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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Quantum Snaps Off Its NAS Group
Quantum Corporation, recently acquired by Maxtor, will divest itself of its server appliance subsidiary, renaming it Snap Appliances, Inc. Snap Appliances will

sec short list  registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock. Quantum will conduct an initial public offering for less than 20 percent of Snap Appliance shares. Approximately six months following the IPO, Quantum intends to distribute the balance of the shares to Quantum DSS stockholders subject to receiving a favorable IRS ruling and board approval. Quantum DSS will consist of two business groups: Enterprise Solutions and DLTtape. The

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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