Business and Digital Transformation


How LeanIX helps you modernise and migrate applications to the cloud

Deploying the latest versions of critical applications according to established best practices improves business performance, ensures IT security, and enables organisational agility.

Migrating applications to the cloud remains a leading modernisation approach worldwide. To maximise the benefits of moving to the cloud, migrations require proper planning, management, and tracking.

Assess your application portfolio

  • Identify and document the business owner of each application
  • Use Surveys to collect all relevant data on your applications including – version, lifecycle stage, hosting type, technical fit, functional fit, and business criticality
  • Categorize applications based on the TIME (Tolerate, Invest, Migrate, Eliminate) methodology
  • Determine the scope of your modernization/migration initiative

Evaluate the cloud readiness of your applications and identify best migration candidates

  • Assess dependencies impacting cloud migration with pre-defined Matrix reports and Data-Flow diagrams
  • Evaluate the cloud readiness of individual applications using the out-of-the-box integration to CAST Highlight
  • Apply the 6R methodology (Rehost, Replatform, Rearchitect, Replace, Retain, Retire) to guide planning
  • Prioritize applications into migration waves based on business criticality and urgency

Model your target landscape and develop a migration roadmap

  • Use pre-defined Transformations (e.g., change application technology, decommission application) to streamline and accelerate modeling
  • Compare the impacts of planned Transformations on your as-is landscape with dynamic visualizations
  • Develop a detailed, sequential roadmap for modernization and migration to the cloud

Start migrations and track the progress

  • Keep different stakeholder groups informed with customized dashboards
  • Track progress of your modernization and migration initiatives while providing an overview of what's still ahead
  • Update your IT repository after executing planned changes with a single click

Accelerate SAP S/4HANA transformation with LeanIX

SAP S/4HANA transformation is a critical piece of an enterprise’s broader business and technology strategy. It’s a key aspect of digital transformation journeys yet also one of the biggest challenges within the SAP environment.

Due to the complexity and the high level of integration of SAP environments, the key success factors for a successful SAP S/4HANA journey are transparency of current SAP and non-SAP landscape and proper milestone planning.

Speed up preparation and swiftly align corporate objectives with SAP S/4HANA capabilities for a seamless transformation

Combat the challenges

Get complete transparency on As-Is landscape and To-Be scenarios

Migration with Success

Collaborate and align transformation initiatives with business capabilities and objectives

Take the path

Build effective architectural roadmaps to accelerate SAP S/4HANA transformation

Explore As-Is architecture and classify business capabilities

  • Capture and model Business Capabilities of the acquired organization
  • Map them to existing capabilities and derive a joint Business Capability map
  • Classify Business Capabilities with the Gartner Pace Layer method to align investments and resources

Model and compare migration scenarios

  • Create a complete view of all applications from both companies and analyze them by usage and cost metrics
  • Collect feedback from business stakeholders on the functional and technical fit of applications (i.e., application owners)
  • Gain understandings of application integrations and dependencies to evaluate change efforts

Use data to decide the right transformation strategy

  • Leverage LeanIX reports evaluating the applications by technical fit, functional fit, and lifecycle
  • Align on overall IT merging strategy: e.g., “best of both worlds” vs. “align on major platforms” vs. “the winner takes it all”
  • Apply the TIME model to define if applications should be tolerated (T), invested in (I), migrated (M), or eliminated (E)

Leverage SAP Signavio integration for process mapping

  • Identify successors for elimination and migration candidates
  • Document the future of Applications as impacts and set lifecycle dates accordingly
  • Compare different rationalization scenarios based on the modelled impacts

Create an execution roadmap

  • Create a transformation roadmap based on the chosen migration strategy and easily identify dependencies or conflicts
  • Communicate project milestones for main and sub-projects (e.g., roll-out plan, start dates, testing & validation timelines, test cut-overs, and go lives)
  • Track transformation progress to measure stages of completion and cost savings
  • Keep EA documentation up-to-date and automatically execute impacts after the completion of a project or plan

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