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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Laying the Tracks for the Technology Train
Don’t expect high marks in enabling business initiatives until your company gets its corporate strategy right. This note was based in part from an interview

train up  Tracks for the Technology Train IT Management Issue The volume of today's mergers, consolidations, new products, and new ventures is unparalleled in business history. These, coupled with pressures to reduce cycle times even further, have sent business leaders in search of enabling technology. But the message from the CIO's office is often not what they want to hear. Consider the case of an energy company. To accelerate its transformation from a regional utility company to an energy service company that

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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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Your ERP System is Up and Running-Now What?


Congratulations! In your role as middle market CEO, COO, CFO, or CIO you fought the good fight and sponsored your company's ERP project. First you survived the ERP software selection process. Then you lived through the boot-camp tough implementation phase. So your ERP system is up and running-now what?

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The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?


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3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


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License Revenue Up At The New Manugistics


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Concur Gives Up The Boast


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