Top 6 Cledara Alternatives in 2022

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Cledara empowers IT teams with security and control across their company’s software assets. It provides intuitive workflows, built-in compliance, and a unique virtual card for every subscription.

Cledara allows IT teams to take control of their organization's software stack, processes, and security and centralize SaaS purchasing, management, and compliance. This software application embeds compliance checks in software purchasing and management processes, making compliance with regulations quick and straightforward.

With Cledara, IT admins can track and predict software spending across teams and their entire company. This application also eliminates duplicate or unused SaaS to streamline the software stack and save more from the budget. 

Cledara gives one platform to track and monitor all software subscriptions. It also helps to see all tools used by employees to avoid shadow IT and keep data security in check.

Though Cledara is a good SaaS management software, there are other applications that provide the same or more beneficial features than Cledara at an affordable cost.

In this post, we’re going to discuss 6 Cledara alternatives for your organization's SaaS management. But, before discussing that let’s learn more about Cledara.

Key Features of Cledara

  • Links approvals and purchasing to provide a lightweight procurement process.

  • Helps in SaaS subscription management

  • Automates all the manual software administration

  • Offers the first card rewards program built just for software

Drawbacks of Cledara

  • Inconvenient ways to top up the account balance 

  • Setting up providers with new payment cards can be a little difficult

Ratings

  • Capterra - 4.5/5

  • GetApp - 4.5/5

Best 6 Alternatives for Cledara

  1. Zluri

Zluri is a SaaS management tool that discovers, manages, secures, and optimizes all SaaS applications in a single platform. It helps to eliminate SaaS wastage like unused app licenses, duplicate apps, abandoned apps, etc. It automates IT tasks like onboarding, offboarding, and more. 

Zluri gives complete visibility into the SaaS ecosystem; this helps to discover apps that are purchased without the approval of IT, eliminate apps that are non-compliant, and remove apps with security issues.  

Zluri enables IT teams to explore and manage third-party SaaS applications and their security and compliance from their command center. It also provides better visibility and control over the SaaS stack. 

Features

Application discovery 

Zluri has the largest application library with over 225,000+ applications. Zluri's app discovery engine uses five methods to discover all applications with 100% accuracy. 

5 discovery methods

The discovery methods are SSO, finance/expense management system, direct integration with apps, desktop agents, and browser extensions.

app module

The applications module in Zluri gives visibility into managed apps (approved by IT) and unmanaged apps (shadow IT, unapproved by IT) and can also mark the apps as restricted if they are risky or for any reason.

It shows apps approved and deployed centrally across the organization by IT along with apps used by specific teams. 

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SaaS Spend Management: With Zluri, IT admins can monitor each application's cost and spending and provide app insights and recommendations. It shows the number of active users and the total number of users for each application.

spend reports

It also shows similar apps having overlapping functionality and recommends apps that are affordable alternatives to avoid shadow IT and cost optimization.

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Freshteam Alternate and Similar Apps

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Dropbox Alternate and Similar Apps

  • Similar Apps: apps with overlapping functionality in your SaaS stack used

  • Alternative Apps: apps not used in the company (useful if you want to change for pricing or security reasons)

Users visibility

The user module in Zluri gives insights about the users whose activity needs to be tracked on the platform. Zluri does this by mapping users from the email IDs vis your SSO.

IT and software asset managers can also view and get insights into the apps being used by specific employees. 

user module

Not just the employees, you can manage external users, like consultants, vendors, freelancers, etc. as well.

external users

Departmental SaaS usage and spending: In the dashboard, you can get an overview of all the departments. 

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The department's module gives information about each department and shows their departmental heads. IT admins can come to know how many apps are used in each department, along with the total number of users. 

With Zluri, you can also get insights on the budget allocated to different departments vs. how much they have spent. 

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So, in case it overshoots the budget, you can dig into the details to see what is happening and reach out to the owners equipped with data.

This module shows the budget given and spent by each department for SaaS. Zluri triggers a notification to the department owner in case of a budget cross.

License, contract, and vendor management: The licenses module in Zluri gives detailed information about all the licenses, subscriptions, contracts, and perpetual for each application. 

licenses

With Zluri, you need not worry about surprise renewals. Zluri alerts about the upcoming payments and contract renewals in the renewal calendar, giving the IT team enough time to decide whether or not they need the app.

SaaS Renewal Calendar - Zluri

For contracts, the alert is sent 30 days, 15 days, and 1 day in advance.  The alert is sent 7 days and 1 day in advance for payment. The IT team can set custom alerts as well. This helps to prioritize high-value contracts.

Security control: The security module in Zluri gives information about the threat level, risk score, and risk level. It also shows the critical apps and critical users. This helps to keep the data residing in the applications secure.

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  • The threat level is given based on the data shared between the app and the SSO. 

For individual scope, the threat is calculated as below:

permission level

The threat level is the average of threat levels of all the scopes.

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  • The risk score is between 0 to 100, which considers the threat level, security probes, compliance, and any recent security incidents related to the particular app. 

risk score

Zluri divides the data shared with each application into non-sensitive data, sensitive data that external systems can view, sensitive data that external systems can manage, and sensitive data that can be deleted.

critical users

Critical Users

You also get updates related to recent security events on your SaaS apps directly within Zluri. These are taken from publicly available data.

Organized reports

real time insights and reports

The reports module in Zluri is divided into organization data, workable insights, and spend reports. 

types of reports

Types of Reports in Zluri.

