Action Package Integration with Nordic Edge Automatic Account Manager
SaaS (Software As A Service) application licenses typically require a separate account for each user. Different SaaS service providers use different security models, such as password strength and retention policies, leaving it up to you to individually manage each provider’s model.
Doing this manually is expensive, cumbersome, time-consuming, and prone to errors. The cost of this process is affected by several factors, such as the number of users, number of SaaS applications and employee turnover. For example, an organization with 1,000 users, each accessing an average of 10 SaaS applications, has to manage 10,000 SaaS identities. And the problem gets worse if your organization has high turnover or seasonal variations in the number of users.
As an IT administrator, you need to create accounts for your users on each applicable SaaS application. Similarly, when a user’s attributes change or the user leaves the organization, you need to update, disable or delete all the SaaS accounts associated with the user.
If you are serious about adopting SaaS, your IT administrators need an automated process for managing SaaS application accounts that combines all elements of the identity life cycle.
Internal Identity Synchronization
Many organizations already have identity profiles stored in an authoritative identity repository, such as Active Directory, or some other LDAP directory.
Your provisioning solution should enable you to create and synchronize internal identities with relevant SaaS applications. This enables you to manage user profiles only once in the on-premise repository and synchronize those changes to all the SaaS applications associated with the user.
The primary benefits of automating the identity life cycle include cost savings and improved security.
The automatic solution enables administrators to manage the end-to-end process in the cloud from any location. This reduces the time and effort required to manage user accounts, saving time and money as well as reducing errors.
Here is a short description of a number of action packages with integration to cloud- or service-providers:
Adela is a school system for students, teachers and parents.
Adela helps teachers with their course planning and the administration of students. It gives the students an overview of their schedules, courses and non-attendance, and their parents can observe the children’s development.
Adela is available for childcare, preschool, public school and high school. (Sweden only)
Box – the single, secure solution for content access, sharing and collaboration. Box lets you replace a myriad of file transfer systems and unsecured, consumer-focused tools like You SendIt and Dropbox.
You reduce content silos, lower costs and give users the simplicity and functionality they want with the security IT requires.
Coupa is the leading provider of cloud spend management (CSM) solutions that help companies control their indirect spending and generate savings that go directly to the bottom line. Coupa combines the best e-procurement and expense management capabilities in a single solution that is easier to use, faster to configure and deploy, and more cost-effective than anything available today.
EchoSign is the leader in on-demand, 100% web-based, fully digital electronic signature solutions that don’t require scanning software, signature pads or digital certificates. With EchoSign, there’s nothing to learn or install. No hardware or IT department is required. Simply click “Send”.
EchoSign online signature technology complies with all legal standards, accepts documents in a variety of formats and attaches a digital signature to secure electronic documents, creating electronic records of agreements, transactions and electronic commerce.
Google Apps offers simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools for businesses that increase productivity while reducing your costs – all hosted by Google on secure, reliable infrastructure
Google’s web-based messaging and collaboration apps require no hardware or software and need minimal administration, creating tremendous time and cost savings for businesses.
Read more about integrating with Google Apps here.
IST Extens is a system that provides support for administration of childcare, preschool and public school information. An integration can provide user provisioning to Active Directory, Google Apps, Unikum etc.
Data is retrieved and/or modified by making ODBC/JDBC calls.
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is available to everyone for free.
The LongJump Platform is a database in the cloud that doubles as a PaaS. That means you get a database on steroids that includes a suite of pre-built application templates, so you can run, customize, and build enterprise apps “in the cloud” – applications that are driven by workflow processes and data policies, and that support collaboration.
NetSuite is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based business management software. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more.
More than 10,000 high-growth and midsized companies and divisions of large enterprises use NetSuite to run more effectively without the high costs and inefficiency of on-premise systems. By using NetSuite to automate operations, streamline processes and access real-time business information anytime, anywhere, growing businesses realize breakthrough performance improvements.
