering • Bike, motorbike, scooter and moped • Sporting goods

Country Archetypes Developed

Algeria • Argentina • Australia • Austria • Belarus • Belgium • Bolivia • Brazil • Cambodia • Canada • Chile • China • Colombia • Costa Rica • Croatia • Cuba • Czech Republic • Denmark • Ecuador • Egypt • Finland • France • Georgia • Germany • Honduras • Hungary • India • Iran • Iraq • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Japan • Jordan • Libya • Malaysia • Mexico • Morocco • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nicaragua • Norway • Pakistan • Panama • Paraguay • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Russia • Saudi Arabia • Serbia • Singapore • Slovakia • South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Syria • Thailand • Tunisia • Turkey • Ukraine • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States • Uruguay • Venezuela • Vietnam