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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Identity Manager and Saviynt 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Identity Manager vs. Saviynt Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"For me, the best feature of Omada Identity is its web interface because it's really easy for users to understand.""The administrative features and SoD are valuable.""Omada's best feature is creating accounts, automatically assigning permissions, and distributing resources based on assignment policies.""It has a very user-friendly interface compared to what we are used to, and it is highly configurable. In the old solution, when we needed to do something, we had to have a programmer sitting next to us, whereas, in Omada Identity, everything is configurable.""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.""The most valuable aspects of Omada Identity for me are the automation capabilities.""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.""Omada's most valuable aspect is its usability."

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"Very powerful synchronization tool.""The feature that I find most valuable is the security layer of the identity and access management solution. The ability to secure on-premises and cloud-based workloads and to provide seamless authentication into hybrid workloads, which is also both on-premises and in cloud environments.""It is a stable product. You will experience some issues with it, but it's a good product.""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.""Its interface and the fact that it's integrated with everything in the Microsoft ecosystem are the most valuable features.""The most valuable feature is that it provides protection for our company documents.""The most valuable and most interesting feature is the conditional access.""The product allows us to track the logins easily."

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"The workflow in Saviynt is easier compared to other tools. It's pretty straightforward.""It is a flexible tool because it works on JSON.""Saviynt has a lot of potential with many features available for users.""Saviynt provides built-in access recommendations, while SailPoint IdentityNow offers access recommendations through a separate AI integration that requires additional licensing. Saviynt functions as a unified platform for various business operations, consolidating user and access data from multiple sources into a single platform. This allows for leveraging the same user base and data across different business functions, including access governance, privileged access management, data access governance, and third-party access governance. In contrast, SailPoint is a decoupled tool, requiring separate integration for managing access and permissions, especially for unstructured data. Saviynt's approach is more integrated and streamlined, providing a unified platform for access recommendations and various business operations.""It's a highly functional system and a very well rounded solution. The onboarding of applications is solid. Their user access reviews are very good. Their role-based model and their identity life cycle stuff are solid. It's a very well rounded, strong product.""Some of the self-service capabilities are quite powerful.""One of the tool's advantages is its user-friendly interface, making it easier to manipulate from a GUI perspective. The graphical user interface for users and administrators is straightforward. While it may require more configuration initially, once set up, it becomes more accessible and easier to use.""The product has a great attestation feature."

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Cons
"The comprehensiveness of Omada's out-of-the-box connectors for the applications we use could be better. We are getting a new HR system called Cornerstone for which they do not have an out-of-the-box connector, so we have to take the REST connector and play around with it.""Omada could communicate better with us about the product roadmap. We haven't gotten any updates about it. The user interface is often a bit difficult to understand. It isn't optimized for small screens, so it doesn't display all of the information clearly, so users need to scroll a lot.""The reporting and importing have room for improvement.""Improved traceability would be helpful for administrators. For example, let's say a user's permission is being revoked. We can only see the system that has carried out a particular action but not what triggered it. If an event definition or something has changed in the criteria for the permission being removed or something like that, we don't have immediate access to that information. It takes a little detective work.""The current reporting tools in Omada are limited, but we expect significant improvements in the new version.""Omada's performance could be better because we had some latency issues. Still, it's difficult to say how much of that is due to Omada versus the resources used by our other vendors in our on-prem environment. Considering the resources we have invested into making it run well, it's slightly slower than we would expect.""There's a challenge with handling large amounts of data in this system.""The user interface could be improved. The interface between Omada and the user is mainly text-based."

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"The product could be more friendly for non-native English speakers. It would also be better if it were more intuitive and visually attractive.""This product was only launched two or three years ago and it is still in the process of becoming stable.""It would be good if Microsoft Identity Manager Maybe could be integrated with Azure Active Directory directly and made as a cloud platform.""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.""In terms of the identity and access management solution for on-premises environment, I think Microsoft needs to eliminate or minimize the number of workloads for the solution to run in on-premises environment.""Some valuable features might go unused because they are not well-documented or connected clearly in user guides.""MIM's reliability could be improved.""They have to improve the User Entity and Behavioral Analysis."

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"We sometimes experience performance issues when the solution fails to process the data between two different applications.""An area for improvement in Saviynt is that there's a limitation on the number of logs you can get from the past twenty-four hours. For example, if the data is huge, the tool can only give you a maximum of one hundred logs. You can't get any further than that. In the next version of Saviynt, however, you can get more logs and you'll see them inside the log rotation. For example, when you're trying to search inside the log, you can select a date range, and then you can search for a particular log. We haven't used that new log rotation feature yet, but it's included in the next release of Saviynt. Another area for improvement in the tool is that it doesn't have a server monitoring feature, so if your server has a high load, it should give you a warning. You're supposed to get an alert similar to what's being done in WebLogic. In WebLogic, we had a separate facility, but in Saviynt, that feature's missing.""The UI doesn’t enhance the user experience.""The customer support and implementation services need to be improved.""The custom application integration is a little complex, and this tool doesn't provide so many plugins or additional applications.""The configuration process at the beginning can be difficult, depending on the complexity of the company.""In terms of improvement, it's really just a matter of them getting more mature. It's a relatively new solution and they probably need to streamline a few of the processes as they mature. But there are not too many problems.""The solution does not work very well as the number of users increases."

