SaaS is transforming Software Asset Management

Software as a Service (SaaS) has transformed the way we think about software licensing and managing our vast software environments. With the explosion of SaaS application usage, especially after Covid-19 challenges, software estates have become more flexible and dynamic than ever before. However, managing the plethora of SaaS applications can be complex, expensive and challenging for organizations. This is where Xensam comes in.

Here are some ways in which SaaS is transforming Software Asset Management programs and how Xensam is ahead of the game in supporting you.

  1. Discovery of SaaS Applications: The biggest challenge presented by SaaS applications is that due to non-existence of a local .exe file or installation – as apps are consumed via a web browser, traditional SAM tools have been unable to discover SaaS applications. Xensam discovers SaaS applications across all major browsers and analyses an industry-leading 50,000+ web apps.
  2. Subscription-based licensing: SaaS providers typically offer subscription-based licensing, where users pay a monthly or annual fee to access the software costs that can spiral out of control. Xensam helps organizations by providing real-time visibility into their SaaS license usage, ensuring they are only paying for the software they actually use.
  3. Usage-based licensing: With SaaS, licensing can be based on usage rather than on a fixed number of seats or users. This allows for more granular control over licensing, and with Xensam’s precise usage metering; Active Usage, we can help organizations optimize their SaaS usage to ensure they are able to effectively manage their usage-based applications.
  4. Greater access and collaboration: SaaS applications are typically cloud-based, which means users can access them from anywhere with an internet connection. Xensam can help organizations monitor their SaaS usage and ensure that their licenses are being used in compliance with their agreements, even for remote workers.
  5. Understanding SaaS costs: SaaS applications are purchased centrally or via each business department. Costs can spiral out of control. Xensam includes generic prices for SaaS applications to ensure organizations are aware of the magnitude of costs for SaaS applications. This allows much greater scrutiny of SaaS estates and where your optimization endeavors should be focused. 

In conclusion, SaaS is transforming the software consumption landscape, but managing SaaS applications can be complex and challenging for organizations. Xensam can help organizations manage their SaaS licenses, providing real-time visibility into their license usage, optimizing their usage, support compliance – if this is relevant, and minimize costs. With Xensam, organizations can fully realize the benefits of SaaS and optimize their software assets.

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