It's a commonly accepted idea that companies want to streamline workflow processes, improve user ease-of-use, strengthen access restriction and identity management, and save money, simultaneously. Account provisioning software appears to be the solution for achieving all of these things while tying together different platforms and applications within a company without necessitating costly and time-consuming migration.
Overall, the automation of account creation, modification, maintenance and deletion through provisioning software dramatically decreases the amount of human effort and consequently human error in the processes, while providing constant availability and eliminating security loopholes.
D.E. Levine, CISSP, CFE, FBCI, CPS is a regular contributor to ST&D and co-author of several security books. She can be can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.