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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Identity Manager and SailPoint IdentityIQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Identity Management (IM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The benefits of Omada Identity include a holistic way of viewing access, the ability to give people access, and automation.""The thing that I find most valuable is that Omada consists of building blocks, which means that you can configure almost anything you want without using custom code, making it pretty easy to do. It's possible to connect to multiple target systems and to create one role that consists of different permissions in the different target systems. So one role in Omada can make sure that you have an account in three different systems.""User-friendly solution.""he customer success and support teams have been crucial.""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 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.""We don't have to go in and do a lot of the work that we did before. It may have saved us somewhere in the range of 10 to 30 percent of the time we spent on provisioning access.""We used to have a problem where an employee's access wasn't terminated when they left the company. Now, we have much better visibility into and control over who has access."

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"I appreciate how Microsoft keeps adding new features to Microsoft Identity Manager.""The most valuable feature of the solution is the fact that I can use it to track who is sending which email, who is accessing which documents or which files, etc. These tools help me improve security within the enterprise environment.""It is one of the easiest products to implement, which is one of the main advantages. The integration is easy. Unlike other products, it is not complicated to integrate.""The concept is primarily for the people in the business. In business, you can discuss how integrating all the services and resources within the company can bring numerous benefits.""Very powerful synchronization tool.""The product’s most valuable feature is stability.""What makes this solution attractive is the licensing model. Microsoft Identity Manager is included in premium versions of Azure AD and in enterprise agreements such as E3. This makes the solution very attractive to many of our clients who are subscribed to those products.""The features that we find most valuable are security, mobility, and Single Sign-On."

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"I find the built-in connectors, lifecycle management, certification, and recertification features to be the most valuable.""The most valuable feature for our customers and for us is the identity data warehouse.""We like the integration with other systems.""The solution is pretty stable and simple to use.""The compliance features are the most valuable features.""It offers a single source of truth. Everything can be handled from one tier.""The solution is stable and reliable.""The basic concept is most valuable. I like how they have designed the solution. They create an Identity Cube, and then they do all the processes and configuration around the Identity Cube."

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Cons
"I would like to see them expand the functionality of the tool to continue to be competitive with the monsters out there. For example, they could add functionality on the authentication side, functionality that Octa and SailPoint have. But they should do that while maintaining the same simplicity that makes Omada a product of choice today.""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 solution should be made more agile for customers to own or configure.""When the re-certification process is launched that makes Omada very slow. There are performance issues in the current version.""The user interface should have a more flexible design, where you can change it to your requirement.""They need to improve the cost for small companies.""I would like to search on date fields, which is not possible now.""Functionality and usability could be improved."

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"The security could be slightly improved.""Some valuable features might go unused because they are not well-documented or connected clearly in user guides.""The prices can always be improved, and the integration with the software from other vendors could use an improvement, especially if you are using something like Oracle for a database, SAP for ERP, or something like that.""Microsoft Identity Manager could be more intuitive in terms of interface.""The product could be more friendly for non-native English speakers. It would also be better if it were more intuitive and visually attractive.""All actions require logging in to the server.""The setup was difficult. The deployment process is not quick.""MIM's reliability could be improved."

