October 28, 2022

Secure Onboarding on Day 1

Day 1 productivity is critically important to higher education institutions. Faculty and staff that have access to Workday’s Enterprise Management Cloud-based solution, not only gives them a strong start and drives continual engagement, but also ensures they have timely access to the applications, systems and data necessary to perform their job and focus on student success.

Modernizing over Manual Processes

Educational institutions often struggle to achieve a critical balance of delivering timely access while protecting sensitive data to a large, dynamic and extremely diverse user population. The process of requesting and fulfilling approved access can be challenging. Many institutions are using manual processes to handle these tasks which are time consuming and result in loss of user productivity and security risks. Some have turned to access management or single-sign on solutions which authenticate user’s access to their network and applications. While this is a step in the right direction, institutions are finding it’s not enough.

Integrating SailPoint Identity Security Cloud connectivity to Workday Enterprise Management Cloud for higher education enables organizations to leverage Workday as a single source of truth for core identity security tasks beginning with provisioning access for Day 1. When changes are made within Workday, such as job title changes or terminations, they sync with SailPoint and access is automatically adjusted through the rest of the ecosystem.

All access activity is then documented across the organization and provides compliance auditors the necessary information needed to demonstrate and prove compliance. The ability to govern all digital identities, including disparate affiliations found across higher education institutions such as students, faculty, and staff make this a fundamental component that integrates all aspects of an identity program.

Timely Implementations: SailPoint with Workday

Higher education institutions initiating modernization from a legacy system and migrating to Workday should consider implementing SailPoint Identity Security Cloud either before or during an implementation. Securing funding for modernized identity security can be an easier and less costly process when planned at the same time. Additionally, setting up policies and governance prior to a Workday integration ensures a smooth and optimized implementation.

Why SailPoint + Workday:

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Savings
  • Smooth and Optimized Implementation
  • Save Time and Resources with Automation
  • Avoid Costly Penalties with Compliance Reporting

By integrating SailPoint with Workday, organizations can benefit in the following ways:

  • Day 1 Productivity – new faculty/staff account creation is automatically provisioned
  • Least Privilege – as user’s job titles are changed within Workday, access is proactively adjusted
  • Consistency – account attribute changes such as last name, email address, etc. are automatically synced with other applications and systems
  • A Secure ‘Good-bye’ – terminated faculty, staff, contractors and vendors automatically have their access deprovisioned in minutes not days or months
  • Confidence in Compliance – since everything is documented by the system, it’s easy to demonstrate access policy compliance to auditors

By leveraging innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), organizations can also proactively identify risky users and behavior, allowing them to start getting ahead of the ever-changing security curve.

SailPoint provides organizations complete visibility, control, and automation to ensure user access is authorized, entitlements are appropriate for their current job/role and access is frequently reviewed and certified to maintain a secure and compliant infrastructure.

As a Workday Select Partner with a certified Integration, SailPoint is the trusted cloud identity security solution to automate, simplify and certify access for onboarding, offboarding and everything in between. Learn more by visiting sailpoint.com/integrations/workday.

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About Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics have been adopted by thousands of organizations around the world and across industries – from medium-sized businesses to more than 50% of the Fortune 500. For more information about Workday, visit workday.com.

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