Changelog Enterprise Architecture Suite

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.

2020-09-30

Improvement

  • Business Transformation Management: Today, we are excited to officially launch the Business Transformation Management (BTM) module. With BTM you can now collaboratively model architectural changes and impacts like in GitHub and visualize them like with a time machine. Compare the current architecture against different future state scenarios, make better data-driven decisions and easily apply modeled impacts to your EA documentation once transformation initiatives are executed.
    For BTM customers the current data model will be extended by two new Fact Sheet types:
    • Use Fact Sheets of type Objective to define high-level strategic goals, track progress, and identify affected business capabilities
    • Use Fact Sheets of type Transformation Item to break down high-level roadmaps into Plans, Building Blocks, Epics and Projects. These four subtypes are hierarchically ordered and hold attributes like Status, Timing, Implementation Risk, Priority, and Business Value. Also, all Transformation Items except for Plans have Impacts embedded. Displayed as a tab on the Fact Sheet, Impacts represent the expected results of an architectural change. Once you have made your decisions, execute Impacts to instantly introduce changes into your architecture landscape.
      Please note, that once you use BTM, your Project Fact Sheets will be migrated (based on an aligned migration path) to the Transformation Item Fact Sheets. The BTM module also comes with a set of new report types to support transformation efforts.
  • Reports:
    • Additional left and right properties, such as the Business Criticality or the Technical Fit, can now be visualized in the Business Capability Map and the Application Landscape Report.
    • An interactive timeline slider is now displayed on top of every Landscape Report. For example, using the Application Landscape report, this new feature allows to easily navigate the application lifecycles to instantly visualize changes in the IT landscape.
    • In the Application Landscape Report the 'Technology Risk View' is being replaced by the new view 'Aggregated Obsolescence Risk'. It provides information comparable to the Technology Risk View with the extended set of six statuses: 'Unaddressed End-of-life Risk', 'Unaddressed Phase-out Risk', 'Missing Life-Cycle', 'Risk Accepted'*, Risk Addressed'* and 'No Risk' (* only available with TRM).
  • Administration: When creating a Technical User, it is now possible to set access control entries (ACE). This allows to use Technical users in combination with Virtual Workspaces.
    Also, the message text in 'Sync Logging' is now cut to allow displaying multiple entries on the page in case of very long messages, in order to provide a better overview.

2020-09-29

Improvement

  • Survey: Admins can now add both, whole Fact Sheet segments as well as single Fact Sheet elements to a Survey at the same time.

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: The export of large diagrams into PDF in landscape orientation no longer results in a blank page.

2020-09-28

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API may be called with an LDIF not containing a version number (connectorVersion). In this case the Integration API now looks for the configuration with the highest version number for processing. This only works if the connectorVersion in the configuration matches the pattern number.number.number.

Bug fix

  • Matrix Report: Drilldowns in Matrix Reports now show the correct Fact Sheet.

2020-09-25

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API used to allow the configuration of a custom API token to authenticate against our backend. This functionality is now deprecated and will be removed in the future. Please use Technical Users instead. If standard API tokens are used in the configuration, the following warning will be displayed in the results of the Integration API run: “Support to provide API tokens as part of the Integration API configuration will be discontinued in the future. Please use "useTechnicalUser" instead“.

2020-09-23

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: The Self-Configuration feature has been further improved. Admins can now delete sections given that they do not have any subsections attached to them. If subsections still exist, admins need to move them out of the section in order to delete the section.
    Also, we simplified the creation of single-select fields as LeanIX will automatically preselect different colors for every field value. Of course, admins can change the color whenever they want.
  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows to filter on any subscription metadata when setting the scope for automatic deletion of items that no longer exist. Check our DevDocs dev.leanix.net/docs for details.
  • Inventory: The table view now allows to display the current lifecycle phase as a column.
    Also, in case a relation subsection on a Fact Sheets details page intentionally has no values, you can now click the "Leave empty" button. This will positively impact the calculation of the completion score of the Fact Sheet as the respective subsection will no longer be taken into account.

Early Announcement

  • Integration API: Next week we will roll out a change that introduces the concept of versioning configurations to the Integration API. This change will ensure backward compatibility. All configurations will continue to work as before and as a first step, the configuration UI will start grouping configurations with different version numbers but the same other configuration keys into one, following the pattern “number.number.number”. From then on, only the grouped configuration with the highest version number will be displayed. Older versions can be accessed using a dropdown.

2020-09-18

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: In the portal configuration, specifically the 'Search' tab you can now enable 'Include search recommendations. The search is then extended to a semantic search based on Machine Learning. It no longer provides results which are based on matches in the inventory of the workspace, but also relevant hits based on background information.

Bug fix

  • Signavio Integration: The Signavio Integration is now more robust, resilient, and better handles configurations and service communication issues.
  • Inventory: The display of tags in a tag group in alphabetical order is now independent of upper or lower case.

2020-09-17

Improvement

  • Dashboards: Admins can now edit all dashboards independent from their read/write restrictions. This is especially useful in cases where multiple admins maintain the dashboards.
  • Self-Service Portal: We now support the display of additional Fact Sheet fields in the details view of the portal. To configure these, navigate to the 'Detailed View' tab in the Self-Service Portal configuration.
  • LeanIX Store: From now own, customers can distribute Integration API Configurations through the LeanIX store. All features available with Reports and Surveys are now also available with Integration API Configurations:
    • Create and edit Configuration properties
    • Define all levels of visibility to Configuration assets (and browse public configurations in the store browse-listing)
    • Define Terms and Conditions, requirements, how-to, disclaimers for Configurations
    • Add thumbnails and images to Configurations
    • Update configuration JSONs in GitLab and link up to store artifacts
    • Review, approve and publish Configurations into the store
    • Add Configurations to target workspaces from the store (requires that target workspace has the feature flag for Integration API Configurations enabled)
    • Archive or Create new versions of Configurations
    • Adding a Configuration to a workspace will overwrite any existing Configurations in the workspace with the same identifiers and processors

Bug fix

  • Reporting: Links in the Matrix Report no longer open the LeanIX Service Monitor. Now, they lead to opening the expected Fact Sheet instead.

2020-09-11

Improvement

  • Integration API: As announced earlier, today we change the way the Integration API returns durations in statistics and progress endpoint. Please adjust the readers to the new “ISO 8601 Duration” format.

2020-09-10

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: The Self-Service Portal now supports a logic that hides the action button on the details view based on the Fact Sheet status value. For example, the action button will be disabled on the details view of a Fact Sheet with an ‘Approval denied’ status.
  • Survey: Fields that are rendered as text boxes on the Fact Sheet are now rendered as such in a survey. Also, admins can now select a date field as Fact Sheet element and respondents enter the date by using the displayed date picker.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: New Project Fact Sheets now support adding more than one project status to the Fact Sheet.

2020-09-09

Improvement

  • Survey: In the "Status & results" tab of the Survey configuration, admins can now trigger a reminder for a survey run on-demand and also see how many reminders have been sent for a specific survey run.

