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"The thing that I find most valuable is that Omada consists of building blocks, which means that you can configure almost anything you want without using custom code, making it pretty easy to do. It's possible to connect to multiple target systems and to create one role that consists of different permissions in the different target systems. So one role in Omada can make sure that you have an account in three different systems.""The identity lifecycle support is definitely valuable because we are a complex organization, and there is a lot of onboarding, movement, and offboarding in our organization. We have 31,000 users, and there are a lot of users who are constantly onboarding, offboarding, and moving. So, we need to make sure that these activities are supported. In old times, we used to do everything manually. Everyone was onboarded, offboarded, or moved manually. So, from a business point of view and an economics point of view, identity lifecycle is most valuable. From a security point of view, access review is the most important feature for us.""The best feature in Omada Identity is that it enables us to implement standardized employee life cycle processes so that we don't have to create them ourselves. We can then use the standard workflows.""Our customers have benefited from Omada Identity automating the certification process. Most of our customers were using manual methods for user access certification. With Omada Identity, you can automate almost all of it, which means that certification now becomes on demand. You don't have to wait for two or three months to execute a certification timeframe. Instead, you can do certifications as often as you want.""The Governance and self-service that can be set up so you can use them yourself to work in the system are the most valuable features. End users can be enabled to help themselves.""The most valuable aspect of the product is that it is Microsoft-based and it supports all Microsoft technology.""The most valuable functionality of the solution for us is that when employees stop working for the municipality, they are automatically disabled in Active Directory. Omada controls that 100 percent. They are disabled for 30 days, and after that time Omada deletes the Active Directory account. The same type of thing happens when we employ a new person. Their information is automatically imported to Omada and they are equipped with the roles and rights so they can do their jobs.""Omada Identity Suite has a very powerful workflow engine. It is used for requesting access for approval to everything that's around Access Management and for re-certification purposes."

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"There are many valuable features within the solution. The product is easy to customize. It’s also highly secure.""It's a very useful tool that has improved our client's security, from day one.""Out-of-the-box the product has a lot of opportunity for configuration and sophisticated identity management capability.""I like that it is easy to diagnose. It has a version of a virtual appliance so we can download it, run it, configure it, and it would take about 10 to 15 minutes to configure the cluster or so.""The solution is easy to scale.""Self-registration and self-service password management are valuable features. The role modeling feature is also very useful. It allows you to model your enterprise role."

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"Its flexibility is both a good thing and a bad thing. Because it is very flexible, it also becomes too complex. This is common for most of the products we evaluated. Its scalability should be better. It had a few scalability issues.""The backend is pretty good but the self-service request access screen, the GUI, needs improvement. It's an old-fashioned screen. Also, Omada has reports, but I wouldn't dare show them to the business because they look like they're from 1995. I know they are working on these things and that’s good, because they’re really needed.""When the re-certification process is launched that makes Omada very slow. There are performance issues in the current version.""If you find an error and you need it fixed, you have to upgrade. It's not like they say, "Okay, we'll fix this problem for you." You have to upgrade. The last time we upgraded, because there was an error in a previous version, we had to pay 150,000 Danish Krone (about $24,000 at the time of this review) to upgrade our systems... That means that we have to pay to get errors fixed that Omada has made in programming the system. I hope they change this way of looking at things.""The security permission inside Omada needs improvement. It's tricky to set up.""I would like to search on date fields, which is not possible now.""What I would most like to see added to the product is role management, especially enterprise or business role management, and the processes around that.""The Omada Identity SaaS version doesn't provide all the features Omada Identity on-premise provides."

