Product news

New updates and improvements to Kabeen

Product news

New updates and improvements to Kabeen

Apr 29, 2024

Usage discovery

Usage discovery

Application usage discover in Kabeen
Application usage discover in Kabeen

We're always looking for innovative ways to enhance your ability to manage and understand your applications. We are excited to unveil our latest feature: Usage Discovery. This new functionality provides an automated insight into which teams are actively using the applications in your organisation.

Usage Auto-Discovery leverages a sophisticated agent deployed on user workstations. This agent tracks application usage and, when activity is detected over recent days from any team member, Kabeen updates the "Usage" tab of the respective application. This feature allows you to see real-time application utilization across your organization, streamlining the process of monitoring and managing application engagement.

To ensure data integrity and accuracy, Usage Discovery requires administrator confirmation to validate a team's usage of an application. This step is crucial because it:

  1. Integrates the application into the team's IT mapping, highlighting the application in user agent bookmarks.

  2. Updates the business matrix to display the team as users of the application.

  3. Recognizes that detected usage can be very temporary, calling for deliberate confirmation to avoid inaccuracies in reporting.

This feature strengthens your oversight by showing which teams frequently engage with specific applications. It helps in identifying key applications driving your business processes and any potential training needs or re-allocation of resources.

Usage Auto-Discovery is particularly beneficial for environments where team projects and roles are dynamic, making it challenging to keep track of ever-changing application usage patterns. It facilitates an adaptive approach to software asset management, ensuring that your IT landscape is always aligned with actual business activity.

Usage Auto-Discovery is now available on the Kabeen platform. To start leveraging this functionality, visit the "Usage" tab in your application inventory.

Apr 15, 2024

Application roadmap

Application roadmap

The application roadmap is a new report available in Kabeen which brings together all of your applications and their life cycles.

Since this restitution, you will be able to:

  • Identify and monitor applications being deployed and associated phases such as planning an integration or developing new business software.

  • Anticipate the end of the contract to complete your calls for tenders on time or renew the best applications with peace of mind

  • Build your master plan and your organization's digital strategy for the next 3, 5 or 10 years.

As with all reports available in Kabeen, the Application Roadmap has filters to focus on the elements that matter to you: A particular team, the highest business criticalities, etc. By default, we only display the applications for which the cycle of life has been informed.

Apr 8, 2024

Onboarding

Onboarding

User onboarding in Kabeen
User onboarding in Kabeen

Explore Kabeen's new user onboarding process, designed to quickly immerse you in operational efficiency.

Our revamped onboarding now includes deploying the user agent, a crucial step that unleashes the power of application auto-discovery. From the very start, you'll witness the immediate benefits of automatic application detection, which significantly simplifies and speeds up the mapping of your IT environment.

This new onboarding system is engineered to swiftly provide you with a comprehensive overview of Kabeen's capabilities, allowing you to make the most of our platform right from the start. Visit our product updates page to learn more and begin your enhanced experience with Kabeen like never before!

Mar 7, 2024

Application lifecycle

Application lifecycle

Application lifecycle management
Application lifecycle management

Tracking an application's lifecycle was one of the most anticipated features.

Each application now has a status (phase in, deployed, phase out, or decommissioned), which allows you to:

• Record applications that are under integration or development.

• Monitor decommissioning projects.

• Obtain a global view of the IT application roadmap (a feature to come!).

Without specific information, an application adopts an "active" status by default from its creation date in inventory or from its auto-discovery date if applicable.

Mar 7, 2024

Application matrix

Application matrix

Application matrix feature
Application matrix feature

Our latest update allows you to automatically generate a new view of your applications. The application matrix enables comparison of application usage between teams or business units according to each category.

It then becomes possible to distinguish unique usages or, conversely, redundant applications in your information system.

Like our other automatic analyses, filters are available, guiding your focus to the right place. In addition, the export of this matrix, just like the flow diagram, is natively integrated.

A small bonus: The applications appear with their criticality badge!

Feb 19, 2024

Application health

Application health

New operation dashboard in Kabeen
New operation dashboard in Kabeen

We're excited to introduce a significant update to how Kabeen measures application operational health metrics. We've now switched from synthetic probes to a user-focused perspective.

By using real user monitoring instead of synthetic transactions, we generate a more pertinent and accurate representation of application health. This shift means that the metrics we now offer are based on actual end-user experiences, ensuring that system health evaluations align more closely with real-world performances.

The advantage of this approach is twofold: it enables us to detect and address issues more accurately and efficiently, and it also promotes a user-centric approach, increasing overall satisfaction. We believe that these updates will vastly improve usability and the overall user experience in Kabeen. Stay tuned for further improvements to our platform!

Feb 2, 2024

PDF export of flow diagram

PDF export of flow diagram

PDF export of flow diagram
PDF export of flow diagram

You now have the ability to generate a PDF document of your flow diagrams directly from Kabeen. This offers unprecedented ease of sharing, whether for presentations, reports, or discussions with your teams.

