Step 1: Bring Software Assets Information to LeanIX

Learn efficient methods for gathering software asset information to build your inventory for effective obsolescence risk management.

To start your first technology risk assessment, build a comprehensive inventory of your software assets, which includes building an IT component repository. LeanIX provides various methods for bringing needed information to the workspace, from manual entry to excel imports, surveys, to-dos, integration with ServiceNow and other CMDBs.

Here are our recommendations:

  • ServiceNow integration: Leverage LeanIX ServiceNow Integration for building your IT component and application inventory. It automates the discovery and creation of IT component fact sheets and establishes relations between the IT components and the applications they support. You have the flexibility to define mappings between LeanIX fact sheets and ServiceNow tables, specifying the fact sheet type, direction/source of sync, ServiceNow table, and sync mode. Additionally, you can configure field-level mappings for each specified fact sheet type and ServiceNow table, allowing you to select which fields and attributes to synchronize between LeanIX and ServiceNow. To learn more, see ServiceNow Integration.
  • Integration with Configuration Management Databases (CMDB): If your organization maintains CMDB, LeanIX offers seamless integration options. Integration with your existing CMDB ensures that LeanIX is continuously updated with the latest information, providing a real-time view of your technology landscape. At the minimum, ensure that you obtain IT component names, versions, and the application - IT component relationships. To learn about using APIs for importing and exporting data, see Importing and Exporting Data. To learn about LeanIX integration APIs, see Integration API.
  • Excel import/export: You can also make use of the excel import/export functionality to bring in the data or manually create IT component fact sheets if the information is not too extensive.

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