What is SaaS Spend and Why Accountants Should Care

Course Description

According to Gartner, software-related spend is expected to surpass $900 billion worldwide in 2023. While that’s a huge number, it’s not hard to believe considering the average organization subscribes to over 125 different software applications, totaling $1,040/employee annually. Unfortunately, anywhere from 25- 50% of this spend is wasted on provisioned licenses not regularly used by employees.

Join LeaseQuery accounting expert Rachel Reed and Lead Software Solutions Architect Stephen Hester as they walk through LeaseQuery’s newest accounting guide SaaS Spend Management for Accountants Explained: Why you should be tracking your company’s software subscriptions.

We will cover steps to take to build an effective SaaS cost optimization strategy and review how to understand the importance of controlling that spend for your organization. We will also discuss the benefits of implementing a SaaS spend management platform and point out key features to look for when researching solution options.

If you haven’t done so already, please download our guide to follow along throughout the workshop.


Learning Objectives

  • Obtain an understanding of SaaS, SaaS spend management and SaaS spend management platforms
  • Learn how to develop an effective SaaS cost optimization strategy
  • Explore the practicality of SaaS spend management software and identify features that are essential from an accountant’s perspective



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Who Should Attend

Accounting and finance professionals from entities who manage a medium-to-high volume of software contracts will benefit most from this event, along with CPAs who serve clients with a similar volume of software contracts.


Advanced Preparation


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Benjamin Belk

Rachel Reed

Accounting Manager at LeaseQuery


Rachel’s experience includes working in the audit practice at EY, where she served clients across a wide variety of industries in both the public and private sectors. As an Accounting Manager at LeaseQuery, Rachel guides potential clients through the benefits and functionalities of lease accounting technology. She is also dedicated to educating LeaseQuery’s customers on the new lease standards and supporting them through the implementation process.

Benjamin Belk

Stephen Hester

Lead Solutions Engineer


As a lead solutions engineer, Stephen has a track record of technical delivery across a variety of industries. At LeaseQuery, Stephen is focused on collaborating with Revenue and Customer Experience teams to develop and deliver solutions for our customers with an emphasis on SaaS management.

CPE Webinar

Date & Time

Sep 27, 2023 – 1:00 PM ET

Course Information

CREDITS 1.00 hours
SUBJECT AREA Information Technology

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