Software & SaaS

Deal Negotiation Expertise

The Software Buying Challenge

Shift to Subscription and SaaS Licensing Models

Subscription-based software licensing, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), has become popular within organizations due to its promise of in flexibility, speed, and agility. Though these benefits are real, they are diminished by significant risks, such as high switching costs and vendor incumbency, leaving customers vulnerable to large price increases and locked-in annual fees.

ClearEdge's Software Experience

ClearEdge Partners’ team of experts has reviewed and advised on thousands of software deals. Our extensive experience has yielded a database of best practices in mitigating risk and optimizing costs with all software-based vendors.

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4K+

Software Suppliers Reviewed

18K+

Software Deals Consulted

$38.5B+

Total Software Spend Analyzed

Modern Architecture

Over 4,000 Software Suppliers
Consulted On, Including:

Microsoft
 

Salesforce
 

IBM
 

Oracle
 

Adobe

SAP

ServiceNow

Workday

Cisco

Palo Alto

DocuSign

Okta

Citrix

Splunk

Zoom

VMware

Micro Focus

Proofpoint

Architectural Structure

Software Deal Services

How ClearEdge Assists Clients with Software Spend

Contract Risk Assessment

Specialized contract reviews and recommendations across a variety of suppliers to document entitlements and areas of risk.

License Optimization

Identify current deployment gaps and work to optimize licenses to avoid the risk of overage charges or shelf-ware.

Deal Preparation Management

ClearEdge Analysts and Subject Matter Experts project manage your deal and assist with negotiation execution.

Spend Modeling

Assistance on planning your license demand, forecasting growth, and building complex spend models with your software provider.

Top 10 "Gotchas" in

SaaS Agreements

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Rightsizing Your

SaaS Spend Guide

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SaaS Buying Trends: Webinar

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Download Our Software Deal Content

SaaS Resources for Deal Makers

 

Our Expertise on Your Team

ClearEdge can help drive cost optimization, risk mitigation, supplier knowledge, and best negotiation practices within your most strategic software investments. If you are interested in learning more about our Software Deal Services or want to meet with one of our experts, fill out our contact form.