Cloud Software Startup Qumulo, Talks Spend Management, Lessons in SaaS Optimization and the Cleanshelf Experience

Lynn Johnson, Director of Business Systems at Seattle’s Qumulo software, laughs when asked about the moment she realized she needed a tool to manage the growing software use inside her 180-person, file storage technology company: “My CFO walked into my office and said, ‘I’m putting you in charge of our company SaaS’”.

2019 SaaS Budget Planning Made Simple - and Automated - with Cleanshelf

Wouldn’t near-automation of SaaS budget planning be nice? For Cleanshelf customers deploying our easy software planning tool, this isn’t fantasy. Instead of waiting on unanswered emails from department leaders to get the spend and growth inputs needed, Cleanshelf builds your plan with data-driven analysis to suppor overall budgeting.

Do you have $40,000 of SaaS Licenses hiding in plain sight? This client did.

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.

Why Today’s Finance Function Must Be Defined By Progress, Not Process

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.

IT’s Secret Weapon in a “Bring Your Own Software” World

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.