Password synchronisation solutions can prove extremely useful for increasing efficiency and reducing costs. As with Tools4ever's Password Sychronisation Manager, they allow end-users to use a single password for logging into their network, and all other applications they require access to. After end-users have changed their password, PSM ensures that they can log in directly to all the required systems and applications with a single set of log-on credentials. This can improve end-user productivity and minimise the number of password-related helpdesk calls. But is it possible to enhance efficiency and workforce productivity further still?

Password Synchronisation solutions alone still require the end-user to manually log-in to each application and system they use, which can be extremely time-consuming. A recent survey has shown that an alarming 28.1% of us have to remember over 12 different username and password combinations in order to do our work on a daily basis, with the majority of us having to key-in up to seven. And 85.3% of us think that we would be able to work more efficiently if the time it took to log-in to systems was reduced.

SSO solutions, such as Tools4ever's E-SSOM offer effective solutions to these issues. Once a user has logged into the network, and logged on to their required applications, E-SSOM will remember the login credentials required for each applications/system and automatically log the user in thereafter, whenever the applications/systems are launched.

However, with the combination of PSM, there is no need for this process as PSM communicates directly with E-SSOM. When a password is changed in Active Directory, PSM will immediately ensure that all applications/systems receive and apply the new credentials, and will communicate the current password credentials to E-SSOM , which will then launch all applications and systems automatically.

The combination of these two solutions make login procedures even more efficient. Optimising user convenience and simplifying the process for system administrators when access to new applications have to be added to user accounts, and when applications/systems require users to frequently change their login credentials.

With the combination of the two solutions, time-consuming log-in procedures can become a thing of the past. End-user convenience can be at an optimum level, with increased workforce productivity.