Modeling: Business Capabilities

In this section, you will find a best practice business capability model to upload into your workspace.


Important Information

This page is a modeling guideline for Meta Model v3. Updated guidelines for Meta Model v4 is available in the documentation.


The Business Capability Map is used to group Applications according to their functionality. The Business Capability model is relatively stable over time. Although it reflects your individual business model to a certain degree, our generic Capability Model is the perfect starting point to plan your IT landscape. Just choose the Capabilities that match your needs. The poster below includes tips and best practices for using Business Capabilities and creating a complete overview of your company's functions.

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Best Practice to Define Business Capability Maps

Pre-filled Best Practice Import

Uploading this standard model to your workspace will enable you to set up an Application Landscape quickly and get into use cases like Application Rationalization or Post-Merger Integration.



You can get and download a pre-filled Excel spreadsheet that includes the Business Capabilities from the poster above here.


More on Business Capabilities

For German-speaking LeanIX users, we highly recommend the book Business Capabilities by Wolf Pfannenstiel which is one of the most comprehensive resource on this topic.