Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Tools4ever, a market leader in solutions for Identity & Access Management (IdM), has developed a connector for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM, formerly known as CallManager), for processing (VOIP) telephone traffic. It enables UMRA (Tools4ever’s User Management Resource Administrator solution) to automatically manage users, telephone handsets and hunt groups within Cisco, based on information from the HR system. For example, when a new employee starts, Tools4ever’s UMRA application automatically creates an individual card in UCM and a telephone number is assigned. Users or user groups are also modified or deleted automatically when any details change in the HR system.
Thanks to the link, UMRA is also able to delegate this type of task to the helpdesk. Using a form the helpdesk can choose from a selection of existing numbers and groups. When entering the user in Cisco UCM, UMRA can check whether the user already exists which avoids duplication. The solution can also be used to specify certain criteria, for example, that administrators can only manage handsets/users from their own region, etc.
Managing telephone handsets, users and hunt groups is very often the responsibility of one department or member of staff. This department or individual is seldom promptly notified about staff changes (employees joining or leaving the company). The consequence is that telephones are not linked to new employees as quickly as they should be, and former employees are not removed from the call manager. The UMRA connector with Cisco UCM eliminates these issues as all updates are done automatically.
In many cases, UMRA is deployed for the day-to-day management of user accounts in order to manage constant personnel changes, such as new starters, employees changing roles and leavers. With UMRA, those responsible for user management can use electronic forms to manage accounts and safely delegate the task to less qualified staff. Alongside the basic management of user accounts in the Active Directory, UMRA is also able to use (standard) connectors to manage users within other systems.
For a complete overview of the connectors UMRA offers, see: http://www.tools4ever.co.uk/software/user-management-resource-administrator/connectors/
Tools4ever is distinguished by a no-nonsense approach and a low Total Cost of Ownership. In contrast to comparable Identity Management solutions, Tools4ever delivers complete solutions in a few days rather than weeks or months. Partly thanks to this approach, Tools4ever is the absolute Identity Management market leader in the Netherlands with more than 1.6 million managed user accounts. Tools4ever delivers various software products and integrated consultancy services for Identity Management, such as User Provisioning, RBAC, Password Management, SSO and Access Management. For more information: http://www.tools4ever.co.uk