November 28, 2017

LeanIX: EA Connect Day 2017 at adidas Global Headquarters exceeds expectations

  • Event with 230 participants becomes largest conference in the field of enterprise architecture in Germany
  • LeanIX announces exciting upgrades for Pathfinder

Bonn/Herzogenaurach, November 23, 2017 - LeanIX, the leading provider of SaaS solutions in Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM), looks back at a successful EA Connect Day 2017. The event, which is focused on IT architecture trends, was organized by the Bonn-based startup for the fourth time and once again underlined that it is one of the most renowned EAM events in Europe with 230 guests and participants such as Bosch, SAP, and adidas. During the conference, André Christ, Founder and Co-CEO of LeanIX, drew a positive balance for 2017 and announced innovations for the product version "Pathfinder".

Compared to last year, LeanIX welcomed more than twice as many participants to the EA Connect Day. This makes the event the largest and leading conference in the field of Enterprise Architecture Management in Germany. Once again, high-level speakers were invited to the one-day program. At the adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, the CIO of the host company, Michael Vögele (adidas), Markus Häberle (Robert Bosch) and Peter Boegler (SAP), among others, spoke about current internal IT developments and general IT trends, such as microservices or GDPR.

“The idea behind EA Connect Day is to provide a platform for exchanging ideas on various topics such as IT architecture and digitization. The fact that this idea becomes more popular each year confirms our intention and motivates us to organize this event again in the coming years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank adidas for its support this year," said Jörg G. Beyer, Founder, and Co-CEO of LeanIX.

The IT startup looked back at a very successful year during the conference. The number of customers and team size have doubled over the past 12 months. In addition, they also announced new features and upgrades for the LeanIX product Pathfinder.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with the best customer experience. That's why we are constantly working hard to optimize and extend the features," explains André Christ, Founder and Co-CEO of LeanIX. Specifically, upgrades are planned in the area of search functions and reporting. LeanIX will also create intelligent mechanisms to derive actions for IT management from the information. Furthermore, dashboards can be customized from the end of next month onwards, and automatic recommendations will follow in the first quarter of 2018, enabling intuitive and optimal use of the product. Integration with other tools is also on the SaaS provider's agenda. An integration with the open source solution is already available in a beta version and enables the automated documentation of microservices and their dependencies on used technologies. As a member of the ServiceNow Technology Partner Program, LeanIX will offer an interface to the widely used IT Service Management solution in the first quarter. This means that silos are broken down across the various areas of a company and manual data collection is saved. André Christ adds: "The year 2017 was very exciting for us and we have achieved a lot. The upgrades show that we are not resting on our laurels, but are working hard to set new standards in EAM."

About LeanIX

LeanIX offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for Enterprise Architecture (EA), which enables organizations to take faster, data-driven decisions in their IT. More than 80 leading brands such as Adidas, DHL, Merck, Vodafone or Zalando use the innovative solution worldwide. Users of LeanIX gain insight how well the used technology supports the business to increase competitiveness and to strengthen innovation. LeanIX addresses the frequent problem, that the required information about the IT landscape is missing, outdated or difficult to analyze. Use cases include application rationalization, technology risk management and the shift from monolithic architectures to microservices. LeanIX was founded in 2012 by Jörg Beyer and André Christ. The company's headquarter is in Bonn, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas. A wide network of partners provides support in America, Europe and Australia.

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