Single Point Entry System
One of the major challenges confronting many organizations is that they collect data in multiple systems and databases, which typically are used by different parts of the organization. Thus we see financial data collected in accounting systems, listing data entered in duplicate systems, agent profiles entered in duplicate systems. Agent data is contained in accounting, front office, messaging, and website systems, and then that data is sometimes supplemented by ad-hoc documents and spreadsheets. This causes a major problem because data has to be entered into those multiple systems. This is not only time consuming but results in mistakes and inconsistent data. Developing reliable data automated exchange interfaces between systems from “scratch” is a complex and time consuming process. The holy grail of data management in any business is a streamlined system suited to a specific industry provided by a reliable company that offers support. Role-based access control (RBAC) offers a secure method for efficiently managing users. Benefits of an RBAC solution include:
- Increased security: Users' profiles and privileges can be modified rapidly if delegated administrators manage them. Changing policies and updating user profiles in a timely manner can help maintain high levels of security.
- Security of complex organizations: RBAC provides the ability to model complex organizations through the creation of roles and the delegation of their administration. Changes can be made quickly as an organization and its security policies evolve.
- Reduced complexity: Distributing administration to delegated administrators is a centralized method for managing large groups of users, thus reducing the complexity of the process.
- Reduced costs: Administering Web authorization data is cumbersome and can create a long-term financial burden. By using delegated administrators, a company can outsource the workload to administrators within customer, supplier and partner organizations, ultimately reducing costs.