Strengths: Full service end-to-end identity management and account provisioning
Weaknesses: Nothing that we found
Verdict: An all-round powerhouse. We make this one our Best Buy this month
Fischer Identity provides full service users account management and provisioning all in one application. It is available as both an on-premise deployment or as a cloud-based deployment depending on the needs of the organisation. This suite can manage a user's identity across the board from creation and enrolment through to termination.
The installation of this product consists of two parts. The first is installing the identity suite itself and the second is installing the provisioning components. Both of these are guided by installation wizards and are easy and straightforward.
After the install is complete all management is done through an easy-to-use management console. This was intuitive to navigate and very powerful. There is a wealth of configuration options available and everything is pretty much point and click, with no need for scripting or coding.
Furthermore, managing workflows is easy and intuitive as well. Using the workflow and connectivity studio it is quick and easy to create workflows to meet the needs of the environment. This studio includes preconfigured connectors and everything is organised in an easy to navigate layout for simple workflow management.
On the user side, Fischer Identity allows users to access a kiosk portal to begin the initial provisioning in a web-based application that is simple to use to eliminate account creation problems.
Documentation provided with this product included an installation guide that illustrated both installation steps and some post-installation procedures to get the product up and running. The administrator's guide provides in-depth configuration and provisioning management instructions. Both guides include many screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
Fischer International offers many support options for both its cloud-based and on-premise customers. Options include phone and email technical support, as well as access to a web portal that includes a knowledgebase and other resources.
At a price starting at £2.93 per user for the entire suite we find Fischer Identity to be excellent value for the money. It provides powerful identity management and account provisioning tools in an easy to use product. We give it our Best Buy award.