Use Case

Obsolescence Risk Management

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Applications running on outdated infrastructure components create many enterprise risks and can cause significant financial, reputational, and regulatory consequences. Knowing which components are reaching their end of life/end of support – and when – is crucial in addressing risks before they become threats. SAP LeanIX empowers enterprise architects to control tech obsolescence risk and make more informed rationalization, modernization, and budgeting decisions.

Benefits Reported by SAP LeanIX Customers

1 M

Save over $1m in support costs by shutting down servers running on extended support

25 %

Reduce 25% of tech debt by removing end-of-life technology from your tech stack, freeing up budget for innovation

45 %

Replace 45% of all end-of-life technology by identifying dependencies and triggering update decisions

How it works

Manage obsolescence risk with SAP LeanIX

Discover Your Technology Portfolio

  • Automatically enrich your application portfolio with the infrastructure layer (software, hardware)
  • Leverage the out-of-the-box ServiceNow integration or build custom integrations for any other CMDB

Identify and Analyze Obsolescence

  • See which applications run on outdated technology by referencing the built-in Lifecycle Catalog
  • Get current vendor lifecycles for tens of thousands of the most commonly used technologies

Contextualize and Address Risk

  • Leverage all data in SAP LeanIX to distinguish acceptable from nonacceptable risk by taking into account the criticality of applications
  • Identify responsible stakeholders to assess and address risk and develop transformation paths

Implement Proactive Obsolescence Risk Management

  • Plan for upcoming obsolescence by creating roadmaps to prioritize decisions and allocate resources more efficiently
  • Set up automated alerts about upcoming obsolescence to manage risk at scale

Interactive Product-Tour

  • Leverage automation to continuously detect and address obsolescence risk
  • Assess the business impact of an application that runs on obsolete technology
  • Ensure business continuity by identifying candidates for modernization or rationalization
  • Build a tech stack that remains relevant, effective and functional