Looking for the Good: Taking Care of our Communities
With promising news from Pfizer and Moderna about a possible vaccine coming soon, the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to “normalcy” appears to be on the not too distant horizon. However, with cases still skyrocketing all over the US and parts of the world, it is clear that the pandemic is not over yet. Like many organizations, ERP Maestro reacted and adapted to the pandemic. As a SaaS cloud solution provider, we were able to transition to home offices without any interruption while maintaining our high level of productivity. With almost a year under our belts, living and operating in “pandemic” conditions, we wanted to share the initiatives ERP Maestro has launched to take care of our communities, from our employees and industry colleagues to the health professionals who are going through the thick of it.
Though working from home has its perks, such as no commute, comfy sweatpants, and canine or feline coworkers, working remotely during a pandemic does have its challenges. One of the most important aspects of working from home is having a reliable internet connection. With employees spending more time connected, kids e-learning and increased connectivity in general before, during and after work hours, the burden on home internet services has been much larger and quite possibly so too have the bills. To ease some of that load, ERP Maestro offered to pay for employee’s internet bills until we can return to the office. Not only does this ensure that employees have a reliable connection while they work from home, but it is also one less bill to pay in a time where everything is suddenly uncertain.
Audit and security professionals and others in the field have not been immune to the challenges this year has brought. The COVID-19 pandemic has directly impacted a lot of security and audit teams. With some organizations furloughing or having laid off staff, many security and audit teams have been strained to keep up with business as usual while working with fewer resources. To help, ERP Maestro has offered organizations a free risk assessment that will allow them to get a comprehensive view of their access risks in SAP at no cost to them. Organizations get a detailed analysis of their access risks in SAP which can help them determine what action they need to take next to remediate these risks and help them stay safe on the inside.
At ERP Maestro we believe that the best way to control any risk is through preparation and having the right tools for the job. This is why we also launched our Back to the Office kit initiative. The kits include a reusable cloth mask made from 100% 4-ply cotton, antibacterial wipes, a first aid kit to help audit and security professionals who may be going back to the office be prepared and help mitigate their risk. If you would like a kit mailed to you, please click here*.
During this holiday period, we tend to reflect on the past year and take note of things that we are thankful for. Health is probably one of the things many of us have had top of mind this year. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the millions of healthcare professionals who have been battling this virus and working overtime since March. Other than helping health professionals and those on the front lines by mitigating the risk of spreading the virus further by staying home, working remotely, and wearing masks, we wanted to help more directly. We launched a survey to help us understand how strategies for internal risks and security may be shifting as a result of the current and future business environments and for each complete survey, we are donating $20 to Direct Relief to help health workers in the US responding to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to help healthcare workers and help us gain the valuable insight, you can still participate by clicking here.
While this year has been trying and seemingly never-ending, we seem to be nearing the light at the end of the tunnel. With the challenges we faced, we also learned from them and now are better equipped to manage similar crises ahead.