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SAP Accelerates Business Transformations with the Combined Power of SAP LeanIX, SAP Signavio & RISE

During SAP Sapphire in Barcelona, SAP announced a clearer path to transformation for RISE customers, with new ways of unlocking value with SAP LeanIX and SAP Signavio solutions, including linking SAP LeanIX to SAP’s AI assistant, Joule, and the recently announced intent to acquire digital adoption platform company WalkMe.

Companies need to react quickly to new technologies, build resilience in their supply chains and integrate sustainability into their operations. However, these necessary transformations often encounter challenges: a lack of a clear overview of processes and applications; limitations in capacity, skills and budgets; and misalignment between IT and the business. All this can result in delays, escalating costs and even failed transformations.

To overcome these challenges, SAP LeanIX plays a crucial role in application management, to help companies navigate their IT transformations, while SAP Signavio solutions support process optimization and business process transformation. This powerful combination provides the transparency and insight into processes, applications, people and data that is essential in moving from transformation strategy to execution.

These capabilities play a key role in SAP’s efforts to support customers in modernizing their IT landscapes and enhancing agility, sustainability, and innovation within the business, and follow the recent announcement that SAP has acquired digital adoption platform company WalkMe. WalkMe helps organizations navigate constant technology change by providing users with advanced guidance and automation features to execute workflows seamlessly across any number of applications.

Voice from the market: Daniel Tavares Delgado from FrieslandCampina and leading industry expert Dirk Ramhorst

Leading companies have now experienced the combined power of SAP LeanIX and SAP Signavio solutions. “The deployment of SAP Signavio at FrieslandCampina is helping us to refine and synchronize our business processes across the organization. This has already led to improved efficiency and collaboration. We can see a great potential for an even stronger alignment between IT and business strategies by combining the offerings of SAP Signavio and SAP LeanIX,” said Daniel Tavares Delgado, Director Business IT – Global SAP Centre of Excellence at FrieslandCampina.

“The AI-driven synergy between SAP Signavio and SAP LeanIX delivers direct value and optimises processes, supporting the revolution in transformation and enterprise architecture. This contributes to exceptional efficiency and flexibility within operations,” says Dirk Ramhorst, Vice Chair SAP  Chemical Executive Advisory Council (CEAC), who is a renowned industry expert and has worked with both solutions in different positions in recent years (e.g., as CDO/CIO of WACKER Chemie AG in Munich and CIO of Evonik Industries).


Basis for success

Recently, LeanIX extended its enterprise architecture solutions to support the adoption and governance of AI at scale. Building on the data-driven and automated approach with which SAP LeanIX helps companies identify obsolete applications, make sound decisions and drive the modernization of their IT application landscape, this expansion empowers companies to make AI adoption visible across the application landscape. This visibility helps set clear standards for assessing AI risks and creates a shared understanding of where AI adoption can most benefit the organization.

“Our strategy enables organisations to continuously transform in a rapidly changing business environment,” states André Christ, co-founder and General Manager of SAP LeanIX. “With an integrated, comprehensive view of IT applications and business processes, we accelerate modernisation, reduce transformation risks for our customers and ensure their ability to adapt to technological shifts such as cloud and AI.”

An important step in corporate digital transformation is the integration of SAP LeanIX within RISE with SAP. With this suite of services, SAP supports customers in their transition to SAP S/4HANA in the cloud, providing services and tools built on the clean core approach by SAP to help businesses migrate on-premise systems, transform business processes, drive continuous innovation, and unlock cloud agility.

Rouven Morato, General Manager SAP Signavio and SAP LeanIX: “The combination of RISE with SAP, SAP Signavio and SAP LeanIX provides the foundation for success with SAP S/4HANA. This enables organisations to transform their business strategy into IT execution with precision and unprecedented clarity. AI assistant SAP Joule reinforces this transformation with intelligent and context-aware insights that result in even faster decision-making and improved operational efficiency.”