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Market Guide for SaaS Management Platforms

Effectively managing an ever-growing SaaS stack remains difficult, time consuming, and complex. Today, SaaS management platforms (SMPs) are truly a workhorse for overburdened IT teams. 


In this report, Gartner analysts provide an in-depth look at how to evaluate SMP capabilities. Learn how SMPs can automate day-to-day operational tasks, reduce SaaS sprawl, and protect data.

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A detailed analysis of the rapidly growing and evolving SMP market

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The 7 categories of functionality SMPs provide (and how they differ from adjacent market tools)

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How SMPs help maximize ROI on SaaS investments and reduce IT overhead with automation

"Through 2027, organizations that fail to centrally manage SaaS life cycles will remain five times more susceptible to a cyber incident or data loss due to misconfiguration.”

—Gartner Market Guide for SaaS Management Platforms

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Gartner Market Guide for SaaS Management Platforms by Dan Wilson, Jaswant Kalay, Tom Cipolla, Joe Mariano, 13 December 2022