Use Case

Application Modernization
& Cloud Migration

Story Background

Deploying the latest versions of critical applications according to established best practices improves business performance, ensures IT security, and enables organizational agility.
Migrating applications to the cloud remains a leading modernization approach worldwide. To maximize the benefits of moving to the cloud, migrations require proper planning, management, and tracking.


How LeanIX helps you modernize and migrate applications to the cloud

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

Benefits from the LeanIX customer base


Save up to 75% of the time manually collecting data from business stakeholders for migrating to cloud-native infrastructure.


Accelerate decisions and migration project starts by up to 80%.


Reduce up to 20% of application costs and 80% of carbon footprint by retiring applications during cloud migration

G2 Reviews

Customer Quote

Why customers choose LeanIX

Don't just take our word for it - read about how our customers have experienced LeanIX to get on top of their IT Modernization.

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"User friendly and best in class EA tool Very easy to use, very user friendly and a great and easy UI. Enables collaboration with many users of different backgrounds. The provided services like Reference Catalogues are very valuable. Customer Success Managers are great!"
Verified User in Pharmaceuticals
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 09, 2023
"Lean EAM Tool with easy to understand user interface Collaboration, Easy Configuration, Simple User Interface, everybody can participate to feed in architecture content and also receive the content; Integrations are easy to set up"
Verified User in Automotive
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 09, 2023
"Great tool, focusing on impact, evolving rapidly.

Modern and ergonomic UI, great standard integrations, constantly getting better and expanding features.

Easy to understand and to explain Data Model ready for use. Focused approached on outcome and reports. LeanIX company culture is open, modern, agile. This is a really good partner with good influence, especially for us as a public company."

Henry N. - Enterprise Architect
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 09, 2023
"UCare innovation story Interface circle map, reports for application portfolio"
Brad E. - Business Architect Consultant
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 03, 2023
"Great product on an upward trajectory Easy to use. Simple to understand. Easy to get started. Powerful reporting."
Alan C. - Enterprise Architect
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Jun 17, 2023
"Flexibility Configurability Simplicity Flexible to use its components *factsheets for a variety of purposes. Highly cofigurable to accomodate needs. Simple to intuitive to use. A tool not just for architects, but for a broader technical and even functional (business arch) community."
Verified User in Government Administration
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Jun 07, 2023
"unlock exciting opportunities The LeanIX EA tool provides exxciting opportunities by e.g. introducing ESG matters in the portfolio. I highly value the PwC ESG tool as it unlocks necessary developments for now and the future."
Verified User in Food Production
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 09, 2023
"Great development since my first touch point in 2013. Lot‘s of functionalities, intuitive... Diagrams, structure, flexibility, new concepts ,..."
Verified User in Utilities
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 08, 2023
"Manage your IT landscape transformation with ease The tool is self-explanatory, but at the same time well documented. Once you get your data in, you can explore it from different perspectives using the reports or the diagrams. Best of all it evolves continuously."
Dan M. - Business Analyst
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 30, 2022
"Great achievements and outcomes with LeanIX. It was easy to migrate and start to use. It's simple, direct to the point, good user experience, great partnership with LeanIX constructing new factsheets to have a broader view of our IT Landscape. They are open to our suggestions and when possible insert them in the backlog of the product"
Andreia A. - Master Information Technology Analyst
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 11, 2022