The email template for the reminder is configurable and reminders are only sent out to users that are required to answer. Users that have already finalized their answers are not reminded again.

  • Inventory: When navigating to the "Last Update" tab on a Fact Sheet details page and hovering over the time of an event, from now on the date and time of a change is displayed in a hover message in the date-time format YYYY-MM-DD HH-MM-SS in the 24 h format.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We no longer support locations without country code. For example, from now on we only return one geolocation for Ireland.

2020-09-04

Early Announcement

  • Integration API: Today, we announce that on September 11 the Integration API will change the way it returns durations in statistics and progress endpoint. The new format will be the “ISO 8601 Duration” format and with this change, we use the same duration format across all integrations. Please adjust the readers accordingly in case you parse the content.

2020-09-01

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: The free text search functionality can now be configured to also support "search in description". This allows users to search Fact Sheets by the description and can be activated by admins in the Search tab of the portal configuration.

2020-08-24

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: The Self-Configuration feature has been further improved and admins are now able to fully configure Fact Sheet types to best fit their needs:
    • Adjust the size of fields, e.g. render two fields next to each other
    • Create and delete sections and subsections

Bug fix

  • Self-Service Portal: Line breaks in the details view of Fact Sheets are now rendered properly.

2020-08-24

Improvement

  • Survey: The survey functionality has been further improved and now supports a new type of survey question called ‘Fact Sheet element’. This question type allows the survey designer to bind a single Fact Sheet element as the answer. The following types of Fact Sheet elements can be selected:
    • Fact Sheet fields of type single-select or text - in this case, a drop-down with the field values is used as the answer form for the survey question.
    • Tag groups - in this case, the tag values for the tag group are used as an answering form. They are rendered as a single select drop-down, if the tag group is configured to be single-valued, and as a multi-tag picker otherwise. Tags in the survey are rendered in the same visual form as on the single Fact Sheet.
    • Subscriptions - here the survey designer needs to select a subscription type and an (optional) subscription role. In the survey form, subscriptions are rendered as a multi-select type ahead showing user names and their corresponding email addresses.

Selected Fact Sheet elements in the survey response are saved as part of the survey, as well as in the Fact Sheet itself as soon as the survey page has been finished by the survey recipient. They are shown as answers in any survey export, as well as on the Survey tab on a Fact Sheet.

2020-08-21

Improvement

  • Inventory: When adding a relation to a Fact Sheet, the system prevents from choosing the same target Fact Sheet more than once for each kind of relation.
  • Self-Service Portal: Additional improvements are:
  • It is possible to configure filters, either based on a Fact Sheet field or a Tag Group. Until now, all available field values or tags were displayed as filter options, even if selecting the value or tag as a filter would not produce any results. Now filter values or tags that result in zero results are no longer displayed as filter options.
  • The Self-Service Portal configuration in the administration area has been restructured to provide improved usability.

2020-08-18

Improvement

  • Self-Service-Portal: A Fact Sheet's details page in the Self-Service Portal now only displays the first two relations of each type and a 'more' option, in cases where more than two relations exist. This increases usability whenever too many relations exist.
    Also, it is now possible to configure a static footer for the Self-Service Portal.
  • Self-Configuration: Admins can now configure for every section and subsection whether it is included or excluded from view for users. Formerly, sections could be enabled/disabled from view in the Fact Sheets types settings.

2020-08-18

Improvement

  • Inventory: When adding lifecycle data in the UI, the system now offers users a start field date selection based on the previous field.
  • Self-Service Portal: Further improvements of the Self-Service Portal include:
    • Introduction of a new icon picker to define the status displayed on Fact Sheets in the portal
    • Use a Fact Sheet's resources as the primary action button in the portal details pop up. Please note that prior to using the resources as a primary action, they need to be configured in the Resource tab on a Fact Sheet's details page and enabled in the portal configuration.
  • Configuration of the static header links, e.g. to include Documentation details or FAQs. Please note that displaying multiple links is supported and the configuration is optional. Also, the FAQ content can be edited using markdown. A quick reference to the markdown file format can be found here https://www.markdownguide.org/cheat-sheet/.

2020-08-14

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: The Self-Service portal has been further improved. Admins can now perform the following configurations:
    • Navigate to the portal using the new "Save & Open" button. The button allows admins to save and simultaneously open the portal in a new tab to see the changes immediately.
    • Customize the branding of the Self-Service Portal in the branding tab.
  • Configure the resource links for a Fact Sheet to be displayed in the details mode with a default label and an optional tooltip.
    Please note that selecting resource types is optional. Also, for each resource type, a fallback name/URL can be configured that is displayed whenever a Fact Sheet does not have any resource of the configured type.
  • Display a link to the Fact Sheet in LeanIX on the details pop-up. While this functionality was supported as an advanced configuration option for some time, we now support enabling/disabling it. A tooltip for the link can be provided as part of the configuration. The link is only shown to users that are known in the LeanIX workspace.
  • Administration: The display of the completion score on a Fact Sheet details page can now be hidden from display by disabling in the Settings section of the Administration area.

2020-08-12

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows admins to configure a “read-only” mode for tags. If enabled, the Integration API will not create tags automatically that does not yet exist.
    The default has the "read-only" mode disabled, allowing to automatically create tags on the fly.

Bug fix

  • Reports: The time frame view of the Matrix Report now handles drill-down items with restricted relation validity correctly and displays them in a more consistent way.
  • Self-Service Portal: Changing the portal title after the initial set up is now possible.
  • Self-Configuration: Moving a field of type "base_field" fields from the unused section to any other section is now possible. Also, prior to this release, the global averages were too low. This calculation error is now fixed and the global averages are represented again.

2020-08-10

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: Admins can now change the order of sections, the order of subsections within a section, or even move a subsection to another section. Therewith, the data displayed on Fact Sheet types can be even more customized to individual needs.
    Also, admins now get the following warning displayed in case a wrong format, such as number only, is applied for the key of a new field: "Keys cannot be numbers only".

2020-08-05

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: Admins can now overwrite the display name for any static string in the Self-Service Portal ‘Translations’ configuration, including ‘Search’, ‘Result’, ‘Sort’, and ‘LeanIX Fact Sheet’. As a key use case, Self-Service Portals can now be set-up in non-English languages.
    Also, admins can now choose which resources, e.g. Support Ticket, FAQ, Additional Help, to display in the Fact Sheet details of the portal.

Bug fix

  • Smart Indicators: Opting-in to the Smart Indicators program multiple times no longer displays legacy Smart Indicator dashboards but only one Smart Indicator dashboard.
  • Self-Configuration: Admins are now able to specify the “readOnly“ property of fields on relations in Self Configuration, making the field only editable through API or integrations.

2020-07-31

Feature

  • Smart Indicators: With LeanIX Smart Indicators, we enable admins to analyze the progress of their EA practice with calculated statistics based on current and past indicator data. The following indicators are now available as part of a "Smart Indicators Dashboard" (blue bars in the chart below):
    • Functional and Technical Fit across all Application Fact Sheets in a workspace with the status 'Phase-in', 'Active' and 'Phase-out'
    • Technical Risk calculated as the ratio of IT Components which are 'End of life' and directly/indirectly linked to Applications

In addition to analyzing your progress, admins can compare their performance with calculated global averages from other LeanIX customers. These benchmarks are anonymously aggregated when more than ten customers enable the feature (grey area of the chart). Until then, customers have their own average statistics displayed.

