Changelog Enterprise Architecture Suite

The LeanIX changelog moved to https://updates.leanix.net/

2021-09-21

Improvement

  • Changelog: As of today, users will be informed about new releases directly in a "What's new" widget at the top of all workspaces. Notifications and announcements on updates specific to the used LeanIX product will thus be available without having to leave the workspace. We will only communicate the most important new features directly in-app, and they will only get visible once a user clicks on the "What's new" button.
    To make way for this more targeted change communication, we had to switch the tool behind the LeanIX changelog. The new changelog announcing all changes will be continued at https://updates.leanix.net/ and will provide additional benefits:
    • Dedicated announcement categories for LeanIX products and modules to filter the changelog
    • Subscription option for users to receive notifications about changes via e-mail or Slack for the selected categories (only if wanted)
    • Support of video content in announcements
    • Possibility for users to provide feedback on release announcements
      The existing changelog will be discontinued but will stay available until the end of 2021.

2021-09-20

Improvement

  • Inventory: Users can now comfortably preview the Fact Sheet they'd like to link before adding a relation to a Fact Sheet. A new hover option (Ctrl/Command + click) in the Fact Sheet drop-down opens the other Fact Sheet in a new tab.

2021-09-16

Improvement

  • Dashboard: All configurable dashboard panels can be copied for reuse on the dashboard with the new 'clone' button.

2021-09-15

Bugfix

  • Reports: We fixed a bug where on big roadmap reports, the alignment of dependencies would be rendered multiple lines lower than actually required. This has been solved now.

2021-09-14

Improvement

  • Dashboard: Admins can now choose to allow forms and pop-ups in dashboard panels with external content. This can be necessary in order to support automatic login with e.g. PowerBI or Tableau in order to show diagrams and content from outside of LeanIX on a dashboard.

2021-09-10

Improvement

  • Reports: A preview button in the top right corner of saved Matrix reports with a Time Frame on the x-axis is now available to prepare the migration of those reports to the next-generation roadmap reports. The report’s preview shows the new Roadmap report, including all the configurations of the saved Matrix report (e.g., filters, clusters, drill-downs, etc.). It will be available for at least a week to ensure users can review the upcoming report migration and submit potential issues to [email protected] All migrated Matrix reports with a Time Frame view will be placed into the roadmap report category on the report navigation page after the preview phase and final migration.

2021-09-07

Bugfix

  • Inventory: The Excel import now performs validation of the formatting of email addresses for subscriptions. An exception in the resulting spreadsheet informs about possible non-conformance to RFC 5322 syntax for email addresses.

2021-09-06

Bugfix

  • Inventory: We reduced the minimum screen size of the Inventory's dialog for creating new Fact Sheets, so users can adequately utilize the 'Create' button for creating Fact Sheets with categories.

2021-09-03

Improvement

  • Reports: In the settings of the new roadmap report users can now choose to use a different label than 'Full Name' (e.g., 'External ID', 'Alias', 'Display Name', or 'Name').

Bugfix

  • Reports: An error in the portfolio report was fixed that occurred when the Portuguese language is selected.

2021-09-01

Improvement

  • Surveys: The filename for survey exports used to be generic. It's much more specific now, using the following pattern: “Survey Results - <Survey title> - YYYYMMDD-HH_MM_SS”

2021-08-31

Improvement

  • Dashboard: Two of the three already announced KPI dashboards are now available. These two dashboards each contain four different panels with KPI charts for the core use cases of the LeanIX EA Suite:
    • Application Portfolio Management (available with APM module): Charts detailing the number of live applications and run costs, each broken down by business capability and KPIs illustrating portfolio complexity and data quality.
    • Obsolescence Risk Management (available with TRM module): Visualizing the current and future addressed and unaddressed obsolescence risk of applications with detailed KPIs and data completeness ratios.

Descriptions of the APM and Obsolescence Risk Management dashboard's panels are provided in the LeanIX user documentation.
Though the KPI dashboards are listed in the "Default" group in the dashboard selection and can't be edited, users can create copies to apply modifications. Admins can deactivate KPI dashboards in the administration area's "Settings" section mentioned as "Out-of-the-box Dashboards".

  • Reports: The upgraded version of roadmap reports is rolling out incrementally to all workspaces within the following days. It improves how architecture changes are visualized over time, as shown in the report's preview several weeks before. Multiple features known from other reports are now provided on roadmaps as well, this includes:
    • Color-coded views on fields, fields on relations and related Fact Sheets, as well as tags
    • Clustering by relations to Fact Sheets, fields, and tags
    • Drill-down to all related Fact Sheet types
    • Interactive editing of displayed Fact Sheet attributes in the report's side pane (editing of Fact Sheet fields selected in views will be released next week and the change of attributes requires a reload of the report to get visually applied)

All existing roadmap reports are migrated to the new version. For workspaces with the BTM module, the transformation roadmap also shows drill-downs to a selected plan's impacts.
Creating more roadmap reports showing the evolution of any chosen Fact Sheet type (e.g., Interface or Project) will be released soon.

2021-08-27

Bugfix

  • Inventory: Content of the relation explorer on the Fact Sheet details page doesn't disappear anymore when resizing the browser window. Also, when navigating from the Inventory to a report using “Show in Report” in the right sidebar, the browser tab now shows the correct page title.
  • Surveys: It's not possible to add the same Fact Sheet element multiple times to a survey. This was possible before due to a bug in the user interface.
  • Reports: When saving a report after selecting "Today" on the timeline and loading the saved report later, the report is shown with the current "Today" date and not the date when it was saved. Using a "not" filter on reports and then "Show in Inventory" works correctly again. In addition, when using "Show in Inventory" results in a conflict between multiple facet filters, the primary Fact Sheet type's filter is prioritiZed. In cases of conflict, an info message informs users about the situation.
  • Business Transformation Management: If an impact sets the validity of a relation (e.g., "Active From" or "Active Until") that has not been created before, the referenced relation is created automatically.

2021-08-25

Bugfix

  • Surveys: The External ID is correctly supported for Fact Sheet elements in surveys, so surveys containing an External ID field can be finalized.

2021-08-24

Improvement

  • Integration API: The inboundRelation processor now allows the definition of a "read" section, same as inboundFactsheet. This allows administrators to read and use information from the relation's origin Fact Sheet and fields on relations (even other relations) in the processor.

Bugfix

  • LeanIX Technology Lifecycle Service: Linking IT Components with LTLS now creates relation constraints to Technical Stack (Tech Category) and Provider Fact Sheets, which improves the visualization of IT Components in the matrix report.

2021-08-20

Bugfix

  • Inventory: The tab for defining the Fact Sheet type default filters in the self-service configuration shows comprehensible labels of relations instead of technical names. Also, applying advanced filters on the "Requires" or "Required by" relation in the Inventory or reports is no longer causing errors. The Fact Sheets' side pane is no longer limited to only display personalized diagrams. It now shows all diagrams containing the Fact Sheet.
  • Reports: PDF exports of reports now show all applied filters correctly due to line-wrapping.

2021-08-19

Bugfix

  • Inventory: The Excel download of survey results is now working correctly again, and also, adding a new project status entry or editing the date of an existing status entry no longer results in an error.
  • Dashboard: Panels to embed and display external content on dashboards support links with additional colon signs in the URL.
  • Reports: Percentage values of Fact Sheet fields are displayed correctly in the report side pane, and the PDF/PNG exports of portfolio reports are no longer distorted.

2021-08-18

Bugfix

  • Inventory: When creating an IT Component Fact Sheet on the fly on an Application Fact Sheet, the category was initially shown as "n/a". It's now immediately displayed in the corresponding category without the need to refresh the page.
    Additionally, when inviting a new user failed, the "Invite" button kept showing a loading spinner, making it impossible to resolve the issue and re-invite without closing the modal.
  • Surveys: The text of custom e-mail notifications for survey runs is preserved when admins change the survey settings, and the export of surveys now supports special characters correctly.
  • Business Transformation Management: The size of the plan selection drop-down in all reports fits the length of the plans' names.

2021-08-17

Bugfix

The bugs listed below have been resolved today as part of our bug scrubbing initiative. More fixes will follow in the upcoming days.

  • Administration: In the resulting Excel spreadsheet of a full snapshot export, the comments and documents tab now also contains the Fact Sheet type. This helps to distinguish between different Fact Sheets with the same name but varied types. Also, the type of aggregated fields is now described correctly in exports.
  • Surveys: For admins, the status of the survey results per recipient is now visible again. And for users, it's possible to enter dates manually after selecting a date from the date picker before. Also, the language of the survey in the "Status & results" tab reflects the actual language selection of the survey run. And the buttons from the form are localized based on the chosen language.
  • Reports: The timing is now set correctly after dragging transformation items directly on the timeline of transformation roadmap reports.

2021-08-16

Improvement

  • LeanIX Technology Lifecycle Service: The LTLS, a part of the TRM module, received an update with an improved search. The enhanced search has a higher percentage of relevant hits than the previous search results. Trailing spaces or special characters generate relevant results, and minor versions and builds are redirected to the correct stable version result.

2021-08-13

Bugfix

  • Notifications: We fixed a bug that caused email notification delivery to be delayed for up to several hours. The notifications are now being processed as expected. As a result, some users might have received multiple email notifications in a short time frame.

Improvement

  • Reports and Business Transformation Management: Users of Transformation Roadmaps can now specify a relation in the report's settings to drill down from (e.g., from transformation item to 'Impacted Business Capability'. Furthermore, users can select impacts and a Fact Sheet type instead of a relation, e.g. ('Impacted Applications'), to review a plan's impact on the applications' lifecycles. The drill-down is also available on the preview of the new version of roadmap reports.
  • Reports: The side pane in landscape reports now shows all relations of the selected Fact Sheet and allows adding new relations in all situations. In the case of multiple relations, they are displayed on pages of 5 each.

2021-08-11

Bugfix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug in the user interface of the Inventory filter facets that prevented users from choosing a tag from the 'search for more' list or a subscription role after filtering for subscribed users.
    Another bug was fixed in the world map report that hid the Fact Sheet table when zooming in and selecting a specific country to display all related Fact Sheets. From now on, the list always appears when choosing a location after interacting with the zoom.

2021-08-10

Improvement

  • Inventory: We have updated the Inventory's table view library to improve its security and stability. This comes with minor user interface changes, like the sort direction buttons in the column headers are more distinguishable now.

Bugfix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug where cloning a Fact Sheet didn't clone the Quality Seal value if it was 'Draft', 'Rejected', or 'Check needed'.

2021-08-09

Bugfix

  • Inventory: For users with Intercom and LTLS enabled in their workspace, the Intercom element is hidden when the LTLS linking UI is opened. This enables users to use the link button without it being hidden by the Intercom overlay.

2021-08-06

Improvement

  • Reports and Business Transformation Management: Users can now apply views on transformation roadmap reports (e.g., the 'T-Shirt Size', 'Implementation Risk') and on the new roadmap report version that is available as a preview.

