If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP Identity Management, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would suggest carrying out some requirement engineering before choosing any system. If you're really SAP-dominated, it makes sense to go to SAP IDM, because it's more or less a niche product. But if you have a really hetero system landscape, it makes sense to evaluate other systems because I think the effort for having connectors developed or customized for non-SAP systems can be huge. You can save time and money if you really choose a vendor or application which has mostly standard connectors. If you use SAP around 70%-80% of the time in your company, it makes sense to have SAP IDM. Everything else needs evaluation. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.
I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
My advice for others implementing this solution is to identify all of the systems that you need to connect to using SSO. Make sure that you have a unique identifier for each user, whether it be an employee ID or a username. Just make sure that it is available for IDM to provision it and do the sample authentications. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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