LeanIX will launch a SaaS Discovery capability, the first EA vendor on the market to do so. SaaS Discovery in APM automatically uncovers SaaS applications by scanning SSO, CASB, financial, expense, credit card statements, and contract management systems. It provides visibility into an organization's SaaS ecosystem to help users eliminate waste, control spend, and optimize SaaS usage.
SaaS Discovery will be available for workspaces with the APM module at no additional costs. Admins can activate the feature in the new 'Optional Features & Early Access' section of their workspace settings. They will then be guided through the opt-in steps of provisioning a new LeanIX SaaS Management Platform (SMP) workspace or the linking of an existing one.
Included in the activation is an extension of the data model adding a dedicated SaaS Discovery section with additional fields to the Application Fact Sheet (the synced fields can be configured in the 'Reference Catalog' section).
After discovering SaaS applications in their SMP workspace, admins can match identified SaaS to Application Fact Sheets in the 'SaaS Discovery' section of the admin area. The SaaS applications can be linked to existing Fact Sheets, or new Application Fact Sheets can be created. Related Provider and IT Component Fact Sheets of the SaaS applications that don't exist are automatically generated.