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Five Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption Using GPS Technology
Reduced margins and heavy competition in delivery, distribution, and transportation service industries are creating a high level of urgency for every business

fuel saver  Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption Using GPS Technology Reduced margins and heavy competition in delivery, distribution, and transportation service industries are creating a high level of urgency for every business to implement an effective fleet management system that can manage costs and provide a measurable return on investment (ROI). GPS fleet tracking technology can be one of the most cost effective means to manage fuel consumption. Find out more.

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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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