Riding the Growth Wave: Leveraging Economies of Scale

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You can leverage economies of scale to increase production by using existing equipment and people, lowering cost per unit, and increasing profit margins. The same applies to providers of services. Using the talented personnel you have and expanding the quality and distribution of services and support are much easier than starting from scratch. Find out how you can take advantage of economies of scale for profitable growth and gains in market share.

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Meka Pro Harnesses Analytics to Improve Profitability of Manufacturing Projects

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In this case study, you'll find out how Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro was better able to achieve economies of scale and meet customer needs. Read More

Three Oilfield Service Problems and How to Solve Them with Mobile Software

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Oilfield services is a growth industry—many companies in this segment must quickly adopt processes to scale up their operations while maintaining the integrity of their work. Enterprise service management (ESM) software, encompassing enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance repair and overhaul, field service management, and other business and service disciplines, can deliver best practices associated with more mature service industries. Read More

Is an ERP Cloud Solution on Your Horizon: Five Signs You Are Ready to Make the Move

Globally expanding businesses have new needs and must face the challenges and demands of international markets. This is especially important for midsize companies, which require the ability to rapidly adapt to new markets. As businesses expand to international markets, accounting operations and systems must provide support for complex growth in international transactions. These demands mean changes or even replacements to entry-level based accounting systems, along with constant upgrades as needs change. But having a plethora of accounting applications can actually make managing finances more difficult. Consolidation of information is the key to success.

Oracle’s cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a way for companies to access their financial resources over the Internet in one information cloud. Accessing a unified system of information, the cloud, is a way for companies to remain competitive without having to overhaul or upgrade entire financial systems time and again. Oracle’s ERP cloud application provides a sophisticated IT operational base to protect financial data, but also provides support network with back-up and recovery capabilities and multiple data residency locales to protect your data.

This white paper looks at how an ERP cloud can provide companies with the ability to grow financially as demand necessitates, without having to acquire new software. Learn how a cloud-based system can modernize your business, leveraging information for efficiency by giving access to standardized financial information across departments, as well as over multiple devices allowing for decisions to occur in real time.  Read More

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Managing the Tidal Wave of Data

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Despite the slowing economy, data growth continues due to the digitization of infrastructures, the need to keep more copies of data for longer periods, and the rapid increase in distributed data sources. This data growth creates a wide range of management challenges. Discover solutions that can help your company maximize its storage environment and reduce costs while improving service and managing risks. Read More

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Chemical Industry

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You may have survived the slowdown of the last few years, but you must still find new growth opportunities to stay competitive. However, you can only cut so much. Midsize businesses in particular need to ask new questions: What strategies and practices are right for the company? And what are the best solutions for facilitating—and even improving them? Read More
 
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