Website Requirements

by Remy on June 25, 2013 is one of the websites that Macy’s has created for the members of its workforce, whom it refers to as ‘associates.’ This is a special resource website, where the said members of workforce can login, and having done so, proceed to access personal information. That would be personal information on, among other things, paychecks and benefits. There are some requirements, in terms of computing resources, necessary for accessing this website, and we will be looking at some of those.

Operating system requirements

Pretty much any operating system should give access to It would seem that most of the people who access do so on computers running the following two major operating systems:

  • The Microsoft Windows Operating System (which is to be found on most PCs).
  • The Mac OS (which is to be found on Macintosh computers).

Browser requirements

It should be possible to access Macys Insite on all major browsers, namely: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Chrome. That said, it would seem that the specific versions of the respective browsers matter a great deal.

  • People accessing through computers running on the Windows operating system are, for instance, advised to ensure that they use the 7th version of Internet Explorer (that is, Internet Explorer 7) or higher. Because these things are always changing, it is best to simply ensure that you simply use the latest version of Internet Explorer, if you are on windows.
  • People accessing through computers running the Macintosh operating system (Mac OS – especially Mac OS X 10.2 upwards) are advised to ensure that they use the third version of Firefox – that is Firefox 3 or higher. Again, because these things are always in a state of flux, it is best to ensure that you have upgraded to the latest version of Firefox, if you are on a Mac computer.

Reader requirements

Some of the information to be accessed at the Macys associate insite page will be accessed in a format that requires Adobe Reader (if the information is to be read). As at the time of this reading, Macy’s was recommending the 7th version of Adobe Acrobat Reader – that is, Adobe Acrobat Reader 7. As this is likely to be constantly going up, it is best to ensure that you simply have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, in order to access the information at the insite page smoothly.

Browser settings requirements

The most important thing is to ensure that the following three things are enabled:

  • Stylesheets
  • JavaScript
  • Cookies

Screen resolution requirements

Macy’s seems to recommend a resolution of at least 800 by 600.

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