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Use Case

Obsolescence Risk Management

Enterprise Architects must know which applications run on obsolete IT components to detect current and future security risks. Manually collecting and maintaining the lifecycle information of your IT components is time-consuming. With the growing number of software and hardware assets, you can quickly lose track of the risks caused by each. LeanIX helps you keep your lifecycles up-to-date, document which risks have been addressed, and quickly identify business impacts with interactive reports purposed for technology obsolescence management.


of security breaches are caused by outdated technologies

How it works

Manage obsolescence risk with LeanIX

Build an inventory as the foundation

  • Upload existing data to LeanIX workspaces via an Excel import to catalog applications and IT components
  • Collect the dependencies between applications and IT components
  • Send surveys to application owners and infrastructure teams to rate their functional and technical fit

Synchronize data with ServiceNow or other ITSM solutions

  • Easily link details on applications and IT components with an out-of-the-box integration to ServiceNow
  • Use a low-code integration API to connect to other ITSM sources
  • Automate data exchanges between LeanIX and ITSM sources at user-defined times

Use LeanIX’s in-house service for lifecycle maintenance

  • Leverage automatic recommendations to comfortably link your IT Components to the LeanIX Lifecycle Catalog
  • Retrieve the vendor metadata of IT Components such as name, version, lifecycle phases, and more
  • Use always up-to-date data to spot obsolescence early on

Uncover and evaluate obsolescence risk

  • Identify the risks due to end-of-life technologies in auto-generated landscape and roadmap reports
  • Assess the scope of impacts on your current and future business abilities
  • Keep a record of addressed and accepted risks

Plan and track risk mitigation

  • Schedule and prioritize risk mitigation projects based on the business criticality of the impacted applications
  • Plan obsolescence elimination scenarios by modeling the changes on your current and future architecture
  • Build, visualize and communicate migration roadmaps and your future IT landscape

Benefits Reported by LeanIX Customers


Avoid over $1 million in additional support costs due to outdated technology


Reduce technical debts by 45% in one year


Become proactive in managing technical debt in 3 months