Skip to content


How to Establish Effective SaaS Governance

Today’s IT leaders have a growing burden of responsibility when it comes to SaaS. Companies seem to have an endless appetite for SaaS apps, and those tools are increasingly critical to business success. 


Without a framework for SaaS governance or the right tools in place, IT ends up relying on a spreadsheet to keep track of everything, poor implementation, and wasted licenses. The environment becomes vulnerable to numerous security threats, including shadow IT usage and sensitive data exposure.


To avoid all this, Gartner recommends IT create and follow a thorough and ongoing strategy for managing SaaS. From reducing the risks from shadow IT to optimizing usage, the report details all the activities that should be done throughout the entire lifecycle of an app.

Download the Report

By submitting, you are agreeing to the processing of your personal information as described in Our Privacy Policy.

GARTNERSaaSGovernance icon1

The core components of effective
SaaS governance

GARTNERSaaSGovernance icon2

Why it is critical to adopt
a lifecycle approach 

GARTNERSaaSGovernance icon3

Key steps to take at every phase of the SaaS lifecycle, from purchase to end of life

"By 2025, 30% of organizations will rely solely on SaaS applications for their mission critical workflows.”

—How to Establish Effective SaaS Governance

GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.


How to Establish Effective SaaS Governance

by Charlie Winckless, Jay Heiser, 27 December 2021