2021-08-05

Announcement

  • Newsletter: The August 2021 edition of our product update newsletter for administrators has been sent out. Besides a set of highlighted features from this changelog, it also covers an announcement about these upcoming changes:
    • Roadmap reports: An upgraded version of roadmap reports will be rolled out this month. The upgrade aims to improve how architecture changes over time are visualized in the report. It's already available via a preview button on the existing (LeanIX Default) roadmap reports. The full release will allow admins to create new roadmap reports showing the evolution of any chosen Fact Sheet type (e.g., Interface or Project) and its dependencies and properties. Similar to the new matrix report features, it will provide clustering and drill-down functionality to other Fact Sheet types. Features will also include color-coded views of roadmap rows and an edit pane to help interactively change attributes in the report. For workspaces with the BTM module, the transformation roadmap will visualize drill-downs to a selected plan's impacts.
    • Matrix reports: A preview of the revised matrix report has been available since June 30. Later this month, at the same time as the new roadmap report, it will become the default in all workspaces. This version of the report provides an extensive range of new capabilities compared to the former matrix report, including:
      • User experience: Updated design and improved usability (e.g., optimized layout for better readability).
        New clustering options for both axes: Individualize the x- and y-axis to various new relations, fields, or tag groups.
      • Configurable labels: Choose between different label options for items and axis labels.
        Time slider: Visualize the state of your architecture at any point in time, like in landscape and portfolio reports
      • Relations display: Additional column to better distinguish between the relations of items directly at either top-level or child clusters.
      • In addition to the preview, report saving, exporting, and editing attributes on the side pane will be available.
        Since the 'time frame' view will no longer be part of the matrix report, saved matrix reports with this view will automatically be migrated to the new roadmap report (see above), providing a similar time-based overview.
  • KPI dashboards for APM & TRM: Two of the three already announced KPI dashboards will be rolled out early this month. These two dashboards each contain four different panels with KPI charts for the core use cases of the LeanIX EA Suite:
    • Application Portfolio Management (available with APM module): Charts detailing the number of live applications and run costs, each broken down by business capability and KPIs illustrating portfolio complexity and data quality.
    • Obsolescence Risk Management (available with TRM module): Visualizing the current and future addressed and unaddressed obsolescence risk of applications with detailed KPIs and data completeness ratios.
      Though the KPI dashboards will be listed in the 'Default' group in the dashboard selection and can't be edited, users can create copies to apply modifications. The third dashboard for Application Rationalization (available with APM module), providing KPIs on optimization candidates, potential cost savings, Fact Sheet data completeness, and TIME assessments will be published later this month.
  • LeanIX Technology Lifecycle Service (LTLS)
    • Search improvements: An update to the LTLS search based on user feedback is being released later this month. The revised LTLS search will have a higher percentage of relevant hits than the previous search results. Trailing spaces or special characters will still generate relevant results, and minor versions and builds will redirect to the correct stable version result.
    • Continuous maintenance: As part of the continuously ongoing data maintenance of the LTLS catalog, duplicates, non-relevant build versions, and hardware product numbers with no influence on lifecycle dates will be removed this month. If a Fact Sheet in a workspace is linked to one of the to-be removed components, we will update the link to the correct stable version of the component. This will have no impact on the data of the Fact Sheet itself. The linking update will be visible in the 'Last Update' tab. Additionally, for transparency, a comment will be automatically added to the affected Fact Sheets.

2021-08-04

Bugfix

  • Reports: Transformation roadmaps (available with the BTM module) and the preview of the new roadmap report now show the entire hierarchy of the selected clusters.

2021-08-03

Bugfix

An issue in the reporting library has been fixed that prevented users of custom reports from changing the Fact Sheet type.

2021-08-02

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: Editing impacts in an impact group has been changed. Now the edit operation focused on just one impact instead of the entire impact group. This change helps users direct their attention to what they are editing and improves the performance of the impacts management page.
    Also, providing additional information in an impact group has been renamed from 'Comment' to 'Note' to avoid confusing it with Fact Sheet comments.

2021-07-30

Improvement

  • Inventory: Field names on Fact Sheets and relations, as well as external IDs are now limited to contain the characters 'a-z', 'A-Z', '0-9', or '_'. While the first character is required to be a letter 'a-z' or 'A-Z'. Furthermore, the maximum length is 200 characters. The latter also applies to field value names on Fact Sheets and relations. When users add or change field names via Self-Configuration, the corresponding hints are displayed. The Integration API also checks for correctness.

2021-07-27

Improvement

  • Inventory: In all workspaces with Self-Configuration new quality states with mandatory attributes are now available. Admins can activate the quality states they need and define mandatory attributes of choice per Facts Sheet type in a new tab of the Self-Configuration. They can choose fields, subscriptions, tag groups, and relations, to be mandatory, improving the overall data quality. An in-app guide provides instructions.

Users creating new Fact Sheets are guided by a list of missing mandatory data in the right-hand side pane of the Fact Sheets details page.

To support users, who are unable to add all mandatory data, the feature comes with two properties for new quality states:

  • 'Draft' (necessary to use the feature): New Fact Sheets will automatically be set to this state, and mandatory attributes can still miss information.
  • 'Rejected' (optional): The Fact Sheet has been declined by one of the responsible users.

The existing states of the Quality Seal have been altered to:

  • 'Approved' (known as 'Quality approved'): The values of all mandatory attributes are filled, and one of the subscribed responsible or accountable users or admins (users with permission to update the quality seal) has approved the Fact Sheet.
  • 'Broken' (displayed as ‘Check needed’ within the Quality Seal dropdown): The quality state of the Fact Sheet has been broken due to non-responsible users adding or changing data, the activated automatic and time-defined mechanism, or manually by one of the responsible users.

Activating the quality states mentioned above for a Fact Sheet type and setting attributes to mandatory doesn’t change the current state of existing Fact Sheets. This also applies to users editing an approved Fact Sheet and leaving out mandatory data. The next time users create a new Fact Sheet, it will be set to ‘Draft’. After Fact Sheets with mandatory attributes have been approved and additional attributes for the Fact Sheet type are configured as mandatory, the Fact Sheet’s status also doesn’t change. Once all required data is filled, and the Fact Sheet is approved, users can no longer empty mandatory attributes. Fact Sheets in the ‘Draft’ and ‘Rejected’ status are hidden by default in reports. This feature is not available in the workspaces of our Cloud and Microservice Intelligence products.
Please see the 'Quality States with Mandatory Attributes' section of the user documentation for further details about the feature.

  • Reports: The preview of the new roadmap report version is available now. An in-app guide showing up on current roadmap reports introduces users to the new roadmap and how to switch to the preview using the button in the top right corner. For the time being, it will be available in addition to the existing roadmaps and open up in a separate browser tab.
    The upgraded version improves the visualization of changes in the architecture landscape over time. Similar to the new matrix report features, it provides clustering by Fact Sheet types, attributes and tag groups.
    With the full release later this month, admins will be able to create new roadmap reports showing the evolution of any chosen Fact Sheets type (e.g., Interface or Project), their dependencies, and properties. Also, a drill-down functionality to other Fact Sheet types and different views to colorize the rows representing Fact Sheets will be featured, and the side pane will support to interactively change attributes in the report. For workspaces with the BTM module, the transformation roadmap will help visually understand the details and timing of the impacts of a selected plan.
  • Business Transformation Management: It's now possible to also manage relation constraints as impacts. In general, relations constraints help to add granularity by defining a subset of Fact Sheets a relation is valid for. With impacts, relation constraints can now be either created or removed for the defined Fact Sheet.

2021-07-26

Bugfix

  • Business Transformation Management: On Transformation Roadmap reports, the dragging of transformation items doesn't open the side pane again.

2021-07-21

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: To facilitate the search for Fact Sheets while creating impacts, a dedicated Fact Sheet type selector has been added.

Bugfix

  • Surveys: The automatic update of the scope of the survey run now works correctly again, so there is no longer a need to manually check with 'Check for updates'.
  • Inventory: We also fixed the issue of an error been shown when copy-pasting in the Inventory's table view even though it was successful.

2021-07-20

Bugfix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug where after switching from a report to the Inventory via the “Show in Inventory” button, changing the automatically applied Fact Sheet type filter was impossible.

2021-07-19

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: After setting the 'in implementation' date on the 'Plan' Fact Sheet, users can now select specific dates on the time slider of reports with the chosen plan, instead of a limited amount of steps depending on the relative timescale and duration defined in the plan.

Bugfix

  • Reports: We fixed an issue with editing in the side pane of landscape reports leading to the creation of duplicate relations.
  • Inventory: The legend of the Interface Circle Map now displays the correct colors for provided and consumed interfaces. Also, when changing the 'Rendered as' type of the Project Fact Sheet's 'OpEx' from 'Costs' to 'Number' via Self-Configuration, the label on the Fact Sheet now represents this change correctly.

2021-07-15

Improvement

  • Inventory, Reports, Diagrams: We improved the performance while typing in the Smart Search to apply filters throughout workspaces. The refactoring of the underpinning search service significantly improved the responsiveness, especially for users of workspaces with many Fact Sheets.

2021-07-14

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: The Transformation Roadmap reports now feature new buttons to collapse and expand all Fact Sheet hierarchies at once.

2021-07-13

Improvement

  • Reports: The new setting 'Show only directly related Fact Sheets' on landscape reports allows reducing the visual hierarchy depth. When enabled, the aggregation of the clusters changes to only show those Fact Sheets with defined relations at the selected hierarchy level.

The example above helps to understand the new setting better: Without the new setting enabled, when switching to level 1 hierarchy on an Application Landscape report clustered by Business Capabilities, the Business Capabilities clusters of lower levels are removed from the report and all their Applications aggregated to the level 1 cluster. Enabling the 'Show only directly related Fact Sheets' setting removes lower level Business Capabilities and their related Applications, showing only those Applications with a defined relation directly to level 1 Business Capabilities.

