WALTHAM, Mass., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell today announced the government of Mexico's Tax Administration Service, Servicio de Administracion Tributaria (SAT), has turned to Novell to bring its federal tax collection and investigation systems online. SAT chose Novell Compliance Management Platform to centrally manage the identities for nine million taxpayers and 35,000 employees in a secure and compliant manner. Within 18 months of implementing Novell Compliance Management Platform, SAT achieved 100 percent ROI. Faced with the complex and time-consuming challenge of managing tax filings manually across disparate offices around the country, SAT needed a way to create a single identity for each taxpayer and centrally manage those identities in a secure manner. Novell Compliance Management Platform was selected because it tightly integrates identity, access and security management capabilities. This combination enables secure, Web-based single sign-on for its taxpayers, with granular access controls to sensitive data and the ability to fully monitor all related systems in real time. "The Novell Compliance Management Platform is an important solution for mitigating risk. With the ability to monitor security activities in real time, we have far greater control over our environment," said Ivan Ivanov, Identity Management Administrator, SAT. "We have significantly reduced operating costs required for password management and other administrative functions. Novell Compliance Management Platform has already paid for itself in the savings it has provided us." SAT now has a system in place that provides taxpayers the ability to complete their tax-related transactions online and check the status of their tax return via an online portal. All access requests are synchronized against a single authentication directory based on PeopleSoft CRM and PeopleSoft HR, providing added convenience for taxpayers and ease of administration for IT staff.