A lot of elements come into play to make an identity management solution work properly. A lot of situations require the need to migrate from one customer identity and access management to another. However, do you know when it’s time to migrate? Below are the common signs when migration is necessary:
You are No Longer Able to Manage
IAM systems migration is necessary when your in-house developed solution is taking too many developers and support resources from the core business. A lot of companies fall victim to developing and maintaining in-house tools, consuming untold expert resources that might be working on unique core business logic. Organizations that recognize this problem must find contemporary developer-friendly tools and components that take the burden and offer clear API integration points to the local business processes. This will move projects faster and gets services to market quicker. Also, it frees up developers to add value to the business.
You Have Issues of your Legacy System
As your organizations grow, your attributes, roles, and user accounts also grow. As a result, your used-to-be adequate IAM system no longer performs at scale. If you experience issues such as slower logins and painful management, your company may need to find a replacement.
You Want to Have a Simplified IT Environment
Complex IT environments are often costly. Simplifying your company’s architecture and consolidating services can minimize the costs on several levels by reducing the risk of failure and licensing costs. As a highly siloed company, you may have many several services that perform the same functions in various business units that you could combine into a company-wide platform using a new IAM system.
Your Licensing Models, Hosting, and Maintenance Costs are Too High
Cost models that used to be attractive may become unattractive or unsustainable over time. As you change your policies and business, your hosting services or product vendors may renegotiate the contracts. Maintaining your legacy systems can lead to an increased cost as the number of specialists grows and talent moves to newer technologies.
You Must Maintain a Standard Operating Environment
This is usually necessary during an acquisition or merger. As you and another company combine, identity management systems need to be adjusted to combine the two companies’ services. This lets your company’s customers use their current credentials and account for accessing the services of the company you have acquired. But, maintaining two separate systems can become a burden over time, especially if you have to rebrand one of your services. Standardizing the operating environment between these companies may include the migration of all users from one system to the other.