SAP SE and LeanIX GmbH have entered into an agreement to acquire LeanIX. The planned acquisition helps SAP expand its business portfolio, giving customers access to full suite of tools required for continuous business transformation and facilitating AI (artificial intelligence) enabled process optimisation. LeanIX, a privately held company, has been a partner of SAP and SAP Signavio solutions for 10 years. Many CIOs rely on LeanIX’s offerings as part of their digital transformation with RISE with SAP solution.
The transaction is expected to close in fourth quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Terms of transaction were not disclosed. With intended acquisition, SAP is extending its change suite to help customers navigate change and improve their business processes. LeanIX complements transformation capabilities of SAP Signavio solutions and will give SAP customers clarity on IT (information technology) landscapes that they need to reap full benefit of business transformation. The combined offering will provide a comprehensive foundation for AI-enabled process optimisation.
LeanIX’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering enables more than 1,000 customers globally to visualise their IT application landscape, uncover applications in danger of becoming obsolete, facilitate design of a target state and help plan architectural road maps. LeanIX has also recently introduced an AI assistant that unlocks power of generative AI for enterprise architecture management. It increases automation and sets foundation for an intelligent recommendation engine for IT landscape change in future.
“Systems and processes go hand in hand. Together with LeanIX, we want to offer a first-of-its-kind transformation suite to provide holistic support to our customers on their business transformation journeys. Building on our decades of expertise, we’ll embed generative AI to offer self-optimising applications and processes that can help businesses achieve key goals such as maximising cash flow while minimising their environmental impact.” says Christian Klein, CEO and member of executive board of SAP SE.
SAP’s new business change solution suite will give customers a view of business processes and applications, including overlaying process dependencies and mapping impact of potential change on IT landscape. LeanIX’s IT landscape transformation capabilities together with SAP Signavio process transformation suite, RISE with SAP, and SAP business technology platform will enable SAP customers to create a culture of continuous adaptability and improvement. In addition, LeanIX will continue to serve non SAP landscapes.
“For more than a decade, we have pursued a relentless customer centric approach, a commitment to superior usability and seamless ecosystem integration and have become a leader in the enterprise architecture management category. Our strategy is to empower organisations to continuously transform in a rapidly changing business environment. With an integrated, comprehensive view of IT applications and business processes we speed up modernisation and reduce transformation risks for our customers, and also secure their ability to adapt to technology shifts such as cloud and AI.” says Andre Christ, CEO and co-founder, LeanIX.
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