One of the best unexpected advantages of setting up Visitor Management software is the improvements that are made to an existing active directory database. Active directory is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows server operating systems as set of processes and services. Initially Active Directory was only in charge of centralized domain management. In English for the purpose of visitor management active directory includes a list of all the employees in the company with email address and contact number.
When a customer sets up the visitor management software if you have more than 80 employees generally you are using active directory or a program similar. One of the reasons you will use active directory is to have your centralized employee list.
Recent examples of what can happen with your active directory database when you start using visitor management software and you want to sync with AD
1/ One customer pulled 40,000 records into one location not realizing the active directory database had not been segmented into employees at each location, with hundreds of locations all 40,000 employees were loaded into one location. For this customer we had to delete all of the data and load employees for each location manually until the active directory database was set up correctly for the purpose of sharing with other solutions.
2/ The active directory database gets updated as it had not been updated for a long time, this is the most common benefit of wanting to start using a visitor management software solution and syncing with active directory.
Implementing a visitor management system will improve your active directory database.