Zluri Blog - SaaS Management

  • 5 Ways for SaaS Cost Optimization During Recession- Featured Shot

    5 Ways for SaaS Cost Optimization During Recession

    Due to the increased purchasing of Saas applications, it is becoming time-consuming to evaluate the organization's existing software and determine how it can be used effectively. This results in a need for more visibility into the SaaS stack, and businesses continue to make wasteful purchases, increasing SaaS expenses.  

  • SaaS Management Best Practices in 2023- Featured Shot

    SaaS Management Best Practices in 2023

    The process of optimizing a company's decentralized, unmanaged SaaS usage is known as SaaS management.

  • The Most Prevalent 10 SaaS Management Misconceptions That Every IT Team Must be Aware Of- Featured Shot

    The Most Prevalent 10 SaaS Management Misconceptions That Every IT Team Must be Aware Of

    Surprisingly, a large percentage of IT decision-makers and business executives need clarification about the management of SaaS apps.

  • SaaS Spend Analytics: A Comprehensive Guide- Featured Shot

    SaaS Spend Analytics: A Comprehensive Guide

    Spend analytics is designed to identify areas that could use more attention so that valuable insight can be found in real-time, ensuring organizations can prioritize projects and streamline their entire process.

  • Software Asset Management with the SAM Beast David Foxen- Featured Shot

    Software Asset Management with the SAM Beast David Foxen

    David speaks about his passion for ITAM and SAM and his interest in the industry. He also talks about the changes ITAM has undergone in the last 12 years of his career. He also highlights how the SaaS landscape has made our lives easier and gives valuable insights into managing SaaS applications.

  • How to Manage Software Assets- Featured Shot

    How to Manage Software Assets

    Software asset management (SAM) in the SaaS world is very different from traditional on-prem software asset management. Traditional SAM was focused on tracking and optimizing the software licenses. 

  • 6 Investments CIOs Must Make Before Recession Hits- Featured Shot

    6 Investments CIOs Must Make Before Recession Hits

    An SMP provides your organization with a streamlined process for discovering, managing, sharing, and storing data and creating workflows to automate your tasks.

  • Top 13 Alternatives to SolarWinds- Featured Shot

    Top 13 Alternatives to SolarWinds

    Though the ITAM solution from SolarWinds is a useful tool for managing an organization's assets, it has a steep learning curve. 

  • The Ideal Cost Optimization Playbook to Control SaaS Spend- Featured Shot

    The Ideal Cost Optimization Playbook to Control SaaS Spend

    10% of company revenue is spent on SaaS. It’s a staggering metric, and a high percentage of income is wasted inefficiently on business tools. In comparison, companies spend, on average, 15% on employees annually.

  • What Makes Zluri the Most Accurate SaaS Management Platform- Featured Shot

    What Makes Zluri the Most Accurate SaaS Management Platform

    Zluri has the largest direct integration number, over 750 applications, and keeps growing every month.

  • How to Track Software License- Featured Shot

    How to Track Software License

    The lack of appropriate software license management can cost your company time, money, and valuable resources. In order to optimize your valuable time and money, a centralized solution is a must that will track the various software licenses in the organization.

  • How to Choose a SaaS Management Platform? (2022 SMP Buying Guide)- Featured Shot

    How to Choose a SaaS Management Platform? (2022 SMP Buying Guide)

    The discovery engine is the foundation of a SaaS management solution. Any SMP can be only as good as its discovery engine. All the other features, like license, vendor, contract management, spend optimization, etc., are based on the discovery engine. 

  • 6 SaaS Management Mistakes to Avoid- Featured Shot

    6 SaaS Management Mistakes to Avoid

    Traditional methods of keeping track of all SaaS applications and their purchases is a time-consuming, error-prone, and effortful task. Proper SaaS management helps discover, organize and streamline SaaS applications across the organization. 

  • How to Optimize Your SaaS Spend- Featured Shot

    How to Optimize Your SaaS Spend

    The more SaaS apps are used, the more difficult it becomes for IT departments to manage them. This is due to the limited visibility into the company's SaaS ecosystem and no ownership.

  • How to Optimize Your Zoom Licenses with Zluri?- Featured Shot

    How to Optimize Your Zoom Licenses with Zluri?

    When there are multiple users for Zoom across an organization, its license management can be challenging.

  • How to Eliminate Shadow IT- Featured Shot

    How to Eliminate Shadow IT

    With their increased adoption in recent times, SaaS apps make up for the major portion of shadow IT. They are the main driver of shadow IT, and this is a growing concern for IT teams.  

  • How to Optimize your Google Workspace Licenses- Featured Shot

    How to Optimize your Google Workspace Licenses

    There are high chances that your current Google Workspace license is unoptimized. Inappropriate SaaS management practices may lead to inefficiencies in the form of unused licenses, redundant apps, and more. You might end up paying more than what is required. Moreover, it might raise compliance and security issues.

