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AutoTrader-COSMO-AD2Paxton-Paxton Integration

The Client
Auto Trader is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. The company sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively in the marketplace to sell more vehicles, faster.
Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 250 Index.


The Challenge
The company had a requirement to synchronise an employee photo across our enterprise systems. COSMO were appointed to install their AD2PAXTON software and setup the synchronisation to Active Directory, it soon became apparent that the software would provide more benefits to us than just the initial requirement. We now have the ability to manage users and their security attributes all from one system improving security and manageability.


The Solution
COSMO.AD2 PAXTON software from COSMO was installed which seamlessly synchronised the clients Active Directory with Net2 PAXTON, allowing any changes made within the Active Directory to be replicated in the NET 2 access control system. In the situation where a lost card was reported, the AD2 PAXTON also allowed bi-directional synchronisation, updating the new card details in to the Active Directory. This reduced the amount of time operators would have normally spent manually processing this information. Each attribute could be individually selected to ensure that only the approved details were synchronised in either direction.