Workflow

The workflow module of Zluri provides automation features like onboarding and offboarding. 

It takes IT admins one click to get people onboarded to different applications and even specific groups, channels, projects, etc., within applications.

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Onboarding Playbooks

You can create onboarding workflows and save them as playbooks to reuse them when new people join for the same role. 

A key benefit of the offboarding module is that it helps ensure all sessions are terminated when access is revoked. This helps save a lot of time and ensures that the employees have access revoked from every possible application.

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You can use our ROI calculator to see how many hours you are currently wasting on these tasks if you are doing them manually.

Zluri has recently launched the employee app store. It acts as the organization's app store. Employees can log in and request the apps. This helps improve IT teams' productivity. Based on the apps and licenses available, workflow gets triggered, and the license gets assigned automatically.

employee app store

Pros 

  • The customer support team is very helpful and attentive 

  • Provides a robust set of features

  • Finds all sorts of shadow IT

  • Easy to use and helps to save costs

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Customer Ratings

  1. Capterra- 4.9/5

  2. G2- 4.9/5

2. Basaas

Basaas

Basaas helps to enhance efficiency with a unified and integrated workplace. This software connects all apps into one solution and boosts team productivity.

Basaas supports every employee in an organization with an easy-to-use digital workplace and distributes the apps to departments, teams, and individual employees. It provides access to all applications, data, and information in one place and simplifies remote work with a device-independent work environment.

The built-in password manager in Basaas simplifies access to all apps by enabling users to keep their passwords organized in one safe place.

Features

  • Built-in password manager.

  • Allows accessing apps from anywhere

  • Analyzes and optimizes SaaS usage

  • Discovers all applications

Pros

  • The interface is clean 

  • Easy to use functionality and wide range of app availability 

Cons

  • Some notifications are not shown if the user doesn’t view the dashboard 

  • Can incorporate the use of some chrome extensions 

Customer Ratings

  • Capterra - 4.8/5

  • G2- 4.7/5

3. BetterCloud

BetterCloud

BetterCloud is a Multi SaaS Management Platform that gives an IT admin a central, unifying platform through which a company's entire SaaS infrastructure can be managed, maintained, and secured. This software application includes possible integration with a suite of core SaaS products. 

With BetterCloud, IT teams can define, remediate and enforce management and security policies for SaaS applications. They can take control of their SaaS environment with continuous event monitoring, remediation actions, and fully automated policy enforcement.

With BetterCloud, IT teams can easily build no-code automated workflows with access to 1000+ essential actions and alter across more than 70 SaaS applications. This helps them meet the wide and unique requirements of the business. 

Features

  • Onboarding and Offboarding automation 

  • Helps with automated workflows

  • Creates custom integration and use case

Pros

  • Good for data loss prevention and has a user-friendly UI 

  • Easy to purchase and implement the software

  • Provides email delegation and Google Drive audit 

Cons

  • Customer service integration with the Google domain should improve 

  • Lacks in areas such as Shared Drivers 

  • It is not fully real-time and sometimes relies on a sync schedule 

Customer Ratings 

  • Capterra- 3.6/4

  • G2- 4.4/5

4. Blissfully

Blissfully

Blissfully gives IT teams the visibility and tools to take control of SaaS across their organization. This software application provides vendor management, compliance management, centralized employee onboarding and offboarding, and cost optimization. It also helps to make organization-wide customizable workflows.

With Blissfully, IT teams can keep track of renewals, set up an approval process that works, and keep spending under budget. This software application discovers SaaS apps used in the Organization. It gives insights into SaaS spending, usage and security. It acts as a system of record for SaaS applications and gives information such as the software used, its owner, and vendors.

Features

  • Provides Workflow automation

  • Provides reports, insights, and alerts

  • Creates and maintains a single source of truth for technology.

  • Optimizes SaaS spend.

  • Improves security and compliance.

Pros

  • The software application is affordable

  • The team is responsive 

Cons

  • Can have issues with provisioning of software, especially offboarding

  • Gui interface is quite slow

  • Needs more flexibility in creating reports

Customer Ratings

  • Capterra- 4.4/5 

  • G2- 4.6/5

5. NachoNacho

NachoNacho

NachoNacho is the single destination for  IT teams to manage their organization's SaaS products as well as buy new ones. The NachoNacho marketplace provides different SaaS products to buy.

This software application consolidates all existing SaaS spending in one account. It manages all subscriptions in one company-wide account, and every team member gets a real-time view of all subscriptions. 

Features

  • Helps to track company-wide subscriptions in one account.

  • Allows admins to view transactions.

  • Provides subscription details in real-time.

Pros

  • The user interface is easy to use

  • Nacho card helps to manage all expenses on time 

Cons

  • Privacy is limited and less customizable 

  • Price should be more affordable

  • There are issues while exporting data 

Customer Ratings

  • Capterra - 5/5

  • G2 - 4.5/5

6. Flexera One

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Flexera enables IT admins to encourage the ability of SaaS adoption while governing SaaS costs and usage. It discovers the SaaS apps purchased and used in the organization. With Flexera, IT teams can track the value delivered by SaaS apps through proactively generated, easy-to-read usage reports.

Flexera also reduces SaaS wastage as it stops paying monthly subscriptions for users who never log on. It finds redundant SaaS applications so that IT teams can leverage the buying power. It also helps to secure valuable data stored in SaaS apps as employees leave the organization.


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