The exported file retains all the detailed information of the diagram for a comprehensive view of your application structure.

Jan 29, 2024

New document attachment

New document attachment

Introducing a new feature from Kabeen that enriches your application inventory by allowing you to attach physical documents or linked URL.

This could include diagrams, operating documents (EXD), architectural documents (SAD), and more. There's no limit to how many documents you can add to each application.

If your document is hosted in a Document Management System (DMZ) or in Web application, you can also add it in the form of a link within Kabeen. This ensures all your relevant documentation is in one place, aiding productivity, and streamlining processes.

Jan 7, 2024

The new navigation: Clearer and simpler

The new navigation: Clearer and simpler

Kabeen home page with the new navigation menu
Kabeen home page with the new navigation menu

We are delighted to introduce our new navigation to you. Continually seeking to simplify the use of our platform, we have redesigned the organization of the menus and introduced an unfolded version which offers greater clarity.

This new configuration has been designed to offer you a more complete overview and immediate access to all sections. It also allowed us to centralize all help and support in one place. You can now find all the documentary, training or chat resources in one place.

Dec 20, 2023

Application diagram redesign

Application diagram redesign

We took your feedback into account to redesign the automatically generated application map in Kabeen.

It is now possible to group applications according to the criterion of your choice and you can hide data flows for a more condensed diagram.

Dec 19, 2023

User announcements in Kabeen: Capture the attention of your users

User announcements in Kabeen: Capture the attention of your users

Screen to configure a user announcements in Kabeen application
Screen to configure a user announcements in Kabeen application

Our new Architecture functionality goes even further thanks to the detailed analysis of the technologies you use, the age of your information system, the evaluation of obsolescence and the complexity of applications.

Dec 17, 2023

Application architecture dashboard

Application architecture dashboard

IT Architecture dashboard with application age, technologies synthesis and measurement of application complexity
IT Architecture dashboard with application age, technologies synthesis and measurement of application complexity

Our new Architecture Dashboard functionality goes even further thanks to the detailed analysis of the technologies you use, the age of your information system, the evaluation of obsolescence and the complexity of applications.

We have also redesigned the architecture tab of each application, for a cleaner design and more intuitive use. With Kabeen, know exactly where you stand and plan your future IT strategy

Use cases of the new Architecture Dashboard

  • 🏚️ Urbanization of your applications
    Contain the technical debt of your applications by prioritizing your projects using the obsolescence note.

  • 📖 Follow the level of documentation
    Use the documentary level as a key indicator of the IT department!

Dec 7, 2023

New organization page: More cleaner and flexible

New organization page: More cleaner and flexible

Defining business organisation with team and user groups
Defining business organisation with team and user groups

We're excited to introduce our brand new Organization page.

We designed it to be more intuitive, making understanding your business organization easier than ever.

In addition, this new interface offers greater flexibility in defining user groups. You can now create, modify and manage user groups with unprecedented ease.

Explore this new page and enjoy the simplicity and flexibility it offers.

Use cases

  • 🏢 Organization by establishment
    Some organizations prefer to analyze their information system through geographic establishments (sales agencies, factories, etc.). It is now possible.

  • 🌎 Organization by country
    International companies makes reading the information system more complex. We offer the possibility of structuring user groups by region or country.

Nov 7, 2023

Real-time usage measurement

Real-time usage measurement

Real-time usage measurement of business application in information system
Real-time usage measurement of business application in information system

We have initiated in-depth work aimed at displaying all of your metrics in real time. This is a significant step forward which will allow you to very quickly provide value through the monitoring of key IT indicators.

We started with usage indicators, notably the number of users per application. Now you can see this data update whenever a collaborator uses an application.

This is just the beginning and we look forward to bringing you real-time updates on other key metrics in the future. So, stay tuned to discover these new features.

Apr 5, 2023

Discover your apps with auto-discovery

Discover your apps with auto-discovery

Auto-discover screen in Kabeen with team and metrics
Auto-discover screen in Kabeen with team and metrics

With app auto-discovery, you can now automatically discover undocumented apps and add them to your inventory very easily.

This functionality is a real asset for companies that have to manage a large number of applications and have difficulty keeping their mapping up to date.

Indeed, auto-discovery makes it possible to detect applications that are not documented and which may cause security problems. By adding them to your Kabeen inventory, you can easily track them and update them as needed.

Our solution is based on a browser extension that analyzes the use of applications by company users anonymously and securely. Only professional applications are detected.

You will find this extension in the Chrome Web Store and soon on Safari and Firefox!

Feb 1, 2023

New login page

New login page

Brand new login and signup pages on Kabeen
Brand new login and signup pages on Kabeen

We are offering you today new connection and registration pages that are brighter but above all adapted to the format of your mobile phones!

At the same time, we inaugurate a new confirmation of your new account through a PIN code.