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 […]