Flexera SaaS Manager discovers all your SaaS subscriptions and identifies any unused, underused or abandoned licenses. Discover, manage and optimize your organization’s SaaS subscriptions and licenses to reduce “shadow SaaS,” manage renewals, reduce spend and secure user accounts.
Flexera SaaS Manager enables you to rein in runaway spend on more than 32,000 SaaS Apps!
SaaS adoption is growing quickly. Gartner expects the SaaS market to grow 20 percent annually over the next five years, reaching 45% of total application software spending by 20211.
Because of SaaS’ relatively low overhead and up-front costs, it’s easy to buy and easy to deploy. But, SaaS is designed to proliferate. In fact, about a third of the SaaS apps in most organizations don’t even get used. And the result? SaaS costs spin out of control.
Flexera SaaS Manager lets you monitor license utilization through proactively generated, easy-to-read reports. So, you’ll understand when you’re paying for SaaS licenses but not using them.
More important, FlexNet SaaS Manager has over 250 direct product integrations to the most widely used SaaS applications – more than any SaaS spend management tool on the market. These direct integrations deliver deep insight into how SaaS apps are actually consumed within your organization. This lets you understand your true SaaS ROI, and the true impact of application usage for popular apps like Salesforce.com®, Microsoft® Office 365®, Slack™ and Box®, to name a few.
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Buying SaaS applications is so easy…anyone in your company with a credit card and an email address can subscribe to an application and start using it that same day – whether or not your policy allows it.
The challenge is that because anyone can purchase SaaS apps outside official procurement channels, they proliferate in most companies. This is Shadow SaaS, and creates painful challenges:
Flexera SaaS Manager gives you total visibility of the SaaS applications you have, whether or not they’re licensed, approved, or authorized, so that you can start reducing costs and eliminating risks.
Flexera SaaS Manager maintains both PCI and SOC 2 compliance for securely connecting with your expense, accounting, and payment vendors to identify and consolidate shadow SaaS into a single dashboard. From here, you have total visibility of the SaaS you have (licensed, approved or not), so that you can begin the process of reducing costs and eliminating risks.
Organizations are dynamic. Employees come and go. Roles change. And you face a constant battle securing corporate data from those that shouldn’t have access.
Some companies use single sign on (SSO) technology to track and enforce security access. But SSO only works for the systems it’s connected to. Most organizations don't deploy SSO for all their SaaS vendors – especially when Shadow SaaS is rampant and employees are using SaaS apps IT doesn’t even know about. And there are also users that were given access privileges outside your SSO processes.
This is the security blind spot. It can expose you to theft of proprietary data. And it can open you to enormous regulatory compliance risk, such a GDPR, which requires you to understand which systems contain personally identifiable data, and who has access.
Flexera SaaS Manager connects the HR system records to SaaS vendor records, producing intelligent, accurate checklists identifying exactly what each employee truly has access to. This enables IT to compare its records against hard data when creating secure SaaS accounts.
The more SaaS apps your company subscribes to, the harder they are to manage. Each SaaS contract has different terms, contract lengths, and billing rules. Adding to the administrative complexity, many subscriptions are paid by credit card and auto-renew.
Without being able to see all your SaaS contracts and manage them in one place, it’s impossible to do it right. Most companies don’t even use thirty percent of the SaaS apps that they’re paying for, term after term, auto-renew after auto-renew.
Flexera SaaS Manager’s proactively generated, easy-to-read reports help you intelligently manage contract renewals. Get access to timelines and milestones you need to true-up services and to regain control of your SaaS contracts with minimal effort.
Flexera SaaS Manager tracks those important contract dates and intelligently adjusts reminders it sends you, based on the information most important to you such as total contract value or actual time required per vendor to make changes.
So relax! Let Flexera SaaS Manager help you with contract management.
Download the Essential SaaS Management Toolkit to learn about SaaS usage trends, understand the importance of SaaS management tools and discover how to take control of your SaaS applications.