Improvement

  • Inventory: In the Tagging section of the Administration Area, next to listing all tags in a tag group and the number of Fact Sheets carrying each tag, we now render the number as a link which directly navigates to a filtered inventory view showing all Fact Sheets with the respective tag.
  • Integration API: The Integration API outbound runs now show detailed statistics as inbound runs already did in the past. These statistics help to get detailed insight into execution times and help to optimize the performance of Integration API runs.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: In case a user wants to save a report or search using an "f" in the description, the "f" will no longer be recognized as a short cut to open the SmartSearch but as a character.

2020-07-30

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: The portal configuration has been further improved. Admins can now:
    • Configure the logo used in the header of their portal: default, re-use of the workspace configured custom-logo or none.
    • Display the default status on each Fact Sheet.
    • Enable the portal for 'Transient' role: The 'Transient' role was added to the existing 'Viewer', 'Member', 'Admin' roles. By selecting the 'Transient' role, admins grant access to any user with a proper SSO authentication access to the portal, independent of whether the user is known in a LeanIX workspace or not.

Also, in the details view of a Fact Sheet, the descriptions were cut off in cases that were longer than 3-4 lines. Now, 8-10 lines will be displayed to provide more information.

2020-07-27

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: Using the Self-Configuration feature, admins are now able to perform the following action on relations:
    • Create fields of type string, integer, double, single- or multi-select on relations
    • Reorder relation fields
    • Set the icon of a single-select field (icon, color, and order)
    • Add values to existing relation fields of type single- and multi-select
    • Change the render type of existing relation fields
  • Integration API: The Integration API is now protected against unintentional deletion. The deletion scope always allowed a setting to not delete items if the ratio of existing vs. to be deleted items was above a configured value. With this change, the default is always set to 50% in case the admin did not define a ratio own value.
  • Administration: The Data Privacy section in the menu can now be hidden from display upon request by your Customer Success Manager. Additionally, in case a customized data privacy document exists, this can be added to be displayed.

2020-07-24

Improvement

  • Reports: Users can now configure their Matrix Reports based not only on a Fact Sheet type but also custom relations to other Fact Sheets types.
  • Signavio/ServiceNow Integration: The Signavio and Service Now integrations now provide a mechanism to avoid unwanted deletions caused by data, communication, or software issues. The deletion ratio can be configured, whereas the default is at 50% with all items below 10 always deleted.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: The alphabetical and reversed alphabetical sorting option of the full name column in table view now works for the inventory as well as the Application Landscape Report.

2020-07-23

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows to filter Fact Sheets in the outbound processor that have not been changed in a configurable time span. This allows to incrementally export only changed Fact Sheets and does not force external systems to work with a full set of Fact Sheets for every data export.

Bug fix

  • Administration: Label changes made through Self-Configuration or the translation model are now persistent.

2020-07-21

Improvement

  • Survey: If a Fact Sheet segment is added to a survey, admins are no longer able to choose the send all users, incl. contacts, option.

Bug fix

  • Survey: Surveys that run with a large number of Fact Sheets sometimes run into a timeout after the "Run survey" button is clicked. Now, these timeouts are captured and instead of displaying an error message, the following message is being displayed: “Survey has been submitted, but is still processing. Please check on status again later - do not resubmit survey!”. This avoids that the same survey is accidentally run again by the admin.

2020-07-15

Bug fix

  • Inventory: When trying to delete a value from an integer field through inline table editing, the system no longer displays an error message but accepts the deletion.
  • Self-Configuration: Admins using the Self-Configuration feature to create a new field of type string and render it as "date" no longer get an error message displayed as the system now recognizes the type date as a string.

2020-07-10

Improvement

  • Inventory: Customers seeking to no longer display the completion score on a Fact Sheet details page can now reach out to their Customer Success Manager who will then configure the complete score to not be displayed anymore. Please note that once turned off, the completion score will no longer be displayed on a Fact Sheets detail page, its weight in the settings, or in the table view. It can be switched on again at any time.

Bug fix

  • Administration: The system now loads and displays all tags in the Tagging section of the Administration area.

2020-07-09

Improvement

  • Reports: Hovering over the additional properties on a Landscape Report now displays further information. Moreover, if the number of icons is more than five, the icon shows the total number of categories for the property in addition to the given state.
  • Integration API: Integration API now allows to use the recently added support for a matching of entities based on the result of a defined search in the processor to execute variable updates only. This allows aggregation use cases, where firstly values from different Fact Sheets need to be collected, and secondly they need to be added to a target location by another processor. Details can be found in the documentation https://dev.leanix.net/docs.

2020-07-08

Improvement

  • Inventory: In our table views, when hovering over the column header a hover message is now displayed showing the full title of the column header.
  • Self-Service Portal: Defining the setup of Self-Service Portals, admins can now configure the displayed status for each Fact Sheet. The possibility to configure default status will soon be released.

Please note that the status for each Fact Sheet can be based on the value of the Ordering State field on the Fact Sheet. This field can be made visible by using the Self-Configuration feature and moving it from the "Unused Fields" section to another section, e.g. "Name & Description".
Furthermore, admins can now configure the Relations which will be displayed on the details screen of a Fact Sheet.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: The option to expand cells in order to read the whole text of a multi-line input field in the table view is now stored with the saved search or the report.

2020-07-06

Improvement

  • Self-Configuration: Using the Self-Configuration feature, admins are now able to create fields of type single-select and multi-select. Also, new field values can be added to existing single-select and multi-select fields. Please note, that for the time being it is not possible to remove values by using the Self-Configuration feature.
  • Self-Configuration: Admins can now change the renderer of existing Fact Sheet fields.
  • Self-Configuration: Using the options tab of the Self-Configuration feature, admins can now specify for fields whether they pop up in the facet filters or are available as a view in the reports area.

Additionally, upon the creation of new fields, admins are now able to specify whether a field is included in the quick search or the full-text search.

  • Integration API: The Integration API is now capable of reading metrics information and using the information to export in outbound processors as well as using the data to write to any fields of pathfinder. Even calculations and combining with information taken from the input LDIF is possible.
  • Integration API: The Integration API now adds a helper functionality to merge two lists of values in order to provide a simple way to iterate over each value of both lists in one step. Details can be found in https://dev.leanix.net/docs.

Bug fix

  • Integration API: The Integration API now ignores any request to create a subscription or to create a user if the incoming data does not define the user's email address.
  • Inventory: Configured read-only fields on a Fact Sheets details page, that are usually filled through the Integration API or other integrations, are now respected by the system to be read-only and cannot be edited by users.
  • Dashboard: When displaying metrics on the Dashboard, the whole x-axis as defined in the metrics chart is now displayed.

