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IBM Cloudability

IBM Cloudability is a cloud cost management and optimization tool that enables IT, finance, and business teams to optimize their costs and communicate the business value of the cloud.


BetterCloud aims to eliminate up to 78% of SaaS management work by automating user lifecycle processes and day-to-day operations.

SailPoint Identity Security Cloud

SailPoint Identity Security for the cloud enterprise manages risk from the explosion of technology access. The solution gives businesses visibility while automating and accelerating the management of all user identities, entitlements, systems, data and cloud services.

Teams Manager for Microsoft Teams

IT administrators can keep control of their Microsoft 365 environment with Teams Manager. Teams Manager is used to prevent the uncontrolled creation of Teams and Groups and automate governance processes. Key Features:• Governance Dashboard and Reports – provides an overview of the…

Genuity -

For managing assets, vendor spend, usage and contracts to strategic sourcing and spend analysis, Genuity is a Technology Business Management platform designed to enable teams to spend smarter and maximize the value of every dollar a business spends. Genuity builds tools to help businesses…


ShareGate headquartered in Montreal offers a suite of Sharepoint, Microsoft Office 365, and Azure adoption, administration, and cost management solutions.


NachoNacho enables businesses to manage, discover & get discounts on SaaS per month, and save time searching for SaaS.1) Manage existing SaaS sprawl by creating a separate virtual credit card for each vendor, and setting $ and date limits per card. Cancel the card with 1 click.…


Blissfully is a complete SaaS management platform. It aims to give companies the visibility and tools needed to manage vendors, simplify IT operations, maintain compliance, and optimize spending.


Substly helps small and medium-sized companies reduce SaaS sprawl by providing an accessible overview and simplifying the processes around SaaS management. The product provides insights into SaaS usage and helps identify user frustrations. It also helps optimize SaaS spending by…

Netskope SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM)

Netskope SSPM continuously checks security posture by comparing SaaS app settings with security policies and industry benchmarks (CIS, PCI-DSS, NIST, HIPAA, and more). When risky configurations or policy drift are detected, Netskope generates alerts and remediation instructions.

External User Manager for Microsoft Teams

IT administrators can keep control of external users in Microsoft 365 with External User Manager. External User Manager is used for inviting guests, automated access reviews and lifecycles in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups. Key Features:•External users dashboard and reports…


Patronum takes the Google Workspace (G Suite) administrators wish-list and creates a set of features to transform the way Google Workspace users, groups and resources are managed. Onboarding and Off-boarding users within Google Workspace can be time-consuming and costly. Patronum…

N-able Cloud User Hub

N-able Cloud User Hub, based on software acquired with Spinpanel by N-able in July, 2022, automates the management of all Microsoft tenants, users, and licenses from a single hub. Cloud User Hub is a unified Microsoft CSP portal that can automate common tasks across all Microsoft…

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The Giraffe SaaS deals platform offers discounted SaaS tools and apps. They state startups, accelerators, business communities, and SMBs are choosing Giraffe’s deals: Why startups are using it? Early-stage startups aim to optimize their workflow and build a strong team, reducing…

Ampliphae SaaSGuard

Ampliphae headquartered in Belfast aims to give IT Management an easy-to-deploy, sophisticated and affordable cloud discovery and management platform, so users can monitor cloud usage to minimise risks, maximise business benefit and ensure compliance. SaaSGuard is their SaaS Management…

Riverbed SaaS Accelerator

Riverbed's cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) acceleration service is purpose-built to ensure consistent performance of SaaS applications for anyone, anywhere, regardless of distance. A key pillar of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform , SaaS Accelerator offers…

Quest On Demand Audit

Quest Software's On Demand Audit is a SaaS management tool that allows users to streamline security, compliance & change auditing for hybrid Microsoft environments.

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Mine PrivacyOps

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BHub is a backoffice SaaS product providing reports, KPIs, accounting documents and billing for startup management.

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Binadox headquartered in Seattle provides combined SaaS and cloud (IAAS) spend optimimization, web usage activity to identify shadow IT, reduce spend on SaaS subscriptions and drive user application adoption.

Corent SurPaaS

SurPaaS is the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution from Corent Technology in California. A key feature is its "SaaSify" capabilities designed for developers who would like to turn applications into software-as-a-service without any re-engineering.

