Alpin Feature Highlight: Tags and Search, Achieve Your SaaS #Organization #Goals

We’re proud to introduce one of our favorite new features in the Alpin app: tagging and search.

 

We use search functions often on our computers, in email, and in other apps. We wanted a robust search function that people would love. Tags and search make that possible. 

All About Tags and tag groups – Organize Subscriptions, Users, and Licenses

 

Go to Settings > Tags. Start by adding a tag group, such as Department or Country. You can add whatever you want, and as many tags as you desire! Add those tags to your subscriptions, users, licenses, or all three. Alpin includes Category Tags, shared by all Alpin users, to categorize subscriptions by their use case.

 

How Else Could You Use Tags? Here Are Some Examples

With all the flexibility that tags bring, you may want some ideas to get you started. You can add as many tags as you wish to any subscription, license, or user.

 

Here are some other tag ideas:

 

  • Annual Cost Range – $1 – $1,000, $1,000 – $5,000…. $500,000 – $1,000,000…
  • Billing Type – Volume, Flat, Free, Monthly, Paid, Per User, Annually
  • Compliance / Audit – COPA, GDPR, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, ISO 27000, SOC 2…
  • Contract Type – 2-year, 3-year, Annual, month-to-month, auto-renewal, authorized signature
  • Country – Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, USA…
  • Department / Division – Accounting, Compliance, Customer Service, Finance, HR, Information Technology, Marketing, Sales…
  • Information Sensitivity – Customer contact information, financial data, HR data, PHI, PII…
  • Legal Entity – Holding Company, Outsourcer 1, Outsourcer 2,  Brand 1, Brand 2, Subsidiary 1…
  • Management / Organization Level – Company-wide, department, director, division, executive, manager, supervisor, team, VP…
  • NSFW / Time Wasters – Adult content, dating, entertainment, gambling, gaming…
  • Priority / Importance / Acceptable Downtime – 1 hour, 24 hours, 4 hours, 48 hours, 8 hours, essential, minutes, essential, non-essential….
  • Risk – cost inflation, deep permissions, public sharing, unsupervised integrations / extensions…
  • Special Project – Divestiture, downsizing, hiring spree, investment round, merger, product rollout, re-branding…
  • USA Region – California, Capitol Area, East Coast, Midwest, New England, New York, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
  • User Type – Admin, power user, complete nincompoop

 

Use Your Tags To Conduct Powerful Searches

Checking up on that email subscription you added a few weeks ago? Don’t remember the name? Just search for “email,” and click on that app you were looking for.

 

Want that feature sooner rather than later? Let us know at info@alpin.io.

 

Custom reports can leverage the tags you create. Those tags act like custom dimensions and filters — even several at a time — to view key metrics like costs, utilization, or app popularity, at as broad or as granular a level you want. Now that’s power!

 

 

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Mitchel Forney