Implementing the Perfect Oil and Gas ERP System
It’s no secret that the oil and gas industry can often be a volatile one. From fast-changing regulations to fluctuations in international markets, oil and gas businesses need enterprise software that is flexible, efficient and amenable to a changing landscape of regulations. In the face of these challenges, oil and gas producers have had to streamline, prioritize company flexibility and target every single area of waste. That’s why it’s necessary to have a strong ERP for oil and gas companies.
Datix recognizes the importance of ERP to the oil and gas industry—that’s why we’ve partnered with Epicor ERP. With Epicor, Leaders in every area can access an accurate, real-time source of information on company processes and results, and then use that data to drive decisions and allocate resources efficiently. However, not every ERP platform can meet the challenges that oil and gas companies often face. Epicor is designed to help businesses increase sales, improve customer service and reduce operating costs by creating a single nexus for process management and streamlining all operations. Although the platform can be applied to a wide range of markets and industries, they have a dedicated commitment to their oil and gas industry clients. Epicor’s many functionalities as a proven oil and gas ERP for the energy sector include:
- Improve service management to control contractual obligations, service level agreements and outstanding warranties.
- Maximize the utilization and productivity of field service staff with a workflow-based mobile application for wireless PDA’s.
- Support project management with the ability to plan and execute simple or complex projects that require intricate multi-level phases as well as strict costing.
- Epicor offers a comprehensive solution for mixed-mode; engineer-to-order, make-to-order, make-to-stock and configure–to-order manufacturers.
- Integration of engineering, procurement, production and services.
- Provide the key elements of data integrity and security through an integrated enterprise solution with built-in application-level risk mitigation tools and Business Process Management—providing audit trails and secure workflow automation.
- Simplify estimating with exceptional quoting capabilities.
- Improve visibility with a comprehensive end-to-end solution containing built-in dashboards.
Oil and Gas ERP Project Management
To be successful in a project environment like the oil and gas sector, project management must permeate every aspect of your business solution and link design, engineering, sales orders, jobs, tasks, milestones, purchase orders, field service calls, installations, budget and cost information to each project. Companies that can meet the fluid demands of managing their portfolio of projects. With Epicor ERP, you’ll have a step up on the competition and be able to bid and win new business with accuracy and assurance. Epicor Project Management is a comprehensive solution for managing complex projects that can require intricate multilevel phases, as well as strict costing and complex billing inherent to the energy industry. Embedded within the robust capabilities of Epicor Project Management are the capabilities to perform detailed estimation, planning, scheduling, costing and supply chain logistics for complete control and analysis of any project.
Download the Epicor Oil and Gas Success Story for more on how Epicor ERP improves manufacturing performance.
Why Use Datix and Epicor for Oil and Gas ERP
The energy industry is obviously an asset-heavy industry. Losing track of your expenses, resources or employees at any point during a project is unacceptable. General estimates just won’t cut it when it comes to targeting potential areas of waste, or weak links in the supply chain. That can cause a business to apply too many resources to an inefficient project, or missing a key step that was necessary for contract or governmental compliance. Oil and gas industry leaders know that poor process management affects your ability to run smoothly, serve customers, and increase your bottom line. And, as we mentioned at the top of the page, profitability is what makes or breaks any project management business.
Epicor ERP allows your business total transparency through every stage and department of any job. Its closed loop communication system links the partners and systems that make up your supply chain, enabling you to synchronize processes and eliminate any waste that may come with duplicate systems or processes. Epicor’s trademark Mattec Manufacturing Execution System (MES) allows energy manufacturers real-time performance data and equipment effectiveness information. Epicor can analyze that real-time data to anticipate and eliminate downtime and avoid problems on slow or inefficient production lines. Your oil and gas business will be able to leverage the ERP module to target areas of systematic waste or significant loss, and avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future. Cutting back on this kind of unnecessary expenditure allows your business to remain agile and meet customer demands for lower costs while still maintaining product quality.
Datix knows that Epicor is an ideal ERP for oil and gas companies. That’s why we are certified Gold Partners of the platform, and we’ve helped countless businesses across industries implement the enterprise software properly. We can help design the right dashboards and processes that your business needs from ERP—and train your employees on the best practices so that you know you are getting the most from your software investment. Get in contact with us today to learn how we can get started on your solution and to learn more about the benefits of Epicor ERP for oil and gas businesses.