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In today’s world of complex business software, it’s common for employees to need access to multiple applications to perform their daily tasks. Logging in and out of each application separately can be time consuming, frustrating, and allow security risks. This is where single sign-on (SSO) comes in handy, especially when using emPerform.


What is Single Sign-On?

Single sign-on is a process that allows users to authenticate themselves (login) once, using one set of credentials, and then gain access to multiple applications like emPerform without having to enter login credentials for each individual application. Simply put, SSO eliminates the need for users to remember multiple passwords, which is a significant time saver and can reduce the risk of human error and security breaches.

emPerform integrates with an organization’s enterprise SSO, like Microsoft™ Active Directory, Google™ SSO, LDAP, and even OKTA identity and access management. If you are uncertain which type of authentication your organization uses, we suggest asking your IT department, as they are frequent owners.


Why does HR need single sign-on?

When it comes to HR technology, HR and IT leaders rarely find one central solution that handles all their needs. From recruiting to onboarding, performance management, payroll, benefits management, leave, time & attendance, engagement, learning, and rewards – no individual solution can handle everything. This means that HR must find standalone tools and platforms that meet their needs. This also means employees will have multiple systems and credentials to use and remember.


Easily add new users:

A significant benefit of SSO when using emPerform is that it simplifies the process of adding new users or removing users who no longer require access. SSO manages all user access centrally, ensuring only authorized individuals can access the system easily. This centralized management also simplifies the onboarding process for new employees, as they can gain access to all necessary applications with a single login.


Eliminate security risks:

SSO can help organizations reduce security risks associated with password management. Password reuse and weak passwords are among the most common security vulnerabilities, and attackers frequently exploit them. With SSO, users can create strong passwords for their primary application and use them to gain access to other applications, reducing the risk of a data breach.


How does it work?

The good news is that HR doesn’t have to set anything up – emPerform handles everything with your HR team. We provide a set of easy steps for your IT team to follow, and within a few minutes, emPerform is securely connected and enabled. The best part is that emPerform includes SSO for FREE for all new customers. So taking advantage of a unified login isn’t an extra cost.

Overall, Single sign-on (SSO) is an essential feature of modern HR technology and performance management software like emPerform. It simplifies the user experience, enhances security, and streamlines the management of user accounts. SSO is a crucial tool that organizations can use to improve their HR operations and protect sensitive information from security breaches.


What other integrations are possible?

HR teams have multiple tools and platforms, making integrating data and access critical to security and user adoption. On top of enabling SSO, emPerform also contains data integration options to create a secure and streamlined transfer of employee master data from your core HR, ERP, or payroll system to emPerform. This data connection means your HR team doesn’t have to manually enter or duplicate core employee information in multiple systems. All employee data, reporting relationships, status, and access will be synchronized and updated automatically.

Connect with an emPerform expert to discuss your integrated employee performance management needs.