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CIS Offers Identity and Access Management As SaaS To Integrate Workday.com


Written by  Sorab Ghaswalla | 05 February 2013
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cis iamComputer Integrated Services’ Identity and Access Management (IAM) team has announced the availability of ‘Workday Integration 2.1’, a cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution integrating with Workday.com. This integration will allow Workday’s cloud-based platform to be leveraged in organisations of all sizes as if it were an internally hosted HR system, acting as the authoritative source for securely provisioning and de-provisioning employees and other managed roles.

According to a company release, the Workday solution builds upon a previous CIS innovation, LiQuiDSOAP, which extends the capabilities of an out-of-the-box SOAP driver. This technology allows the rapid and flexible integration between arbitrary SOAP based endpoints and IAM without requiring challenging and esoteric XSLT based development.

Some of the features of Workday Integration 2.1 include:

• Synchronization of nearly any value stored in Workday

• Secure, consistent, and auditable data source

• Support of effective dated updates

• Support for internal and external connections from both employees and contingent workers

• Synchronization of ancillary data

• Notification event support for real time outbound Workday reporting

• Immediate automated de-provisioning for terminations

• Optional account creation within Workday

• Global telephone number parsing into Workday format

• Greatly reduced re-sync requirements on start-up

• Photo integration between Workday and IAM users

CIS is a leading consultant in the Identity Management, Access Management, and Security Information Event Management (SIEM) space, and is a provider of Network Integration and Infrastructure Services throughout the United States and Canada.

It’s latest solution essentially converts Workday.com’s cloud-based solution into a secure, auditable, and compliant authoritative identity source for immediate automated provisioning and de-provisioning of employees and remote workers.

“The solution unleashes the power of the cloud within an organization,” says Rob Rawson, Director of CIS’ IAM practice. “Clients are able to move away from expensive internally hosted HR solutions without sacrificing a modicum of security, reliability or compliance readiness.”

The company claims that its innovations helps enterprises eliminate the need for costly internal HR applications or cumbersome HR processes related to provisioning access for newly hired or terminated employees.

[Image courtesy: CIS]

Sorab Ghaswalla

Sorab Ghaswalla

Sorab Ghaswalla is the Founder of India-based digital world consultancy firm, New Age Content Services LLP, an Internet Entrepreneur & Consultant, a journalist, and owner/Editor of 2 websites. In his free time, he contemplates the larger implications of digital life.

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