Cloud software (SaaS) growth continues to happen at rapid rates.

 

Massive change like the transition to the cloud can leave gaps — in knowledge, solutions, or visibility.

 

How is your SaaS looking lately? Our customers have been surprised at what they discovered in their cloud, even when they thought they knew.

 

In this post, we’ll look at some 2018 Deloitte survey data and some aggregate information from Alpin’s customers.

 

If you’re considering switching to SaaS products or evaluating your digital transformation efforts, these statistics can provide some context and rules of thumb. We hope they enhance your cloud proposals, planning, or projects.

 

Maybe you’re assigned to inventory SaaS after an acquisition. Or, you’re the person that will designate someone to do so.

 

Integration after an acquisition requires intense time commitments and attention to detail, and SaaS inventories are no different. Many companies inventory their SaaS less than they think they do. Or, some staff members may believe they have a thorough inventory without tools to extensively audit those findings.

 

Research from reputable organizations like Gartner and Cisco repeatedly show that more cloud software exists than anyone believed, by orders of magnitude.

 

Anyone who’s been through an IPO knows the intense work and scrutiny it requires. Preparing for an IPO typically results in thorough corporate “house cleaning.”

 

And just like when you’re cleaning house, there’s a junk drawer. What’s the modern junk drawer in most companies? SaaS.

 

Just imagine these are all SaaS brand logos – some are super helpful, some less. But they all end up in one big, expensive bucket.

 

What if your vendor management platform really brought your organization together in a way it had not before?

 

SaaS management can bring strong vendor management features, as well as good reasons for other departments to get on the platform. Take a look at the first post in this series for why.

 

For the company looking for better vendor management or the vendor manager looking for improved visibility, look no further than a modern SaaS management platform.