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3 DSS Myths Exploded
Making a decision related to your own business or the company you work for is not simple: modern business models have too much information to be analyzed by one

dss model  example, TEC’s software selection DSS contains knowledge bases of all the major software types, including ERP, BI/BPM, CRM, PLM, POS, etc . 2. A model or methodology that describes the criteria and paths to consider when carrying out an evaluation. TEC’s best-practice selection methodology , for instance, was developed specifically for complex software selection projects. 3. A tool or communication medium between the system and the end user (the interface) that performs the calculations related to a

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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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