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SAP Identity Management vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration
June 2022
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Pros
"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.""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 functionality of the solution for us is that when employees stop working for the municipality, they are automatically disabled in Active Directory. Omada controls that 100 percent. They are disabled for 30 days, and after that time Omada deletes the Active Directory account. The same type of thing happens when we employ a new person. Their information is automatically imported to Omada and they are equipped with the roles and rights so they can do their jobs.""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.""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 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.""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."

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"What's most valuable in SAP Identity Management is that it's easily an out-of-the-box solution for connectivity with SAP applications. We do not have to do any customizations, and this makes the solution very compatible with most SAP applications. SAP Identity Management is also very user-friendly.""It provides basic automatic user administration and role provisioning to save time."

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"Self-registration and self-service password management are valuable features. The role modeling feature is also very useful. It allows you to model your enterprise role.""The most valuable aspects of Symantec Identity Governance and Administration are all the features, it is the most complete solution on the market. It has features, such as scanners and portals, it has everything.""It's a very useful tool that has improved our client's security, from day one.""There are many valuable features within the solution. The product is easy to customize. It’s also highly secure.""The solution is easy to scale.""The scalability potential is there if a company needs to expand."

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Cons
"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.""The security permission inside Omada needs improvement. It's tricky to set up.""We are trying to use Omada's standards and to adapt our processes. But we have had some trouble with the bad documentation. This is something that they could improve on. It has not been possible for us to analyze some of the problems so far, based on the documentation. We always need consultants. The documentation should include some implementation hints and some guidelines for implementing the processes.""The Omada Identity SaaS version doesn't provide all the features Omada Identity on-premise provides.""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.""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."

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"A lack of startup connectors to different systems, and could have better connectors for SAP IDM.""What needs improvement in SAP Identity Management is its compatibility with third-party applications. We'd like to get connectors or plugin settings to make it easier to manage other applications, whether SAP or non SAP applications. As SAP Identity Management is not compatible with non SAP applications, some of the clients are looking for other IDM applications such as SalePoint and Saviynt, so this is an issue we've observed in the solution."

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"They provide a framework to develop your own connectors. A connector is a piece of software that integrates with the solutions that are not a part of the support matrix. Currently, it is difficult to create these connectors in this solution. Other solutions, such as NetIQ Identity, provide a better way to create your own connector. Currently, there is no cloud version. It should have a cloud version.""There are times that it takes too long to generate reports and to run the assessment tools to collect the information.""The support from Symantec Identity Governance and Administration could improve.""Integration capabilities with other solutions and formats, including JSON, could be improved.""The solution is not the best or the fastest available.""The directory has room for improvement. Also, the dashboards and, in particular, the KPI dashboard that shows the current user’s information needs reworking."

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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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  • "I do not recall the approximate prices or licensing models, although I do so that it was priced per user number."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The best feature in Omada Identity is that it enables us to implement standardized employee life cycle processes so that… more »
    Top Answer:Because we are a partner and an IT service provider, we have a special licensing agreement because we are planning to… more »
    Top Answer:We are trying to use Omada's standards and to adapt our processes. But we have had some trouble with the bad… more »
    Top Answer:What's most valuable in SAP Identity Management is that it's easily an out-of-the-box solution for connectivity with SAP… more »
    Top Answer:What needs improvement in SAP Identity Management is its compatibility with third-party applications. We'd like to get… more »
    Top Answer:My company is using SAP Identity Management for connecting various SAP applications, creating user IDs, managing user… more »
    Top Answer:The scalability potential is there if a company needs to expand.
    Top Answer:I do not recall the approximate prices or licensing models, although I do so that it was priced per user number. As… more »
    Top Answer:There is no preferable feature. It works well in general. The performance could be better. Sometimes there is a problem… more »
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    Also Known As
    Omada Identity Suite
    SAP NetWeaver Identity Management, NetWeaver Identity Management
    CA Identity Suite, Symantec IGA, Layer7 Identity Suite, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Minder, CA IAM, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Governance
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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.

    Reduce risk and centrally manage user access across your enterprise – with SAP Identity Management. The software integrates with your business processes to provide robust data and application security. Keep your operations running smoothly – and boost productivity by providing role-based user access, self-service password reset, approval workflows, and more.

    The Symantec Identity Governance and Administration (formerly CA Identity Suite) provides comprehensive identity management and governance capabilities with a simple, intuitive user experience. This user experience can dramatically simplify processes such as user access requests and access certifications, resulting in improved productivity and user satisfaction. In addition, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration performs risk analysis and certification and enables remediation actions in real-time during the access provisioning steps, thereby improving audit performance and risk posture with preventive policy enforcement.

    While providing these business and governance-centric capabilities for business users, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration also delivers core enterprise-grade identity management and governance capabilities, including broad provisioning support for on-premise and cloud apps, extensibility and flexibility to integrate with other IT systems and consumer-grade scale. This means organizations are not forced to choose between usability and performance. With the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration, they can have both.

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    Sample Customers
    Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
    State of Indiana, Automotive Resources International (ARI), Alliander N.V., Chemion Logistik GmbH, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)
    Acciona, Core Blox, DBS
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Government44%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Mining And Metals Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm32%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Insurance Company8%
    Hospitality Company5%
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    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Healthcare Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    SAP Identity Management vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SAP Identity Management vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration and other solutions. Updated: June 2022.
    607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    SAP Identity Management is ranked 8th in User Provisioning Software with 2 reviews while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is ranked 5th in User Provisioning Software with 6 reviews. SAP Identity Management is rated 7.6, while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SAP Identity Management writes "Automatic user provisioning is valuable but could use better cloud integration connectors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Identity Governance and Administration writes "Easy to scale, but lacks an up-to-date interface or knowledgeable support staff". SAP Identity Management is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Microsoft Identity Manager, CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Saviynt and EVOLVEUM midPoint, whereas Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Saviynt, AlertEnterprise Enterprise Guardian, Verizon Identity and Access Management and Oracle Identity Governance. See our SAP Identity Management vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration report.

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