How Single Sign-on Improves ROI for Company Ecosystems
September 4, 2018
What is Single Sign On?
Single sign-on (SSO) is a feature which enables a user to log in once and access multiple applications without signing in with additional credentials. After the initial login, no further login is required during the session, and the credentials are carried over to multiple applications.This makes working across platforms much easier and improves both user experience and provides a more secure environment for companies juggling provisioning and deprovisioning of large workforces.
Benefits of SSO
- Single Login, Multiple Applications
This single login gives the user access to multiple applications, which is very convenient for the user and makes switching between applications seamless and more efficient.
- Encourages Strong Passwords
Password fatigue has been a common problem in the digital age; using good strong passwords is difficult when the quantity of complex credentials is so high. The implementation of SSO reduces the number of complex passwords needed, allows for increased security without compromising efficiency and user experience
- Saves Time
SSO also saves time for users by letting them avoid re-entering their username and password each time they switch to a new application on the platform, effectively streamlining the process into a smooth continuous flow. The ultimate result of all these benefits is vastly improved worker productivity when using the software. The amount of time saved from logging in repeatedly results in more time spent on important work and increased attention to time-sensitive details.
- Increased Oversight
Furthermore, SSO helps the IT department in a variety of ways. Single sign on clearly distinguishes different users from one other. This makes it much simpler to track a single set of credentials across all applications. Easier tracking means that user data can be collected more easily, and time spent coordinating with multiple vendors for a single user is drastically reduced.
- Reduced Infrastructure Load
Yet another benefit is that the single set of credentials for the user to remember reduces help desk calls about lost login credentials, which is estimated to account for more than half of IT support calls.
SSO at Pype
Pype already offers a number of enterprise-grade features and now supports SSO for AutoSpecs enterprise clients using Azure AD and Okta. This enables employees to login to their company’s SSO environment and have access to AutoSpecs without an additional login step. Pype is committed to improving user experience and increasing the quality of service it provides to its clients, and implementing SSO is yet another feature developed as the result of client feedback.