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"If there's a price reduction for SailPoint IdentityIQ, that would be helpful. Another area for improvement in the product is the technical support, which needs to be more friendly to customers.""They should lower the price and technical support should be better.""It is too technical. You need really good technical skills in Java and other technologies, which are hard to find. If they can make it easier so that things can be done with a few clicks, it will be great.""What it doesn't do is provide notice in the event of a vulnerability or offense from the security.""The user interface could be slightly improved. It could be made simpler and more user-friendly, however, it is good enough right now.""There are various functions that don't work in IdentityIQ, including the access request reminder, which doesn't go to the approvals in the proper format, so it's hard for users to read.""One needs to understand that SailPoint is into full-fledged IAM practice with a long-term vision, and customers will get a quick ROI with best practices implementation.""Compared to at least one other product some of the administrative tasks could be easier or more intuitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is too high for SMBs."
  • "Omada continues to be very competitive on pricing, especially on the Omada cloud product."
  • "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."
  • "My client deals directly with the Omada Identity team in terms of licensing. I never look at pricing, so I'm not aware of how much the solution costs, but it's worth the money. Often, when you begin to use Omada Identity and it takes a while to set up, it'll be irreversible, and you'd depend on and focus more on the functionality of the solution, rather than its price tag."
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  • "Microsoft Identity Manager comes with the premium or community license. If the customer doesn't have a premium license, the reseller who sells the licenses of Microsoft to the enterprise can extend the license for the client."
  • "MIM is free with a Microsoft Azure license."
  • "The solution is included in the Microsoft E3 license and premium subscriptions of Azure AD."
  • "The prices can always be improved. I'd rate it a 4 out of 10 in terms of pricing."
  • "When comparing the cost, Microsoft Identity Manager is the best solution because it is free if you have an Azure P2 license."
  • "It is an expensive tool."
  • "The solution is expensive."
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  • "SailPoint IIQ is the best of best. That is reflected in the pricing of the solution. The pricing is based on the number of identities."
  • "They are expensive."
  • "The licensing fees are on a yearly basis."
  • "SailPoint is higher in price as compared to Saviynt. The initial cost of SailPoint is very high. There are additional costs to the standard licensing fees."
  • "Its price is okay. It provides good value for money. It is subscription-based. You can go for a one-year or three-year subscription."
  • "The price of the solution could improve, it is not priced well for smaller businesses to afford."
  • "It is a costly solution. Its cost, for sure, should be reduced."
  • "You do pay one price for the license but that price depends on what you choose to include as far as the optional modules go."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We don't have to go in and do a lot of the work that we did before. It may have saved us somewhere in the range of 10 to… more »
    Top Answer:My client deals directly with the Omada Identity team in terms of licensing. I never look at pricing, so I'm not aware… more »
    Top Answer:There are some technical bits and pieces that we have looked at that could be better. For instance, when you do a… more »
    Top Answer:The product’s simplicity and integration are valuable.
    Top Answer:The solution is expensive. I rate the pricing an eight out of ten.
    Top Answer:We evaluated Sailpoint IdentityIQ before ultimately choosing CyberArk. Sailpoint Identity Platform is a solution to… more »
    Top Answer:The first valuable feature of the solution is its interface. The second feature of the solution is the level of… more »
    Top Answer:I found the pricing to be relatively high. The pilot project for two hundred and fifty users over an eighteen-month… more »
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    Also Known As
    Omada Identity Suite, Omada Identity Cloud
    MIM, Forefront Identity Manager, FIM, MS Identity Manager
    IdentityIQ, SailPoint IdentityNow
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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.

    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.

    SailPoint is the leader in identity security for the cloud enterprise. We’re committed to protecting businesses from the inherent risk that comes with providing technology access across today’s diverse and remote workforce. Our identity security solutions secure and enable thousands of companies worldwide, giving our customers unmatched visibility into the entirety of their digital workforce, and ensuring that each worker has the right access to do their job, no more, no less. With SailPoint at the foundation of their business, our customers can provision access with confidence, protect business assets at scale and ensure compliance with certainty.

    Sample Customers
    Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
    Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Whole Foods Market
    Adobe, AXA Technology Services, Cuna Mutual Group, Equifax, ING Direct, Orrstown Bank, Rockwell Automation, SallieMae, Spirit Aerosystems, TEL
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government27%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Music Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Individual & Family Service11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm35%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    University8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Identity Manager vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Identity Manager vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    Microsoft Identity Manager is ranked 5th in Identity Management (IM) with 10 reviews while SailPoint IdentityIQ is ranked 1st in Identity Management (IM) with 26 reviews. Microsoft Identity Manager is rated 7.8, while SailPoint IdentityIQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Identity Manager writes "Efficient integration of services and resources within the organization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SailPoint IdentityIQ writes "Comprehensive identity governance and compliance solution offering robust integration capabilities, extensive reporting features and a user-friendly interface". Microsoft Identity Manager is most compared with Microsoft Entra ID, Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, Saviynt, NetIQ Identity Manager and CrowdStrike Identity Protection, whereas SailPoint IdentityIQ is most compared with Saviynt, Microsoft Entra ID, One Identity Manager, ForgeRock and Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine). See our Microsoft Identity Manager vs. SailPoint IdentityIQ report.

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