Is NetWeaver IdM really replacing CUA?

So far – despite all efforts from SAP on the Marketing front – I have not seen this to become a reality. CUA is no longer one of SAP’s beloved children – meaning no major functionality upgrades will be provided through enhancements. But to tell you the truth, it works. So if you only care about SAP user provisioning (like me) then CUA is good enough. On the flip side CUA has nothing to do with Identity Management. Its intend was to simplify role assignments across complex system landscapes, not to automate user management. It’s still not capable of mirroring best practices for onboarding, position changes and terminations. The manual workload is tremendous and here and there in the mist of Excel spreadsheets and e-mails from HR orphan user id’s are as inevitable as candy at Halloween.

So I say it’s time to retire the good old box and get something in place that makes SU01 and SU10 go away forever. Time it is indeed.