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Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies
There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

federal government agencies  have captured important new federal contracts for ERP, signaling continued strong government interest in ERP solutions. Oracle, within the past month, won contracts with the National Institutes of Health and the Small Business Administration. Other recent wins include the departments of Energy and Veterans Affairs. SAP Public Sector and Education of Washington, in addition, landed an award in early October with NASA. That win follows others in recent months, such as a series of pilot projects with the

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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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Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part Three: Meeting Federal Requirements


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Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts


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Maximizing the Value of Economic Stimulus Funds: Transparency and Accountability in Government Agencies


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Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm


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Digital Signatures: Best Practices for State and Local Government


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