Now you can finally do the impossible: use an automated tool to discover all SaaS products in your environment.
Alpin uses over a dozen methods for comprehensive discovery. And only by discovering SaaS products can you manage their financial impact, security, compliance, and usage. Discovery is the foundation of effective SaaS management.
Alpin’s discovery methods are often instant, easy to configure, and automated to require almost no effort. Plus, Alpin uses what you already have, incorporating data from other systems into one source of truth — easy to visualize, search, filter, and take action.
Don’t be fooled by companies offering just a few methods, such as API integrations with SSO products and financial systems. They will discover only a fraction of your SaaS products.
Insist on Alpin's comprehensive discovery so you get a complete picture of your SaaS landscape.
Alpin Discovery Methods
Levels of SaaS Discovery
Alpin offers over 12 ways to discover SaaS. Some are more or less intrusive than others. We think about discovery at three basic levels:
1. Instant Discovery
API integrations with key SaaS products and SSO/identity platforms
API integrations provide lightning-fast discovery of products, users, activity, licenses, even bots and helper apps for products like Slack.
2. Financial Discovery
Connections with financial systems
API integrations or simple CSV exports (you decide) with your accounting, expense and online banking systems provide raw data that Alpin automatically turns into useful structured information.
Browser extensions, email analysis, on-device agents, network device logs, and more
Alpin’s own advanced discovery tools and integrations with other systems you already have in place continuously and automatically scour your environment for SaaS products, users, and activity.
MUCH More SaaS Than Expected
For every employee you have, expect about 0.3 to 1.5 unique SaaS apps.
500 employees? ~500 products. 10,000 employees? ~3,500 products.
Games Connected to Corporate Data
On average, we find almost 100 game subscriptions. And some of those actually have permission to access corporate data.
Duplicate & Substitute Products
Project / Task Management – 7 to 9 products being used in parallel.
File Sharing & Backup – 6 products on average.
When Is Discovery Especially Helpful?
You can only manage what you know about. So, discovering everything in your environment means you can now manage everything — not just a small subset of SaaS products. And with new SaaS applications entering the market every day, Alpin’s continuous discovery keeps you informed as you manage your business day-to-day and year-to-year.
In addition, Alpin is particularly useful in certain scenarios:
- Supporting M&A due diligence by analyzing a target company
- Integrating a newly acquired company
- Responding to security questionnaires and audits
- Complying with privacy regulations
- Preparing for an IPO or other transaction