Goodbye Manual User Management, Hello Automated User Provisioning

Picture this: 10,000 employees and 20 enterprise-wide applications with an average of ten new hires and five exiting employees a week. Now imagine the amount of time someone spends creating, editing, deleting and permissioning all those users and roles across the varying applications they use -- ever changing with requests growing by the day.

If that sounds like your life on a daily basis, you must be an account administrator for the tools and applications your company uses. We feel your pain.

We know how taxing the manual work of user management can be. We also know that account admins are a critical component to scaling applications while maintaining efficient and secure operations within our enterprise clients. We’re here to help.

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New Release: More Ways to Connect Work, More Visibility

If you’re trying to be more lean and agile, you know it’s important to decouple work and limit cross-functional dependencies. While dependencies often present risks to fast, continuous delivery, they are also an inevitable part of any high-functioning organization. Where necessary dependencies exist, it’s important to visualize them in a way that keeps everyone aligned.

With our latest Connections release, we’re bringing you even more ways to gain visibility into work across your organization. Now you can connect one child card to multiple parent cards, enabling you to communicate project status across multiple boards without having to create more work for you and your teams.

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Trends Disrupting the Insurance Industry, Part 1

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If there’s a word to define the insurance industry today, it’s disruption. Tech-enabled startups are entering the market unburdened by legacy systems or mindsets, and challenging even the largest insurance companies with innovative strategies, products, processes, and customer experiences.

Much like what the financial world has experienced in recent years, new regulations are emerging to govern shifts in the market. The rapid emergence and convergence of new technologies is constantly changing the rules of the game - both for insurers and the regulators that govern them - making compliance an evolving challenge.

In addition to these external factors, a disruptive new type of customer is entering the marketplace: The modern consumer is tech-savvy, informed, and demanding. They want an omni-channel experience and a broader set of solutions beyond insurance - to enhance their life, not just protect against liability. They expect a seamless harmonization of digital and physical touchpoints, just as they experience in their other personal and professional contexts. These customers are looking for value - and they are willing to shop around to find it.

To remain competitive in a volatile market, insurers need to rethink their business models to optimize for delivering customer value.

In this series of posts, we’ll describe the trends disrupting the insurance industry - and how Lean can help incumbents survive and thrive amidst the disruption.

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