Essential Cost Optimization Resources

Snow has developed a series of essential resources — from reports, tips, “how-tos” and more — to help you research and address the biggest areas of opportunity to optimize IT spend. 

Discover new ways to reduce IT costs

Expenses for SaaS and cloud continue to increase dramatically. Even in the most effectively run organizations, some percentage of spend will be wasted. When that happens, you’ll need complete technology usage visibility and detailed insight into where waste resides to manage it effectively.

Effective SaaS cost management

End-user purchasing power, a greater emphasis on remote work and investments in digital transformation are driving the steady shift to SaaS applications. They have also created new blind spots on SaaS spend and usage. Maintaining visibility across SaaS is critical to addressing IT spending challenges.

30 % “Through 2023, in the absence of rightsizing discipline and in any given month, over 30% of the growing expenditure on software and cloud services will be unused.” – Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Software Asset Management Managed Services, August 2022
29 % of FinOps practitioners see accurate forecasting on spend to be a challenge -FinOps Foundation, The State of FinOps 2022

Managing cloud cost

Managing public cloud spend can be complicated when it often spans areas outside IT’s scope. As FinOps practices mature and cloud stakeholders come together, new strategies to tackle ongoing cloud cost challenges are emerging. Complete visibility and actionable insights need to be at the heart of any cloud cost program, whether it’s just starting or undergoing changes.

Ensuring value in SAP® environments

Migrating to S/4HANA is prompting organizations to look deeper into their SAP software data. Usage and license details can help them make informed decisions about effectively migrating and realizing the maximum value of their SAP investments. Achieving that accurate view can be a complex undertaking, making the journey to maximum value an uphill challenge. 

Rightsize technology costs Snow solutions for identifying cost optimization opportunities

Combined, our enhanced software asset management project has delivered cost savings and avoidance that total more than $34 million.
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