Sydney, Australia — SAP Australia and UNIFY Solutions today announced that UNIFY has become SAP’s first Australian Specialist Solutions Partner specialising in Identity Management.
Under the agreement, UNIFY will work closely with SAP and its partner community to position and implement SAP NetWeaver Identity Management solutions. The partnership recognises the importance of identity management solutions in the context of heterogeneous IT environments.
“Today’s competitive and global business environment demands that organisations open up their enterprises to make important resources available to more people than ever before,” said Mark Goodall, Managing Director, UNIFY Solutions.
“Business users are typically working with multiple devices, applications and systems across company boundaries with customers, partners and suppliers. This increases cost, risk and complexity. At the same time, these organisations are required to provide unprecedented levels of transparency to outside stakeholders.
“As a result, compliance continues to be a primary business driver in the identity and access management market. Customers are increasingly demanding seamless integration between their GRC and identity management solutions as they contend with growing security threats and increasing regulatory oversight. SAP is in an exceptional position to assist customers address these complex challenges.”
SAP General Manager Specialist Solutions Sales, Patrick Elliott, stated that CIOs are required to facilitate greater collaboration and connectivity within and outside the enterprise, without compromising data integrity.
“In an environment of heightened corporate governance, CIOs need the strategy and the tools to ensure the demands for increased collaboration can be matched by adequate compliance and security. SAP’s Governance Risk and Compliance solution set provides a way to ensure compliance in an increasingly distributed and highly regulated environment.
“We are very pleased to partner with identity management specialist UNIFY Solutions to enable customers to easily extend our GRC Identity Management solutions through their broader business networks of suppliers, partners, customers,” said Mr Elliott.