September 3, 2019

The CIO’s Guide to Saving $4000 Per Employee Annually

Dusan Omercevic, Cleanshelf and AJ Witt, The ITAM Review

Recently, Cleanshelf has partnered with The ITAM Review to publish an article "The CIO's guide to saving $4000 per employee annually". The article, offering industry insights for IT leaders, has been co-authored by AJ Witt, Industry Analyst for The ITAM Review and Dusan Omercevic, CEO & Founder of Cleanshelf.

Continue reading to find the synopsis and the link to the full article.


The CIO’s Guide to Saving $4000 Per Employee Annually

SaaS companies are enjoying huge success. The numbers speak for themselves:

  • Microsoft adds 3 million active Office 365 users every month.
  • Adobe net income doubled in the six years following the switch to the Creative Cloud subscription model.
  • Salesforce revenue & revenue growth chart looks like this.

The question these facts pose is, who is driving these figures? It's straightforward. Our organizations are, in part due to the complexities of managing SaaS spending.

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The new Cleanshelf infographic estimates SaaS spending in the US is topping $13k per employee per annum. Of that spend, up to 30% is wasted. The CIOs need strong stakeholder relationships and leveraging intelligence provided by SaaS Subscription Management and Cost Optimization tools to cut wastage.

Read The CIO's Guide to saving $4000 per employee annually to learn:

  • How the SaaS growth impacts the CIO role and how the IT function itself is dramatically changing.
  • About the IT function's current challenges and how the new tools and processes help overcoming the obstacles.
  • About the three cost-saving pillars: Subscription Utilization Optimization, Standardization, and Data-Driven Vendor Management.
  • How the three cost-saving pillars provide the opportunity for SaaS cost optimization.

Read the article >


The co-authored article "The CIO's Guide to saving $4000 per employee annually" was first published in The ITAM Review on August 27, 2019 and was written by AJ Witt, The ITAM Review and Dusan Omercevic, Cleanshelf.

About Cleanshelf

Cleanshelf is the leading SaaS spend optimization solution focused exclusively on tracking, controlling, and benchmarking subscription SaaS applications. Cleanshelf’s cloud technologies help companies save up to 30% on their SaaS spending by automatically identifying unused, underused, or unmanaged licenses and subscriptions.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cleanshelf serves dozens of clients, including Drawbridge, Revinate, Dynamic Signal, Qumulo, and Service Rocket.


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