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Your go-to guide for tech stack management

Key takeaways: Organizations with an unorganized tech stack waste a significant amount of cloud spend. Democratization of purchasing power has let ...

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10 SaaS contract best practices used by top companies

Key takeaways: As SaaS stacks grow, some of the fastest-growing companies have implemented best practices to enhance their SaaS contract management. ...

What you need to know about SaaS license agreements

Key takeaways: Software as a service (SaaS) is a subscription for limited rights to software often located in the cloud. There are two standard types ...

We’re KPMG’s Top Tech Innovator in the U.S.: Here's what that means

We are thrilled to announce that Vendr has been named winner of KPMG's Private Enterprise Top Tech Innovator U.S. competition! While it's exciting in ...

A software buying guide: 9 steps to SaaS success

Key takeaways: As software spending increases yearly, the role of software buyers is becoming increasingly more influential.  There are nine steps to ...

The state of SaaS procurement: Q&A with Michael Denari, Head of Global Spend at Canva

Starting out in Accounting at Sonos, Michael Denari (current Head of Global Spend and Business Systems at Canva) remembers being in the office ...

August 2021: Top SaaS companies hiring for procurement and finance

August has delivered another round of fresh roles in the procurement and finance space, with interesting challenges to be addressed at some of the ...

7 DevOps SaaS tools to add to your tech stack today

Supporting the modern engineering team is a multi-faceted job. A thriving department or team — often distributed across the country or the world — ...

SaaS security checklist: 4 fail-safe steps to SaaS buying

Key takeaways: A SaaS security checklist is a comprehensive set of actions and considerations a SaaS buyer should go through before purchasing a new ...

The top 10 SaaS buying mistakes and how to avoid them

SaaS buying is a time-consuming process with a lot of moving parts and players. So it goes without saying, sometimes mistakes happen. Some are the ...

SaaS agreements: What to know before signing the dotted line

Key takeaways: SaaS agreements define the legal commitments between you and your suppliers in definite terms, so you know exactly what you’re paying ...

7 critical IT platforms to add to your tech stack

Remote security, threat detection, and incident response are some of the most critical issues IT and Security teams face in supporting their ...

Top learnings from Toast CFO Elena Gomez at A New Hope Conference

If you made it to The CFO Leadership Council’s 2021 A New Hope conference, you’d probably agree that Toast CFO Elena Gomez's fireside chat was a fan ...

Top tips for purchasing software from the best negotiation experts

When you consider your SaaS buying and renewals process, does it make you feel a little... apprehensive? If the thought of going to the negotiating ...

Five LGBTQ+ founded SaaS companies to support in June and beyond

For many years, talented and ground-breaking LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs have fought for equality in employment and business development. They have shared ...

SaaS renewal best practices: What to do when you miss a cancellation window

Most everyone knows that sinking feeling of missing a cancellation deadline. An unexpected charge on a corporate card or the "thank you for your ...

Webinar recap: 3 ways to optimize how your company buys software

If 2020 taught us anything about procurement, it’s that SaaS purchasing will continue to take a larger role in organizations. As the need for ...

The SaaS buying process: Four steps to get started

SaaS spending isn’t slowing down anytime soon — in fact, Gartner predicts it will grow 9.5% YoY. With the industry growing rapidly, finance ...

May 2021: SaaS companies hiring for procurement jobs

At Vendr, we're committed to helping finance and procurement folks thrive in their roles. As a result, we started this monthly series to publish the ...

Best practices for tracking SaaS spend and resources

Oftentimes, companies of all sizes have no central tracking for SaaS spend management. We’ve noticed customers ranging from 200 to 2,000 employees ...

8 finance SaaS tools to upgrade your tech stack

Finance forms the backbone of any business. Without the ability to see vital metrics, generate recurring revenue, pay invoices, and keep cash-flow on ...

Priorities to agree on internally before purchasing software

A SaaS buying agreement is complex yet consists of many areas where negotiation can yield better outcomes. But knowing what you should focus on when ...

Why SaaS spend management is more important than ever with remote work on the rise

As some companies opt to continue remote work after COVID-19, the complexity and expense of SaaS continues to rise. Teams that were once in-house ...

Add these ten BIPOC-led companies to your SaaS stack

In the last decade, SaaS has changed almost every aspect of daily life. Whether you’re landing a new client or grabbing a ride home, chances are, ...

Accreditation that matters: Announcing our SOC 2 Type II certification

Data security is a must-have when working with any external supplier. While it’s not usually front page news, it’s important.  With IT spending to ...

Best practices for your company’s software vendor management

When you consider the SaaS vendor management systems and practices your company uses today, are you happy with the results? If considering this topic ...

Webinar recap: Top 3 takeaways for purchasing software in 2021

2020 was a bumpy ride to say the least. The pandemic not only created huge shifts in the capital market across industries, it also prompted digital ...

Why SaaS vendor management matters more than ever in 2021

Running your company in 2021 is likely different than you expected. Now, COVID-19 is entering its second year and it’s put capital efficiency top of ...

How to buy SaaS for less: Leave software negotiation to the experts

Is it just me or does the task of finding and buying software for your team feel like searching for a new home office chair after COVID-19 hit?  You ...

Close the deal faster with these top ten legal best practices for SaaS sales

The legal review meeting: the most common point where sales loses control. As a SaaS sales rep, you watch your deal travel off into the abyss and ...

Defining your cross-functional buying process

Back in June, my colleague Ryan Neu wrote about how the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the software buying process for the better. He argued that ...

How to wrangle together your company's software stack

If you survey any group of CFOs about which company expenditures currently keep them up at night, many would point to out-of-control SaaS spending. ...

The software reseller model is broken

Over the last decade, companies across virtually all sectors have witnessed an explosion of choices in the enterprise software market. Today, there ...

Covid-19 changed SaaS purchasing forever. Here’s why it’s a good thing

Back in early March, the U.S. was only beginning to grapple with the long term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and so it came as a bit of a shock ...

When should your company invest in a SaaS spend management tool?

And this makes sense. With the rapid pace of technological change, there are new tools available for every challenge a stakeholder faces. While they ...

SaaS overload is changing the Role of the CIO.

Procurement, IT, and Vendor Management leaders are becoming increasingly important as they represent the critical link between organizations' ...