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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between
Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is

build up cost  lesser or greater degree: build or buy—packaged solutions versus custom applications. This article will illustrate the benefits and abilities of new emerging technologies that offer a more middle of the road approach that should benefit all. Buy (Packaged Solution) The advantage of the buy strategy is that, in theory, a package will enable the organization to go live with broad functionality in a short period. This is primarily because the vendor has already developed the functionality and because it

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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