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SaaS Management Requires Complex Solutions

SaaS proliferation rates speedup in the recent years draw SAM companies’ attention to the SaaS management and optimization issues and focused them on helping businesses avoid SaaS-related exposures, including extra SaaS spending. There appeared different approaches towards SaaS application management, but most companies focused on reducing spend on SaaS. This approach is sometimes called “follow-the-money” […]

How to Get Ready for the New Year in the SaaS-Majority Environment

With SaaS it’s become difficult to plan future IT procurement and therefore IT budgets. At this time of the year companies are to finalize their 2018 budgets. Usually to make a budget, companies analyze historical data and future growth plans. However, with companies increasingly moving to the cloud, historical data become less reliable. SaaS usage […]

No More Doubt – SaaS is the Present and Future

New data has arrived – thanks to the recent BetterCloud survey – and now we can say for sure that SaaS is the future not only for SMB companies but for enterprises as well. Today already 44% of SMB companies and 29% of large companies say than more than 80% of all their applications are […]

SaaS in Schools: Friend or Foe

We live at the cloud age, where SaaS apps are used everywhere, including schools. At that, in schools SaaS benefits are even more prominent. Software management has become easier: SaaS deployment is simple, maintenance is now vendor’s concern, and updates are mostly automatic. So, from this perspective, SaaS is an ideal solution for a situation […]

Do You Use Office 365 to the Full? Does It Cost too much? SaaS Management Can Help

Today enterprises tend to move from on-premises to the cloud, and so do software providers. While the former hope to save budgets, the latter intend to earn on recurring subscriptions. Software vendors expect long-term profitability from SaaS as the model encourages customer loyalty. Today software providers use audit risks to force businesses to adopt SaaS […]

Moving to the Cloud: Why do you need SAM

The IT trend of the recent years is shifting from on-premises software to Software-as-a-Service (SAM) applications. Some enterprises opt for SaaS apps themselves, believing cloud services are simpler and cheaper; others are nudged by their software vendor shifting to the cloud themselves, as SaaS annuity models provide more stable revenue growth and “access controls facilitate […]

SaaS: Appearances Are Deceiving

It’s often thought that SaaS applications eliminate the need for Software Asset Management (SAM) and simplify the life of CIOs and CFOs. However, it’s far from the truth and most of the time is quite the opposite. According to Gartner, “IT sourcing and vendor management leaders need to recognize that SaaS subscriptions are not a […]

Excessive SaaS Subscriptions Can Cost You Much More Than You Think

There are always more SaaS applications than you know of and there are always fewer licenses assigned or used than you paid for. All this is due to the uncontrolled SaaS app adoption and inadequate SaaS management. When there are thousands of cloud services on the market, relatively cheap and easy to deploy, employees and […]

Does Single Sign On Help SaaS Management?

Single Sign On (SSO) is a user-authentication method, when a user signs into one cloud application and is logged in to other SaaS apps automatically. SSO provides easy-access to business critical SaaS accounts and saves time. Besides, SSO minimizes chances to forget your password and, therefore, reduce the workload of an IT help desk and […]

Analytics in Service of SaaS Management

Everything is changing including methods of application delivery. On-premises software is being replaced by web-based (SaaS) applications. Today, according to Microsoft, a typical organization has 12 SaaS (web) apps for each on-premises application. The benefits of SaaS apps are enormous, including lower costs, flexibility and day-and-night availability. However, web-based apps still need management, but traditional […]

Binadox Partners with Flexera to Deliver an Integrated Solution for Software Asset Management

Unique offering allows customers to gain software license compliance insights and integrated SaaS Web usage monitoring Binadox, Inc is now one of Flexera’s Technology Alliance Partners (TAP) providing solutions through Flexera’s Enterprise Platform. On August 17, Flexera announced its new Software Asset Management (SAM) vision. The change “will ensure customers get the software and hardware […]

A Smart Way to Renew SaaS Apps

According to Gartner, “by 2020, for 40% of software titles, the fundamental priority of SAM will shift from managing compliance with software publisher terms and conditions to eliminating unnecessary expenditure in ‘as a service’ contracts.” And one of the opportunities to cut SaaS costs is renewal management. In the era of the cloud, traditional licensing […]

SaaS Usage Monitoring Is a Two-Way Street

Today SaaS vendors grow up like mushrooms after the summer rains. With the emergence of cloud-based services, adoption of new applications has become as easy as never before. Big investments are no longer necessary. SaaS applications have equalled big and small businesses: deployment of SaaS apps is easy, doesn’t require big up-front payments or any […]

What SaaS Vendors Are Silent About in Their Reports: Keep your Ears Open and Take Action

We’ve already talked a lot about increasing SaaS adoption rates. Organizations rely on SaaS applications in critical operations more and more often. It’s stipulated by numerous benefits that SaaS provide to businesses. First of all, it’s a seeming cost reduction. Secondly, simplicity of SaaS deployment allow business units remain flexible and do not interrupt the […]

SaaS Cost Optimization Best Practices

According to BDO, 74% of Tech CFOs say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017. Considering undeclining SaaS adoption rates and that an increasing number of SaaS app purchases are made bypassing IT and Procurement, thus exposing the whole business to security and compliance risks, as well as extra […]

Adopting Value-Adding SaaS Procurement

Procurement is an important function nearly in any company. The common view is that the Procurement’s major objective is to drive the bottom line down. However, the recent trend among the companies is shifting the focus from cutting costs to adding value. We, at Binadox, suggest you adopting the idea of a value-adding procurement in […]

Another Perspective of SaaS Monitoring

Increasingly more Software Asset Management (SAM) tools target to fight security vulnerabilities to protect enterprise systems from hacker attacks, including ransomware, through monitoring unsupervised SaaS applications used by employees. And it isn’t out of place considering the latest trend – WannaCry spreading. WannaCry is a worm that exploits vulnerabilities in the Windows OS to spread […]

Binadox Introduces the Box Connector

The Binadox Software License Compliance and Asset Management Solution now features a connector for Box. The Box connector synchronizes your Binadox account with your Box account to improve productivity and efficiency when managing your software assets and reviewing license agreements and terms of service. The Box connector enables you to upload license files from your […]

CIO’s Role Evolution

In the previous post we described how SaaS proliferation has influenced Software Asset Management (SAM), in this post we’ll talk about how SaaS apps explosion is impacting the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO used to be responsible for software procurement planning and cost optimization. The IT department worked in close tandem […]