No one likes moving to a new home. It’s time consuming and labor intensive. There’s the prep work, including finding the right place, getting the financing in order, transferring over utilities, etc. You’ll want to sort and pack things so they are easy to find, and label your boxes so they end up in the right place. In addition, there are probably things that you’d prefer to throw out rather than move. Then there’s the actual packing and, of course, the logistics involved in who will execute the actual move and when. That’s not to mention all the work required once you’re in your new home — from unpacking to re-assembling things.
In our last ERP article, we talked about 3 signs that you may need a new ERP system. As a refresher, they were: inventory levels are unreliable; data errors are rampant; and customer satisfaction is a problem. If you recognize even one of these conditions, then you may need to start thinking about the first step in the ERP evaluation process.
The use of passwords only as a means to access secure or proprietary systems is giving way to various forms of multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication is a method of computer access control in which a user is only granted access after successfully presenting several separate pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism – typically at least two of the following categories: knowledge (something they know), possession (something they have), and inherence (something they are).