4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 15, 2016
Very intuitive interface, decent set of out-of-the-box reports, very helpful collaboration tools.
Check the features that you will need for your EA concept, as the difference in the subscription plans is not very transparent.
Ease of use
differences of feature sets in he different plans is unnecessary
Estimation on capacities was too low probably due to limited involvement of business analyst knowhow.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 7, 2016
Out of the box tool, suitable for the lean EAM implementation, enable to create quick reports and generate quick wins in EAM. Vendor is very customer oriented.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 17, 2016
Finally a tool that we can use doing real EA stuff instead of having to manage a heavy EAM platform and getting little results. Fancy reports without need for customization and additional vendor support. Compared to other tools very lean functionality (some might say - limited) but that is exactly what we like about the tool (and that helped us to get rid of some internal process overhead). Sufficient flexibility in expanding EA meta model via tags. Great UX and great acceptance in our user community.
As regards LeanIX: tags are a powerful instrument for adjusting the tool to your EA meta model. But avoid to make too much use of it, otherwise your model will become in-transparent. In general: Architects tend to over-engineer especially with regards to organizing their own workbench. When evaluating how an EA tool fits to your requirements concentrate on the concrete issues and questions in your organization. Don't ask what else might be interesting and avoid the implementation of full-blown TOGAF, Zachman, etc. You will end up with an exploding EA meta model but you will never get relevant and actionable information into and out of your EA repository.
Overall user experience. No need for training (everything is almost self-explaining). Powerful and intuitive graphical reports with rich filtering and color-coding options. Excel download and upload. Powerful API and easy (potential) integration with other Software Asset Management Tools. No customization, no need for vendor or consulting support for tool maintenance, configuration can entirely be done by ourselves. SaaS and no internal hosting.
LeanIX and we had a different understanding of the "service" entity in the tool data model (LeanIX came from SOA approach, we see service as a "basket"). We could not (yet) come to an agreement taking into account our demands. This point was a singular exception. In the course of our LeanIX implementation many other demands have been implemented very quickly.
There is nothing that really comes into my mind.
Absolutely sufficient for our needs. But we have to admit that we have the clear intention to run a very lean EA tool approach.
Went very smoothly. There have been some issues with the SAML authentication via ADFS, but these have been caused by issues on our end.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 24, 2016
The vendor was very helpful with any queries and questions. More help with customization and tailoring to the client's needs would have been appropriate.
Develop a process worklfow and user guidelines before doing the procurement of the software.
The customer interface is simple and straight forward. This makes the software easy to use for everyone in the organization.
The last updates column does not get extracted into the excel file reports (Full Snapshot and Changelog). Especially the last update date and comment are important to have in a report.
The vendor should have provided more assistance to hosting LeanIX on site, since this is a unique case and no best practice examples were available.
Because this is a large organization, the package with unlimited factsheets should have been purchased in the beginning.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 27, 2016
Very well focused vendor and product, concentrating on the essential EAM features.
Consider very carefully to limit the repository functionality to minimum, based on the stakeholders' interests - don't try to do everything in an EAM tool. Easy usability and broad access is the key - EAM has to provide value for everybody in the company and is not anymore limited to technical stakeholders only who need to model complex technical artefacts. Do not re-invent the wheel - use the built-in metamodel in leanIX and focus on data quality by engaging all stakeholders to collaborate on leanIX.
Very clear vision and focus. Pre-defined metamodel. Best usability of all EAM tools (and most SaaS platforms too!). No hassle with on-premise installation and internal IT.
No full-fledged mobile client available (yet, as of 4/2016). Roadmap of the upcoming features is pretty "dynamic" and not always clearly communicated. Limited local integrator support (however, not required in most cases).
Develop more API integrations with standard industry solutions, e.g. SAP Solution Manager, other EAM tools like Sparx EA or other SaaS platforms. To be fair, development of further integrations has already started and will propably be further developed in course of the coming releases.
Nothing, everything went exactly according to the plan.
leanIX is not meant to do Everything - and this is a very good thing! It focuses on the core EAM artefacts, collaboration and world-class usability, and thus is a solid foundation for a sustainable Enterprise Architecture Management.
leanIX supported us in the initial migration - no problems here. There are increasing number of consulting companies who are starting to offer implementation services on leanIX (I have no experience of them).
Initial deployment, incl. importing and mapping legacy data goes very fast - leanIX back-office team can provide very good support here.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 21, 2016
rethink on your exiting toolset and requirements and imagine how a lean approach to EAM would provide benefits
Is SaaS which removes all operationl tasks from us. Intuitive solution. Focus is on inventory with automatic reporting capability. Easy to integrate via REST API. Open for improvements but stick to their strategy. Short release cycles.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 13, 2016
This product has helped us as a business achieve architecture scalability and manage in the most efficient ways our architecture hosting environment.
The support is there, their customer service is impacable and the application is a great tool for managing architecture and scalability.
Support is at a high standard and proactive.
This was smooth sailing and no issues whatsoever in getting it deployed and in place for us as a business.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Apr 11, 2016
leanIX is as very customer focused company. We got demonstrated the value of being lean in EAM and shared the vision of leanIX. The cooperation during the startup phase was excellent and provided us the value we were looking for. Receiving ongoing support trough new features and best practices is very helpful. The collaborative approach of leanIX provides us an improved transparency and a supportive inhouse user community.
Culture beats strategy ! Make leanIX part of your culture and earn strategic benefits.
It is so easy to use and start with.
leanIX needs to focus on the seperation of duties in context of EAM-PPM-IT Controlling and bring this into the tool. A more granular role and access modell might help here.
We would ensure that users cannot hide behind roles and would foster a culture of transparence and proactive information exchange.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Feb 5, 2016
Flexible and collaborative EAM tool. We quickly achieved transparency on our application landcape.
Customer requirements are adopted quickly into the product and in addition a REST API is available.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 3, 2015
Flexible portfolio management product with many features. Has some ability to include APM metrics (TIME matrix). Cloud based and updates frequently. Vendor has been very engaged and willing to provide assistance and guidance as we build our portfolio.
Product versions change often without much notification to customers or regression testing on vendor side.
Product is able to track just about anything related to an application and its relationship to the portfolio as a whole (data sources, integrations, customers, etc.). Multiple visualizations of the portfolio are available. One area for improvement is around APM metrics (TIME matrix); there is some availability to enter this data but not quite at the level of detail that we'd like.
Overall vendor support has been very good and they have worked with us one-on-one to build out our portfolio. One caveat is that the vendor does update this system frequently and without notice and we have experienced some outages and other issues due to this as a result.
Cloud based deployment. No integration with other systems, but allows for export/download of our data on-demand.