21st June, 2021
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While Blissfully is a good SaaS management tool, it’s not the best for every company.
It has some drawbacks—its app discovery is not the best, has few direct integrations, doesn't offer custom integrations, and is expensive.
In this article, we'll discuss the 8 best alternatives for Blissfully.
Here is the list of alternatives that we will be focusing on:
But before delving into the alternatives, let's know a bit more about Blissfully.
It discovers SaaS apps used in your organization. You also get insights on SaaS spending, usage, and security.
Help automate employee onboarding and offboarding process.
Tracks your software spending and usage data to know if you're getting value from your apps.
Has all the compliance information of apps.
Acts as a system of record for SaaS apps.
Information such as the software used, its owner, and vendors
Ineffective SaaS Discovery: App discovery is the main element of a SaaS management tool. But Blissfully's app discovery engine is just 63% effective, i.e., it leaves out a few applications. There are many tools in the market that do it with utmost precision in a matter of minutes.
UI Errors: While doing multiple tasks on its dashboard, the app crashes or slows down. For example, if you want to toggle through different departments and tasks, each click loads a new page, slowing down the progress.
Creates Issues if You Pay in Multiple Currency: If you make transactions in multiple currencies, Blissfully it distorts the spend data and the insights. It only has the native $. Your spend details will be displayed in $, and when during currency conversion, there may be some discrepancy. Conversions are all done per transaction or invoice level.
Few Direct Integration: The number of apps Blissfully can directly integrate with is approx. 50. So if you want to know the fine details like feature usage and adoption, it is limited to very few applications.
Smaller Application Library Size: The number of applications that Blissfully can discover is around 60000. So if yours is an enterprise having a large number of employees using hundreds and thousands of applications, or you use some niche apps, then Blissfully may not be able to identify them.
Pricing: Available upon request.
With IT decision-making now decentralized, there has been a SaaS explosion happening in organizations. There has been a constant issue of over-spending, app-redundancy, and underutilization.
If yours is a bigger company with business units and more employees, then you will be facing additional problems in the form of shadow IT that can push your company to severe security and compliance threats. Zluri has the solution for all these problems.
Zluri offers control over your third-party SaaS application and helps you maintain security and compliance from a command center.
It best for the enterprise market with a company strength of 500-5000, but even companies with less than 500 employees can benefit from it. If your company has less than 50 employees, Zluri is entirely free.
Discovering your organization’s SaaS subscriptions: Zluri has the largest app library will over 120000+ applications. Zluri discovery engine uses five methods to discover all your apps with near 100% accuracy.
Renewal Monitoring: With Zluri, you don't need to worry about surprise renewals. Zluri alerts about your upcoming renewals, giving you enough time to decide whether or not you need the app. You can decide that through the SaaS usage insights from Zluri.
Applications Cost Optimization: Zluri helps you standardize your applications and eliminate budget wastage. Zluri traces your SaaS ecosystem and monitors, measures, and helps you take control of your SaaS spend. It also helps you find the hidden apps spend.
Smooth Vendor Management: Zluri has an automated vendor management system with all the features needed to manage your SaaS stack. It maintains a SaaS system of record by integrating with your core business system, after which it prepares to maintain your vendor life cycle with your predefined workflows.
Discovering your organization’s subscriptions
Category and function of each application
Find unused and underused apps
Removing duplicate apps with overlapping functions
Automating contract renewals
Automating employee onboarding and onboarding
Remove unsecured apps
Maintain audit readiness for compliance
Offers custom integrations with 36 hours TAT
Direct integrations with 320+ popular apps for feature level usage insights
Good choice if you are paying in multiple currencies
G2 - 4.9/5
Free for companies with less than 25 employees.
BetterCloud offers IT teams key tools to monitor and enforce policies for security. IT can take full control of the SaaS environment with continuous event monitoring and fully automated policy enforcement, as well as individual or bulk remedial action. It provides IT with API connections that can monitor user behavior, system configurations, and data-related activity across any SaaS platform. This enables IT to develop advanced automation processes to include customer policies like user onboarding/offboarding, data exposure, user and team setting, and least privilege admin access.
Compliance and Data-Loss Prevention
Auditing and App Discovery
Monitoring, Alerting, and Insights
User and Directory Management
Fully Customizable Reporting
Integrates with 60+ SaaS apps that are popular
Streamlines onboarding and offboarding processes for all the apps via workflows
Within few clicks, it tells you about the whole SaaS landscape
Steep learning curve
Price: Available upon request.