Announcement

Newsletter: The July 2021 edition of our product update newsletter for administrators has been sent out. Besides a set of highlighted features from this changelog, it also covers an announcement about these upcoming changes:

  • Quality states with mandatory attributes: At the end of July, the admins of workspaces with Self-Configuration can activate new quality states and define mandatory attributes per Facts Sheet type in a new tab of the Self-Configuration. By defining required fields, subscriptions, tag groups, and relations, Fact Sheets that are collaboratively created can be standardized and their data quality improved.
    Users creating new Fact Sheets will be guided by a list of missing mandatory data in the right-hand side pane of the Fact Sheets details page. To support users, who are unable to add all mandatory data, the feature comes with two properties for new quality states:
    • 'Draft': New Fact Sheets will automatically be set to this status, and mandatory attributes can still miss information.
    • 'Rejected': The Fact Sheet has been declined by one of the responsible users.
      The existing states of the Quality Seal will be altered to:
    • 'Approved' (known as 'Quality approved'): The values of all mandatory attributes must be filled, and one of the subscribed responsible users or an admin has approved the Fact Sheet.
    • 'Broken Quality Seal' (known as 'Check needed'): The quality state of the Fact Sheet has been broken due to non-responsible users adding or changing data, the activated automatic and time-defined mechanism, or manually by one of the responsible users.
      Once mandatory data is filled, and the Fact Sheet is approved, users can no longer empty mandatory attributes. Fact Sheets in the 'Draft' and 'Rejected' status will not be considered in reports. Further details will be announced with the launch.
  • KPI dashboards: In July, we will also incrementally roll out new pre-defined KPI dashboards to customers' workspaces. The dashboards will contain different panels with charts of key performance indicators for the core use cases of the LeanIX EA Suite:
    • Application Portfolio Management (available with APM module): Charts about the number of live applications and run costs, each broken down by business capability, as well as KPIs representing the portfolio complexity and data quality.
    • Application Rationalization (available with APM module): Showing KPIs about optimization candidates, potential cost savings, as well as the completeness of Fact Sheet data and TIME assessments.
    • Obsolescence Risk Management (available with TRM module): Visualizing the current and future addressed and unaddressed obsolescence risk of applications with detailed KPIs and data completeness ratios.
      Though the KPI dashboards will be added to the 'Default' group in the dashboard selection and can't be edited, users can create copies to apply modifications.
  • Discontinued support of Internet Explorer 11: As announced in March 2021, we will discontinue supporting Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11). Functionality released since the March announcement is already no longer available in IE 11, and from July 31, we will stop the support entirely. We recommend switching to Microsoft Edge (featuring an IE Mode), Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

2021-07-08

Bugfix

  • Inventory: We fixed an issue where the IT Components group was missing in the Relations Explorer on the Fact Sheet details page.

2021-07-07

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: When using the 'Cluster by' setting on the Transformation Roadmap report, users can now take advantage of hierarchies in the clusters. For example, if Transformation Items are being clustered by 'Improved Business Capabilities', the hierarchies in the Business Capabilities are now visualized and can be expanded.

2021-07-05

Bugfix

  • Inventory: The tooltip in the recently viewed section is available again to help users recognize Fact Sheets with long names.
  • Reports: In the side pane of reports, single select fields without a defined icon do not display the black circle default icon any longer.

2021-07-02

Improvement

  • Integration API: It uses the full-screen to display more content and has rearranged buttons by use case to focus on important actions based on the frequency of usage. Additionally, the “Preview” button allows to quickly open an inventory view in a sub-tab to manually filter for the changes that might have been applied. Documentation for the Preview can be found here: Setup

Integration

  • OData Integration: Today, we are happy to announce the launch of OData integration for BI tools (MS Power BI and Tableau). The integration enables you to easily export all your table-based saved searches from the workspace inventory to your BI tools and eliminates effort on manual data export.
    Workspace admins can enable the OData integration within their administration settings (Administration -> Integrations).

Please note that the integration provides a read-only connector. For further details please refer to LeanIX Documentation or contact your CSM.

2021-07-01

Improvement

Please note that the Technical Docs are now integrated into the EAS documentation. In case you saved references to them just change “dev” with “docs-eas” in the URL to navigate to the respective page, e.g., dev.leanix.net/docs/servicenow now can be reached via docs-eas.leanix.net/docs/servicenow .

2021-06-30

Improvement

  • Reports: Rolling out incrementally during the following days to all Workspaces, a preview of the new version of the Matrix report is available. An in-app guide showing up on the current Matrix report introduces users to the new Matrix and how to switch to the preview. For the time being, it will be available in addition to the existing Matrix report and open up in a separate browser tab.
    This preview already provides a range of new capabilities compared to the current Matrix report:
    • User experience: Updated design and improved usability, e.g., optimized layout for enhanced readability
    • New clustering options for both axis: Individualize the x- and y-axis to various new relations, fields, or tag groups
    • Configurable labels: Choose between different label options for items and axis labels.
    • Time slider available: Visualize the state of your architecture at any point in time as known from Landscape and Portfolio reports
    • Display of relations: Additional column to easily distinguish between relations to top-level and child clusters.
      Please note that some familiar functionality from the current Matrix report is not yet available in the preview, including the timeframe on the x-axis, saving, exporting, and editing the report.
  • Business Transformation Management: The Transformation roadmap now provides additional clustering options, e.g., by tag groups, relations, or single select fields.

2021-06-28

Announcement

  • User Documentation: Today, we want to announce the restructuring of our LeanIX documentation early. Our product portfolio outgrew the current format, and thus we decided to provide dedicated product documentation moving forward. On July 1st, we will publish a new landing page overview of our four products (Enterprise Architecture Suite, SaaS Intelligence, Cloud Intelligence, Microservice Intelligence) and a general Platform Capability section. Whereas each product’s documentation focuses on specific characteristics such as data model, use cases, and best practices, the platform capability section provides general concepts such as Fact Sheets or Integration API.
    Please note that the current differentiation of user & dev docs will no longer exist with this restructuring. Instead, you will find user-oriented sections and more technical-oriented sections within the product documentation if you navigate the EAS product documentation. In this context, links to the documentation pages will change, and you may need to adjust references to them.

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: In the Transformation Roadmap report, users now have access to the side pane familiar from the Landscape and Portfolio reports. It is displayed when clicking on the representation of any Fact Sheet in the report. Attribute editing is not yet provided but will be possible in the future.

2021-06-25

Bugfix

  • Business Transformation Management: We improved the readability of long display names of impacted Fact Sheets on the 'Impacts' tab of the Fact Sheet details page.

2021-06-23

Improvement

  • Inventory: When transitioning through the visualized data in the Relation Explorer, additional columns now expand so that all items are visible. If there are too many items to fit the screen, items will no longer be centered and overflow at the top of the screen but always at the bottom.
  • Integration API: The configuration of the Integration API in the administration area now makes use of the entire screen to allow a better overview when writing or adjusting configurations. To get back to the main menu, users have to close the full-screen modal.

2021-06-17

Bugfix

  • Surveys: The survey designer in the administration area now has a scrollbar to support the preview of long surveys while designing them.
  • Diagrams: The error that occurred when using the menu option 'Discard all changes' on newly created diagrams has been fixed.

2021-06-15

Improvement

  • Dashboard: The dropdown menu shown when selecting or creating a dashboard now contains two groups:
    • 'Default': The dashboard marked with 'Use as default' by the workspace administrator. By now, there can only be one dashboard in this group, but in the following weeks, we will add additional default dashboards pre-defined by LeanIX to this group.
    • 'User Defined': All custom dashboards created by users and administrators not marked as default.
      Additionally, we enabled an infinite scroll behavior in the dropdown list for workspace with many dashboards. Items are loaded and added to the list while users scroll further down until the end is reached.

2021-06-14

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: Users can now clone impacts groups within a Transformation Item. The cloned group contains the same impacts as the original, providing faster impact creation by adapting the cloned impacts.

2021-06-11

Bugfix

  • Inventory: A bug in the Inventory's advanced filter has been fixed. Now users can search for all Fact Sheets again when clicking on 'more' below the top filter results.

2021-06-10

Improvement

  • Inventory: The recently announced new product logos have now been rolled out to all workspaces with LeanIX default logos.
  • Integrations: Name mapping to Signavio Glossary entries now additionally allows admins to use the 'Full Name' field as an option to generate the displayed names of Fact Sheets in Signavio.
  • Reports: The LeanIX reporting framework offers the new function 'navigateToInventory'. It enables custom reports to provide links to the Inventory with pre-selected filter settings according to report visualizations.
  • Business Transformation Management: The size of the drop-down menu to chose a plan has been increased on all reports not to cut off long plan names.

2021-06-02

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: For newly provisioned workspaces with the BTM module, the colors and wording of the 'Strategic Importance' attribute in the 'Maturity' subsection have been updated to match the best practice pace layer strategy.

Bugfix

  • Business Transformation Management: New Fact Sheets created by Impacts are now also available in the side pane of landscape reports.

2021-05-28

Bugfix

  • Reports: The 'Project Status' view of 'Project Landscape' reports now operates correctly when one of the Fact Sheets has a current status of 'n/a'.

2021-05-27

Improvement

  • Surveys: Admins are now able to delete survey templates downloaded from the LeanIX Store.

2021-05-25

Bugfix

  • Business Transformation Management: The 'Impacted By' tab of Fact Sheets did not display related but archived Transformation Items properly. They are now filtered out correctly.

2021-05-21

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: Users can now create multiple relations to Fact Sheets of the same type within one impact, improving the usability of impact creation.

Bugfix

  • Inventory: There was a visual bug on Fact Sheets with the field's type 'double' when rendered as 'number'. Populating such a field with the value '0' resulted in the inventory showing a blank space. Now it displays the correct number.

2021-05-20

Bugfix

  • Inventory: Newly created tags or tag groups are now directly available in reports without the need to reload.
  • Business Transformation Management: The 'Impacted by/Impacts' tab on the Fact Sheet details page can now be printed.
    When managing impacts that included changes to validity or relationship fields, users could not read the name of the Fact Sheet due to the limited space in the selector. Now, these impact groups are rendered in two lines to help users understand which Fact Sheet is being selected.

2021-05-19

Announcement

  • Inventory: With the recent launch of Microservice and SaaS Intelligence, the LeanIX product portfolio has expanded to four products. For a visual representation, new product logos for Enterprise Architecture Suite (EAS), Saas Intelligence (SI), Cloud Intelligence (CI), and Microservice Intelligence (MI) will be introduced on June 2, 2021.
    • For Workspaces with LeanIX default logo: You will see one of the following icons in the main navigation bar of your LeanIX workspace.
    • For Workspaces with custom branding: no changes will be made.
      The logo can be customized by admins in the 'Logo & Color' section in the administration area.

2021-05-18

Bugfix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug in Self-Configuration that prevented users from entering the 'Manage Default Facet Filters' tab with translated facet filters.

2021-05-11

Improvement

  • Inventory: To improve the performance on the Fact Sheet details page, we have reworked the dropdown to select tags. On workspaces with a large number of tags, users now experience smooth scrolling through tags. In addition, the search feels much more reactive and displays results a lot quicker.

2021-05-10

Improvement

  • Reports: Previously our roadmap reports showed up to 500 Fact Sheets at a time. This limit has been increased to 2000.

Bugfix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a bug of the interface direction (provider/consumer) not changing in data flow diagrams, although the underlying data in the Inventory had changed.

2021-05-06

Announcement

  • Newsletter: The May 2021 edition of our product update newsletter for administrators has just been sent out. Besides a set of highlighted features from this changelog, it also covers an announcement about this upcoming change:
    We will soon replace the name of the ‘Technical Stack’ Fact Sheet with the name ‘Tech Category’. Since the meaning of ‘Technical Stack’ is not always understood, we aim to better emphasize its role in grouping and comparing IT components. This change will only affect new workspaces and has no impact on existing workspaces. As an admin, you can change the Fact Sheet type via Self-Configuration for your workspaces if you want to follow this procedure. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] in case you need assistance.
    After introducing the new name, we plan to upgrade our LeanIX Best Practice Technical Stack Classification to a new LeanIX Best Practice Tech Category Classification with additional hierarchies aligned closer to the TBM Taxonomy.

