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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Microsoft Exchange 2000 Merits Cautious Optimism
The biggest Exchange 2000 issue is not technology, but detailed and structured planning.

up downtime chart  systems administrators while ramping up their own technical support staff in a limited time frame. The Microsoft Exchange Conference, held in Atlanta, sparked a great deal of excitement in both the Microsoft faithful and those IT Executives who look to be on the bleeding edge of technology. However, stability and reliability must be certain before the corporate world will take action on the new Back Office Suite. Microsoft is attempting to gain a share of the ISP e-mail platform with Exchange 2000, and

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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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