Microsoft Office 365 takes the industry’s most recognized set of productivity and collaboration tools and delivers them as a subscription service. With these cloud services, your organization can lower overall costs and deliver the right set of tools for the right users, all with appropriate layers of security and compliance. And, Office 365 includes a financially-backed service level agreement, allowing you to feel confident that you chose the best cloud solution.
Read more about integration here.
PortWise Authentication Server is a solution providing strong versatile authentication to applications and services. With PortWise Authentication Server you can utilize hardware that the user already has, such as mobile phones, PCs, pagers, or PDAs, to deliver strong one-time passwords.
Action for PortWise user account administration, includes Add, Update and Delete methods via the PortWise XPI Web Service API.
Read more about integrating with PortWise here.
Procapita is a system that provides support for administration of childcare, preschool and public school information.
An integration can provide user provisioning to Active Directory, Google Apps, Unikum etc.
Data can be retrieved and/or modified by using ODBC/JDBC calls or retrieved by using IMS Web Service-action.
Trusted cloud apps and platform for the Social Enterprise. Most-popular CRM. Easy collaboration. Proven cloud platform.
Salesforce.com offers everything you need to transform your business into a Social Enterprise, so you can connect to customers and employees like never before. With no software or hardware to install, you’re up and running — and seeing a positive impact on your business — quickly.
Read more about integrations with Salesforce here.
ServiceNow is a leading provider of cloud-based services that automate enterprise IT operations. ServiceNow focus on transforming enterprise IT by automating and standardizing business processes and consolidating IT across the global enterprise.
Organizations deploy ServiceNow service to create a single system of record for enterprise IT, lower operational costs and enhance efficiency. Additionally, ServiceNow customers use ServiceNow extensive platform to build custom applications for automating activities unique to their business requirements.
SuccessFactors provides Business Execution Software solutions that drive outstanding business results in organizations of every size and category. The insights we’ve gained serving 3,500+ customers with more than 15 million subscribers in 168 countries and 34 languages helps us better serve and grow companies like yours each and every day.
With a customer-focused ethos as our single most important and recognized quality, we have worked to achieve a growth rate 3 times that of our nearest competitor. In fact, we’re one of the fastest growing public software companies in the world.
SuccessFactors works every day to help companies just like yours achieve the best possible business results with Business Execution software solutions that incorporate the latest research, the smartest technology, and the most secure systems on the planet.
SugarCRM is the world’s leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Over 7,000 customers and more than half a million users rely on SugarCRM to execute marketing programs, grow sales, retain customers and create custom business applications.
Leading publications such as CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and eWeek praise SugarCRM for its ease-of-use, flexibility and open design.
SugarCRM runs on the leading cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Sugar On-Demand and Private Clouds, offering customers unparalleled choice and control of their data and deployments.
Agresso Business World is a fully integrated role-focused ERP system, ideal for service- or people-based organisations that need financial accounting and other back-office software integrated with a broader range of core business functions in a single unified system.
It lets you replace traditional ERPs or multiple different systems with a complete, integrated ERP solution that will support you in the future – however your organisation or business changes. Built on our innovative and unique VITA™ architecture.
Read more about integrating with Agresso here.
Unikum is an online service for collaboration on objectives, individual planning and quality in schools. Unikum is developed in close collaboration with students, teachers and parents. All services are available via the Internet and students, teachers and parents can access them from school, from home or from work. (Sweden only)
WebEx Communications Inc. is a Cisco company that provides on-demand collaboration, online meeting, web conferencing and videoconferencing applications.
delivers the leading cloud-based customer service software. Loved by customers for its simplicity and elegance, Zendesk is the easiest and fastest way to provide great customer service. ZenDesk’s solution is easy to try, buy, implement, and use. Both you and your customers will start seeing positive results immediately.
Zimbra Collaboration Server (ZCS) is an email and calendar server plus much more. In addition to e-mail and calendar, it provides file sharing, tasks, contacts, social media, document management and simplified administrative controls all in an user interface built with the AJAX web technology. ZCS also provides mobility and syncs to desktop client applications.
The server is deployed on commodity Linux and Mac server hardware.