Improvement

  • Reports: The cluster options used for landscape and portfolio reports are now alphabetically sorted, by default.
  • Integrations: The LeanIX Integration with ServiceNow has been extended to support the retrieval of Application to IT Component relations in LeanIX from ServiceNow’s Software Asset Management (SAM) Pro.

Bugfix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug where conflicting editing in the table view resulted in the 'Resolving Fact Sheet conflict' windows not showing the changes made on a Fact Sheet since the table has been loaded.
    Also, a visual bug was fixed regarding the 'active form' / 'active until' date picker of relations on the Fact Sheet details page. When users were in a non-UTC timezone, they could pick a date, and the displayed date would have been the day before.

2021-05-05

Improvement

  • Webhooks: When defining outgoing webhook calls, the maximum length of the header was increased from 255 to 4096 Bytes.

2021-05-03

Improvement

  • Diagrams: Users can now apply the colors of the Fact Sheet type to a diagram and revert the applied view from a diagram back to its initial color coding.
  • Reports: A new pane on Landscape reports is now active in all workspaces enabling to edit data directly in the report.
    This new pane appears on the right-hand side when clicking elements in a Landscape report. The pane shows more details of the selected Fact Sheet than the previous popover. Most importantly, it also provides the possibility of editing tags, relations, and Fact Sheet attributes. However, only the Fact Sheet data that is actually displayed on the report is shown and editable in the pane. A different view or setting (left and right property) needs to be applied to modify other data. Changes made are instantly applied to the report and the Fact Sheet itself. Since the data represents the current state, editing is only available at the 'Today' date on the timeline, not for the report's past or future states.
    The feature is roll-out to workspaces incrementally from today till Wednesday, May 5th.

There are a few limitations regarding relations:

  • It's only possible to display or add one relation at a time. If a relation already exists, it can be edited, but no other relation can be added.
  • Just direct relations to the currently displayed hierarchy levels of the clusters can be displayed. So if the hierarchy of the clusters in the report's view is expanded to the lowest level (e.g., level 3), all relations are visible and editable. However, if the view is aggregated to higher levels (e.g., level 1), no relations to clusters of the lower levels (e.g., level 2 and 3) are visible. To summarize: Solely, the relations that exist to the displayed clusters are visible. Adding a new relation to any cluster hierarchy level is possible in this situation anyhow.
    These limitations will be considered for a future update with prioritization based on users' feedback.
    Examples and further details are available in the LeanIX User Documentation.

2021-04-29

Improvement

  • Dashboard: With 'Saved Search', a new panel type for dashboards is available. It enables users to display saved Inventory searches in either list or table view on dashboards.

Bug fix

  • Reports: Users not having access to specific fields or relations can no longer select them as a view property or a clustering option in reports.
  • Surveys: When initializing a Survey as a test run, the notification email for the Survey was not being sent. This has been fixed, so emails are sent correctly.

2021-04-27

Improvement

  • Inventory: In the Fact Sheet filters for subscriptions, users can now utilize the 'n/a' filter together with other values when 'at least one of the selected items' (OR-connector) is marked.

2021-04-26

Bug fix

  • Reports: We fixed a bug in Roadmap reports that opened an empty lifecycle column when using the 'Show in Inventory' feature. Now the proper lifecycle column 'Current lifecycle' is displayed.

2021-04-23

Improvement

  • Reports: Admins can now create new reports for all available Fact Sheet types on their own, extending the set of LeanIX default reports. To build reports, they are guided through a wizard started with the 'create new report' button in the top right corner of the report navigation page. At the moment, Landscape and Portfolio reports are the two supported types of reports. The creation of Matrix reports will follow later, together with a revision of the Matrix report.

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a bug occurring when loading saved Diagrams missing a specific setting that was introduced earlier and a second issue impeding saving diagram bookmarks that are not in the dropdown list at first and had to be searched for.
  • Dashboard: When using a Portfolio report in a dashboard panel, the popover appearing when hovering over an element of the report is now displayed correctly.

2021-04-20

Improvement

  • Surveys: The survey feature now presents a new preparing status allowing admins to understand better when the survey is actually sent to users. Also, a new refresh button is in place so users can easily update the status of survey runs.

2021-04-20

Improvement

  • Reports: The labels within the Business Capability Map report now show the full name for clusters and items instead of the display name, which increases the overall readability of the report. This change only applies to the default report that has not been modified yet, but not to Business Capability Map reports saved with changes.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: Changes to a Fact Sheet done by users who are not subscribed as 'Responsible' will immediately break the Fact Sheet's Quality Seal without the need of reloading the page.

2021-04-14

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows uploading an LDIF before processing it. This procedure is helpful in case of large amounts of data that need to be processed. The complete documentation is available in the Integration API section of our technical documentation.

2021-04-13

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: Administrators can now deactivate the subscription box on the Fact Sheet's details view in the Self-Service Portal. To do so, navigate to the 'Fact Sheet' section in the basic configuration tab of the Self-Service portal in the administration area and switch off the toggle button 'Allow to subscribe and unsubscribe to Fact Sheets'.

2021-04-12

Improvement

  • Administration: The metrics API to retrieve measurements has been improved performance-wise and now loads for most workspaces within a few seconds. This improvement also leads to the administration page for Metrics being accessible way faster again.

Bug fix

  • Dashboard: We fixed a bug where customers with more than 50 saved reports in a workspace would not be able to specify the desired report in a report panel on a dashboard.
  • Diagrams: The personalization for diagrams was broken and didn’t recognize users visiting diagrams. This is now accounted for again, and users see their relevant diagrams again.

2021-04-08

Announcement

  • Newsletter: The April 2021 edition of our product update newsletter for administrators has just been sent out. Besides a set of highlighted features from this changelog, it also covers an announcement about upcoming features:
    • Now, in early access, a new edit pane on landscape reports making reports more interactive can be activated upon request by your CSM. This new pane appears on the right-hand side when clicking elements in a landscape report. The pane shows more details of the selected Fact Sheet than the previous popover. It also provides the possibility of editing tags and displayed Fact Sheet attributes (e.g., 'Technical Fit' and 'Functional Fit' of Applications shown as left and right property). Changes made are instantly applied to the landscape and the Fact Sheet itself. Editing is only available at the 'Today' date on the timeline, not for the report's past or future states.
    • The mandatory fields announced in our March newsletter haven't yet been released but will soon be tested by selected customers in a trial. With the feature, workspace admins will be able to define mandatory fields on Facts Sheets types within the Self-Configuration to improve the data quality. Further details will be announced with the launch after the trial period.

Improvement

  • Reports and Inventory: The Fact Sheet popover used in reports and the Fact Sheet details page has a revised design. The changes improve the visual differentiation of displayed information through dedicated space.
    1. The Fact Sheet type and current lifecycle phase are shown in a separate line.
    2. Below, all tags are displayed.
    3. The "open in new browser tab" link has moved to the top right corner, and the whole Fact Sheet's name is now clickable to open it in a new tab.
  • Administration: When users upload a picture to their profile in the administration section, they can now crop it and see the result in a preview.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: Before this fix, users were getting logged out of LeanIX automatically if they had multiple tabs open and one of them was inactive for more than 60 minutes. Now, we check the timeout for all browser tabs, so as long as users are active in LeanIX, at least in one tab, they will not be logged out.
  • Business Transformation Management: The Transformation Roadmap now supports filtering on the clusters of Transformation Items properly, e.g., after clustering your Epics, Projects, and Building Blocks by Business Capabilities, users can now filter for a specific Business Capability to focus on a particular aspect of your Plan.

2021-04-01

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows better debugging of used variables. For complex configurations, administrators may need to collect values in variables. The debug output now contains information about existing variables and variable values for each run.
    As announced earlier, the Integration API now also throttles high amounts of calls to the previously existing standard endpoints. The throttling starts when the quantity of calls exceeds ten calls per 10 seconds or 20 calls in a minute. It will only happen if the call can be routed to the new, high-performing processing endpoint successfully.

2021-03-31

Improvement

  • Inventory: We made several improvements in the consistency of the design and behavior of various user interface elements. One focus area is the Administration area, the other one the Fact Sheet details page. This is a list of the most significant changes:
    1. The Administration area's left pane listing the different configuration categories is in the same style as the report categories on the report navigation page.
    2. Highlight colors of categories now respect color customization defined in the 'Logo & Color' category.
    3. We unified the on-hover highlighting and placing of action buttons in tables for configuration items.
    4. The placement of similar buttons on several administration pages has been aligned ('Create' buttons on the top left, 'Save' buttons on the lower right).
    5. To enhance usability, the icons to collapse and expand sections on the Fact Sheet detail pages moved to the left next to the section description.
    6. Tags now have a rounded shape to better distinguish them from Fact Sheet type labels next to the tags, e.g., 'Application'.
    7. Due to technical improvements, the 'New version available' message is no longer necessary and has been removed.
    8. The design of the pop-up success, warning, and error messages showing up in the top right corner has been changed to be less prominent.

2021-03-29

Improvement

  • Inventory: The Inventory export now supports fields on relations between Fact Sheets. In summary, any relation expanded on the table view can now also be exported, with the Excel containing the same rows and columns as the table view. In the table view, only one relation can be expanded at a time. Hence only one expanded relation can be exported at a time.
    As announced already, this feature comes with a revised export dialog. It's split into two tabs:
    • 'Current Export': Showing details of the export performed at the moment
    • 'Your Export History': Showing the user's export history. This history tab only contains export runs performed since today's feature release.

Previous exports of all users are only available for admins in the 'Export' section of the Administration area. Over there, the tabs 'User Exports' and 'Administrator Exports' provide access to exports since this release, while 'Legacy Exports' shows the list of former exports.

2021-03-25

Improvement

  • Inventory: Two improvements to the Inventory have been released today:
    • In the table view of Project Fact Sheets, users can now display the values for description, date, status, and progress of the current project status. However, exporting the expanded project status fields is not supported yet. For instance, users have to switch to the non-expanded project status column to export its representation by color.
    • In the left side menu of the recently released report navigation page, the selection and sorting are preserved on a session basis for users, making the behavior similar to dashboards and the Inventory.

2021-03-23

Improvement

  • Inventory: When selecting filters in the Smart Search bar the dropdown no longer closes immediately after making a selection, but stays open until users click somewhere outside the search.

Also, single select fields represented with an icon on the Fact Sheet details page now show labels with the value definition. This was only visible for users with edit permissions before.

2021-03-22

Improvement

  • Integration API:
    The Integration API now allows putting comments into processors. This feature enables the documentation of processors' behavior where the processing and mapping are complex and need to be understandable to maintain the solution. Users can now add 'description' keys to multiple locations of a configuration where more difficult settings need to be described.

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: A bug on diagrams has been fixed, so when adding Applications with Interfaces to diagrams and switching the labels, now Data Objects are displayed correctly.
  • Inventory: The three values of the ‘Project Status’ attribute on Project Fact Sheets are now available in the table view again and can be exported.
  • Surveys: In the 'Surveys' section of the administration area, the number of recipients on the 'Status & results' tab now shows the correct value and is no longer set to '0' when finishing the survey.

