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SAP Buys LeanIX To Drive GenAI And Create ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Suite

Mark Haranas

‘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,’ said SAP CEO Christian Klein.


SAP is buying management software specialist LeanIX in a move to embed generative AI into products and create a new transformation solution suite.

“Systems and processes go hand in hand,” said SAP’s CEO Christian Klein in a blog post. “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.”

Klein said that building on SAP’s decades of expertise, “We’ll embed generative AI to offer self-optimizing applications and processes that can help businesses achieve key goals such as maximizing cash flow while minimizing their environmental impact.”

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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What Is LeanIX?

LeanIX is a privately held company based in Germany who has been a strategic partner of SAP and for SAP Signavio solutions for 10 years. The German-based company has investors that include Goldman Sachs, Insight Partners, Capnamic Ventures, Iris Capital and Dawn Capital.

LeanIX’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering enables more than 1,000 customers globally to visualize their entire IT application landscape, uncover applications in danger of becoming obsolete, facilitate the design of a target state and help plan new architectural road maps, according to the company.

LeanIX also recently launched an AI assistant that leverages generative AI for enterprise architecture management. The company said it increases automation and sets the foundation for an intelligent recommendation engine for IT landscape transformation in the future.

SAP Signavio And LeanIX Integration

SAP said the acquisition of LeanIX will give customers access to the full suite of tools required for continuous business transformation and facilitating AI-enabled process optimization.

LeanIX complements SAP Signavio solutions and will give SAP customers the clarity on IT landscapes that they need to reap the full benefit of business transformation. The combined offering will provide a comprehensive foundation for AI-enabled process optimization. Additionally, LeanIX will continue to serve non-SAP environments.

LeanIX CEO and co-founder André Christ said his company has “pursued a relentless customer-centric approach, a commitment to superior usability and seamless ecosystem integration and have become a leader” in enterprise architecture management.

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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