  • Top 8 Alternatives to AssetSonar- Featured Shot

    Top 8 Alternatives to AssetSonar

    Zluri is a SaaS management platform that helps IT teams discover, track, manage and monitor SaaS apps. It optimizes SaaS spend and maximizes the ROI.

  • SaaS Operations Glossary- Featured Shot

    SaaS Operations Glossary

    Knowing the terms and acronyms used in SaaS operations will help you to communicate and collaborate better.

  • Top 10 Software Asset Management Service Providers in 2023- Featured Shot

    Top 10 Software Asset Management Service Providers in 2023

    SAM service providers aid in the development of software asset management best practices and the control of the software environment. 

  • SaaS Management: The Most Comprehensive Guide - 2022- Featured Shot

    SaaS Management: The Most Comprehensive Guide - 2022

    Though with all its goodness, SaaS brings financial, security, and compliance risks to organizations. For IT teams, issues like providing and revoking access to employees during onboarding and offboarding or when their role changes are very time-consuming. 

  • Types of Software Licenses for IT and Procurement Teams- Featured Shot

    Types of Software Licenses for IT and Procurement Teams

    A software license serves as both a contract and a key. It is a contract that establishes a software intellectual property agreement between the vendor and the user regarding how the software will be used. As a key, it permits the user to access the software and use it in accordance with the conditions of the software intellectual property agreement. 

  • Corporate Credit Card Policy Best Practices - 2023- Featured Shot

    Corporate Credit Card Policy Best Practices - 2023

    This article will walk you through the procedure for creating an effective corporate card expense policy and will also show you some of the best practices in managing the spending made through a corporate card. 

  • 10 Policies to Ensure Reliable SaaS Management- Featured Shot

    10 Policies to Ensure Reliable SaaS Management

    SaaS management is a practice for IT teams to ensure proper use of SaaS resources, maintain a good employee experience, and meet business goals while keeping data safe and secure.

  • What are Redundant Apps- Featured Shot

    What are Redundant Apps

    Redundant applications in the SaaS stack cause extra spending, inefficiency, and security issues. Managing redundant applications is critical for any organization to make sure they are using resources efficiently.

  • SaaS Subscription Management: 7 Foundational Pillars- Featured Shot

    SaaS Subscription Management: 7 Foundational Pillars

    This article will introduce you to the foundational pillars to base your SaaS subscription management strategy. 

  • Remote Onboarding Checklist for IT Teams- Featured Shot

    Remote Onboarding Checklist for IT Teams

    With work-from-home becoming the new normal, remote onboarding for new employees is the need of the hour. One of the most complicated tasks at this stage is giving new employees access to all the necessary software and web-based applications required. 

  • Running Business Impact Analysis for Your SaaS Stack- Featured Shot

    Running Business Impact Analysis for Your SaaS Stack

    Though being immune to external risks may not be possible, we think that companies can mitigate most of the risks and safeguard themselves by planning ahead.

  • Why SaaS Governance is Critical to Reduce Compliance Risk and Save Money: A Data-Backed Study- Featured Shot

    Why SaaS Governance is Critical to Reduce Compliance Risk and Save Money: A Data-Backed Study

    Are you doing enough to manage compliance risk and protect sensitive customer data? Do you inventory the SaaS apps used by your team? Here’s how to win big by optimizing both.

  • How to Convince Your Boss to Invest in an SMP?- Featured Shot

    How to Convince Your Boss to Invest in an SMP?

    With proper data and reasoning you can convince your boss to go ahead with SMP. The benefit which the SaaS management platform adds to your organization is immense. Remember, in the post-pandemic world, SMPs are becoming a must for the IT department.

  • Employee Offboarding for IT & HR: A Data-Backed Case Study- Featured Shot

    Employee Offboarding for IT & HR: A Data-Backed Case Study

    The HR & IT departments have been facing the heat of offboarding a good number of the remote workforce since 2020.

  • SaaS Operations - The Complete Guide- Featured Shot

    SaaS Operations - The Complete Guide

    SaaS operations consist of procuring the right set of SaaS apps, managing access to these apps by users/departments, monitoring their usage, and offboarding them properly when they are no longer needed.

  • What We Learnt Analyzing 150M+ SaaS Usage Transactions- Featured Shot

    What We Learnt Analyzing 150M+ SaaS Usage Transactions

    Zluri recently hit a ground-breaking record of analyzing 200M SaaS usage transactions. The process taught us a lot of valuable lessons that helped us make Zluri better every day.

  • Managing SaaS in an Enterprise- Featured Shot

    Managing SaaS in an Enterprise

    Think about an enterprise that has more than 3000 employees. They need a clearly structured SaaS management plan; else, they will get into the trap of SaaS sprawl.

