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oil distributors  edge in the global oil and gas industry and is the only solution that tightly integrates design and engineering with procurement and production, through delivery and operation, and even maintenance, repair, overhaul, and decommission. Lawson M3 is a popular ERP solution used by midsize process manufacturers worldwide to centrally manage data and control manufacturing processes. Lawson claims M3 improves forecasting, increases production and yield, improves product quality, and reduces ageing

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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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