2021-03-19

Improvement

  • Reports: An additional PDF export format for reports has been released called 'Autofit'. It creates a PDF that exactly matches the orientation of the report without extra whitespace.

2021-03-15

Bug fix

  • Business Transformation Management: Before this fix, the manual dragging in a Transformation Roadmap removed the timing information from the Transformation Items of the type Building Block, Epics, and Project in plans with an 'absolute' time frame (as opposed to a 'relative' planning mode).
    Any users moving their Transformation Items in such a scenario were prone to losing information on their Building Blocks, Epics, and Projects leading into an inconsistent state. Although the Transformation Items' lifecycles suggest that the impacts are executed later, they were considered executed when the project starts. With this fix, the Fact Sheets that lost their timing information now display 'Add timing details'.
    Our monitoring showed that only a few customer's workspaces were affected by this. We've already contacted the concerned customers via their CSMs to restore any lost data.

2021-03-11

Improvement

  • Integration API: The integration API now supports a new endpoint to allow swift execution of small LDIF processing requests. They will be executed synchronously and most of the time with sub-second performance. The new endpoint can be used for small updates of one or a few Fact Sheets or relations. It might be used for a live update based on messages as well.

Early announcement

  • Integration API:
    Integration API will start to throttle high amounts of calls to the previously existing standard endpoints. The throttling starts when the quantity of calls exceeds ten calls per 10 seconds or 20 calls in a minute. It will only happen if the call can be routed to the new, high-performing processing endpoint successfully. We will introduce the throttling mechanism in early April 2021.

Announcement

  • Integration API: Nightly integration runs for the not yet release APM Dashboard have been stopped and will no longer show up in the ‘Synchronisation Logging’ in the administration area.
  • Inventory: The 'Edit now' button in Fact Sheets' right-hand sidebar has been removed due to the non-existing use. It provided editing a relation to a Business Capability added through the recommendations widget in the Fact Sheet's 'Name & Description' subsection. You can edit all relations to Business Capabilities in the Fact Sheet's 'Business Capabilities' subsection regardless of how they have been created.

2021-03-09

Bug fix

  • Dashboard: The drop-down list to choose an existing dashboard allows users to search for specific dashboards by name. We fixed a bug where the search was only applied to the first 50 dashboards. The search now takes all dashboards of the workspace into account."

2021-03-05

Announcement

  • Newsletter: The March 2021 edition of our product update newsletter for administrators has been sent out yesterday. Besides a set of highlighted features from this changelog, it also covers an announcement about an upcoming feature:
    Later this month, the concept of mandatory fields will be released for Fact Sheets via Self-Configuration. This feature will be part of the APM base module.
    The introduction of mandatory fields aims to increase the data quality of Fact Sheets. Our intention is not to make creating Fact Sheets more difficult or reduce usability — especially when users are not able to fill all of the mandatory values. To avoid such frustration or the loss of data in partly filled Fact Sheets, a new Fact Sheet approval status will be implemented in combination with the mandatory attributes for specific Fact Sheet types.
    The new approval status represents the Fact Sheet's content state upon creation. Of note, the following statuses will be provided:
    • 'Draft': Mandatory information still missing
    • 'Approved': The values of all mandatory fields are filled and the Fact Sheet has been approved by the responsible or accountable
    • 'Rejected': Fact Sheet has been declined by the responsible or accountable
      The approval status complements the LeanIX 'Quality Seal' (if enabled for the workspace). Further details will be announced with the launch.

2021-03-04

Improvement

  • Dashboard: A new panel for dashboards, called 'External Content,' has been released. It embeds web-content within an iframe so materials from outside of LeanIX can be viewed. This enables integrating visualizations from business intelligence solutions (e.g., Tableau, Power BI), from intranet pages, or any other source supporting embedded content. To ensure security and proper usage, admins can define if any content or only a list of approved domains is enabled (e.g., https://www.your-domain.com). The two respective configuration items can be found in the administration area at the end of the list in the 'Settings' section.

2021-03-03

Improvement

  • LeanIX Store: After adding an asset from the LeanIX Store, users are now guided by a message to refresh the separate browser tab of the workspace to make the new asset visible. An automated solution is on our roadmap to make the manual refresh unnecessary.

2021-03-02

Bug fix

  • Inventory: When using the BTM module and creating an impact on a Fact Sheet that involves a relation to another Fact Sheet, a Fact Sheet search can be leveraged. This Fact Sheet search now only shows results matching the entered search query.

2021-02-26

Bug fix

  • Reports: In case users don't have access to a report or diagram on a Dashboard, then the users no longer receive error messages.
    Additionally, the PDF export of wide roadmap reports (e.g., Application Roadmap) no longer creates a PDF with just one page that only contained a part of the report, but the report content now gets split over several pages.

2021-02-25

Bug fix

  • Reports: The custom Relation Landscape report is now loaded correctly in the Confluence integration.

2021-02-24

Improvement

  • Technopedia Integration: Whenever a user raises a request via the 'Missing in Technopedia' button, the request summary is added to the Fact Sheet as a new comment in the 'Comments' tab automatically.
  • Integration API: The integration API now allows reading completeness information for Fact Sheets besides reading and writing fields left blank on purpose. This includes the overall completeness of the Fact Sheet and completeness for different sections. All can be configured as a field to be read in inbound and outbound processors.

2021-02-23

Improvement

  • Reports: The new report navigation page now displays the full report's name in case of long titles in a tooltip and the entire description when hovering over the report's thumbnail.

2021-02-22

Improvement

  • Documentation: A fully-revised API documentation is available in the 'About' dialog now via the 'Browse API' link to a combined API browser for all services. This API browser provides a unified experience across all LeanIX services and a streamlined possibility to interactively explore the API documentation. It also has a higher coverage of the existing API end-points and lists all publicly-available end-points. Additionally, the 'About' dialog has links to the LeanIX status and monitoring websites.
  • Self-Configuration: As already announced, for Workspaces with Self-Configuration, the 'Settings' option on Fact Sheets is no longer available. All Settings can now be customized in the 'Configuration' dialog. For all workspaces without Self-Configuration, the settings remain available as before.
  • Performance: Rendering of extensive dashboards has been accelerated by prioritizing the loading of visible panels, and the loading time of fact sheets with frequent recent changes has been significantly decreased.

2021-02-19

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: When users attempt to leave Self-Configuration with unsaved changes, they need to confirm to not accidentally lose changes.

2021-02-17

Improvement

  • Reports: When updating a report from the LeanIX Store and deleting the previous report version, all existing saved reports are now still available and usable. This eases updating to newer versions of reports from the LeanIX Store.
  • Diagrams: Free Draw and Data Flow diagrams now respect the validity of related Fact Sheets. Only those Facts Sheets are added automatically where the current date is in the range of the 'Active from' and 'Active until' dates of the relation.

2021-02-16

Bug fix

  • Administration: A bug with the defined date range not being applied correctly during the export of the Workspace's changelog was fixed.

2021-02-11

Improvement

  • Reports: The menu in the sidebar of the new report navigation page now only renders those categories that actually contain default reports.
  • Dashboard: Another new panel type for dashboards was released today. With the 'Diagram panel', users can display a specific diagram (Free Draw, Data Flow, or Lucidcharts) on dashboards.

Bug fix

  • Reports: A bug of filters on subscription role not getting applied to Application Landscape reports was fixed.

2021-02-10

Improvement

  • Dashboard: Users can now add panels of the new type 'Metrics - KPI Panel' to their dashboards. This panel type allows displaying a time series from LeanIX's Metrics as a condensed KPI overview. By clicking on the preview diagram or 'show time series', users can enlarge and review the whole time series.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We occasionally had an issue when displaying metrics on a Fact Sheet, where the error message 'measurements for metrics cannot be loaded' was shown. This issue is now resolved.

2021-02-08

Announcement

  • Newsletter: The February 2021 edition of our product update newsletter for administrators has been sent out today. Besides a set of highlighted features from this changelog, it also covers an ‘Early announcements’ section to inform about important upcoming changes to help you prepare your users. Which are the following ones:
    • Integration API:
      From February 22, the Integration API default behavior will be adjusted so that all executed changes will be visible in Fact Sheet audit logs performed by the standard technical user for the Integration API. Today, by default, the user that saved the Integration API configuration is used for logging.
    • Revised API documentation:
      We will replace the Swagger-UI based API documentation (e.g., for Pathfinder) with a dedicated micro-frontend supporting all LeanIX APIs. Fully-revised API documentation will be accessible in the 'About' dialog via one link to a combined API browser for all services and replacing the current list of services. This API browser will provide a unified experience across all LeanIX services and a streamlined possibility to interactively explore the API documentation. It will also have a higher coverage of the existing API end-points and lists all publicly-available end-points. Additionally, the 'About' dialog will have links to the status and monitoring websites of LeanIX.
    • Update of Export Dialog:
      To provide an export for fields on relations from the Inventory, the export dialog is subject to change. This will include a split of the export dialog into two tabs: one for the current export, the other one showing the user's export history. The history tab will only contain export runs performed after the update of the export dialog.

The previous exports of all users will be available for admins in the 'Export' section of the administration area in a revised audit log featuring both lists of exports before and after the update of the export dialog. Also, the layout of the exported XLSX file will be improved by naming the Excel worksheet with the LeanIX bookmark name. The import will support both files in the old and new layout.

2021-02-06

Improvement

  • Administration: Admins can now filter for configurations containing a specific string on the Integration API's configuration page in the administration area. This allows easy searching for solutions, topics, and values in configurations.

Bug fix

  • Surveys: We fixed a bug resulting in special characters not being displayed correctly in surveys.
  • Inventory: Also, an issue was fixed causing an error when updating the 'Active from' date on relations with an empty value.

2021-02-03

Bug fix

  • Reports: An issue in Landscape Reports was fixed that added an artificial filter for the selected clustering option when using 'Show in Inventory'. The new behavior will now only add filters applied by the user to the Inventory view when using 'Show in Inventory'.

2021-02-02

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: In a Self-Service Portal users can now search for keywords in their preferred scope of content such as titles only, content only, or both.

2021-02-01

Improvement

  • Metrics: Charts now include the unit name (e.g., #, %, $, €) of the metric in the tooltip which can be customized in the 'metrics' section of the Administration area for each chart.

Bug fix

  • Surveys: Questions in surveys support any length. If the number of characters in a question was above 32K characters, this created issues during Excel export for the survey results due to character limitations in Excel. This has now been fixed by truncating the questions before export.

2021-01-29

Improvement

  • Integration API: The read section in the Integration API configuration now allows configuring reading arbitrary tag groups. This allows administrators to export all tags of Fact Sheets without having to know the existing tag groups when creating the configuration.
  • Metrics: When there was no data available for a metrics chart for a certain period of time, the chart represented this with the value '0' for that timespan. Now, admins can configure the desired behavior for missing values in each chart. The options are: 'Show as gap' to visualize the timespan with blank space, 'Show as connections' to connect the existing data from the beginning and end of the timespan, and 'Remove missing data' to close the gap in the chart.