2020-06-29

Improvement

  • Self-Service Portal: The position of the action button can now be configured to be shown on top, at the bottom, top, and bottom of the listed Fact Sheets or not shown at all. Also, multiple tag groups can be configured to be used as filters shown above the Fact Sheets, as well as specific items from the list of filters can now be excluded by defining an exclusion list.

2020-06-26

Bug fix

  • Reports/Diagrams: In order to enhance the user experience around “Views” both in Reports and Diagrams, we introduced a scrollbar that accommodates to your web browser zoom settings.
  • Inventory: Admins are now able to import an excel file into the inventory that contains a field defined as an integer in the data model. The system now allows the integer value and does no longer show any error regarding the integer value.

2020-06-24

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows some standard aggregation features for all lists of data. Supported methods are Sum, Distinct, Average, Min, Max. Please see the documentation https://dev.leanix.net/docs for more details.

Bug fix

  • Reports: Users can now select between different relations of the same Fact Sheet type when defining the "Cluster By" option of the Landscape Report. For example, if Applications are related to a User Group and also a User Group Country Fact Sheet, you can now choose which relation the Landscape Report view should be clustered by.

2020-06-19

Feature

  • Self-Service Portal: We are happy to launch the Self-Service Portal. LeanIX admins are now able to configure dedicated Self-Service Portals and set defined scopes over existing LeanIX data for use within an easily accessible web portal. The following use cases are possible:
    • Application Portal: Provide a lean inventory of your Applications indicating responsibilities and key attributes
    • Technology Portal: List technologies that you want to allow/limit for use
    • Mobile App Catalog: List your Mobile Applications
    • API Catalog: List Public, Enterprise and System APIs for a broader audience to allow for more and faster integrations
    • Process Catalog: Provide an overview of the key processes, their criticality (e.g. towards the current pandemic situation) and the assigned responsibilities

Depending on your individual use case, the usage of a Self-Service Portal will enable a higher degree of self-service and empowers employees to find relevant information fast and easy.
The Self-Service Portal is available in the Add-On section of the Administration area and comes at no additional cost for all customers. As a starting point, an out-of-the-box Application Portal is available via the UI. We will continuously be improving the Self-Service Portal to enable more configurations via the UI.
Further details can be found here https://docs.leanix.net/docs/self-service-portal

Improvement

  • Inventory: When using the "Clone Fact Sheet" modal on a Fact Sheet details page, admins are now able to select properties, such as External IDs, relations, and creation date of a Fact Sheet, that should be copied when cloning a Fact Sheet.
  • Reports: The selectable properties to be displayed on the Landscape Report are now sorted alphabetically.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: When saving a search, pressing the "f" key is now recognized as a character and not, as before, as a hotkey to display the full-text search screen.

2020-06-17

Improvement

  • Reports: All Landscape Reports now offer to display two additional properties of a Fact Sheet upon selection in the Report Settings (left and right property). Now, additional information, e.g. Technical and Business Criticality, can be displayed in the report.

Bug fix

  • Integrations: When searching for a Fact Sheet in the LeanIX Confluence Add-on, the full Fact Sheet's name will be visible and not truncated unless the number of characters is higher than the dedicated space.

2020-06-12

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now allows advanced filtering of the scope for automatic Fact Sheet removal if the element is no longer available on the source system. The processor configuration allows configuring a marker if a Fact Sheet is no longer referenced by a specific source. In case the same Fact Sheet is potentially referenced by multiple external sources, the Fact Sheet will only be deleted if it is no longer available in the last referenced source. See https://dev.leanix.net/docs for more details.

Bug fix

  • Signavio Integration: Navigating to the Resources tab on a Fact Sheet details page, customers with an existing Signavio Integration now get their process images displayed as resources.
  • Inventory: When creating a relation that already exists and would, therefore, be a duplicate, LeanIX now prevents users from selecting a Fact Sheet more than once. For any relation, a Fact Sheet can only be added once.

2020-06-09

Administration

  • Integration API: As announced earlier, the Integration API was successfully moved and is now visible in the Developers section of the Administration area.

2020-06-08

Feature

  • Self-Configuration: Using the Self-Configuration feature on Fact Sheet types, admins are now able to create fields of type string, double and integer. Additionally, fields on the Fact Sheet can be moved within and between appropriate subsections. For the time being, fields cannot be deleted, but it is possible to move them to a special subsection, e.g. “Unused Fields“, where they are hidden from display.

2020-06-05

Announcement

  • Integration API: Today we announce that on Tuesday, June 9, we expect to release the movement of the Integration API within the Administration area, specifically from the Administration section to the Developers section. This affects workspaces that have the Integration API enabled and we update you here once this change is released.
    Admins interested in using the Integration API please reach out to your Customer Success Manager to enable it.

Bug fix

  • Reports: When opening a saved report with filters its used filters are now displayed.
  • Inventory: Workspaces with modified authorization rules now enable subscribed users of a Fact Sheet to use the inline table editing function in addition to the editing mode on a Fact Sheet details page.

2020-06-04

Improvement

  • Administration: When removing a report in the Reports section of the Administration area, a warning is now displayed to confirm the intended deletion of the report, the saved report, and its suggestions.
  • Reports: The "Cluster by" option in the settings of the Business Capability Report now sorts the tag groups alphabetically.
  • Diagrams: Users can now apply filters to the Fact Sheets that are displayed on the selected diagram.

2020-06-03

Feature

  • Self-Service Portal: Thanks a lot for all your feedback on the display of the "Ordering Request Status" field on the Application Fact Sheet. Consequently, we decided to no longer display the “Ordering Request Status” field on the Application Fact Sheet as a default. However, it is still displayed as a row in the table view of the inventory.
    Upon launch, customers interested in configuring your own Self-Service Portals please reach out to your Customer Success Manager who will then enable the field's visibility on the Application Fact Sheet.

2020-05-28

Feature

  • Self-Service Portal: On last week’s virtual EA Connect Day we announced the launch of the Self-Service Portal on June 19. With this upcoming release, admins will be able to configure dedicated Self-Service Portals and make a defined scope of existing EA data easily accessible to a broad audience, e.g. to order software or find application knowledge.
    To prepare the launch, an additional single-select field “Ordering Request Status” was added to the “Name & Description” section of the Application Fact Sheet.
    The field is only visible if a value is selected. The following values are available: Approved, Limited Approval w/Conditions, Approval requested, Approval denied.
    To make use of this field, admins access it using the edit mode of the “Name & Description” section or use the inline table editing functionality.
  • Inventory: On a Fact Sheet detail page users can now collapse and expand sections. LeanIX will remember the state of collapsed or expanded for each section and Fact Sheet type.

Bug fix

  • Survey: Answering and saving a survey with a segment of a Fact Sheet is no longer affected whether it was accessed by e-mail link or To-Do list in the dashboard.
  • Reports: Fact Sheet filters no longer disappear when the user changes the settings of a report.

2020-05-22

Bug fix

  • Survey: The button for editing the tag filter of Fact Sheet relations segments in a survey is now visible.
  • Self-Configuration: List items in the preview changes modal no longer overlap with the modal header.

