Jefferson College Becomes the New Model for Identity Management Roll-Out

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Five-Week Implementation for Policy-Based Provisioning, Password Reset & Synchronization Across Banner, ActiveDirectory, GoogleApps and Blackboard

Fischer International Identity, LLC announced today that Jefferson College deployed Fischer’s on-campus identity management suite in five weeks, from requirements definition to production go-live, proving that comprehensive identity management can indeed be deployed quickly, within budget and without draining internal resources.

Jefferson College ‘s Senior Director of Information Technology, Tracy James, attributes the success and speed of the project to choosing a solution designed to solve specific higher education challenges, good project management, and an “all in” commitment from both the College and the vendor. “This project required full-commitment from both sides and anything less would have put both parties at risk of project failure. Fischer was fully onboard with what we were trying to do. Fischer was able to demonstrate how their product satisfied all our requirements without customizations and how their implementation process avoids delays that are commonplace in such projects. Both Jefferson College and Fischer were committed to meet an aggressive schedule and we achieved everything we expected. We could not have picked a better vendor.”

Jefferson College’s identity project was driven by the need to replace manual and automated account creation, credential management and password reset processes that hindered the College’s ability to meet student expectations for convenience and access, secure the campus and better support core College business processes, chiefly admissions, enrollment, human resources, and alumni relations. The on-campus implementation of Fischer Identity Suite™ provides Jefferson College with a single solution that automatically and consistently provisions accounts across all campus and cloud systems, provides users with a single password for all accounts and the ability to reset passwords 24/7, automatically determine account permissions and entitlements based on each user’s affiliation(s) with the College, and the ability to administer a campus-wide identity management solution without any vendor services.

Dan Dagnall, Fischer's Chief Operating Officer explains why Fischer can implement comprehensive identity management implementations in such sort time frames: “I know Jefferson College had reservations about our ability to deliver a full identity management deployment in five weeks. It’s natural given the state of the identity management industry. Higher education needs to know that identity management doesn’t have to be hard or risky, providing they choose Fischer. We have technology that addresses the majority of colleges and university requirements out-of-the-box, and have an implementation methodology that guarantees on-time delivery. Jefferson College is an example of what other institutions can expect from Fischer.

ABOUT JEFFERSON COLLEGE
Located in Hillsboro, Missouri, Jefferson College is a student-centered comprehensive two-year public community college, committed to providing an accessible, quality college experience as it strives to meet the diverse needs of the students and the community. Superior teaching and services foster a supportive learning environment, which promotes intellectual, social, and personal growth. A strong general education curriculum, college transfer and technical programs, personal enrichment courses, and on-campus experiences prepare students to succeed in their careers, further their education, and prosper in a diverse world. Jefferson College’s ongoing assessment of students, programs, and services assures that it is a responsive and progressive community college.

ABOUT FISCHER INTERNATIONAL IDENTITY
Fischer International Identity has a 30-year legacy in information security. We help institutions secure their campus, improve operational cost and efficiency, and simplify the lives of students, faculty and staff every day through powerful, rapidly deployed identity management solutions designed for higher education. Fischer's identity solutions integrate with all campus and cloud systems, scale across colleges and universities of all sizes, and are available as either on-premise software or Identity as a Service® cloud subscription service. For additional information, visit http://www.fischerinternational.com.

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