Okta SaaS report finds Office 365 wins the cloud — sort of – TechCrunch

every year Okta Millions of SaaS processes Logan through its authentication system. It kindly collects that data for the most popular apps and publishes An annual report. This year it was found that by far the most popular device was Microsoft Office 365.

It is worth noting that despite the popularity of app usage varying by region, Office 365 was number one with a bullet with a board, whether it was globally or when the report broke it down by geographic area Ho. None of the other products were true in this report, so Office 365 has widespread worldwide use (at least among companies that use Octa).

But as with everything cloud, it’s not a simple thing to say because many people have signed up to Office 365, Microsoft is the clear winner in the broadest sense. In fact, the cloud is a complex marketplace, and just because people use a device, that does not prevent them from directly using competing devices.

As a case in point, consider that the report found that 36% of Microsoft 365 customers were using Google Workspace (formerly called G Suite), which offers a similar set of office productivity tools. In addition, Okta found that 42% of Office 365 customers were using Zoom and 32% were using Slack.

This is very notable when you consider that Office 365 bundles bundles for free with similar functionality. What’s more, so does Google with Google Hangouts, so people use the device they want when they want, and sometimes it seems that they use competing versions of the same device. The report also found that among those Office 365 users, 44% are using Salesforce, 41% AWS, 15% Smartsheet and 14% using Tableau (which is owned by Salesforce). All of those categories are Microsoft products.

Microsoft is obviously a big company with a lot of products, but the report is a hole in the idea that because people like Office 365, they are going to be big fans of other Microsoft products, or any brand they like. Can also rely on the range or uniqueness of products within the same product category.

All of this, and most of the other figures in this report as of now, makes it quite interesting to read. It is not a fixed window on the mother-in-law’s position. This is a definitive reading on the state of usage of Octa customers on the Octa Integration Network (OIN), a point the company readily accepts in the Working section of the report.

The report states, “As you read this report, keep in mind that this data is representative of Okta’s customers, the applications and integrations we connect through OIN, and the ways users access these services Huh.”

But it is a way of looking at the state of SaaS that leverages 9400 octa customers using the network and 6500 integrating the world’s most popular SaaS tools. This gives the company a unique view into the SaaS world. What you can conclude is that the cloud is complex, and it is not a zero-sum game by any means. In fact, having a winner in one region does not guarantee victory across the board.