“We can just solve the problem with a few cheap data entry clerks.”
Every time I hear this phrase, I am stunned. Introducing a process which involves re-keying data from one system to another is, pretty much without fail, a bad idea. Often it seems enticingly cheap – pick up a few students or offshore the data problem and there’s one less thing to worry about.
Data rekeying is a false economy, in this post we’ll explore some of the reasons why rekeying will come back to haunt you.