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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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QAD Explore 2013: Veteran Vendor Ready to Tackle the Future


QAD is a candid ERP vendor catering to the complex needs of global manufacturing companies. Over the years, the vendor has delivered incremental enhancements as well as new capabilities to enhance its customers’ business. TEC’s P.J. Jakovljevic brings you QAD’s latest developments, and shows you how QAD’s products may also be useful for smaller start-ups in fields with many industry regulations, such as life sciences. Read the report.

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QAD Raises the Blended Cloud/On-premise ERP Bar


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012


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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013


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Datalliance Sees Strong Growth in First Half of 2013


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Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013


The world of Big Data is maturing at a dramatic pace and supporting many of the project activities, information users and financial sponsors that were once the domain of traditional structured data management projects. Research conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and 9sight Consulting makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. The survey went beyond simple questions of strategy, adoption, and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data. Download the report and get all the results.

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of March 25, 2013


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QAD Introduces Fully Embedded BPM in QAD Enterprise Applications


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We are pleased to announce the launch of TEC’s first buyer’s guide of 2013: CRM for Medium and Large Enterprises. Download your free PDF copy now. This buyer’s guide provides in-depth insight from TEC CRM analyst Raluca Druta on a how a comprehensive customer relationship management (CRM) system can help medium and large enterprises better understand and address their customers’ needs and

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qad explore 2013  relationship management (CRM) initiatives. QAD e-commerce applications offer customers and trading partners comprehensive real-time sales order and inventory management capabilities including order fulfillment, authorizations, automated tax and shipping calculations, and robust reporting capabilities. By extending instantaneous access to MFG/PRO information and exchanging critical data throughout the enterprise, QAD''s B2B and B2C e-commerce provide continuous connections to customers and trading Read More

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