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"The solution is not the best or the fastest available.""They provide a framework to develop your own connectors. A connector is a piece of software that integrates with the solutions that are not a part of the support matrix. Currently, it is difficult to create these connectors in this solution. Other solutions, such as NetIQ Identity, provide a better way to create your own connector. Currently, there is no cloud version. It should have a cloud version.""They should easier and better integration with other software.""Integration capabilities with other solutions and formats, including JSON, could be improved.""The directory has room for improvement. Also, the dashboards and, in particular, the KPI dashboard that shows the current user’s information needs reworking.""Although the capabilities are there, the user interface needs to be redesigned and the opportunities for integration should be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There were a lot of administrator, partner, and supplier accounts for people who were no longer working for us but still in the system. So, we reduced the number of users no longer with the company, which saved us some money on licensing.""The initial total cost of ownership to implement Omada Identity is not small. The TCO for the implementation is as high as any other solution. However, the cost of maintaining the solution is at par or lower than competitors, including adding more features or maintaining the system after the initial deployment or installation to make sure that they are available for users to use or extending the functionalities of those activities. Those maintenance costs are lower than other vendors, but the initial cost of getting the system installed is still high.""It's a fair price for the on-premises system. Compared with what we had before, it's much cheaper and we get all the modules in one. We tried to go with the cloud, but it was far too expensive.""From an on-prem point of view, the cost is quite transparent and reasonable. The direct cost is primarily for licenses and maintenance on licenses.""It is licensed per managed user per year."

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"I do not recall the approximate prices or licensing models, although I do so that it was priced per user number."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The best feature in Omada Identity is that it enables us to implement standardized employee life cycle processes so that we don't have to create them ourselves. We can then use the standard workflows.
Top Answer: Because we are a partner and an IT service provider, we have a special licensing agreement because we are planning to offer Omada Identity to our customers. Our licensing and pricing model differs… more »
Top Answer: We are trying to use Omada's standards and to adapt our processes. But we have had some trouble with the bad documentation. This is something that they could improve on. It has not been possible for… more »
Top Answer: I do not recall the approximate prices or licensing models, although I do so that it was priced per user number. As there were certain drastic cutoffs depending on the volumes, the values had much… more »
Top Answer: The interfaces need to be revamped. They are too antiquated. This is the biggest issue I can think of. I rate the support as a solid C. Of primary concern is that there are not too many people… more »
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Also Known As
Omada Identity Suite
CA Identity Suite, Symantec IGA, Layer7 Identity Suite, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Minder, CA IAM, CA Identity Manager (CA IDM), CA Identity Governance
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Overview

Omada Identity delivers an end-to-end identity and access management solution with essential identity governance functionality for secure, compliant, and efficient administration of all users' access rights across on-premises or cloud-based systems. The solution provides configurable best practice processes that covers all identity and access related scenarios from providing an access risk overview, management of identities lifecycle, to automated enforcement of policies.

The Symantec Identity Governance and Administration (formerly CA Identity Suite) provides comprehensive identity management and governance capabilities with a simple, intuitive user experience. This user experience can dramatically simplify processes such as user access requests and access certifications, resulting in improved productivity and user satisfaction. In addition, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration performs risk analysis and certification and enables remediation actions in real-time during the access provisioning steps, thereby improving audit performance and risk posture with preventive policy enforcement.

While providing these business and governance-centric capabilities for business users, the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration also delivers core enterprise-grade identity management and governance capabilities, including broad provisioning support for on-premise and cloud apps, extensibility and flexibility to integrate with other IT systems and consumer-grade scale. This means organizations are not forced to choose between usability and performance. With the Symantec Identity Governance and Administration, they can have both.

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Bayer, ECCO Shoes, Vattenfall, NuStar Energy, Unicredit, Schiphol Group
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Government44%
Computer Software Company22%
Mining And Metals Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
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Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise69%
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Omada Identity is ranked 2nd in User Provisioning Software with 10 reviews while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is ranked 4th in User Provisioning Software with 6 reviews. Omada Identity is rated 7.8, while Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Omada Identity writes "You can easily configure almost anything you want without using custom code". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Identity Governance and Administration writes "Offers out-of-the-box connectors that have a lot of opportunities for configuration". Omada Identity is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Saviynt, SAP Identity Management, One Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Governance, whereas Symantec Identity Governance and Administration is most compared with SailPoint IdentityIQ, Oracle Identity Governance, One Identity Manager, Saviynt and Microsoft Identity Manager. See our Omada Identity vs. Symantec Identity Governance and Administration report.

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