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Get started with SaaS

Learn how to get started with Snow SaaS Management by adding your discovery sources.

For videos about Snow SaaS Management, see Snow Technical Videos.


To access SaaS, you must be entitled to Snow SaaS Management. You can see your entitlements for Snow Atlas on the Snow Atlas settings menu, on the License details page.

A user account is required to access the Snow Atlas platform. Learn more about users and roles in Snow Atlas settings.


Discovery of your SaaS estate is a requirement for visibility and optimization. To learn more about discovery, see SaaS discovery.

Add discovery sources to enable collection of data that populates the SaaS pages with information about you SaaS estate. Collection of user activity populates the usage metrics.

  1. Add SaaS connectors to collect data from your SaaS vendors.

    This can include connections to SaaS vendor portals, Azure AD, and SSO providers. Connectors can collect information about subscriptions, users, and user activity. See SaaS connectors and Manage SaaS connectors for more information.


    If you have SaaS connectors previously configured in Snow Integration Manager, they cannot be used for Snow SaaS Management.

  2. Add Snow's browser extension to collect SaaS application usage in web browsers across your IT estate.

    The browser extension is a powerful tool to discover SaaS application usage, both known and unknown. This feature requires local installations in your environment. Snow offers both a browser extension for SaaS and agent-based browser extensions. See Browser extension and Agent-based browser extensions for more information.

  3. Collect user activity for applications installed on devices to fully optimize Microsoft 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions.

    This feature requires that you have access to SAM Core, which includes local installations in your environment. See Device application usage for more information.

To start populating optimization metrics for your SaaS estate, add billing information your SaaS subscriptions. See Edit subscriptions for more information.

To start governing your SaaS applications, mark up applications as approved or not approved for use. See Edit applications for more information.