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Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II
In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across eight geographies about their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM

hedge fund start up  underwritten spread bets and hedge fund instruments, few people can see where any of the financial institution's real assets and financial flows actually start and end. As predicted in cycle I, the very fact that the financial sector has been heavily regulated for so long, and that it has continually found ways to work around the regulatory constraints, means that it has not been well positioned to deal with the need for massive changes at a high level. Indeed, it would not be surprising for these

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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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