Bug fix

  • Dashboards: An issue was fixed where editing a dashboard resulted in the dashboard being duplicated or not available in the selection dropdown. At the moment there is still a limitation of a maximum of 50 dashboard entries in the dropdown, which will be fixed soon.
  • Inventory: Cloning Fact Sheets had an issue for fields with a defined initial value, which got pre-populated in the newly created Fact Sheet. This initial value was applied to the cloned Fact Sheet instead of cloning the field's current value. This is now resolved.

2021-01-28

Improvement

  • Reports: As already announced, the new reports navigation page is now released. It helps users to find and navigate between reports intuitively. The former reports section was an all-in-one page to search for and select reports combined with filtering a particular report for an individual view. Now it's split into two pages:
    1. Finding and selecting a report on the first page (see screenshot below)
    2. Viewing and filtering the selected report on the second
      In the new report navigation page, we changed from a mix of self-defined report categories and report types to a fixed list of report types. As a result, custom reports or LeanIX Store reports are now placed in the 'Other' reports category. For customers using the BTM module, there is no separate group for transformation reports like Transformation and Objective Landscape, but they are available in their respective categories. Such a categorization by use cases is on our roadmap. We have put together an educational presentation providing all details of the new user interface in comparison to the previous report navigation.

This is the first step of an overall design and usability improvement. For instance, the style of the left side 'Reports' panel will be applied to other product areas in the future. Please note, this new report navigation is not available when using Internet Explorer 11, but the former report page is shown.

2021-01-27

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: All functionality of the Fact Sheet settings, for instance, the configuration of the color, maximal hierarchy level, on-the-fly creation, Quality Seal, and completion score weights of Fact Sheet subsections, is now also supported in Self-Configuration. Customers having Self-Configuration enabled can change all settings by choosing 'Configuration' in the 'More actions' menu on the Fact Sheet. The obsolete 'Settings' entry in the menu will be removed for workspaces with Self-Configuration on February 18, 2021.
  • LeanIX Store: From now on, publishers can upload up to 12 screenshots for a store asset instead of just 3. This allows giving more details about a report, survey, or configuration provided in the LeanIX store to prospect users.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: When using 'Show in Inventory' in a Landscape Report with certain views or cluster settings active, related columns are no longer shown twice in the Inventory's table view. Also, the column 'Lifecycle: Current Lifecycle' is shown instead of 'Lifecycle'.

2021-01-26

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: The completion scores on Fact Sheets can now be customized in the Self-Configuration. Administrators can adjust the weighting for each subsection of a Fact Sheet considered for the completion score. To change the weighting for a specific Fact Sheet type, open any Fact Sheet of that type and enter the Self-Configuration by clicking on the "More actions"-button and select 'Configuration'. Then click on the Fact Sheet Type header (1) and choose the tab with the weighting icon in the side panel (2). The list that is displayed in the sidebar shows and lets admins adapt all subsections and their weighting factors.

This configuration is also available in the 'Settings' section of a Fact Sheet by now. For workspaces with Self-Configuration, we will move all settings into the Self-Configuration step by step to have everything in one place.

  • Integrations: Admins can now decide to use a technical user to execute synchronization of integration runs of Signavio and ServiceNow. Before, the user saving the integration configuration was used when executing synchronizations.

Bug fix

  • Self-Configuration: A bug of not loading default filters facets in Self-Configuration that occurred when using Virtual Workspaces (Access Control Lists) was fixed.

2021-01-22

Announcement

  • Reports: The new 'Obsolescence' views introduced yesterday are rolled out incrementally and are therefore not immediately available in all workspaces. There is also an additional delay in availability for some workspace clusters. We are working on getting the views live for all customers with the TRM module as soon as possible.

Bug fix

  • Self-Configuration: A bug of not loading default filters facets in Self-Configuration that occurred when using Virtual Workspaces (Access Control Lists) was fixed.

2021-01-21

Improvement

  • Reports: For our customers using the TRM module (new pricing), three new views are available in the 'Application Landscape' report. These views are based on the recently introduced field 'Obsolescence Risk Status' on the relation between Applications and IT Components.
    1. 'Obsolescence: Mitigated Risk Percentage': Showing the percentage of relations to IT Components holding the values 'Risk Accepted' and 'Risk Addressed'.
  1. 'Obsolescence: Missing Data Percentage': Displaying the percentage of relations to IT Components without lifecycle information.
  1. 'Obsolescence: Unaddressed Risk Percentage': Visualizing the percentage of relations to IT Components with lifecycle information in 'Phase out' or 'End of life'. The corresponding Applications are shown on the Application Landscape report in the 'Obsolescence: Aggregated Risk' view with the status 'Unaddressed End of Life' or 'Unaddressed Phase Out'.
  • Metrics: Charts with metrics now support aggregation by day, week, month, quarter, and year. Next to a default, users can choose between multiple options of configured aggregation types. The customization is available in the 'metrics' section of the Administration area for each chart.

2021-01-20

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: UML relations are displayed correctly again and can be attached to objects.
  • Reports: An issue of thumbnails being blank white or associated with wrong reports was fixed. If you find existing blank or incorrect thumbnails in your workspace, please resave these reports to update the thumbnail.

2021-01-15

Improvement

  • Inventory: For consistency reasons, unused fields of Fact Sheets are not visible in the table view anymore.

Bug fix

  • Administration: When hiding a report in the 'Reports' section of the Administration area, the saved reports based on the hidden report no longer get removed from the workspace. The report is now hidden from the report type selection, and searching for it doesn't show saved reports as a result. This leads to a hidden report, while all links to existing saved reports are still functional.

2021-01-14

Announcement

  • Newsletter: The January 2021 edition of our product update newsletter for administrators was sent out today. Besides a set of highlighted features from this changelog, it also covers an ‘Early announcements’ section to inform about important upcoming changes to help you prepare your users. Which are the following ones:
    • Improved Report Navigation:
      On January 28, an update will be released with a new Reports navigation page to help users intuitively find and navigate between Reports. The current Reports section is an all-in-one page to search for and select reports combined with filtering a particular report for an individual view.
      With the upcoming release, this will be split into two pages:
      1. Finding and selecting a report on the first page
      2. Viewing and filtering the selected report on the second
        To further support you in the preparation of the upcoming changes, we have put together an educational presentation. It provides the details of the upcoming user interface in comparison to the previous Report navigation.
    • Modify data in reports:
      To make Landscape Reports even more interactive, they will be enhanced with the possibility to edit data in a side pane of the report. Currently, when clicking on a report item, it's underlying Fact Sheet information is shown in a pop-up window. This will move into a new side pane, where the attributes displayed on the report will also be editable including:
      • the current view with its properties, tags, and lifecycles.
      • the left and right property of the report.

Improvement

  • Signavio Integration: To allow easier configuration of the data synchronization with Signavio, the integration now allows configuring default behavior for properties that are not available on some processes in Signavio or have an unexpected values set. Utilizing the two new flags, 'defaultValue' and 'ignoreUnknownProperty', helps to avoid warning messages in the 'Sync Logging' for Signavio in those instances of missing properties. For details, see the Signavio section of the LeanIX User Docs.

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: Scaled images in diagrams are no longer truncated on export.

2021-01-12

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now provides functionality to read all existing tag groups and tags independent from their usage on specific Fact Sheets. This can be used to control the creation of tags or to react on existing or not yet existing tags and export all existing tag information in an LDIF.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: Fields configured as ‘read only’ can no longer be edited in the inline table view in the Inventory.

2021-01-11

Early Announcement

  • Reports: In the next week, we'll release an update for customers using the TRM module. The 'Application Landscape' report will gain the added value of three new views based on the recently introduced field 'Obsolescence Risk Status' on the relation between Applications and IT Components.
    • 'Obsolescence: Mitigated Risk Percentage': Showing the percentage of relations to IT Components holding the values 'Risk Accepted' and 'Risk Addressed'.
    • 'Obsolescence: Missing Data Percentage': Displaying the percentage of relations to IT Components without lifecycle information.
    • 'Obsolescence: Unaddressed Risk Percentage': Visualizing the percentage of relations to IT Components with lifecycle information in 'Phase out' or 'End of life'. The affected Applications are shown on the Application Landscape report in the 'Obsolescence: Aggregated Risk' view with the status 'Unaddressed End of Life' or 'Unaddressed Phase Out'.

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: It's now possible to customize the Workspace's default filters for Fact Sheet content with Self-Configuration. Default filters are those filters that users see for the first time when entering a Workspace. To change these filters for a specific Fact Sheet type, open any Fact Sheet of that type and enter the Self-Configuration by click on the "More actions"-button and select 'Configuration'.

Then click on the Fact Sheet Type header and chose the tab with the filter icon in the side panel. A list of all the available filters for the Fact Sheet type is displayed. To toggle their visibility click on the eye symbol and choose whether the filter should be collapsed or expanded with the icon to the filter's right. When no filter is selected as visible, all filters are shown in the Inventory.

Bug fix

  • Reports: We have fixed an issue in the Inventory where not all selected filter facets were used for the search if multiple facets from the same facet filter have been selected quickly after each other.

2021-01-05

Improvement

  • LeanIX Store: Until now, the LeanIX store allowed users to install an asset only to the workspace from where they logged in to the store. With this feature, admin users can install a selected store asset to multiple workspaces simultaneously. This is limited to installations to active workspaces where users are admin with respective permissions. The install status of the selected workspaces is shown together with reasons for failures if existing.
  • Administration: As announced, searching for users in the Administration area has been improved. The search for names supports restricting different name components, for instance, first name and surname. Before the change, a search for 'Will Smith' returned all users with either 'Will' or 'Smith' in the name. Including 'William Miller' and 'Bob Smith'. Now, the search returns the users 'Will Smith' and 'William Smith". But no longer 'Bob Smith' nor 'William Miller'.
  • Integration API: An auto-clean-up mechanism for configurations was introduced in the Integration API which has also already been announced. With the introduction of versioning, configurations can easily be updated, and processing happens using the latest configuration with the highest version number. On the other hand, we're keeping configurations forever. That makes tracking cumbersome and increases the load on the system keeping unused configurations. Therefore the Integration API now automatically removes old configurations if they are not used for three months, and a newer version of the same configuration exists.
    Important note: Deletion only happens if semantic versioning is used (version number following the pattern number.number.number). No other configuration will be touched. Configurations will only be deleted if the same configuration with a higher version number exists. Configurations will still be kept forever and not cleaned if no newer version exists. Even if the configuration is not in use anymore.

2020-12-21

Bug fix

  • Reports: A bug was fixed that aggregated costs of an IT Component for an Application in the 'Provider Cost Report', although the Application to IT Component relation was no longer active.

2020-12-20

Improvement

  • Metrics: Today we released two new measurements in the Metrics section of the Administration area called ‘Application Rationalization Dashboard Data Quality KPIs’ and ‘Application Rationalization Dashboard Redundancy KPIs’. These KPIs are part of the soon to be released ‘Application Rationalization Dashboards’ that will be available in all workspaces and will be accessible using the dropdown in the Dashboard area. The KPIs calculate a time series that allows admins to measure the progress of their application rationalization program. How this works and best practices can be found in the LeanIX User Docs. Please note that the Integration API runs of the metrics show up with the description 'APM Dashboard' in the Sync Logging section of the Administration area.