Augmentt offers enterprises the necessary tools to plan and manage their SaaS usage, optimize spend, implement security policies and streamline operations. It focuses on providing SaaS visibility and management through its products—Discover, Optimize, and Engage.
Discover - A SaaS and shadow IT discovery and reporting module.
Optimize - SaaS usage and spend tracker.
Engage - SaaS administrator and automation module for eliminating time-consuming manual processes.
Provide MSPs with the technology platform, the tools and program, and support they would need to a beneficial SaaS service.
Help the SMEs manage SaaS usage so that they can save money, improve their security and optimize operations.
Capterra- No Rating yet
Discover - $0.49/seat/month
Optimize - $0.99/seat/month
Engage - $0.99/seat/month
Torii’s platform is a SaaS management tool designed for IT leaders to discover, audit, and control SaaS apps used within their organization. Torii features SaaS license optimization and automates workflows for repetitive processes. Using Torii, you can transform your company's cloud-based software stack into a readable and user-friendly dashboard by focusing on visibility, workflow, and automation to improve your SaaS management. It simplifies the management of shadow IT.
Generate real-time reports.
Prevents your employees from opting for tools with similar functions.
Manages your SaaS subscriptions and controls who has access to each app.
Secures data from employees who have offboarded from your company.
Automates regular tasks, such as renewal, upgrades, downgrades, and access changes with the help of integrated bots.
Streamlines license management process and on/offboarding process
Doesn't integrate with many tools
Reporting needs some fixes
Pricing: Available upon request
G2 - 4.8/5
Capterra - 5/5
Applogie is a subscription management platform for keeping your SaaS license and subscription costs under control. It forecasts your licensing costs, manages subscription renewals, and optimizes expenses.
Real-time usage data: Users across various departments can share their insights, comments, and views, increasing the visibility of how your enterprise uses the cloud.
Organizes your subscription: Filters your SaaS subscriptions by their renewal date, owner, and usage, helping you manage your finances more accurately.
Vendor activity: You can get an in-depth view of individual subscriptions, which can make you understand the value, pricing, monthly usage, terms and conditions, and much more.
License and usage data: Helps you to stay on top of subscriptions. By checking your real-time usage against your agreed pricing limitations, you can make sure that you don't get charged any more than you need to or with any unwanted surprises billing.
Helps in usage tracking analytics
Real-time usage data
Pricing: Starts from $100/user/month
Capterra -No rating yet
G2 - Unavailable
Zylo is a SaaS management software for enterprises. Their primary focus is tackling the challenges of SaaS licensing, reducing costs, eliminating shadow IT, and aids in renewal negotiation, and much more. Zylo uses your login information and financial integrations to come up with your SaaS data. It maps out insights on who uses the app, its usage, and how much is being spent on each app.
Discovery of spending on each cloud-based application
Category and function of each application
Contact information of all SaaS buyers
Utilization insights of each application
Sends email reminders for upcoming renewal dues.
Tracks the stats of your software app like the contract term, value, number of licenses, etc.
Develop reports, graphs and review the granular detail related to Spend.
The limitation of application APIs or integrations can inhibit Zylo's ability to provide precise data.
A small amount of manual tinkering is required during the implementation
Price: Available upon request
Coreview offers comprehensive office 365 management solutions, along with monitoring, reporting, and security auditing. The software includes comprehensive data and advanced functionality that helps to improve your company's security, comply with regulations, manage licenses and deliver operational improvements.
Manages, reports, and monitors office 365
Single dashboard with all the license information
Gives of alerts and notifications for renewal dues
Allows numerous administrators
Offers different kinds of access permissions to people based on their location
Free Trial Available
Once in a while, UI glitches
No training on how to use
Price: Available upon request
Capterra- No Reviews Yet
G2 - 4.7/5
Productiv offers analytics and insights on how software is used in the workplace, helping organizations get a greater understanding. This application comprises many functions. Firstly, it dives deep to process login data. Secondly, it assesses what happens after a user logs in. Thirdly, it manages renewals and licenses more efficiently. It is a data-driven application that can increase your Saas value.
Easy and intuitive interface
Swift Development cycle
Provides great strategic insights beyond just user logins
Helpful Customer Care
No Okta integration to enable de-provisioning of apps directly in Okta.
No manual method of entering and updating metadata
Capterra - No Reviews Yet
G2 - 4.6/5
Price: Available upon request
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In this post, we've discussed 7 symptoms of an unoptimized SaaS stack and solutions to optimize the same.
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