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SaaS Management

Complete Visibility and Control Over SaaS Usage

Software as a Service (SaaS) is one of the fastest growing areas of cloud computing, in some cases predicted to outpace platform and infrastructure services. Gartner predicts strong growth of SaaS technologies reaching revenue figures of $85 billion by the end of 2019. The growth comes at a 17.8 percent increase from previous years and accounts for a majority proportion in the public cloud revenues forecasted to reach $278 billion by the year 2021.

Despite this accelerating SaaS adoption, most enterprise IT departments don’t know what SaaS apps are running in their environments or how they’re being utilized.

It’s time you got a handle on your organization's SaaS usage. Flexera has enabled clients to save hundreds of millions of dollars with our software spend optimization solutions, and now we’re bringing that expertise with our SaaS management.


Take Control With Flexera SaaS Management

Buy What You Need. Use What You Buy.

Because of its relatively low overhead and upfront costs, SaaS is easy to buy and easy to deploy. But SaaS tends to proliferate. In fact, about a third of the SaaS apps in most organizations don’t even get used. The result? SaaS costs spin out of control.

Flexera SaaS Manager lets you monitor license utilization through proactively generated, easy-to-read reports. You’ll understand when you’re paying for SaaS licenses but not using them.

Key advantages:

  • Identify more than 32,000 SaaS applications within your organization
  • Monitor license utilization for over 6,200 of these applications
  • Get detailed usage and cost data by internal user segment
  • Allocate SaaS investments by department for financial reporting

SHINE A LIGHT ON SHADOW SAAS

Buying SaaS applications is dangerously easy. Anyone with a credit card and an email address can subscribe to an app and start using it that same day, regardless of your internal policies.

This results in the rapid proliferation–typically outside official procurement channels–of SaaS apps throughout an organization. This is shadow SaaS, and it creates painful challenges:

  • You waste money on SaaS subscriptions that aren’t needed
  • Unauthorized applications hosting your proprietary data, increasing security and regulatory risks
  • Increased risk of exposing data to people that shouldn’t have access
  • Increased maintenance and support overhead

Flexera SaaS Manager gives you total visibility of your SaaS applications–regardless of whether they’re licensed, approved, or authorized–so you can reduce costs and eliminate risks.

Key advantages:

  • Detect unauthorized SaaS apps
  • Stay in compliance with regulations such as GDPR and HIPAA
  • Centralize reporting and help track illusive users

THE SAAS SECURITY BLIND SPOT PUTS YOU AT RISK

Organizations are dynamic. Employees come and go. Roles change. As a result, 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 to which it’s connected. Most organizations don't deploy SSO for all their SaaS vendors – especially when shadow SaaS is rampant and employees are using unauthorized SaaS apps. What's more, many organizations grant access privileges to users outside their SSO processes. 

This security blind spot can expose you to theft of proprietary data. And it can open you to enormous regulatory compliance risk. GDPR, for example, requires you to understand which systems contain personally identifiable data, and who has access.

Now you can:

  • Ensure compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, and other regulations
  • Protect against unauthorized access to proprietary data
  • Reduce manual administrative tasks

MANAGE CONTRACT RENEWALS MORE INTELLIGENTLY

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.

This task is virtually impossible if you can't see all your SaaS contracts and manage them in one place.

Now you can manage contract renewals with the information you need. Flexera SaaS Manager proactively generates easy-to-read reports that provide access to the timelines and milestones you need to regain control of your SaaS contracts with minimal effort.

Now you can:

  • Reduce manual contract management tasks
  • Manage automatic subscription renewals
  • Manage the SaaS subscription lifecycle for each vendor   


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Are You Ready to take control?

It's time to rein in wasted SaaS spending with Flexera's SaaS management, freeing up valuable resources for vital transformation efforts.

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