2020-12-18

Improvement

  • Inventory: As already announced in this Changelog and our monthly newsletter, two changes around the new 'Obsolescence Risk Status' and editing of fields on relations are now available.

In order to model obsolescence risk, the data model now has two additional fields on the relation between Application and IT Component. As part of the standard data model for APM, they are available in all workspaces.

  • 'Obsolescence Risk Status': A single select field with the following values:
    • 'Risk Accepted': Used to indicate that the risk still exists, but allows to track a decision that the risk has been accepted.
    • 'Risk Addressed': Used to indicate that a project or other form of work has started to address the risk, even though it still exists.
  • 'Obsolescence Risk Comment': Text area that allows documenting additional information around the risk status.

The two new status values that have been introduced already are now effectively used in the 'Obsolescence: Aggregated Risk' view provided for Application Landscapes. The view is also extended with a new status ‘Missing IT Components’ to indicate that an Application has no associated IT Components, which could be either missing data or part of the standard model, eg. for a SaaS application.

  • Inline table view now supports viewing and editing a single relation at a time, including all fields on the relation. Users can expand a relation once filtered to a specific Fact Sheet type.
    After expanding a relation, the following columns are shown:
    • Source Fact Sheet display name
    • Source Fact Sheet type
    • Other source fact sheet fields selected
    • All relation fields on the target Fact Sheet

One row is shown for each relation that

  • exists for the selected relation type
  • with a source Fact Sheet that matches the current filter

Besides, one line is shown for each source Fact Sheet that matches the current filter and has no relation to the selected type. For these, target Fact Sheet display name, target type, and related fields are shown as 'n/a'.
All standard operations known from the Fact Sheet table are supported for the editable properties.

  • Dashboards: Screen readers supporting barrier-free access now correctly read the dashboard panels for diagrams, saved searches, and reports. These panels are also accessible via navigation with the tab key.
  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows to create a synchronization run and start it right away by passing a 'start' parameter. This allows starting runs in one instead of two calls. Details can be found in the Swagger documentation.

Bug fix

  • Reports: A bug in 'Investment Distribution' and 'Transformation Cost' reports was fixed that lead to a misplacement of bars and labels when filtering.

2020-12-17

Early Announcement

  • Administration: Searching for users in the Administration area will be improved next week. The search for names will then support restricting different name components, for instance, first name and surname. Before the change, a search for 'Will Smith' returned all users with either 'Will' or 'Smith' in the name. Including 'William Miller' and 'Bob Smith'. After the change, the search will only return the users 'Will Smith' and 'William Smith". But no longer 'Bob Smith' nor 'William Miller'.

2020-12-16

Early Announcement

  • Integration API: An auto-clean-up mechanism for configurations will be introduced in the Integration API next week. With the introduction of versioning, configurations can easily be updated, and processing will happen using the latest configuration with the highest version number. On the other hand, we'll keep configurations forever. That makes tracking cumbersome and increases the load on the system keeping unused configurations. Therefore the Integration API will automatically remove old configurations if they are not used for three months, and a newer version of the same configuration exists.
    Important note: Deletion only happens if semantic versioning is used (version number following the pattern number.number.number). No other configuration will be touched. Configurations will only be deleted if the same configuration with a higher version number exists. Configurations will still be kept forever and not cleaned if no newer version exists. Even if the configuration is not in use anymore.

2020-12-14

Improvement

  • Reports: As already announced in this Changelog and our monthly newsletter, Portfolio reports received a facelift, which is being rolled out incrementally to all customers these days. The three predefined views have been changed to adjustable settings for the values displayed on the axes of the report. For a consistent user experience across all reports, these fully customizable options are now also available in the ‘Settings’ section of all Portfolio reports. An in-app guide informs users about this change.

Besides a design update, additional settings are available for configuration of the matrix’s axis by choosing any single select field of Fact Sheets or a Tag, as well as defining how the size of a cluster is computed with the option for the number of Fact Sheets, the sum and average of values of individual fields on Fact Sheets. When clicking on a circle within the report, the Inventory table view is now shown in a side-pane together with a link to the filtered Fact Sheets in the Inventory.

Additionally, BTM customers can view the current and future portfolio reports based on a transformation timeline and in the differential view to compare two points in time even better.

2020-12-10

Improvement

  • Reports: The Interface Circle Map has received a design update. To increase readability and consumption for visually impaired persons, we increased the overall contrasts and font size, adjusted the line types and weight to easily differentiate between interfaces consuming and providing Applications. Also, each report preview image in any tooltip now contains an alternative description with the report name to increase barrier-free accessibility.

2020-12-09

Improvement

  • Integration API: In addition to reading Fact Sheet fields, the Integration API now supports reading relation fields of target Fact Sheets for defined relations dynamically for inbound runs. Administrators do not have to know exact fields to be read when writing the configuration but may make this depending on input data. Incoming data in the LDIF could now be used to select what fields to read from Pathfinder and be used for processing to update Fields, relations, metrics, etc.

2020-12-08

Bug fix

  • Inventory: Until today the Smart Search was only retrieving the first 5 locations of User Groups. So to find the rest, users needed to utilize the facet filters. This is fixed now, and the Smart Search displays all locations.

2020-12-07

Bug fix

  • Reports: A bug was fixed that prevented Business Capability Map reports from being clustered by Tags.

2020-12-04

Improvement

  • Reports: The 'cluster by' options in the settings of all Landscape Reports are now separated by type, this includes Relations, Fields, and Tags.

2020-12-03

Announcement

  • Newsletter: The December 2020 edition of our admin newsletter was sent out today. This edition also covers an ‘Early announcements’ section to inform about important upcoming changes. Which are the following ones:
    • Change in Data Model for 'Obsolescence Risk Status': In the November edition of the newsletter, we announced future changes related to the new 'Aggregated Obsolescence Risk' view on the Application Landscape becoming available for TRM customers only. To ensure the good and broad usability of this view, we decided to add this value to all our customers in the upcoming weeks.
      Upcoming changes: First, the additional status value 'Missing IT Component' will explicitly represent Applications without IT Components in the Application Landscape. Second, the new field 'Obsolescence Risk Status' enabling the documentation of accepted and addressed risks will be introduced into the data model on the relation between Application and IT Component Fact Sheets. This allows users to individually accept or address risks for different IT Components per Application. The upcoming inline table editing improvements (see section 'View fields on relations’ above) will simplify the initial setup and maintenance of the new field. However, if you want to exclude the field from being visible on the relation, please reach out to [email protected] for further support.
  • Facelift of Portfolio Reports: For a consistent user experience across reports, the ‘View’ option will also become available in the ‘Settings’ section of all Portfolio Reports by the end of December 2020. Once available, an in-app guide will inform users about this change. Additional settings will get available for configuration of the matrix’s axis by choosing any single select field of Fact Sheets or single-mode Tags, as well as defining how the size of a cluster is computed with the option for the number of Fact Sheets, the sum and average of values of individual fields on Fact Sheets.
    Additionally, BTM customers will view the current and future portfolio reports based on a transformation timeline to compare two points in time even better.
  • Discontinued support of Internet Explorer 11: In August 2020 Microsoft has announced the timeline for the ending support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) across the 365 apps and services. We will follow this procedure and discontinue supporting Microsoft's IE 11 from June 30th, 2021. Until that date, all existing functionality will be fully supported. New functionality released from now until the end of June 2021 will not be available in IE 11, this also includes updates of existing functionality like the facelift of Portfolio Reports mentioned above. We recommend switching to Microsoft Edge (featuring an IE Mode), Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API releases 'Dynamic Search Scope'. So far, the Integration API was able to change Fact Sheets and other entities like relations based on a fixed configured search scope when executing inbound runs. With the introduction of 'Dynamic Search Scope', the Integration API can be configured to use any bookmark in the workspace to define the scope of changes executed by the Integration API. This allows customers to change the scope of processing dynamically and even by non-administrators. Future features like an automated execution of Integration API runs will further increase flexibility in automating use cases.

2020-12-01

Improvement

  • Integration API: Inbound processors now allow to dynamically configure the set of relations that need to be read from a specific Fast Sheet. Previously, the relations' exact names had to be configured in the processor configuration as fix strings. Now, administrators can use inbound data to define the required relations. In addition, the Integration API now supports reading fields on relations dynamically for inbound runs. Administrators do not have to know exact fields to be read when writing the configuration but may make this depending on input data. Incoming data in the LDIF could now be used to select what fields to read from Pathfinder and be used for processing to update fields, relations, metrics, etc.

2020-11-27

Improvement

  • Technopedia Integration: As announced last week, we now changed the logging behavior of user changes in the Technopedia integration. Previously, any user activity related to linking IT Components to Technopedia was logged in the 'Last Update' tab of a Fact Sheet with the user who initially configured the Technopedia integration on the workspace. Now, this logging displays the user who actually did the linking action. Following this fix, all user activity around the Technopedia integration will be logged correctly against the user who actually did the change in the Technopedia integration context.
  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows exporting all kinds of generic objects by using the key 'object' in the processor's value section. This allows exporting every piece of information into an LDIF. Previously this was possible using the 'map' key but caused a duplication of key names in the output LDIF.
  • Reports: The LeanIX Reporting Command-Line-Interface lxr now supports uploading custom reports built with tools other than webpack. See https://github.com/leanix/leanix-reporting-cli/releases/tag/1.0.0-beta.18 for more details.

2020-11-26

Improvement

  • Inventory: The 'As Table' view in the Inventory now offers the capability to select a single relation for expansion. In this mode, rows in the table represent single relations, and you also see all fields on the selected relations, as well as the target Fact Sheet display name and type. Individual fields on relations can be de-selected for viewing.

By now the fields on relations or target Fact Sheet are not yet editable in this view but will be made soon. Filtering and the export for such expanded information are not yet supported and it's also not possible to select fields on the target Fact Sheet for display. These topics are on our roadmap already.

Bug fix

  • Reports: When calculating the new 'Aggregated Obsolescence Risk' view on the Application Landscape, relations of type requires/required were considered for Application to Application relations. This was a change in behavior compared to the former 'Technology Risk' view. Only parent/child relations are considered for the 'Aggregated Obsolescence Risk' view now, but no longer the required/required by relationship.
  • Inventory: When changing the Fact Sheet type in the table view, all the columns belonging to the first Fact Sheet remained visible, which caused errors when trying to export the data. Now, this bug is fixed and all columns that do not belong to a changed Fact Sheet are automatically removed.
  • Business Transformation Module: We fixed a bug that leads to Impacts not being applied when using quarters as a timescale and selecting the last step of a plan on the timeline. Now, the Impacts are applied.

2020-11-25

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now supports reading FactSheet fields dynamically for inbound runs. Admins do not have to know exact fields to be read when writing the configuration but may make this depending on input data. Incoming data in the LDIF can now be used to select what fields to read from Pathfinder and be used for processing to update Fields, relations, metrics, etc.

