Major Challenges Faced by Higher Education
As technology is ever evolving, delivering an optimal user (student, staff and faculty) experience is top requirement for IT Directors and CIOs at higher education institutions. Still, most of the institutions struggle to maintain pace with evolving technology and this disrupts the overall user experience.
Even after finding the right identity and access management solution, most of the higher ed institutions struggle with quick migrations, automation of processes and many other challenges such as:
- Managing multiple digital identities across the institution is a headache.
- Catering to multiple password reset requests is a huge productivity drain that adds up to the total operational costs.
- It requires a complex sophisticated IAM tool to manage users with multiple roles and access levels.
- Most of the institutions have limited manpower and budget to invest in emerging technology.
- Manual or powershell scripts are common across the higher ed for user provisioning that may not be an ideal solution in long run.
Solutions to Meet Modern-Day Identity Challenges
Empower users to access multiple applications from a unified platform using a single set of credentials. IT Admins can choose among 3000+ applications and can easily add, delete or configure any application with just few clicks.
Smart Password Manager with MFA
Reduce password reset costs and help desk call volumes by allowing users (students, staff and faculty) to reset lost / forgotten passwords on their own using smart factors (SMS, Email, Security Questions, Google Authenticator and YubiKey), without the intervention of IT help desk.
Provision users on the fly and deprovision them even faster when they leave the institution. IT administrators can centrally manage user accesses and permissions and make changes in real-time. Reduce security-risks associated to user management across the institution.
Detect high risk logins based on deviations in user behavior (location, network, browser, IP address device etc.) and trigger MFA to verify end user identity, preventing false access to your system(s).
Eliminate the practice of sending default passwords via email or physical letters and streamline onboarding process for first time users. They can create their password and setup the security profile when they login to the system for the first time.
Provide a unified experience to users by letting them access all their applications on mobile using single credentials. Send push notifications to users displaying custom alerts, password expiry notifications, latest announcements and more. Strengthen security with Face ID/ Touch ID.
Higher ed institutions face unique identity and access management (IAM) challenges that most homegrown and legacy IAM systems can’t handle. If you are looking to automate identity-related tasks, improve end user experience, reduce operational costs, enhance institutional security or keep up with compliance requirements, our truly self-serviceable IAM is crafted for you.
As the IT landscape is shifting towards the cloud, QuickLaunch is helping higher ed institutions to manage user identities and accesses to their IT resources from the cloud. This not only eases the manageability and reduce operational costs, but also provides a centralized scalable infrastructure while improving institutional security.
Zero Consulting Fees
Big SIS implementations can get frustrating for IT teams as these are complex and require a great consulting team capable of handling multi-dimensional projects in strict time constraints. Moreover, if you hire remote resources, you are charged heavily. QuickLaunch doesn’t charge you a single penny for any consultation you require on such implementations.
Truly Self-Serviceable Platform
Our product has been prototyped by CIOs and IT Directors from top higher ed institutions, making it a no brainer why we understand higher education so well. Feel the true essence of self-serviceability with our AI-driven IAM platform crafted to deliver the best-in-class user experience. When we say truly self-serviceable, we actually mean it.
Inbuilt App Library & Connectors
Our App Library offers 3000+ pre-integrated applications across different categories such as ERP, SIS, LMS, Email and many more. You can seamlessly integrate with any application in just a few clicks. Moreover, we have 50+ connectors to replace manual/powershell scripts and automate user provisioning process across your systems.
Ready to Enhance IAM at your Institution?
Schedule a demo with us and learn about our IAM products - Identity Provider, Single Sign-On, Smart Password Manager with MFA, Adaptive Authentication, Automated Provisioning and Mobile App. Implement our solutions at your institution and enhance the efficiency of all your users.
What our customers say about us
After years of managing a home-grown solution and attempts with other 3rd party tools, Colorado Christian University selected QuickLaunch to help manage digital identities for students, staff, and faculty. We have been able to improve the end-user experience, boost staff productivity, improve institutional security, and reduce technical debt all at an affordable cost. The experience working with QuickLaunch has gone well and we look forward to the next phase of our project.
Chief Information Officer,
Colorado Christian University
AIC is successfully using QuickLaunch SSO, MFA, and password management. We have doubled the number of SSO applications now that we have a secure authentication environment at a much lower cost than MFA competitors.
Chief Information Officer,
American International College
It was a pleasure working with the team at QuickLaunch during implementation. They were very knowledgeable of different systems and did an excellent job walking my team through the process to ensure a smooth transition to single sign-on.
Dr. Mondrail Myrick
Director of Information Technology,
We have greatly improved the user experience for everyone trying to find and utilize the many application services available at Illinois College. We have also saved a significant amount of budget and time with password reset, allowing our users to reset their own passwords 24/7, rather than having to wait for the service desk to be open. Accounts are better secured now that they are tied to SSO and forced to comply with our AD password policy, and with MFA we look to provide even better security.
Chief Information Officer,
We’d tried and abandoned multi previous approaches to single sign-on before adopting QuickLaunch. We needed a cloud-based solution that offered password reset, CAS, SAML, MFA, and the ability to ease the stress on the IT staff. QuickLaunch offered this and much more.
Chief Technology Officer,
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
We had only 3 weeks to get a full SSO and Adaptive MFA solution in place. QuickLaunch got us there, and we're still expanding our footprint today. I highly recommend them.
Vice President for Institute Technology,
California Institute of the Arts