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SAP IDM: A Robust Solution For Identity Management
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October 11, 2019

SAP IDM: A Robust Solution For Identity Management

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP Identity Management

SAP Identity management manages organization identities centrally with great amount of flexibility and efficiency.

Compared to conventional SAP solution of central user administration (CUA), SAP IDM (version 7.2/8.0) delivers great amount of benefits like -
1. Availability of connectors for non SAP application identity management,
2. Modular/granular access management in the form of context based business role definition.
  • In my previous organization, to achieve the granularity of access based on organization restrictions, we implemented enabler role-based security roles. Provisioning the enabler roles through the SAP GRC was a great challenge (realistically improbable). Here came the SAP IDM to our rescue. It has a peculiar feature of context-based business role provisioning feature.
  • Customized context & its association with security roles & user HR attributes, give us unique ability to achieve granularity of access provisioning.
  • SAP IDM integrates with the SAP HR system and identity management becomes automatic.
  • SAP Identity management should come up with connectors for almost all not SAP applications, which will enable the use of SAP IDM as a one-stop solution for organizations' identity management.
  • SAP IDM has the huge potential to minimize risks arising out of disorganized identity management within an organization. As all identities are managed centrally, there is very little room for manipulation of an identity.
  • As this solution has the ability to integrate with SAP GRC, risk analysis becomes mandatory before any access provisioning takes place.
  • As the solution is automatic, hiring to employee exits is managed with a minimal margin of error.
SAP IDM offers a great deal of benefits/features compared to conventional access provisioning with SAP.
1. Conventional SAP user administration solution like CUA has great limitations. e.g. only SAP systems can be managed. Low-performance issues, unreliable access provisioning, and risk analysis were missing.

2. SAP IDM integrates with SAP GRC solution to perform the reliable risk analysis before access provisioning. Its context feature allows granular access provisioning.

As IDM heavily relies on JAVA/SQL as a development language, finding skills resources sometimes becomes challenging. But SAP has strong support available for this product which makes it reliable for long term use within an organization.

Do you think SAP Identity Management delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SAP Identity Management's feature set?

Yes

Did SAP Identity Management live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SAP Identity Management go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SAP Identity Management again?

Yes

SAP Identity Management manages organization identities centrally with a great amount of flexibility and efficiency.
Compared to the conventional SAP solution of central user administration (CUA), SAP IDM (version 7.2/8.0) delivers a great number of benefits like:
1. Availability of connectors for non-SAP application identity management,
2. Modular/granular access management in the form of context-based business role definition.
3. It can be integrated with the SAP HR system for making entire user identity management automatic.

SAP NW Identity Management Feature Ratings

ID-Management Access Control
9
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
10
Multi-Factor Authentication
8
Password Management
10
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
10
ID Management Workflow Automation
7
ID Risk Management
8