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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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  • "If you need to make any changes then there are additional fees."
  • "The price of the license for this product is quite expensive."
  • "We are not into the licensing part. The clients take care of the licensing part."
  • "Saviynt's pricing is acceptable and licensing costs are yearly."
  • "The product is less expensive than one of the competitors."
  • "Saviynt has a competitive price."
  • "If you are investing in securing your data and avoiding any non-compliance issues, then yes, it is certainly recommended. To put it plainly, if you're willing to pay fines and aren't concerned about the misuse of data, then there might not be a problem. However, if you intend to safeguard the data of your employees, vendors, and customers, it becomes crucial. In this context, managing data security requires preventive and detective measures, such as enforcing segregation of duties and regularly reviewing permissions. Throughout an individual's life cycle within an organization or customer life cycle, various access permissions are granted. Without taking action on these permissions, there is a risk of exposure later on. If individuals retain access after leaving the organization, it poses a serious security threat. Implementing solutions like Saviynt can address these challenges, ensuring continuous access review, generating reports, alerts, and identifying potential risks."
  • "Saviynt's pricing is reasonable."
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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:It is very easy to use. It addresses most of the trends in identity governance and risk management.
    Top Answer:The pricing is comparable to Azure Entra ID. Kind of the same. So, the pricing is okay.
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in customer service and support. The response time could be faster.
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    Also Known As
    Omada Identity Suite, Omada Identity Cloud
    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.

    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.

    Saviynt is an intelligent, cloud-first identity governance & access management solution. The solution is designed to help organizations quickly scale cloud initiatives and solve security and compliance challenges. Saviynt offers identity governance, granular application access, cloud security, and privileged access to secure your company’s ecosystem and provide a seamless user experience.

    Saviynt Features

    Saviynt has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Mobile enablement: Saviynt provides a powerful mobile app to manage business operations such as initiating a request, managing approvals, completing certifications, viewing dashboards, and taking actions in a timely manner.
    • Scalability and Flexibility: Saviynt is built for enterprise scale & flexibility with an industry-leading cloud architecture.
    • Cloud-based: Saviynt provides you with the ability to quickly deploy and seamlessly integrate with multiple critical applications within your environment to manage risks effectively.
    • Rapid application & identity onboarding: With Saviynt application and identity onboarding is easy. Saviynt offers pre-built templates and discovery of unmanaged assets & applications to help speed up the process.
    • AI & ML powered identity analytics: By leveraging the power of AI and machine learning, Saviynt is able to identify risk and duplicate identities, and can also close access gaps.
    • Actionable insights: Saviynt provides actionable insights for identity management, compliance, and security via the Control Center.

    Saviynt Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Saviynt. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Frictionless access requests: With Saviynt you can request access from anywhere, at any time.
    • Policy violation and SoD conflict detection: Saviynt helps your organization prevent risky access by understanding violations and conflicts for any request.
    • Governance: Saviynt provides governance for all human and machine identities – including third parties.
    • Easier provisioning: Saviynt enables you to automate lifecycle tasks in order to make cross-application provisioning easier and more efficient.
    • Out-of-the-box rulesets: With Saviynt’s out-of-the-box rulesets, you can automatically connect security roles to security tasks.
    • User friendly: Saviynt is designed with a modern web interface and has a mobile app and browser plug-in along with a ServiceNow app to make it easy to use.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Saviynt users.

    An Identity and Access Management Specialist at a non-tech company states, "The dedicated Freshdesk platform is a user community and a step in the right direction for offering learning resources. Saviynt has a lot of potential with many features available for users."

    A Principal Consultant at a tech services company says, "It's a highly functional system and a very well rounded solution. The onboarding of applications is solid. Their user access reviews are very good. Their role-based model and their identity life cycle stuff are solid.”

    PeerSpot user Amimesh A., Senior Associate at a tech services company, mentions, “The most valuable feature is the ease of implementation. This product works well out of the box and if you don’t want to do a lot of configuration then this is the best tool. The reporting features are good.”

    Irappa H., Manager at a computer software company, comments, “The most valuable features are the workflows and certification.”


    Sample Customers
    Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
    Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Whole Foods Market
    Shell, McKesson, Kimberly-Clark, Ingram Micro, Intermountain Health Care, Forterra, CoreLogic
    Top Industries
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    Government16%
    Retailer13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company11%
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    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government7%
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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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    Computer Software Company44%
    Retailer33%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Non Profit11%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise77%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Identity Manager vs. Saviynt
    March 2024
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    Microsoft Identity Manager is ranked 8th in Identity Management (IM) with 18 reviews while Saviynt is ranked 5th in Identity Management (IM) with 21 reviews. Microsoft Identity Manager is rated 7.8, while Saviynt is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Identity Manager writes "Constantly evolving while being a crucial feature for today's security needs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Saviynt writes "Used for IAM, IGA, MFA, SSO, and access management". Microsoft Identity Manager is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Microsoft Entra ID, Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, NetIQ Identity Manager and ForgeRock, whereas Saviynt is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Microsoft Entra ID, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Okta Workforce Identity and Oracle Identity Governance. See our Microsoft Identity Manager vs. Saviynt report.

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