Bug fix

  • Signavio: The Signavio Integration has been improved to try reading from the Signavio system multiple times in situations where short outages interrupt the connection.

2020-11-23

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: Transformation Items can now be moved within the Transformation Roadmap. For example, in case they do not have timing, simply 'Add timing details' by clicking on them and move them to the desired starting point. This will move the Transformation Item along the Roadmap report and apply a default time span, which can also be customized by clicking on the edges of the bar.
  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows the creation of an LDIF output file while processing inbound data and writing to LeanIX simultaneously. This can be used to, e.g. combine import and export use cases in one run, specifically where the export is even depending on import data. Another use case is to add some advanced processing and aggregation of LeanIX data in Integration API processors in cases where the target system receiving the LDIF data does not provide processing capabilities.

Bug fix

  • Dashboard: Custom Message Dashboard panels will no longer close upon click next to the panel if there are still changes present. Instead, the user is prompted to either discard changes or continue editing. This way, we prevent loss of data after a user puts in a message.

2020-11-19

Early Announcement

  • Technopedia Integration: Today we announce that on Thursday, November 26, we will change the logging behavior of user changes to the Technopedia integration. Today, any user activity related to linking IT Components to Technopedia is logged in the “Last Update” tab of a Fact Sheet with the user who initially configured the Technopedia integration on the workspace. From next Thursday onwards, we will change this logging to display the user who actually did the linking action. With this fix, going forward all user activity around the Technopedia integration will be logged correctly against the user who actually did the change in the Technopedia integration context.

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: The Fact Sheet type icon now gets displayed in the Portals section of the profile dropdown menu and also in the Self-Service Portal overview section.

2020-11-18

Feature

  • Differential View: All Landscape Reports now support the Differential View functionality that enables users to select two points in time on the timeline to compare the corresponding states of the architecture. This can be done by holding SHIFT and click on a second point on the timeline.

Once selected the differential state will display the state of all visible Fact Sheets at the first and at the second point in time. The later state is represented by the bigger overlaying tile, the previous state as an underlying tile. For example, (1) shows that the lifecycle status of the 'Uber Corporate' Application changes from 'Phase In' in 2020 to 'Active' in 2025. Whereas the 'FMS' Application (2) will no longer be part of the Application portfolio in 2025.

Be aware that clusters being displayed always represent the later state when using the differential view.
It is also possible to only visualize the changed Fact Sheets during the two points in time. To do so, navigate to the Report Settings and select 'Show only changed Fact Sheets'.

The following Fact Sheet attributes contribute to the Differential View:

  • Active From / Until Relation
  • App Lifecycle Changes
  • Tech Risk Lifecycle Changes

Additionally, customers with the Business Transformation Management (BTM) can also leverage the following attributes:

  • Attribute changes due to Impacts (when Plan selected)
  • Relation changes due to Impacts (when Plan selected)

For BTM and relative Plans, the assumption is that the Plan starts “today” when calculating the differential.

2020-11-16

Improvement

  • Reports: The label settings of Landscape Reports now allow to select 'Alias' or 'External ID' as 'Label for cluster' or 'Label for items'. If no value is present for one of the two, the 'Display Name' of the corresponding element will be displayed as a fallback.

2020-11-12

Improvement

  • Integration API: Admins can now mark configurations of the Integration API with specific tags. All Integration API configurations which share the same tag can then be executed together as if they were part of a single configuration.
  • Inventory: When creating a new Fact Sheet, the Category drop-down now follows the same order as the filters. Now, the order is consistent throughout the Fact Sheet creation dialogue, the filters, and the Smart Search.

Bug fix

  • Reports: A bug was fixed in the Lifecycle and Age Report that displayed the time axis longer than defined by the filter when the report was reloaded.

2020-11-06

Bug fix

  • Inventory: The Smart Search now shows categories as results in addition to Fact Sheets, tags, and relations.

2020-11-04

Improvement

  • Reports: Custom reports can now read measurements and time series from the LeanIX metrics service. This allows incorporating time series data into report visualizations.

2020-10-30

Improvement

  • Inventory: We added a button called 'Reset to default' in the Manage Filter section of the inventory that allows you to return the selected Fact Sheet type's filters to their initial setting. Please note that you need first to choose a Fact Sheet type in the inventory and then navigate to the 1) Manage Filters option to access the 2) 'Reset to default' button.

Bug fix

  • Reports: A bug was fixed that temporarily prevented advanced location filters in Landscape Reports to work as expected.

2020-10-28

Improvement

  • Integration API: A new “Starter Example” was added to the list of Integration API configurations. The straightforward example allows us to explain the principles of Integration API to novice administrators easily. The “example” was renamed “Advanced Example” and still contains examples for all Processor types.

2020-10-26

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: The Self Service Portal has been further improved and now supports the following features:
    • Admins can now configure the possibility for LeanIX users to subscribe or unsubscribe from Fact Sheets in the Self-Service Portal. To do so, admins navigate to the portal configuration UI and under the 'Detailed View' tab specify the text for the subscribing/unsubscribe action as well as the subscription type and role.
      Please note, that the' Observer' type is used as the default for existing portals that have not specified the subscription type yet.
      Also, only LeanIX users with the previously defined subscription type and role can use the subscribe/unsubscribe option. Furthermore, a subscription is not available for transient users.
      With this feature, users can, for the first time, modify data within the LeanIX workspace using the Self-Service Portal.

Detailed view of a Fact Sheet in the portal with 'Unsubscribe' button:

  • Display images stored on the 'Resource' tab of a Fact Sheet on its details view in the portal. Please note that configuring a resource requires inserting a direct image link to render the image on the details view.
  • In the Self-Service section of the Administration area, it is now possible to delete Self-Service Portals. To do so, hover over the respective Self-Service Portal and click on the red bin, which has become visible.

Bug fix

  • Reports: We fixed an issue and now, Landscape Reports always display the correct values regardless of using the timeline.
    Also, once you update the Relation Landscape Custom Report, the facet configuration no longer creates an invalid query.
  • Surveys: We fixed an issue that allowed the import of surveys from other workspaces even though invalid tag IDs were used. This leads to invalid survey configurations. Now, whenever the system captures deviating conditions, it aborts the survey import.

2020-10-23

Improvement

  • Integration API: When creating a Webhook, admins can now select to use an existing technical user for authentication and authorization. All Webhooks created using a technical user are visible for all admins in the Developers section of the Administration area.

Bug fix

  • Administration: From now on, whenever the Subscription Mode of a workspace is set to ‘Required’ in the Administration area, the system respects the predefined roles as mandatory.

2020-10-21

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API is now automatically enabled for all workspaces and can be found in the Developers section of the Administration area. Prior to this, you had to reach out to our Customer Success Manager to activate the Integration API for your workspace.
  • Metrics: The number of available metrics for a Fact Sheet is now displayed on the Fact Sheets tab bar.

2020-10-19

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: Accessing Self-Service Portals is now possible through the profile dropdown menu.

2020-10-16

Bug fix

  • Self-Configuration: Fields that are created on a relation using the Self-Configuration feature are now created on both sides of the relation.

2020-10-13

Improvement

  • Reports: The 'Aggregated Obsolescence Risk' view of the Application Landscape report no longer classifies Applications without underlying IT Component as 'No Risk' but instead classifies them as 'n/a'.
  • Survey: Fact Sheet elements now support conditional questions. Also, in case that two users answer the same survey, both answers are now displayed for the corresponding conditional question.
    And, the Excel export of survey results no longer contains JSON format for tags and subscriptions.

2020-10-12

Improvement

  • Reports: As announced earlier, the new button called "Show in Inventory" has been released and allows you to access the table view of the respective report in the inventory, including all set filters.

The table view in the inventory enables inline-table editing, Excel exports, and opening the list in another suitable report.

2020-10-08

Early Announcement

  • Reports: On Monday, October 12th, we will add a new button called 'Show in Inventory' next to the 'Settings' button on any report. The new button allows you to access the table view of the respective report in the inventory, including all set filters. This way, you can leverage all functionalities provided by the inventory to work with the table view, including Excel exports, inline-table editing, and opening the list in another suitable report.
    Please note that from Monday on, the Excel export functionality will only be accessible by navigating from the report to the inventory section as described above.

2020-10-08

Improvement

  • Inventory: The QuickSearch is no longer sensitive to accents (é, è, â, ç, ñ...) and umlauts (e.g. ö, ä, ü) meaning that in case you search for 'Überblick' and type in 'Uberblick' you still get 'Überblick' returned as search result.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: A bug was fixed that activated the Chrome “autofill” function for saved addresses in the browser when interacting with certain dropdowns in the report settings.
  • Reports: A regression has been fixed in the Landscape Report where relations for filtering are not handled transitive anymore. This means for a short time relations to all levels had to be added manually, this is not the case anymore.

2020-10-06

Improvement

  • Reports: In combination with the launch of the new Business Transformation Management module yesterday, a new version of Landscape Reports has been released for all customers. In addition to the new time slider, the Technology Risk View on the Application Landscape has been replaced.
    Instead of the Technology Risk view the ‘Aggregated Obsolescence Risk’ view is available on the Application Landscape now. It provides information comparable to the Technology Risk view with new color coding and an extended set of six statuses:
    • Unaddressed End-of-life Risk (like Not Supported)
    • Unaddressed Phase-out Risk (like In Phase out)
    • Missing Lifecycle (like n/a)
    • Risk Accepted (new, visible to all customers, only editable with TRM module)
    • Risk Addressed (new, visible to all customers, only editable with TRM module)
    • No Risk (like Supported)

The above order determines the weighting for the applied status for Applications. The two new values (Risk Accepted and Risk Addressed) get populated through a new field ‘Obsolescence Risk Status’ on the IT Component Fact Sheet which will be available later for customers using the TRM module.

Like in the Technology Risk view the visualized status in the new view is computed from lifecycle information of IT Components and their active relations to Applications and other IT Components. Besides direct relations also relations to Applications and IT Components are taken into consideration recursively. For IT Components hierarchical relations (parent-child) and ‘required by’ are considered, for Applications it’s only parent-child relations.
Dashboards and Saved Searches including Technology Risk views get updated automatically to the Obsolescence Risk view. The Technology Risk view on the Application Matrix remains unchanged.

2020-10-05

Bug fix

  • Survey: The 'Save as Draft' functionality now works for single Fact Sheet properties as an answer to a survey question.
  • Self-Service Portal: We fixed a bug that prevented Transient Users to access the portal.

2020-10-01

Improvement

  • Integration API: The concept of versions for configurations is introduced to the Integration API where users can specify the version number of configurations while saving. Keeping the current version number is always allowed. If a new number is provided, it needs to match the pattern "number.number.number" (e.g. 1.0.0). For connector configurations where versions match the version pattern, the table in the admin UI will only show the configuration with the highest number. Older versions are still available via dropdown. Editing existing and creating new configurations not following the schema is still possible but such configurations will not be used for any grouping.
  • Survey: The subscription property on the Factsheet element of Surveys now supports adding new users.

Bug fix

  • Survey: Deleting a Survey or Survey run now results in the removal of the run from the Survey tab of affected Fact Sheets.