SAP Identity Management


Winterhawk recently asked SAP’s Hussen Raza, GRC, Digital Core & Solution Sales for the UK, for his views on SAP Identity Management (IDM). We posed the question:

With Digital Transformation driving an organisation’s adoption of more systems and applications, how does Identity Management solve the problem of managing appropriate user access for changing employees and external workers?

Hussen’s reply:

The average employee has between 20-40 user accounts for different business systems and applications. This not only poses a significant problem for the end user, but also for functions such as IT and HR, whenever an employee or external worker changes jobs or leaves the organisation. Identity Management resolves this disjointed Joiner / Mover / Leaver process and results in users being provided the right access at the right time, shifting the manual burden away from IT and improving security by deprovisioning access quickly once the user has left the organisation.


Why SAP Identity Management?

Because the ID management software lets you grant and manage user access to heterogeneous applications – securely and efficiently.

Features of SAP Identity Management

With SAP Identity Management, you can:

  • Lower IT support costs and reduce risk with centralised identity and access management
  • Boost productivity with self-services such as automatic password reset and rules-driven workflows
  • Increase flexibility with standards-based functionality that seamlessly integrates with business processes
  • Improve user access insights and compliance through integrated logging and reporting

Embed identity management into your business processes – for tighter IT security

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.

Functional Capabilities

  • Provide secure, role-based user access to business applications
  • Eliminate redundancies with one central location for identity data storage
  • Automate user and role provisioning, and align identity management with business processes
  • Reduce operational costs in complex, heterogeneous system landscapes
  • Comply with local and global regulations

Technical Capabilities

  • Business-driven identity management processes: Tightly integrate with SAP Business Suite for a one-step approach to user administration across your software landscape – on premise and in the cloud.
  • Reporting and auditing: Produce reports based on current and past user access events with extensive auditing functionality – and meet critical compliance requirements.
  • User provisioning, workflow, and approvals: Drive the assignment and maintenance of user access rights across multiple systems with automated business rules and policies.
  • Identity virtualisation: Get a unified view of the virtual identity of all users – and use ID services to leverage identity information and access rights across networks.
  • Password management and employee self-service: Support self-service password reset and synchronisation across all connected target systems – and give users the ability to perform self-service updates of personal information.
  • Roles and entitlements: Align employee roles to business processes instead of technical directory structures.

Get in touch

If you are needing help to implement, support or upgrade SAP Identity Management, drop us a line, we’d be delighted to talk to you.