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"The most valuable aspect of the product is that it is Microsoft-based and it supports all Microsoft technology.""The identity lifecycle support is definitely valuable because we are a complex organization, and there is a lot of onboarding, movement, and offboarding in our organization. We have 31,000 users, and there are a lot of users who are constantly onboarding, offboarding, and moving. So, we need to make sure that these activities are supported. In old times, we used to do everything manually. Everyone was onboarded, offboarded, or moved manually. So, from a business point of view and an economics point of view, identity lifecycle is most valuable. From a security point of view, access review is the most important feature for us.""Our customers have benefited from Omada Identity automating the certification process. Most of our customers were using manual methods for user access certification. With Omada Identity, you can automate almost all of it, which means that certification now becomes on demand. You don't have to wait for two or three months to execute a certification timeframe. Instead, you can do certifications as often as you want.""The Governance and self-service that can be set up so you can use them yourself to work in the system are the most valuable features. End users can be enabled to help themselves.""It has a lot of out-of-the-box features. It is flexible, and there are a lot of possibilities to configure and extend it. It is user-friendly. It has an interface that is end-user or business-user friendly.""The best feature in Omada Identity is that it enables us to implement standardized employee life cycle processes so that we don't have to create them ourselves. We can then use the standard workflows.""When we started with identity and access management, we cleaned up and skipped 500 accounts. Therefore, there are a lot of people who are still in our system. Using this tool, we have cleaned up a lot of accounts for ourselves as well as our partners and suppliers. So, we can manage everything now.""Omada Identity Suite has a very powerful workflow engine. It is used for requesting access for approval to everything that's around Access Management and for re-certification purposes."

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"Lifecycle management, governance and documentation."

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"It is a stable product. You will experience some issues with it, but it's a good product.""Very powerful synchronization tool.""The most valuable and most interesting feature is the conditional access."

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"The security permission inside Omada needs improvement. It's tricky to set up.""When the re-certification process is launched that makes Omada very slow. There are performance issues in the current version.""What I would most like to see added to the product is role management, especially enterprise or business role management, and the processes around that.""If you find an error and you need it fixed, you have to upgrade. It's not like they say, "Okay, we'll fix this problem for you." You have to upgrade. The last time we upgraded, because there was an error in a previous version, we had to pay 150,000 Danish Krone (about $24,000 at the time of this review) to upgrade our systems... That means that we have to pay to get errors fixed that Omada has made in programming the system. I hope they change this way of looking at things.""I would like to search on date fields, which is not possible now.""Its flexibility is both a good thing and a bad thing. Because it is very flexible, it also becomes too complex. This is common for most of the products we evaluated. Its scalability should be better. It had a few scalability issues.""One thing that we are not so happy about is the user interface. It is a bit dated. I know that they are working on that, but the user interface is quite dated. Currently, it is a little bit difficult to customize the user interface to the need of the business, which is a little bit disappointing. It needs it to be a little bit easier to operate, and it should have a better user interface.""The backend is pretty good but the self-service request access screen, the GUI, needs improvement. It's an old-fashioned screen. Also, Omada has reports, but I wouldn't dare show them to the business because they look like they're from 1995. I know they are working on these things and that’s good, because they’re really needed."

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"Self service center is not always easy to understand."

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"All actions require logging in to the server.""The product could be more friendly for non-native English speakers. It would also be better if it were more intuitive and visually attractive.""The information that is available for the Active Directory portal is segregated here and there."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The initial total cost of ownership to implement Omada Identity is not small. The TCO for the implementation is as high as any other solution. However, the cost of maintaining the solution is at par or lower than competitors, including adding more features or maintaining the system after the initial deployment or installation to make sure that they are available for users to use or extending the functionalities of those activities. Those maintenance costs are lower than other vendors, but the initial cost of getting the system installed is still high."
  • "It is licensed per managed user per year."
  • "There were a lot of administrator, partner, and supplier accounts for people who were no longer working for us but still in the system. So, we reduced the number of users no longer with the company, which saved us some money on licensing."
  • "It's a fair price for the on-premises system. Compared with what we had before, it's much cheaper and we get all the modules in one. We tried to go with the cloud, but it was far too expensive."
  • "From an on-prem point of view, the cost is quite transparent and reasonable. The direct cost is primarily for licenses and maintenance on licenses."
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    Omada Identity Suite
    IGI, IBM Security Identity Manager, ISIM
    MIM, Forefront Identity Manager, FIM, MS Identity Manager
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    Overview

    Omada Identity delivers an end-to-end identity and access management solution with essential identity governance functionality for secure, compliant, and efficient administration of all users' access rights across on-premises or cloud-based systems. The solution provides configurable best practice processes that covers all identity and access related scenarios from providing an access risk overview, management of identities lifecycle, to automated enforcement of policies.

    IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI) delivers a business-centric approach to Identity Management and Governance. It empowers business and IT to work together to meet regulatory compliance and security goals across enterprise applications and data. IGI covers enterprise user lifecycle management, access risk assessment and mitigation, certification, password management as well as powerful analytics and reporting to enable business to make the right decisions on enterprise access.

    Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) builds on the identity and access management capabilities of Forefront Identity Manager. MIM helps you manage the users, credentials, policies, and access within your organization. Additionally, MIM adds a hybrid experience, privileged access management capabilities, and support for new platforms.

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    Sample Customers
    Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
    E.ON Global Commodities
    Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Whole Foods Market
    Top Industries
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    Government44%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Mining And Metals Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business44%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence is ranked 15th in Identity Management (IM) with 1 review while Microsoft Identity Manager is ranked 9th in Identity Management (IM) with 3 reviews. IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence is rated 7.0, while Microsoft Identity Manager is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence writes "Clear evaluation and life cycle management; service center could be more user friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Identity Manager writes "Any action requires logging into the server which creates delays; powerful synchronization tool". IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Saviynt, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, OpenIAM Identity Governance and Symantec Identity Governance and Administration, whereas Microsoft Identity Manager is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, SAP Identity Management, One Identity Manager, NetIQ Identity Manager and Tools4ever IAM.

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