PROSTEP uses LeanIX for sustainable PLM strategy consulting

Darmstadt/Bonn, January 2020 - PROSTEP AG has entered a partnership with LeanIX, the manufacturer of the Enterprise Architecture Suite (EA-Suite), with the aim of providing customers with optimal advice on the development of their enterprise-wide Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) architectures. As a certified LeanIX partner, the leading PLM consulting and software house can now also offer its proven methodology of capability-based strategy consulting to customers on a model-based basis, thereby ensuring sustainable management of their enterprise architecture (EAM).

PROSTEP has been pursuing an EAM-based consulting approach in PLM strategy and process consulting for some time, which is geared to customer-specific PLM requirements from the actual analysis to roll-out planning. Based on its many years of experience in PLM consulting, the company has developed a capability map that covers the applications of the digital product lifecycle from systems engineering to digital twin. On this basis, the PLM consultants develop individual heat maps (prioritizations) with their customers, from which the further development of the PLM architecture is then derived.

One of the challenges in consulting projects is to document the current status of the enterprise architecture in such a way that the documentation can also be used for the further development of the PLM architecture and can be easily updated during adaptations in order to maintain an overview of the development and its anchoring in the business processes at all times. As a certified LeanIX partner, PROSTEP now offers its customers the opportunity to map their enterprise architecture in the LeanIX EA suite and thus document their business requirements, PLM capabilities, actual and target architecture in a sustainable manner. If they are not already using the EA suite, they can purchase a license for the duration of the project.

LeanIX offers its solutions as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It enables companies to make transparent IT decisions faster and based on a solid data basis. More than 250 global brands such as Volkswagen, Adidas, DHL, Merck, Vodafone and Zalando use the LeanIX software worldwide. Founded in Bonn in 2012, the start-up employs more than 170 people worldwide and has a US office in Boston, Massachusetts. It is growing very dynamically and is now regarded as one of the relevant players in the EAM market. This is demonstrated not least by the large number of participants at the latest EA Connect Days in Bonn, where PROSTEP was also represented as a freshly certified LeanIX partner.
"The partnership between LeanIX and PROSTEP combines solution and strategy consulting and thus offers customers sustainable management of the enterprise architecture. Customers are thus optimally prepared for the challenges of digital transformation and gain a competitive advantage," explains Alexander Bloech, Director Partner Management at LeanIX.

With this partnership, PROSTEP is breaking new ground in holistic and comprehensive PLM strategy consulting that also considers the corporate strategy and organizational level of digital transformation, says Dr. Martin Strietzel, Head of PLM Strategy and Processes. "With the help of the LeanIX EA suite, we are building a bridge between corporate and PLM strategy and activating the EAM potential for engineering. Our customers can use the consulting results directly and document the lifecycle of their PLM architectures with LeanIX even after the consulting project has been completed."

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