Reduce the Chaos, Cost, and Risk of Providing Access to Convenience Store Third-Party Suppliers and Non-Employees
The convenience store franchise business model is sensible and profitable; however, it introduces complexities when it comes to managing identity and access. In particular, the sheer volume of third-party suppliers and the employees hired by the franchisees. While franchisees are associated with a franchisor, they are, in fact, non-employees when it comes to their identity and access of the franchisor’s network and platforms.
Convenience store franchisors rely heavily on a vast network of traditional third-party suppliers, vendors, and contractors to succeed. And much like the franchisee’s employees, these third parties’ identities with access to the franchisor’s systems must be meticulously managed to ensure appropriate access is provisioned. Yet, breach data clearly shows they are not.
Emerging quickly are a slew of non-traditional or non-human third-party technologies like autonomous checkout, self-service options, and electric vehicle charging stations – all of which also require varying degrees of identity management before access should be granted to the franchisor’s systems.