2020-05-20

Integration

  • Apptio: We are delighted to launch the product integration with Apptio, the leading provider of Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, which enables enterprise architects to automate data transfers from LeanIX to Apptio to support cost calculations and allocations. After configuring and initializing the integration, a scheduled data pull creates tables in Apptio's TBM Studio for all selected Fact Sheet types (e.g. User Groups, Business Capabilities, Applications, IT-Components, Provider, Projects) and their relations. The newly created tables in Apptio follow a naming convention and start with "lx..." so that they are easy to find. This data can be used to explore complex financial analytics and better understand cost calculation and allocation.
    The Apptio integration is included in the APM base module (new pricing). For existing customers (old pricing), the integration needs to be added to the contract. Additionally, an "Apptio Cost Transparency for Applications and Services" license is required.
    Admins interested in the integration please reach out to your LeanIX Customer Success Manager.
    Further details can be found here https://docs.leanix.net/docs/apptio-integration

  • Lucidchart: Also, we are happy to launch the partnership and product integration with Lucidchart, the leading visual workspace that combines diagramming, collaboration, and data visualization to translate strategic IT planning into actionable solution architectures.
    With this integration, users in LeanIX can now choose Lucidchart as a third diagram type and take advantage of its wide range of diagram templates and shape libraries. The integration features the import of existing Lucidchart documents into LeanIX and to link them to Fact Sheets or export existing LeanIX diagrams to Lucidchart to and apply Lucidchart's features for styling visualizations. Additionally, existing LeanIX diagrams can be converted into Lucidchart documents to preview, open, and edit in Lucdichart.
    The Lucidchart integration is available to current LeanIX (old & new pricing) and Lucidchart subscribers (Enterprise & Team licenses) at no additional cost. Further, LeanIX customers not yet subscribed to Lucidchart can access the platform with a 7-day free trial.
    Admins interested in the integration please reach out to your LeanIX Customer Success Manager.
    Further details can be found here https://docs.leanix.net/docs/lucidchart-integration

2020-05-15

Improvements

  • Reports: Users are now able to map their business capabilities based on the parent-child relationship using the newly released Business Capability Map report. This report is included in the Heat Map report type section and enables users to display the business capabilities on a hierarchical level.
  • Inventory: On a Fact Sheet detail page, a help text is now displayed for multi-select fields.
  • Self-Configuration: When configuring a Fact Sheet type in the view model the newly added input validation does not allow to re-use fields and relations that are already present in another subsection.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: When adding a resource URL in the resource tab on a Fact Sheet's detail page, the URL is now saved correctly in the URL encoded form.

2020-05-08

Improvement

  • Diagrams: When using the Free Draw diagram type the BPMN library received a spring cleaning and now offers a complete set of actual BPMN shapes.
  • Dashboard: Attributes in pie charts now display percentage values in addition to numeric values.

Feature

  • Reports: Users are now able to cluster Fact Sheets in the Landscape Report settings by the base Fact Sheet's tag groups and still generate a view based on fields on the Fact Sheets, for example, lifecycle.

2020-05-06

Bug fix

  • Administration: Saving changes in the Fact Sheet type settings or in the Administration section no longer displays an error message but allows the change.
  • Survey: The system now allows the "save draft" function in Surveys even when there are more than ten values selectable.
  • Inventory: Some restrictions have been removed to enable adding links to the Resource tab of a Fact Sheet. Now, the following characters are supported when adding a link: "{", "}", "|", "\", "^", "~", "[", "]", and "`".
  • Reports: Applying the lifecycle filter on the Applications-Business Capability relation in the Application Landscape Report works now accurately.
  • Inventory: The readability of the Relations Explorer in a Fact Sheet detail page was improved by introducing ellipses in the middle of a Fact Sheet's name. This enables users to see the beginning and end of the full name of a Fact Sheet while using the Relations Explorer and makes identifying versions of Fact Sheets easier.

2020-05-05

Feature

  • Self-Configuration: We are happy to announce the launch of Self-Configuration. This new feature unifies a set of functionalities that enable admins to configure the data structure for a Fact Sheet type and tailor it quickly to their company-specific needs. Using Self-Configuration admins can now change labels for fields, sections, subsections, and Fact Sheet types as well as define translations for fields on configured Fact Sheet types that are not available in the standard workspace translation. Furthermore, altering the help text description of fields and subsections is now possible.
    The Self-Configuration feature is included in the APM base module or available with any configuration package and is automatically activated for all workspaces. Further details can be found here https://docs.leanix.net/docs/self-configuration

2020-04-29

Improvement

  • Integration API: The automatic deletion feature of the Integration API has been improved to allow defining the scope of Relations that are in scope to be deleted if no update was seen in the incoming file. Admins can now filter based on fields of the relation. Before it was only possible to filter based on a defined facet filter definition and the name of the relation.

2020-04-24

Improvement

  • Inventory: When displaying the Inventory in the table view, clicking on a Fact Sheet will now open a new tab in the same window to display the Fact Sheet detail page.

2020-04-22

Improvement

  • Inventory: When selecting tags on a Fact Sheet, users can now search for tag groups to list and select the tags assigned to the corresponding tag group.
  • Inventory: When displaying charts, e.g. the Fact Sheet count, on the Metrics tab of a Fact Sheet, users can now display all data by hovering over the chart

2020-04-22

Bug fix

  • Administration: For some of our full-screen modals, the navigation bar no longer overlays the title, cancel or escape button.
  • Inventory: When creating a subscription using the table edit mode or the Subscription tab of a Fact Sheet, archived users can no longer be selected.
  • Reports: When developing a custom report users are now able to use any fonts and icons in their reports and deploy these reports successfully to their workspaces.

2020-04-17

Improvement

  • Diagrams: Users can now use two value stream elements/shapes from ArchiMate® 3.1 Shapes Library to display the stages of a value stream and map the required capabilities. Additionally, ArchiMate® Shapes are now activated for every customer.
  • Inventory: Users now receive a notification once their subscription was removed from a specific Fact Sheet to inform them about the change.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: In cases where a Fact Sheet was used for adding tags and another Fact Sheet was opened on a different tab, the second Fact Sheet no longer gets displayed the tags of the firstly opened Fact Sheet. Instead, the correct tags belonging to that specific Fact Sheet are now displayed.
  • Inventory: Workspaces with auto-increment External IDs configuration are no longer affected by a dry run of excel import which would also increment the internal counter for the External IDs and therefore create big gaps in the distribution of External IDs. Now, External IDs are only incremented once a Fact Sheet is created.
  • Inventory: Users with the full configuration package are now able to hide fields from specific permission roles while still allowing them to create, update and delete relations that might affect those hidden Fact Sheet fields.

2020-04-10

Improvement

  • Dashboard: When navigating through LeanIX users now return to the recently viewed Dashboard instead of the default Dashboard.

2020-04-10

Improvement

  • Inventory: Moving between the Cloud Intelligence and Enterprise Architecture workspaces works now seamlessly. Simply navigate to the "Resource" tab of a Fact Sheet and click on the Fact Sheet that is linked to both workspaces which is displayed in the newly created "Linked Fact Sheet" section.
  • Reports: Navigating the vertical axis of the Roadmap Report was improved so that different hierarchies of Fact Sheets can be displayed by using the expand icon.