Read our ebook to learn why software license costs are often wasted through insufficient management and how you can achieve control of your SaaS spending in 3 easy steps.
The SaaS industry is growing fast. Read our eBook to learn how SaaS is evolving and how companies can manage its rapid expansion across the enterprise.
Great tools should make your life better and shouldn't require a PhD in engineering. If you can use a web browser, you can use Flexera SaaS Manager. Even better, Flexera SaaS Manager does not require any software installation or time from the IT department.
Find savings through good process, controls, and management of resources. Flexera SaaS Manager enables you to manage your cloud application resources effectively so you only pay for licenses you actually use instead of paying for licenses that lay dormant.
Time is in short supply these days. Flexera SaaS Manager empowers you to stop devoting valuable time to performing resource utilization audits. With a single always up-to-date dashboard, utilization reports that used to take months now takes seconds.
Discover, manage, optimize and secure your SaaS applications.
Watch our on-demand webinar to get a better understanding of where SaaS is headed and how to take action to improve your SaaS management and spend.
Watch our on-demand webinar to learn about the pros and cons of shadow IT and what you can do about it to finally get control of your IT spending.
No other SaaS optimization platform even comes close to offering as many direct integrations to all the SaaS subscriptions your business uses as SaaS Manager. We integrate directly with each SaaS vendor in addition to your SSO provider, so you get a single pane of glass for all your SaaS.
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Amazon Web Services provide on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis with a free-tier option available for 12 months. The technology allows subscribers to have at their disposal a full-fledged virtual cluster of computers, available all the time, through the internet. AWS's version of virtual computers have most of the attributes of a real computer including hardware (CPU(s) & GPU(s) for processing, local/RAM memory, hard-disk/SSD storage); a choice of operating systems; networking; and pre-loaded application software such as web servers, databases, CRM, etc.
Box works in any browser and allows for storage and management of content online. It allows users to share files instantly and access documents from anywhere. Box also makes it easy for administrators to maintain a central view of all content and users in their account through the Box admin console.
DocuSign operates a cloud-based electronic signature platform that helps small- and medium-sized businesses, enterprises, and individuals collect information, automate data workflows, and sign on various devices. DocuSign automates manual and paper-based processes and allows users to manage authentication, digital signature, forms and data collection, collaboration, and workflow automation and storage.
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Salesforce CRM is a CRM and sales automation product that allows users to manage contacts and track opportunities from any desktop or device and build 1-to-1 customer journeys. Users keep the sales pipeline filled with solid leads, and score more wins without software, hardware, or speed limits.
Slack is a real time chat tool. Teams in Slack work together in channels that can be organized by project, department, office location, or anything else, really. Slack connects to the tools and services you already use and centralizes your notifications, files, and data from hundreds of different applications. When you connect Flexera SaaS Manager to Slack you'll receive reporting about Slack usage in your Flexera SaaS Manager dashboard along with quick and actionable insights to help ensure that those users who you want to use Slack are actually making use of this amazing tool. Adding Slack to your instance of Flexera SaaS Manager is easy! Just log in to your Flexera SaaS Manager portal and under the "Managed Products" section found in the left hand navigation click "Add Product" from the "Actions" dropdown menu. Follow the wizard steps and you're done!
Cisco WebEx provides on-demand collaboration, online meeting, web conferencing and video conferencing. WebEx allows users to collaborate in real time, providing whiteboarding, note-taking, and annotation tools. Users can record video and audio, screen share, and live stream.
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There are three primary reasons why a SaaS management and utilization reporting platform such as Flexera SaaS Manager is important for your business. Flexera SaaS Manager connects procurement, IT, and finance in a single easy to use vendor management tool that is always up to date.
SaaS is intentionally engineered to make it easy for employees to sign-up and invite other employees without the intervention of the IT department.
IT Procurement professionals lack internal controls over SaaS spend. SaaS is often purchased at the departmental level or expensed by individuals and not accurately categorized on financial reports.
As employee owned devices and remote work scenarios continue to grow in popularity, traditional IT policies are becoming more difficult to enforce.