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What are SaaS Management Platforms?

SaaS management platforms help businesses proactively identify and manage all of the SaaS applications used in the business. They provide a centralized pane of glass for managing and reporting on SaaS sprawl that has become a norm, especially among enterprises.

SaaS management platforms primarily serve as a singular system of record for what SaaS applications are used across an organization, with mechanisms for proactively or automatically identifying which applications are in play. Beyond this ability, SaaS management platforms often focus on managing either the spend or operations of SaaS applications, with many products expanding to cover both areas.

SaaS spending management usually entails elements of license management, contract renewal management, and SaaS budget visibility and reporting. SaaS operations management entails administering user access controls for SaaS apps, monitoring SaaS onboarding, adoption, and offboarding.

There are several main benefits behind SaaS management platforms. Many businesses will save on costs by identifying and trimming unnecessary or inefficient SaaS spending, such as different business units using multiple collaboration or web conferencing products simultaneously. It also allows for more efficient employee onboarding and offboarding. The former allows new employees to spend less time ramping up, and the latter minimizes security risks when an employee leaves the company. There are other security benefits from improved visibility into the business’s SaaS ecosystem, particularly shadow IT.

Shadow IT Management

SaaS management platforms also enable organizations to gain crucial visibility into the org’s shadow IT. Shadow IT occurs when applications and systems are bought or built without IT or other administrative authority’s knowledge and approval.

Shadow IT isn’t bad by default. Decentralized purchasing and adopting can be more efficient and is often inevitable in larger organizations. SaaS management platforms can allow such decentralization to continue while also giving IT better visibility into the efficiency and security risks associated with the organization’s shadow IT.

SaaS Management Platforms Features

All SaaS management platforms should facilitate either the operations of or spending on the business’s SaaS applications. While the specific features offered may vary, SaaS management platforms should be able to deliver most or all of the following capabilities:

  • SaaS application discovery

  • Manage and report on SaaS budget

  • SaaS license and renewal management

  • SaaS onboarding/adoption metrics

  • SaaS data security and compliance

  • SaaS administrative control over SaaS access

  • SaaS applications security management

SaaS Management Platforms Comparison

There are some factors to consider when comparing SaaS management platforms:

  1. Catalogs of known SaaS: All SaaS management platforms will be able to identify the most popular applications, such as Google Workspace. Are there more niche applications or SaaS systems that the organization uses, or that may be present in the org’s shadow IT? This is most common among industry-specific SaaS apps, in which case buyers should check platforms’ coverage of products tailored to their industry.

  2. Spend management vs. ops management: Consider whether the organization is more focused on improving operational efficiency or trimming excessive spending associated with SaaS sprawl. While many products can address both issues, they do so to varying degrees, and there are some point solutions that exclusively focus on one or the other. Buyers should choose a product with capabilities that align best with their unique SaaS management needs.

  3. Security features: Security capabilities are still a developing feature set for many SaaS management platforms. Their ability to identify security risks in SaaS ecosystems and remediate the risks, in addition to securing specific activities like employee offboarding, will vary drastically across products, and will continue to shift in the near future.

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Pricing Information

Pricing will depend primarily on what specific features are purchased. Implementation and deployment support will also frequently increase costs. Some vendors also scale pricing by the amount of SaaS spending that will be managed, starting at a free version for less than $1,000 in monthly SaaS spending in some cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do SaaS management platforms do?

SaaS management platforms serve as a system of record and central administration console for a business’s SaaS ecosystem.

What kinds of SaaS management platforms are there?

The two most common SaaS management platform types are SaaS spend management and SaaS operations management. Many platforms now include some elements of both.

Who uses SaaS management platforms?

Platforms are most common among enterprises, and their IT departments usually own and manage the platform itself.

What is “shadow IT”?

Shadow IT is the sum of unauthorized SaaS applications and systems that individuals or business units purchase or adopt. While this decentralized adoption can be efficient, SaaS management platforms can help mitigate its inefficiencies and security risks.

What are the benefits of SaaS management platforms?

SaaS management platforms can save businesses money on redundant SaaS applications and save time managing disparate systems.