Many employees are online every day and use many different applications. And this no longer applies only to pure 'screen workers'. Nowadays, warehouse workers, care providers at the bedside and drivers behind the wheel also have direct access to all kinds of applications and data. User-friendliness is especially important for this group. They must be able to do their work with one click or swipe.
At the same time, it is important to organize this access carefully; ease of use must never come at the expense of security and privacy. Employees must only be able to access data that they actually need for their work. It also matters when, where and via which device someone requests access. That is why each employee must have his or her own user account.
If you have to manage accounts for hundreds or even thousands of employees, with different access rights and settings for each employee, it can get pretty complicated. What you want to avoid is identity management becoming a bottleneck in your IT landscape: it should simplify the digital infrastructure, not make it more complex.
Automate identity management
It is therefore obvious to automate that process as much as possible. And what would be more logical than to use the HR system as a source? Ewout van Rootselaar of Tools4ever, developer of management solutions for user authentication and authorization, explains: "The HR system registers employees, keeps track of their transfers and also records their eventual departure. By linking that HR system to an identity management platform, we can now process the data of new and departing employees and transfers fully automatically and pass it on to the Active Directory and as many other business applications as possible. Without manual work."