Which cloud applications and SaaS offerings are most popular with business users? The third-annual Business @ Work report, from Okta, pinpoints the 25 most widely used SaaS and cloud applications. The report is based on real-world monitoring and analytics data rather than customer surveys.
Here’s a look at this year’s Okta list vs. last year’s rankings, along with ChannelE2E’s channel-centric observations about each SaaS and cloud offering.
5. Google G Suite (down from No. 4). ChannelE2E says: Former Cloudera Channel Chief Bertrand Yansouni recently joined Google as VP of global partner sales and strategic alliances. It’s a safe bet Yansouni will present at Google Cloud Next 2017 — the company’s major conference for cloud partners and customers. Google is expected to tout its its Windows Server and SQL Server cloud services at the conference — an aggressive counter to Microsoft Azure.
6. Concur (same). ChannelE2E says: SAP, Concur’s owner, launched a partner program for the expense management system in July 2016. Sachin Vora, a Microsoft veteran, is Concur’s channel chief.
12. DocuSign (down from No. 9). ChannelE2E says: The eSignature company in early 2016 hired IBM veteran Mark Register to drive DocuSign’s partner program.
13. WebEx (I don’t believe they were ranked last year). ChannelE2E says: Cisco, which owns WebEx, is striving to move more and more of its hardware and software to subscription-based services for partners and customers.
14. Confluence, owned by Atlassian (I don’t believe they were ranked last year). ChannelE2E says: Another popular team collaboration platform, this one owned by Atlassian. Sister platform JiRA sits at No. 7.
15. Meraki, owned by Cisco Systems (I don’t believe they were ranked last year). ChannelE2E says: One of the best examples of a Cisco acquisition that paid big dividends.
Continue to page two to see the top SaaS and cloud applications ranked No. 16 through 25. Also, a look at the fastest-growing SaaS providers as well.