Guide to Application Rationalization

Employees and leaders rely on digital technology throughout the organization. Adoption of cloud applications is easier than ever and that brings one consequence that is often left overlooked—CFOs and CIOs can’t track all the applications purchased across their organization and spend more than they have to.

Guide to Application Rationalization

Employees and leaders rely on digital technology throughout the organization. Adoption of cloud applications is easier than ever and that brings one consequence that is often left overlooked—CFOs and CIOs can’t track all the applications purchased across their organization and spend more than they have to.

Why application rationalization?
IT and finance leaders have an opportunity to take matters in their own hands; to put spend in check, reduce complexity, and introduce sustainable management processes. By working closely together, cost saving opportunities can also be identified—helping preserve millions of dollars in cash.

6 steps to application rationalization
The main objective of this guide is to help companies rationalize their SaaS application portfolio and preserve their cash flow. We have created this 6-step primer to help CFOs and CIOs immediately rationalize the number of cloud applications, reduce their cloud spend, and improve security.

  1. Get full visibility into your app portfolio
  2. Identify SaaS app contracts renewing in the next 6 months
  3. Select apps for immediate/early deprovisioning
  4. Deprovision software licenses of people no longer with the company
  5. Analyze app flexibility
  6. Implement a process around buying new cloud apps

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