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Use Case

Application Rationalization

Story Background

Successful modernization requires a solution that enables you to efficiently design your target architecture, build practical roadmaps, and track progress towards your optimized IT landscape.

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Benefits Reported by LeanIX Customers

50 M

savings achieved with LeanIX

30 %

of redundant apps removed within 6 months

1 M

of extra support costs avoided

Estée Lauder

Application Portfolio Optimization

"The first step in doing the Application Portfolio Optimization is acquiring the entire landscape of applications."

Dawitt Lessanu, Executive Director of EA - Estée Lauder


Control complexity and costs with LeanIX

Easily scope applications

  • Filter the applications based on their lifecycle, business capability, functional and technical fit, and more
  • Save filtered applications lists for easy access in the future
  • Enrich data with flexible Surveys and subscriptions for responsible owners

Evaluate applications

  • Identify candidates for rationalization with pre-defined reports to help analyze the costs and value of each application
  • Apply the TIME methodology (Tolerate, Invest, Migrate, Eliminate) to categorize your portfolio
  • Explore interdependencies between applications and projects to ensure nothing critical is affected when sunsetting an application
  • Define the path forward for each application in short-, medium-, and long-term measures

Create projects roadmap

  • Leverage Project Fact Sheet type for each TIME application group and link them to the main project
  • Link projects back to Objective Fact Sheet to outline how they are supporting your strategy
  • Easily gain an overview of your roadmap with pre-defined reports
  • Showcase project timelines and review end-of-life dates for all applications within the project

Track status and report progress

  • Leverage pre-defined Dashboards for tracking, reporting, and sharing the progress of your application rationalization initiative
  • Provide stakeholders with transparency into the current and target landscape
  • Implement regular application review cycles to stay on top of your evolving application portfolio
Chandra Venkat

“Today, every business leader in the organization knows which applications require rationalization or can be considered as candidates for cloud modernization.”

Chandra Venkat Associate Director Enterprise Architecture, Carrier



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 application rationalization.

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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
Pharmaceuticals Industry - Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 09, 2023
"LeanIX Forever An organised space. Practical. Reports designation. Intuitive platform."
Vikram T.
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 08, 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 (> 1000 emp.)
May 09, 2023
"A pragmatic approach to EAM Simple interface, pragmatic approach to Enterprise Architecture, no fee for additional user lisences"
Kenneth R.
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Jun 08, 2023
"Very professional, context bases Modern UI, professional project support by LeanIX, valuable customer community"
Thorsten L.
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 07, 2023
"That's all about people - good connection with the LeanIX Team Connection with Customer Success Manager. Performance of the tool is really good"
Zofia D.
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Jun 23, 2023
"Informative & Worth your time The simplicity of the concept and the initial configuration for your 1st model"
Randy V.
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Jun 07, 2023
"Great development since my first touch point in 2013. Lot‘s of functionalities, intuitive... Diagrams, structure, flexibility, new concepts ,..."
Verified User
Utilities Industry - Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
May 08, 2023
"Great EA start, that last long LeanIX offers a low learning curve for staters but still is very powerful laterwards. Therefore it offers a good starting point in the EA discipline without all of the theoretical background which ist also there if you need it."
Bela B.
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
May 08, 2023
"Maturing from application inventory to application management is significantly easier with LeanIX Best practices metamodel to serve as a starting point for our implementation and the success managers"
Verified User
Financial Services Industry - Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Jun 08, 2023