Bug fix

  • Inventory: When modifying data in the Export View of the Inventory, the "Save As" option is no longer enabled. Instead, users can edit the data using the table view of the Inventory. Therefore, simply click "Edit, make the desired changes and finally click "Save".
  • Reports: Fact Sheets with long names are now consistently truncated at the end throughout LeanIX.

2020-04-07

Bug fix

  • Administration: When navigating between tag groups in the Tagging section of Administration, multiple tag group values are now displayed as such and not as single tag group values.

2020-04-07

Bug fix

  • Inventory: When editing tags on a Fact Sheets, now only tags from tag groups defined for the specific Fact Sheet type are selectable.

2020-04-03

Improvement

  • Administration: Users are now able to set the default language of their workspace in their profile. To do so, go to the Administration section of your workspace, navigate to My Settings, define the Language Selection (English, Deutsch, Español or Français) in your profile, and click the Save button.

2020-04-03

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a bug that caused the system to display a dialog with "unsaved changes" in Diagrams which do not have unsaved changes. This is now fixed.

2020-04-03

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug that caused the details page of a Fact Sheet to crash once you switched multiple times between tabs. Now, the Fact Sheet details page can be accessed without crashing issues regardless of the browser used.

2020-04-03

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug that caused the details page of a Fact Sheet to crash once you wanted to navigate to another Fact Sheet while the relations diagram popover was open.

2020-03-27

Improvement

  • Integration API: Admins configuring the Integration API to delete objects in LeanIX that are no longer referenced by the incoming data can now configure a security mechanism to avoid unintentional deletion. Therefore, the admin defines a threshold for the typical deletion rate. Once the total ratio of to be deleted objects exceeds this threshold, e.g. the sent data is incomplete, the security mechanism takes effect and prevents accidental deletion. Details can be found on https://dev.leanix.net/docs

2020-03-27

Bug fix

  • Survey: A bug was fixed that caused certain texts in Surveys to be displayed with HTML tags. Now, Survey texts are displayed correctly.

2020-03-2027

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug that caused an error in the system once a user tried to delete subscriptions with multiple roles.

2020-03-26

Improvement

  • Quality Seal: It is now possible to configure whether the Quality Seal breaks upon changes on related Fact Sheets or on specific fields. If a field is put onto the blacklist, then respective dependency fields also have to be included in the blacklist for the Quality Seal not to break. E.g. the field “name“ also requires "fullName" and "displayName" to be added to the blacklist.
    To specify the blacklist for fields and relations for the Quality Seal not to break, fields are now called "ignoreUpdatesForFields" and "ignoreUpdatesForRelations". Admins interested in this configuration please reach out to their Customer Success Managers.

2020-03-26

Improvement

  • Integration API: The Integration API now supports writing to external ID fields using the output section of inbound processors. This allows management of multiple external IDs using the Integration API. Before only standard fields like string, number, single- and multi-select, life cycle and location were supported. Details can be found on https://dev.leanix.net/docs

2020-03-26

Improvement

  • Integration API: Integration API now allows to delete content from single- and multi-select fields on relations in inbound synchronization runs. Details can be found on https://dev.leanix.net/docs

2020-03-26

Improvement

  • Quick Search: Searching for a Fact Sheet with a long name in Quick Search does not display the full name but rather an excerpt. However, users can now display the full name on the tooltip by hovering over the Fact Sheet's name in Quick Search.

2020-03-26

Bug fix

  • Administration: With this release, admins are no longer able to edit translations of names on Fact Sheet types in Administration or on Fact Sheet details pages. LeanIX soon launches a new feature that enables admins to configure translations and other options again. Thank you for your patience in the mean time.

2020-03-26

Bug fix

  • Inventory: A bug was fixed that caused the "search for more" option in the tag group filter to not display all tags within that tag group.

2020-03-23

Improvement

  • Administration: Tabs of a Fact Sheet details page can now be hidden for specific user roles. For example, admins might want to hide the tabs “Last Updates”, “Subscriptions” or “Metrics” for users with a “Viewer” permission role. Admins can specify the tabs that are visible to regular users by reaching out to their Customer Success Manager and requesting a changed configuration for the tab visibility of a Fact Sheet.

2020-03-19

Improvement

  • Reports: In Landscape Reports the user can now choose which name is displayed for Fact Sheets and clusters in the report settings. The default options e.g. for clusters contain "Name" (default), "Full Name" and "Display Name".

2020-03-19

Feature

  • Administration: Users can now simultaneously work in different workspaces (e.g. Cloud Intelligence and Enterprise Architecture) on the same browser or different tabs. They remain logged-in as long as they need and if they log-out of one workspace, they remain logged-in in the other.

2020-03-19

Improvement

  • Reports: The timeframe bar in the Roadmap Reports now remains stuck on top of the report, even when scrolling down.

2020-03-19

Improvement

  • Integration API: Admins can now configure the API to use a list of preferred Fact Sheet names when creating or updating a Fact Sheet. If the Fact Sheet already exists and the current name is in the list, the API keeps it and it will be unique in the workspace. Details can be found on https://dev.leanix.net/docs

2020-03-19

Bug fix

  • Reports/Diagrams: Exported SVGs of Reports & Diagrams can now be used in Microsoft Office Applications without displaying broken characters.

2020-03-19

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: A bug was fixed that under special circumstances lead to disappearing toolbars in Diagrams when interacting with a Diagram.

2020-03-17

Improvement

  • Inventory: When adding Links to the "Resource" tab, the system now supports URL and URI format. Furthermore, when adding a resource to the "Resource" tab in a Fact Sheet, it is now possible to define the type of the resource, e.g. Decision, Jira, Roadmap/Planning Element or Task.

2020-03-16

Improvement

  • Reports: The Roadmap Report now displays the definition of legend items. For example, when the Roadmap Report is sorted by lifecycle, the definition of the lifecycle stage is displayed while hovering over it.

2020-03-16

Improvement

  • Reports: The click behaviour in Roadmap Reports was improved so that accessing pointed data does not lead to leaving the page but rather opens a pop up. In this case, when a user clicks on a Fact Sheet name a details popup opens. Also, when a lifecycle phase in the report is clicked the details (start- and end date) of the selected phase are now shown.

2020-03-16

Improvement

  • Reports: The visual design of the bars in the Roadmap Report were changed and now fit the overall LeanIX design.

2020-03-17

Bug fix

  • Reports: A bug was fixed that caused the default lifecycles in the Landscape Report to overwrite selected dates of custom lifecycle types. Now, custom lifecycle types are respected for filtering for clusters in the Landscape Report.

2020-03-11

Improvement

  • Inventory: The tab name "Documents" in Fact Sheets was renamed "Resources". Furthermore, the "+ Add a document" button was renamed "+ Add a resource". The former section name "Documents" is now referred to as "Links".

