SAP Signavio Integration

Fundamentals of the LeanIX integration with SAP Signavio

WHY: Overview and benefits

If your organization is using SAP Signavio for business process management, the LeanIX out-of-the-box integration allows you to leverage that data for even better IT and business alignment and informed decisions to drive your transformation agenda! This and related articles provide an overview of the benefits of the integration, how to activate it, how to map data from SAP Signavio to LeanIX and vice versa, and how to leverage configuration options. All of this is possible without coding!

Once the integration is activated, your business process data will be synced automatically with LeanIX and vice versa resulting in:

  • Reduced costs of manual data management
  • Efficient data management and collaboration across business operations and IT
  • Analyze business processes to verify optimal IT infrastructure implementation (applications, processes, and IT components)
  • Greater transparency when decommissioning processes and systems to minimize errors
  • Standardize modeling of processes in SAP Signavio through the automated import of Applications and other objects from LeanIX

WHAT: Scope of the integration and data flow between SAP Signavio and LeanIX

The integration between the two tools unlocks some powerful links that will enrich the views for Business Process Managers in SAP Signavio and Enterprise Architects and Applications Owners in LeanIX EAM:

  • All Process Fact Sheets in LeanIX will be created automatically from Signavio
  • Applications captured in LeanIX can be linked to processes in LeanIX
Jump directly from LeanIX Process Fact Sheets to the corresponding SAP Signavio ProcessJump directly from LeanIX Process Fact Sheets to the corresponding SAP Signavio Process

Jump directly from LeanIX Process Fact Sheets to the corresponding SAP Signavio Process

  • Once a process is linked to an Application, its definition is displayed directly on the Fact Sheet
Jump right from SAP Signavio to the respective LeanIX Application Fact Sheet by clicking on an IT System in a Signavio ProcessJump right from SAP Signavio to the respective LeanIX Application Fact Sheet by clicking on an IT System in a Signavio Process

Jump right from SAP Signavio to the respective LeanIX Application Fact Sheet by clicking on an IT System in a Signavio Process

  • In SAP Signavio, a user can include LeanIX Applications from the dictionary in the process definition
In the SAP Signavio Dictionary, all mapped LeanIX data such as Applications, Business Capabilities, and Data Objects are reflected (depends on the basic configuration settings in SAP Signavio Process)In the SAP Signavio Dictionary, all mapped LeanIX data such as Applications, Business Capabilities, and Data Objects are reflected (depends on the basic configuration settings in SAP Signavio Process)

In the SAP Signavio Dictionary, all mapped LeanIX data such as Applications, Business Capabilities, and Data Objects are reflected (depends on the basic configuration settings in SAP Signavio Process)

  • Process documentation updates are automatically shown in LeanIX
  • The Process Fact Sheet is also automatically updated
  • Reporting from both systems allows displaying the relationship between Processes and Applications
Enrich LeanIX Reports with Signavio ProcessesEnrich LeanIX Reports with Signavio Processes

Reports show relation between Processes and Applications

How to activate SAP Signavio integration

Before enabling the integration, please ensure you or a colleague/consultant working with you has the fundamental knowledge about Signavio BPM, LeanIX Data Model best practices and the ability to do the following within your instance

  • Setup Integration User credentials
  • Set permissions and/or IP whitelisting if necessary

Key steps to activate the SAP Signavio integration:

  1. Go to the Administration area
  2. Select Integrations in the left-hand panel. Here you have the possibility to configure and activate SAP Signavio for your LeanIX workspace.
  3. Click on Configure to do so. You can see the Status of the SAP Signavio integration (active/inactive) for your workspace and check its current version.
Integration Admin PageIntegration Admin Page

Activate SAP Signavio

After clicking on Configure, you will see an empty list of configurations and a button to create a New Configuration. There are two reasons to have more than one configuration:

  • Multi-tenancy: You can use multiple configurations to integrate with multiple Signavio instances, e.g. for different departments
  • Optimised Scheduling: Each configuration can have its own customised time schedule, e.g. some processes are synchronised more often than others

Click on the button on top to create your first New Configuration and follow the next sections of this documentation to fill in the details.

This documentation is separated into the following four key pieces of information to help you understand the integration more deeply:

Resources

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