More time to be productive
Imagine this scenario: You’re stuck in front of your computer trying to remember the password combination you’ve just reset yesterday. The new passcode doesn’t just come to your mind this morning. You’ve already spent ten minutes trying to figure out how you can log-in to your account. Finally, you give up and ask IT to reset your password. You lost precious time to start on your work simply because you had difficulties in remembering your password and had to wait for IT to reset it.
Now, an SSO tool prevents this by letting you save your new credentials the moment you changed it. The next time you need to login, you won’t have to re-enter it, giving you more time to start work early. This is especially useful for organizations that need to frequently change passwords after a few weeks or months, which are prone to misremembering them or entering old passwords and eventually locking out their accounts.
Better security for your tools
Single sign-on tools provide more than just easy access to systems. It also strengthens your platform’s existing security through different means such as:
- Implementing multi-factor authentication and OTPs for new credentials or for sensitive systems that need an added layer of protection
- Centrally controlling user access in different systems with the ability to activate or deactivate a user as needed
- Enforce different levels of securities in passwords
- Automatically provisioning licenses when removing old employees or adding new ones to the system
- Granting IT control and monitoring to ensure company protocol compliance across all systems
- Risk-based authentication (RBA) to continuously keep an eye on user habits
- Real-time security reporting
One common misconception is that using SSO solutions leads to weaker security. That’s on the premise that if one master password is hacked or stolen, the entire system gets compromised.
However, using an SSO tool pushes you to create only one password that’s stronger and hard-to-guess since you only need to use this one strong password for all applications. Combined with other security measures like RBA and multi-factor authentication, SSO solutions can actually strengthen your entire business system’s protection from threats and theft.
One-stop access to all your apps
Using an SSO tool unifies all your business apps in one place. Simply enter your credentials once and get access to all the apps you’ll need for your workflow. No need to worry about opening different applications and entering your usernames and passwords for each app! Your single sign-on solution gives you one-stop access to your vital work platforms all in a single session, letting you smoothly transition from one app to another without password prompts interrupting your workflow.
By using SSO tools, you can access all company-approved apps, platforms, and websites without having to enter your credentials for each of them. Good SSO tools include a wide range of on-premise applications as well as cloud-based ones, accessible through a central login portal.
A more efficient IT team
Is your IT department being dragged by numerous account recovery and password reset requests? Free up your IT team from these tasks by using an SSO tool. Companies that use such tools report a reduction of login-related helpdesk requests by as much as 50% – that’s a lot of workload off your IT guys! Your IT team can then focus on what’s more important – developing technical aspects of your business and monitoring compliance of all users to company policies.
Reduced customer password fatigue and better conversion
Deploying an SSO tool for your enterprise apps or websites also has benefits for your end-customers. It generally reduces password fatigue and lets your customers convert easily due to seamlessly logging on to their accounts on your platforms. This is especially significant for businesses with multiple connected apps or shopping websites.
Keep in mind that customers can quickly leave their shopping carts on your site or app if they have a hard time signing in, recovering their accounts, or resetting their forgotten passwords. SSO tools can be handy to provide them seamless logging in experience. They only need one password to access all your sites and apps, improving their conversion and giving you more chances to offer your services to them successfully.