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    What are redundant SaaS apps?

    Redundant SaaS applications in the context of SaaS management refer to overlapping SaaS applications with similar functionalities being used within an organization.

    Redundancy can occur when different departments or teams within an organization adopt different SaaS applications to perform similar functions or when multiple SaaS applications with similar capabilities are purchased without adequate IT coordination or oversight.

    Challenges of redundant SaaS apps:

    Redundant SaaS applications can result in several challenges for organizations, including:

    • SaaS complexity: Managing multiple SaaS applications with similar or overlapping functionality can increase the complexity of SaaS management, elevate security risks, negatively impact the organization’s SaaS security posture, eventually making it harder to ensure compliance, security, and governance.
    • Increased costs: Redundancy can result in an organization paying for multiple paid licenses and subscriptions to similar SaaS applications, leading to unnecessary SaaS spend.

    To address redundancy in SaaS applications, organizations leverage dedicated SaaS management solutions. The solutions help discover all SaaS applications, including sanctioned, unsanctioned, shadow, and unmanaged apps, and inform SaaS cost optimization and spend.

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