Building cost-consciousness and actively aligning spend to return-achieving initiatives is the holy grail target of financial management. Increasingly, it’s also the outcome for companies applying the resurgent idea of zero-based budgeting.
Only two years ago a surprising majority of private software companies were publishing their license pricing online for the whole world to see. But the trend didn’t last and today, the pendulum is swinging back.
Cleanshelf has found that the Salesforce’s significance leads to a surprisingly costly decrease in license management and optimization vigilance. License optimization using Cleanshelf's cross-departmental support has helped one client unlock $40,000 of Salesforce licenses hiding in plain sight.
PwC’s recent industry benchmark report suggests that igniting growth must increasingly define effective finance departments. This transition recognizes the ‘soft power of the CFO’ and is part of a necessary maturing of the finance role beyond simply score-keeping, governance and controls.
SaaS has surged up through the ranks of enterprises, in many cases bypassing the traditional IT gatekeepers. By understanding the types of applications being brought into the organization, IT may learn what gaps exist in the more secure, enterprise sanctioned offerings and prioritize some additions to the corporate stack.
Cleanshelf is pleased to announce the publishing of its annual The State of Business’ SaaS Spend 2018 infographic. For the third year in a row we compiled anonymous customer and services data to identify key industry trends and benchmarks in business' SaaS spend.
When IT leaders find transformative technology, the challenge becomes capturing those benefits through healthy user adoption within the company. The first step to gaining timely and rapid adoption is understanding usage. This was highlighted in a recent client case where IT led the rollout of file sharing and collaboration software Box.com.
CFOs readily admit to not understanding IT and struggle to fully understand technology’s value in the business context. It should be no surprise then that CFOs create purchasing roadblocks and say "no" when pitched new technology investments.