2020-03-10

Feature

  • Administration: With this release, admins can now change the language in LeanIX to Spanish. Admins interested in using LeanIX in Spanish can reach out to their respective Customer Success Managers and they will activate it for the corresponding workspaces.

2020-03-06

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: From now on, when selecting “Check for Updates” the Data Flow shows the “Expand Interfaces” icon on Applications that have newly created Interfaces, even while the diagram is edited. In the past, the diagram had to be reloaded before new Interfaces would show up when clicking “Check for Updates”.

2020-03-06

Bug fix

  • Survey: From now on, all radio buttons, text-boxes or similar HTML objects are correctly displayed in Surveys. Formerly, only the tag paragraphs were displayed.

2020-03-06

Bug fix

  • Inventory: From now on, users can use HTML code syntax (<>) in any description or text input field to specify texts. Formerly, using this HTML code syntax was affected to the extent that inserted letters between the syntax were hidden by the system.

2020-03-04

Improvement

  • Inventory: The Business Capability recommendations now respect lifecycle stages of Business Capabilities. For example, Business Capabilities with the lifecycle stage "end of life" will not be recommended anymore.

2020-03-04

Improvement

  • Reports/Diagrams: The mechanism that created thumbnails for Reports & Diagrams was changed to always show the complete content of the Diagram & Report. For example, the tile view of Reports & Diagrams in the Dashboard now displays the whole picture.

2020-03-04

Improvement

  • Integration: The integration API now allows to automatically remove any subscriptions that no longer exist in the foreign system. Admins are now able to exactly define the Fact Sheets and subscriptions based on their types and roles in scope for deletion if the corresponding data cannot be found in the LDIF that is being loaded. A description of automatic deletion and how to configure can be found in dev.leanix.net

2020-03-04

Improvement

  • Integration: The integration API runs will now be logged with more details in the Sync Log Area of the Administration UI. The Sync Log entry now includes:
  • The mode of the sync run (Partial, Full)
  • The operating mode (Test Run, Execution Run)
  • A total number of update calls performed against the backend. Whereas one call may contain multiple updated fields on a Fact Sheet.

2020-03-04

Improvement

  • Administration: With LeanIX Smart Xplore®, the setting for the default report became obsolete and it is now removed from the administration user interface.

Before: Default reports where displayed in the Administration section:

After: It has now been removed.

2020-03-04

Bug fix

  • General: From now on, users that are already contacts in LeanIX get a default permission when they log into LeanIX for the first time - given that one is set for them. Prior to this, the users had trouble logging in for the first time in LeanIX if their Identity Provider (IDP) did not send their permission role.

2020-03-04

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a buck that caused tooltips for shapes which can be dragged into diagrams to be placed incorrectly. Now, they are place correctly.

2020-02-28

Feature

  • Administration: With this release, Admins are now able to create technical users in the workspace administration. This new feature enables customers to run and track their integration environment changes via technical users and easily manage technical users independently from standard users. Prior to this feature, admins needed to create a separate user in their organizational IDP or used their own personal user to create API tokens for integrations. With technical users, admins can create API tokens that aren't associated with their user account, but instead are linked to a "technical user". Further benefits of the technical user include:
    • Admins can collaboratively manage technical users to review their Changelog, track who has control over them or refresh API tokens
    • Technical users can be subscribed to Fact Sheets for better integration building
    • The number of technical users is not limited and it is even recommended to create separate technical users for each integration

Further details and how to create a technical user can be found in the upcoming Product Information Newsletter and on https://docs.leanix.net/docs/technical-users

2020-02-28

Improvement

  • Integration: With this release, the integration API now supports processing very large LDIF files bigger than 100MB. In order to process such large files, the LDIF needs to be stored in a file storage such as the Azure blob storage. The access URL for the LDIF can be provided by requesting the synchronization run ID or can be made part of the configuration. Further details can be looked up on dev.leanix.net/docs

2020-02-28

Improvement

  • Reports: In all Roadmap Reports, it is now possible to click on a Fact Sheet name to open the Fact Sheet popup to display additional information. Before only the timeline bars could be clicked to open the popup.

2020-02-28

Improvement

  • Reports: With this release, the Roadmap report displays the legend items regarding the selected lifecycle consistently as the Landscape/Matrix reports.

2020-02-28

Improvement

  • Integration: With this release, the integration API now allows to export the current state of a lifecycle in addition to the respective lifecycle dates.

2020-02-28

Improvement

  • Reports: With this release, the Landscape Report now is completely rewritten which has a positive impact on the rendering performance for big data sets in this report. Additionally, the navigation elements (e.g. zooming, sorting, level selection, settings popup) are changed to fit the overall design of LeanIX. The new Landscape Report is available for the built-in Landscape Reports. Custom Landscape Reports still use the old version. This can be changed by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager.

2020-02-28

Improvement

  • Reports: With this release, it is now possible to create personalized reports. Therefore, the user information (e.g. ID, name, Email address) of the current LeanIX user is now passed to custom reports to allow the implementation of personalized reports.

2020-02-25

Improvement

  • Diagrams: With this release ArchiMate® 3.0 shape libraries are now available in Free Draw and Data Flow Diagrams.

2020-02-25

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug that caused an image to appear when using the Inventory after one navigated the visualizer. Now, the unexpected image from the visualizer does not appear anymore.

2020-02-25

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a bug that that lead to inconsistent display of labels in the Data Flow Diagrams. For example, when the user deselects a label and then selects another label, the deselected label would still show alongside the selected label until it is clicked on once more. Now, when deselecting a certain selection, it does not “reactivate” again.

2020-02-25

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a bug that caused saved visualizer diagrams to not load correctly when operated with the Internet Explorer 11. Now, the visualizer diagrams load correctly.

2020-02-25

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a bug that caused an additional scrollbar to appear on the right when opening a Fact Sheet popover via clicking on a Fact Sheet in the Application Landscape. Also, the bottom scrollbar changed its length. Now, no changes to the scrollbar happen once the Fact Sheet popover opens.

Before: Additional scrollbar appeared

After: Opening a Fact Sheet popover does not affect the scrollbar anymore

2020-02-25

Feature

  • Reports/Diagrams: With this release, users can now filter the list of bookmarks by type of reports or type of diagrams.

2020-02-21

Bug fix

  • Inventory: With this release, we fixed a bug that caused the inventory list to be affected by space entered before the name of a Fact Sheet. Now, the system automatically removes the space from the Fact Sheets name so that the inventory list is not affected by space anymore.

2020-02-21

Bug fix

  • Integration/Confluence: With this release, a bug was fixed that occurred in the Confluence Integration that caused embedded reports and Reports to disappear when e.g. the user clicked or hovered over an element in the Report.

Before: Whole document scrollable

Before: Scroll to active element scrolled whole diagram out of view

After: Scrollbar only on info sidebar => Scrolling to active element only scrolls sidebar

2020-02-21

Improvement

  • Inventory: With this release, when configuring LeanIX to assign and autoincrement external IDs for Fact Sheets, user can now specify a pre-fix as well and add a padding to the number, e.g. 'APP-0001'.

