In this document:
- Login Page
- Time & Material
We are releasing a new login page which supports multi-factor authentication (MFA) to increase our focus on security. Along with that, comes a new login page look and feel.
MFA is a core component of a strong identity and access management policy. Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber-attack.
MFA will be controlled by a workgroup preference, and all existing functionality associated with logging into Noosh such as forget user ID/password, locale selection, lockout after X failed attempts, will not change. Additionally, logging into Noosh via SSO or third-party system will not be affected.
When you enter spd.noosh.com, you will automatically be redirected to nooshauth.noosh.com where the new login page resides. If you have a customized login page, the new login page will not apply to you.
If you attempt to log in and Noosh detects that your workgroup requires MFA, it will send a notification to the email address on your account with an access code that is good for 15 minutes:
You will then use that code to complete the login. If you check “Do not ask again on this computer” you will not be asked to enter an MFA for a two week period.
Time and Material
The “Time and Material” functionality allows a spec item to be estimated or ordered in time spent (hours/days) and rates ($ per hour/day) by utilizing the price breakouts associated with that spec.
- Individual spec types can be denoted as a “time and material” spec such that when used in an RFE or order, prices are entered in time spent and corresponding rates.
A “time and material” spec involves rates. The unit of measure for the spec will have to be designated as “Non-Convertible” (day, hour, unit or month), and not “Unit” (unit, 100, 1000).
- Price breakouts are setup as normal. The same price breakout can be associated with both “time and material” specs and regular specs. The difference will be that when in estimating, the user will need to enter time spent and rates on a “time and material” spec, and regular price breakout price for a regular spec. Since input of time spent and rates are materialized via the price breakout, it’s imperative that at least one price breakout is associated/setup for a “time and material” spec. For calculation of unit price later, it is suggested that each of the price breakout is setup as price per “total quantity.”
When creating an RFE for bid involving a time and material spec, only quantity 1 will be used. Since the final pricing is provided and calculated as a whole, set quantity 1 = 1. In addition, a unit will be chosen in which the supplier will need to provide the estimate time in (e.g. Hours, Days). An RFE can contain both time and material specs and regular specs.
Once a supplier receives the RFE and creates the estimate, instead of entering a number for each of the associated price breakouts, he/she would need to enter the estimated time needed, as well as the rate. Noosh will automatically calculate the final price for that particular price breakout.
In the screenshot below, the supplier enters the hours needed for each component of the campaign spec, as well as corresponding rates. Noosh multiplies the # of hours with the rate per hour to be the price for each price breakout. The total price is the sum of each of the price breakouts. The “price per hour” is calculated using the total price ($17,000) divided by the total # of hours of all price breakouts (10+15+20+30 = 75hrs) divided by quantity 1.
If an order is created via an estimate, the corresponding time and material price breakouts will be carried over from the estimate. If a quick order is created, the buyer/supplier would need to input each price breakout of the order, just like the estimate.