Eric Christopher, Co-Founder and CEO of Zylo: Optimizing SaaS Management and Employee Productivity Across the Business
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has fundamentally changed the way software is purchased and deployed within an organization. Because of the ease of acquisition and deployment, business units and individuals are now purchasing the software they need - often unbeknownst to IT. According to research from Zylo, business units and even individual employees are responsible for a rising percentage of an organization’s technology portfolio. When looking at SaaS specifically, Zylo found that IT teams own only 23% of the organization’s applications and 27% of its SaaS spend - while business units own 66% of spend and 40% of applications. SaaS applications can be critical to driving business outcomes and innovation - but the unmanaged growth of SaaS creates uncontrolled costs and increased risk.