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Best-in-class Strategies for Selecting an ERP Solution in 2013
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) represents a serious investment for any organization and is vital to future success. Top performing organizations approach

how to set up a wan for five buildings a plant in europe  in-class Strategies for Selecting an ERP Solution in 2013 Enterprise resource planning (ERP) represents a serious investment for any organization and is vital to future success. Top performing organizations approach the selection process with a clear plan and come away with solutions that implement smoothly and help drive business immediately. This report explores the strategies best-in-class organizations employ to find the right ERP fit that will give them the tools they need to thrive.

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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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