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.”
LeanIX offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for Enterprise Architecture (EA) that enables organizations to make faster, data-driven IT decisions. Hundreds of well-known companies from all industries such as Adidas, DHL, Merck, Vodafone and Zalando rely on this innovative solution. With LeanIX, companies gain important insights into how well the technologies used contribute to increasing competitiveness and innovation. LeanIX solves the problem that the necessary information about the IT landscape is missing, outdated or can only be analyzed at great expense. The use cases include the dismantling of unused software, the avoidance of technology risks as well as the conversion from monolithic architectures to microservices. LeanIX was founded in 2012 by Jörg Beyer and André Christ. The company is headquartered in Bonn with offices in Boston, Massachusetts. LeanIX is supported by a broad partner network in America, Europe and Australia.
More information about LeanIX can be found at www.leanix.net or @leanix_net on Twitter.
About PROSTEP AG
PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.
The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 280 in Germany, Poland and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Saarbrücken, Sindelfingen, Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, as well as in Wroclaw (Poland) and in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).
About PROSTEP, Inc.
PROSTEP, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PROSTEP AG and is located in the hub of the US automotive industry, Birmingham, MI. PROSTEP is a leading vendor-independent PLM consulting firm for the discrete manufacturing industry specializing in PLM integration and PLM migration with leading PLM vendors. PROSTEP has solutions for SIEMENS integration (Teamcenter), PTC integration with ThingWorx and Windchill integration, Dassault integration with 3DEXPERIENCE integration), ARAS integration, ARENA integration, secure cad data exchange and CAD visualization with 3D PDF, HTML5, and technical data packages. With 250+ employees throughout and 20+ years of experience, PROSTEP specializes in PLM consultancy services and engineering solutions. PROSTEP are experts in providing leading global manufacturing companies with the support they require for designing and optimizing their internal and cross-enterprise development processes.