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Cleanshelf

Cleanshelf

Name: Cleanshelf

Description: Cleanshelf provide automated discovery, management, and optimisation of enterprise SaaS Usage

Operating System: SaaS

Application Category: Enterprise SaaS Management

Overall
64%
64%

Summary

Cleanshelf offers very strong Discovery capabilities and makes good use of that data in identifying Cost Management and Optimisation opportunities.

Pros

Inventory

Cost Management

Optimisation

Privacy & Compliance

Cons

Employee Experience

SaaS Management Operations

Analyst Review

Product Capabilities

Cleanshelf discover SaaS applications via multiple methods. These include API, SSO, Finance integrations, and a variety of other data sources such as Cloud Application Security Brokers (Netskope), HR Information Systems, and Contract Management systems. Cleanshelf provide a single point of contact per client who are responsible for onboarding and delivering continuing customer success. The solution tracks licenses, provides monthly reporting & usage insights, offers contract renewals management and real-time alerts.

Strengths

Cleanshelf offer the broadest discovery capabilities of all the participants in this research. Alongside this Cost Management is a core strength, meeting both core use cases for a SaaS Management tool. Contract management capabilities are strong and Cleanshelf is the only product to connect to existing sources of contract information such as SpringCM & ContractWorks. Cleanshelf also track the compliance status of SaaS vendors against requirements such as GDPR, SOC2, and PCI-DSS. There is a renewals calendar and workflow capability. Cleanshelf’s automated tool plus personal service approach is a strength that may be of interest to organisations without dedicated IT cost management staff.

Use Case Coverage

Cleanshelf Use Case coverage

Weaknesses

There is limited coverage of the SaaS Management Operations & Employee Experience use cases.

Best for:

Mid-size & enterprise organisations seeking to identify SaaS services and licenses, measure utilisation, and control SaaS costs.

Company Details

Headquarters:

Cleanshelf, Inc.
1160 Battery Street East, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111

https://www.cleanshelf.com

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About AJ Witt

A former IT Asset Manager, AJ is Industry Analyst for The ITAM Review. He's interested in hearing from end users of ITAM tools and also vendors. He enjoys writing about the SaaS Management market, practical aspects of ITAM operations, and the strategy of major software publishers. You can connect via email (aj.witt@itassetmanagement.net) or LinkedIn. AJ is based in the New Forest where he enjoys cycling, walking, spending time with his family, and keeping chickens

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