September 18, 2018

Supercharge SaaS Savings With Zero-Based Budgeting

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.

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August 21, 2018

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.

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June 5, 2018

Make IT Easy For The CFO To Say “Yes”

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.

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April 2, 2018

Why You Need a TRUE SaaS Spend Optimization Solution, Not Just Another Software Tool

Customers’ journeys provide a testament about the real value between Cleanshelf and a client: savings are just the beginning.

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March 20, 2018

How Understanding SaaS Vendor Pricing Strategies Improves Your Bargaining Power

SaaS vendors vacillate between finding a balance between corporate priorities, value and revenue. This makes pricing as much an art as a science. In many cases strategic goals and priorities show up in how they price – creating opportunities for customers to maximize the buying power.

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February 4, 2018

Little Known Ways SaaS Vendors Are Winning Using Vague Pricing and Hidden Terms

With your next automatic renewal the vendor of your most costly application will increase the price by 7%. Read our latest post on tactics SaaS vendors are using on your employees to squeeze more dollars out of your budget.

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October 17, 2017

Surprise! Your Marketing Department is using 91 apps: How SaaS’ quiet explosion sabotages productivity, security and profit.

2017 may officially be called the year of the software app explosion. Cue the finance and IT leaders’ audible gasps as comprehension of triple digit program usage sinks in. Productivity loss, wasted spend, and security implications are just three of many concerns raised by the accelerated presence of cloud services in today’s business.

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September 19, 2017

Excessive SaaS spend: a drag on your bottom line - and cap table

Controlling SaaS spend is not just about saving money. Or getting more productive. What employees – even CFOs themselves – underestimate is the degree to which software vendor and license management can impact a company’s future.

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