The next generation in access and identity management

SAMS Sigma builds on 12 years of continuous innovation in SAMS, the leader in access and identity management for the scholarly publishing community.

SAMS Sigma is a high-performance service built on global security standards and an innovative cloud infrastructure.


Identify customers simply and easily through single sign-on

Users only have to sign on once to access your content, on any device, anywhere. By making identification so easy, SAMS Sigma gives your end users the experience they demand.

SAMS Sigma empowers your institutional customers by giving them a single, seamless view across all profiles, users and analytics. All data in SAMS Sigma is secured through global security protocols.

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Enable seamless access to your content

SAMS Sigma supports your business model and lets you decide how your content is packaged and accessed. From open access to freemium, subscriptions and trials, SAMS Sigma makes connecting your customers with your content simple, easy and secure. SAMS Sigma then enables you to analyse these connections and use them to inform your business decisions.

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Grow your customer base, your revenues and your business

By making identification easy and access to content flexible, SAMS Sigma will help grow usage. By enabling you to better understand usage patterns, SAMS Sigma can open new sales channels to help grow revenues.

As a scalable service with 24/7 global support and quarterly upgrades, Sigma will grow with your business as the market develops and changes.

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Key features

Identity management

  • Single-Sign-On
  • Authentication through OpenID Connect
  • Native app support
  • ISNI, Ringgold and ORCID standard identifiers
  • Extensible publisher metadata via private annotations

Access management

  • Multiple sales models
  • Easy testing of sales models
  • Agreements and memberships included in models
  • Usage permission options to enable new types of content access rights
  • Configurable fields to match specific business needs

Revenue growth

  • See connections between customers and content
  • Open new sales channels
  • Identify trends and act on them
  • Communicate at login and via email

Aftercare service

  • Routine maintenance
  • Regular upgrades from SAMS Sigma product roadmap
  • User group participation
  • Includes consultant time to review analytics, integrations, etc.
  • Additional training
  • Planned growth in content and usage

“Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with many commenting that Drama Online is easy to use — the number one criteria for a successful academic platform.”

Jenny Ridout
Head of Drama Publishing, Bloomsbury

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