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QAD Explore 2013: Veteran Vendor Ready to Tackle the Future
QAD is a candid ERP vendor catering to the complex needs of global manufacturing companies. Over the years, the vendor has delivered incremental enhancements as

wad explore 2013  Explore 2013: Veteran Vendor Ready to Tackle the Future QAD is a candid ERP vendor catering to the complex needs of global manufacturing companies. Over the years, the vendor has delivered incremental enhancements as well as new capabilities to enhance its customers’ business. TEC’s P.J. Jakovljevic brings you QAD’s latest developments, and shows you how QAD’s products may also be useful for smaller start-ups in fields with many industry regulations, such as life sciences. Read the report.

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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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