LeanIX Technology Lifecycle Service (LTLS) provides provider lifecycle information for IT Components to enable users to understand technology obsolescence risks for their hardware and software and make better upgrade decisions.
LTLS enables LeanIX customers to use standardized IT Component names (Provider Name + Product Name + Version + Edition) and attach the correct provider lifecycles. However, since the collaboration between LeanIX and Technopedia ended in the Q1 of 2021, LeanIX introduces a new, in-house service for technology lifecycle maintenance called LeanIX Technology Lifecycle Service (LTLS).
LTLS has full coverage of the IT Components that Technopedia previously offered and more. On top of that, LTLS has a dedicated team and an established process to ensure continuous updates. Users that currently use Technopedia will have a smooth experience transitioning to the LTLS since the migration will happen seamlessly within LeanIX.
LTLS offers additional attributes for maintaining your Tech Category and maintaining the Technology Risk associated with it. Apart from all of the available features offered in Technopedia, LTLS provides several new attributes.
Name: name normalization (standard format: Provider Name + Product Name + Version + Edition)
Version: specific version of the component
Version Group: to group consecutive versions
Provider: Manufacturer, seller of the component
Lifecycles1: Plan, Phase-in, Active, Phase-out, End-of-life, & End-of-sale
URLs: to prove authenticity of lifecycles
Successor Versions3: and latest available version
Support Type: community/enterprise, free/paid
Active Support: flag denoting whether the product has active support from the provider
Support Policies: support schedule by Provider
As of Date when data was updated by LeanIX
Description of product from its website
Websites of product & provider
LeanIX Best Practice Tech Category 3
- Dates are provided whenever available on the provider's website
- Technopedia’s Tech Category will be available alongside the LTLS entries until the end of the grace period
- Successor versions & LeanIX Best Practice Tech Category are not in the initial launch scope, but they will become available in future releases
- Upon request, customers can choose to migrate one workspace at a time (first Sandbox & then Live)
- Test and explore full LTLS capabilities in Sandbox while still using Technopedia in Live
- Compare the quality of data between Technopedia (live WS) and LTLS (sandbox WS)
- If satisfied, live WS will also be migrated to LTLS and Technopedia deactivated
Either Technopedia or LTLS (only one) can be enabled on a given workspace
Search: easily search and browse LTLS catalog
Side bar: to provide transparency on already linked LTLS entries
Preview: detailed preview of attributes for specific IT component
Information: detailed information on support availability & policies
Lifecycle: intuitive display of lifecycle states and their respective dates
You can now populate your IT Components Fact Sheets faster and more efficient using LTLS. When you create a new Fact Sheet, you can immediately link that Fact Sheet into LTLS and get the Provider and Tech Category information linked to your Fact Sheet.
Click on Profile button.
Go to Administration.
Click on Reference Data on the left pane.
You can select the fields you would like to Sync (Description, Version, IT Component Type, Life Cycle) from LTLS into your Fact Sheet.
Check the Provider and Tech Category boxes to automatically add them from LTLS.
To start getting information from the LTLS into your IT Component Fact Sheet, you may start by creating a new Fact Sheet and then link the newly created Fact Sheet into the LTLS.
Create a new Fact Sheet by clicking the New Fact Sheet.
Set the Name of your Fact Sheet, then click Create.
Once done, you will see an empty Fact Sheet. Now, you can populate the Fact Sheet by linking it to LTLS. To do so, Click on the Technology Lifecycle Service at the top of the right sidebar.
You are directed to the LTLS page with pre-filled information from your Fact Sheet. Choose the correct search result from LTLS preview.
Once you find the correct LTLS Fact Sheet, click Link to Fact Sheet. Now, your IT Component Fact Sheet is updated with LTLS information.
If you cannot find the correct component that you want to link in LTLS, you may proceed to request the missing component right from LTLS. Below showcases on how to do reporting for missing component.
Create a new Fact Sheet.
Link the newly created Fact Sheet to LTLS, by clicking on the Technology Lifecycle Service at the top of the right sidebar.
Search for the correct component. If the result is empty, you can report on the missing component.
Click on Report missing data in LTLS button on the left bottom corner.
Fill the Provider Name, Product Full Name, Version, Edition, Request comment.
After reporting the missing component, when you go back to your Fact Sheet, you can see the updated information stating: Fact Sheet reported as missing.
Updated about a month ago