2020-02-21

Improvement

  • Integration: With this release, the integration API now allows admins to automatically remove tags from Fact Sheets that are no longer flagged in the foreign system. Admins will be able to exactly define the Fact sheets, tag groups and tags in scope for deletion if the corresponding data cannot be found in the LDIF that is being loaded. A description of automatic deletion and how to configure can be found in dev.leanix.net

2020-02-20

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: We fixed a bug that prevented opening of Export functionalities. Before this fix, users had to open another Diagram before the Export functions were shown under special circumstances.

2020-02-20

Bug fix

  • Inventory: With this release, we fixed a bug that caused to miss the whole filter facet “Data Quality” in cases where Quality Seals were not configured, and the user had already filtered for a Fact Sheet type. We made the facet a little more sensitive to only remove the “Quality Seal broken“ option from the facet and leave the rest of the facet available.

2020-02-20

Bug fix

  • Metrics: With this release, we fixed a bug that displayed an error when opening a Fact Sheet and selecting the metric tab. Now, the metric tab is displayed without any errors.

2020-02-20

Bug fix

  • Diagrams: With this release, we fixed a bug that used the first character of a Fact Sheet type from the data model for the display instead of the first character of a Fact Sheet name from the translation model. Now, the Relations Explorer uses the translated Fact Sheet name prefix to display the Fact Sheet type.

2020-02-20

Bug fix

  • Reports: With this release, we fixed a bug that sent a broken link in the notification once a user wanted to share a report. Now, the link in the notification will work.

2020-02-17

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug with 'Currency fields' that resulted in errors when users entered non-integer values. The fix provided is based according to user's language selection.

    • For the English user base, entered currency values contain comma and after the dot. For example 2,500.41.
    • For the German user base, entered currency values contain a dot and after a comma. For example 2.500,41.
    • For the French user base, entered currency values contain space and after a comma. For example
      2 500,41.

2020-02-14

Improvement

  • Inventory: With this release, some routes in LeanIX have been changed so that their URLs represent the product naming structure of LeanIX Smart Xplore®. The new routes are indicated below:

    • Diagrams section is now available under the /diagrams or /widget/diagrams routes
    • Reports section is now available under the /reports or /widget/reports routes

Users will see the new routes in their browser.

Additionally, old routes that still work are indicated below:

  • The old /visualizer and /widget/config/diagram routes still work (redirect to /diagrams)
  • The old /reporting and /widget/config/reports routes still work (redirect to /reports)

2020-02-14

Feature

  • Administration/User: With this release, users can now change the language in LeanIX to French. The Spanish version will follow shortly. A notification will be sent out once it is available.

2020-02-12

Improvement

  • Inventory: With this release, users can now perform bulk operations on bookmarks to share, delete or change owners. This improvement helps users to perform operations faster.

2020-02-10

Improvement

  • Integration: WIth this release, Integration API now allows admins to delete content from single and multi-select fields during inbound synchronization runs.

2020-02-04

Improvement

  • Integration: With this release, the integration API now allows admins to automatically remove any relations that are no longer part of the system. Admins will be able to exactly define the Facts Sheets and relation types in scope for deletion if the corresponding data cannot be found in the LDIF that is being loaded. A description of automatic deletion and how to configure can be found in dev.leanix.net

2020-01-29

Improvement

  • Inventory: With this release, users can now delete Saved Searches in bulk.

2020-01-29

Improvement

  • Integration: With this release, admins can now configure the scope for Fact Sheets to be deleted during FULL sync mode using flexible Scope filters, namely "deletionScope". This provides increased flexibility as the Integration API takes care of automatically deleting Fact Sheets that are not existing any more based on sent LDIF data.

2020-01-27

Bug fix

  • Inventory: With this release, we fixed a bug that caused an edited Saved Search to not return to its original state upon refresh. As part of the fix, users are now provided with two options namely,
    'Remove all filters' and 'Discard all changes'. With the latter option, users can reach the default view of Inventory, Report, and Diagram.

2020-01-23

Bug fix

  • Integration/Pivio: We fixed a bug with the Pivio integration that paused the integration run if multiple documents with the same name were referenced.

2020-01-21

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug that caused admins to be not able to change the ownership of a DASHBOARD via the API.

2020-01-20

Bug fix

  • Inventory: We fixed a bug to upload images as documents to Fact Sheets via the UI.

2020-01-16

Bug fix

  • Reporting: With this release, we fixed a bug in Reporting that sometimes caused the date picker to be not visible due to different screen resolutions. This is now resolved and the date picker is fully visible at all times.

2020-01-17

Improvement

  • Integration/Pivio: With this release, the Pivio integration has been improved to no longer skip executions when multiple requests are sent in a short period of time.

2020-01-15

Improvement

  • Inventory: With this release, users will now receive a message on Diagrams, Saved Searches and Reports about their search result if there is no result.

2020-01-14

Improvement

  • Integration: With this release, Integration API runs that are taking longer than one hour is now supported. Admins will have to add an API token "credentials": { "apiToken": "..." } to the configuration of the Integration API configuration that is supposed to run more than one hour. For integrations running for less than one hour, no changes are required.

2020-01-14

Feature

  • Inventory: With this release, we have introduced new functionality that enables all users to use searches created in the Inventory for Reports. As part of LeanIX Smart Xplore, this new feature further extends the user experience, saves time and reduces manual efforts. This functionality is also available for configured & custom reports if the configuration of the Report contains a “FactSheetType”: “{fstypename}” element.

The matching of which Search can be applied to which Report is currently determined by the base Fact Sheet type of a Report. A full list of base Fact Sheet types can be found in our documentation here.

2020-01-10

Improvement

  • Inventory: All elements in LeanIX Inventory are now tabbable. Users can now access without a mouse or a pointing device.

Bug fix

  • Integration/ServiceNow: With this release, a bug in the ServiceNow integration was fixed where the integration failed to add a subscription for another user with a different role than an existing subscribed user.
  • Inventory: We fixed minor whitespace issues in the document name when users uploaded documents to a Fact Sheet.

2020-01-09

Improvement

  • Integration/Signavio: With this release, the Signavio integration has been improved to allow filtering of processes from Signavio based on metadata in the Signavio process. This helps users to omit low level/fine granular processes while ensuring that associated used applications or other Glossary Synchronizations will still be added to the parent process fact sheet that was synchronized to LeanIX.

    Bug fix

  • Dashboard: A bug in the custom message Dashboard Panel was fixed that showed a preview of the last saved text of the panel instead of the most recent changes in text.
  • Report: We fixed a bug that caused exports of the Coffee Wheel Report from the Store that resulted in an empty image/PDF.

2020-01-06

Bug fix

  • Report: With this release, Matrix Reports now display full name on both axes labels and drill-downs.

2020-01-06

Improvement

  • Dashboard: With this release, users can now access the Dashboard via a unique URL. This enables users to easily bookmark or share via the link.

2020-01-06

Improvement

  • Dashboard: With the release of LeanIX Smart Xplore, users can now add Reports and custom Reports to the Dashboard.