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  • CASE STUDY

    About Harvard Business ReviewHarvard Business Review (HBR) is dedicated to publishing management ideas and advice for business leaders. Founded in 1922 as a non-profit subsidiary of Harvard University, HBR is now published in twelve different languages worldwide.

    The Challenge To drive subscription rates and provide readers with a seamless experience, HBR sought to implement social login on HBR.org. However, with evolving social network APIs and privacy regulations, finding the resources to manage social login was a challenge. We needed a social login solution that was easy to implement, required minimal maintenance and could scale with our growing user base, said Kevin Newman, Director of Technology at HBR. HBR also wanted to replace its sharing and commenting solutions, which required registered users to log in to separate third-party services before taking action.

    The Solution Gigyas Social Login enables HBRs development team to authenticate subscribers with more than 35 identity providers through a single, powerful API. Gigya automatically monitors and maintains social network API changes to ensure Social Login functionality and privacy compliance, with no IT intervention needed. Gigyas Share and Comments plugins are fully integrated with Social Login, allowing socially logged-in users to easily share and engage with HBR content without having to re-authenticate.

    Harvard Business Review Saves Developer Time & Resources with Gigya

    SUCCESS HIGHLIGHTS

    Saving 4 weeks of development time each year4weeks

    Maintaining automatic compliance with social privacy regulations

    Streamlining the registration and login experience for users

    Enabling seamless on-site engagement via unified user profiles

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    Gigya, the Gigya logo, and Customer Identity Management Platform are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Gigya Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Gigya does not own any end user data or maintain any other rights to this data, other than utilizing it to make Gigyas services available to our clients and their end users. Gigya acts as an agent or back-end vendor of its clients website or mobile application, to which the end user of our client granted permissions (if applicable). Gigya facilitates the collection, transfer and storage of end user data solely on behalf of its clients and at its clients direction. For more information, please see Gigyas Privacy Policy, available at http://www.gigya.com/privacy-policy/.

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    The Benefits Offloading the work of social login maintenance and compliance to Gigya has freed HBRs development team to focus on building and deploying other impactful, revenue-generating business applications. During its four-year partnership with Gigya, HBR has been able to save an average of one month (four weeks) of development time and resources each year.

    Visitors to HBR.org can now verify their identities with just two clicks, and seamlessly engage with content across the site through sharing and commenting. With a unified view of user identities, HBR can provide users with individual profiles where they can build out personal reading lists and save their favorite articles. In the future, HBR plans to leverage Gigyas pre-built integration with its chosen ESP to nurture new subscribers and those who take specific on-site actions with automated emails.

    HBR HAS BEEN A SATISFIED GIGYA CLIENT FOR FOUR YEARS NOW.

    GIGYAS TECHNOLOGY CONTINUES TO SAVE US

    SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT TIME

    AND RESOURCES, AS WELL AS ENABLES US

    TO OFFER OUR READERS SEAMLESS USABILITY WITHOUT

    SACRIFICING SECURITY.

    Kevin NewmanDirector of Technology at HBR

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