  • SaaS User Management - The Ultimate Guide- Featured Shot

    SaaS User Management - The Ultimate Guide

    To optimize their SaaS stack, IT teams must know how many apps they have and how the employees use them. 

  • SaaS Sprawl - The Ultimate Guide- Featured Shot

    SaaS Sprawl - The Ultimate Guide

    When an organization has a large number of SaaS applications in its SaaS stack, it gives rise to SaaS Sprawl.

  • SaaS Spend Management: How You Can Win the Battle Against SaaS Overspending- Featured Shot

    SaaS Spend Management: How You Can Win the Battle Against SaaS Overspending

    You'll learn about the types of excessive spending and how to deal with each of them.

  • Symptoms of an Unoptimized SaaS Stack (+ Solutions)- Featured Shot

    Symptoms of an Unoptimized SaaS Stack (+ Solutions)

    In this post, we've discussed 7 symptoms of an unoptimized SaaS stack and solutions to optimize the same.

  • Software License Optimization: How to Maximize Your ROSS (Return on SaaS Stack)- Featured Shot

    Software License Optimization: How to Maximize Your ROSS (Return on SaaS Stack)

    ROSS (Return on SaaS Stack) is a framework that helps you evaluate and optimize the value you get from your SaaS stack.

  • SaaS Vendor Management in 2022: The Definitive Guide- Featured Shot

    SaaS Vendor Management in 2022: The Definitive Guide

    An obese SaaS stack leads to SaaS wastage. It's a disease! It not only causes financial issues but also gives you security and compliance problems. That's why you must keep tight control on your SaaS stack. And it begins with managing your SaaS vendors. 

  • How Different Industries Manage SaaS: A Data-Backed Study- Featured Shot

    How Different Industries Manage SaaS: A Data-Backed Study

    In a partnership with Pulse, we conducted a survey to understand how various industries tackle SaaS Sprawl.

  • SaaS Tracking Template: Keep Track of Your SaaS Apps- Featured Shot

    SaaS Tracking Template: Keep Track of Your SaaS Apps

    If you are having difficulty managing your SaaS apps, this SaaS tracker template will save you time and help you keep track of spending on these apps. This template will also help you plan for upcoming renewal and record license details.

  • A Framework to Eliminate SaaS Wastage - Featured Shot

    A Framework to Eliminate SaaS Wastage

    ‘Muda’ is used to describe any activity that uses resources but doesn't generate value. It is the Toyota system for identifying and eliminating waste in all forms. It is the same thing that helps Toyota sell more cars than Ford, General Motors, and Honda at a higher margin.

  • SaaS Management: 3 Key Challenges- Featured Shot

    SaaS Management: 3 Key Challenges

    With this explosion of SaaS at companies, there arise SaaS challenges caused by apps getting out of your control. These SaaS challenges varies in three dimension: spend management, security and complance risks, and various SaaS operations tasks like automating SaaS procurments, renewals, employees onboarding and offboarding.

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  • 4 SaaS Metrics You Should Continually Monitor and Report to the Management- Featured Shot

    4 SaaS Metrics You Should Continually Monitor and Report to the Management

    It can be tracking renewal dates, managing application usage, tracking users, etc. To avoid letting this happen, there are specific SaaS reporting metrics that you must continually monitor. But which metrics should you rely on?

  • SaaS Spend Management: How Zluri Helps IT Leaders Deal with Budget Cuts?- Featured Shot

    SaaS Spend Management: How Zluri Helps IT Leaders Deal with Budget Cuts?

    The SaaS apps are easy to procure, install, use, and update. Therefore, creating effective SaaS adoption strategies for better workflow in business processes is crucial.

  • How CFOs can Leverage SMPs to Optimize SaaS Spending?- Featured Shot

    How CFOs can Leverage SMPs to Optimize SaaS Spending?

    So, it becomes crucial for CFOs to manage SaaS spending to attain the organizational goal efficiently. CFO needs to monitor and regulate the expenditure on SaaS applications to do better cost management and get the ROI of apps.  

  • 5 Ways for SaaS Cost Optimization During Recession- Featured Shot

    5 Ways for SaaS Cost Optimization During Recession

    Due to the increased purchasing of Saas applications, it is becoming time-consuming to evaluate the organization's existing software and determine how it can be used effectively. This results in a need for more visibility into the SaaS stack, and businesses continue to make wasteful purchases, increasing SaaS expenses.  

  • 5 Best Practices to Improve Your SaaS Procurement Process- Featured Shot

    5 Best Practices to Improve Your SaaS Procurement Process

    SaaS procurement is a process that allows you to choose the right SaaS tools and vendors for your organization, assess their compliance and security standards and implement them properly.

  • 10 Best Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Software in 2023- Featured Shot

    10 Best Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Software in 2023

    Zluri provides an additional layer of security for your application by securely enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA). With Zluri, you can choose the best authentication method for you, including email, one-time passwords (OTPs), facial recognition, and fingerprint recognition.