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Oil & Gas Industry: Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting for 2020

Tumultuous times in business and personal finance require that all take a look at their budget and plan for the future. Given the wild ride that WTI and natural gas are on, it is more important than ever that the oil & gas industry avail itself of all that modern planning, budgeting, and forecasting tools […]

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Can an ERP be Implemented at an Oil & Gas Company in 6 Months?

Yes, it can with Oracle ERP Cloud and Perficient! In the past, an ERP implementation was a project that made people complain, conjure images of extreme difficulty, and generally tax everyone’s stamina, patience, and faith. Furthermore, an ERP implementation at an Oil & Gas company was an experience that in some cases never had a […]

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Cloud Procurement Approval Management

Cloud Procurement offers a new interface defining approval workflow for Requisitions, Purchase Documents (Order, Blanket, Contract) and Supplier Management. Approval rules are managed in a user friendly interface that integrates back-end Business Process Management (BPM) while keeping a logical and complete setup in front of the user. While relatively simple to define rules in Approval […]

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Install, Configure, Deploy FileNet P8 using Ansible

Here is something I’m working on at Perficient to make installing/upgrading, configuring, and deploying IBM FileNet P8 more efficient. It even creates a Domain, and Object Store. All using Ansible. If your organization is looking to implement something like this in your environment, give Perficient a call. We’ll be happy to assist.    For […]

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Agile Street Smarts – Creating High Performance Teams

What does it take to create a lean, mean project machine? Many have wrestled with this in the past. How do you get your teams to perform at optimal levels? SEMPERFI Support don’t smother, Empower and trust, Motivate , Put forth – communicate, Energize, Release – deliver, Fail fast, Iterate   Turns out, Marine Seal […]

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Charging the Utilities Industry with New Technology

Business models change. The utilities industry is no different. Utilities companies are performing business transactions and processes differently today than they did 20 years ago. And 20 years from now, the industry will be very different. But for today, let’s focus on the current trends, including grid modernization, the rise of digital transformation, implementing digital twins, […]

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Executives and Cloud – Perfect Alignment

In today’s “digital everything” world with all the confusing jargon around the subject of “cloud”, it is easy to miss the point of why cloud technology is important. In this blog, I hope to remind the reader about some cloud basics. The reference to cloud in this blog is a more broadly defined definition of […]

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools.  Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects.  In this article I […]

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Oracle Cloud PPM Rapid Install – “Why Bother?”

Introduction In this installment, I will discuss a few key takeaways of the PPM Rapid Install sheet. The PPM Rapid Installation is very helpful in getting an environment up very quickly. It also provides a structure in capturing configuration data. Depending on which features are suited, and selected, for your company, the sheet will enable […]

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Invoice formats- Oracle Projects Considerations Part 7

What is a Project Billing Invoice Format? The Oracle projects billing invoice formats determine how invoice lines can be displayed on invoices. Implementers define the width of columns and different data types to appear. Invoice formats also allow free-form text. These details are used in Receivables for invoice accounting and presentment to the customer. Are […]

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Project Statuses-Oracle Projects Considerations Part 8

What Are Project Statuses? Statuses can control the “life-cycles” of projects, project resource requirements, and people. New statuses can be created for the above objects. Out of the Box Project Statuses Project Statuses include predefined statuses for the following objects: Projects – a project’s current state, for example Open, Closed, or Approved Requirements – The […]

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Things to Consider with Lift-and-Shift Migrations in Cloud

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of cloud transformation. We decided to call out this specific cloud lift-and-shift migration strategy because of our clients’ experience with this strategy. Many of our clients have seen both negative and positive results from this strategy, however, all of them missed many […]

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Potential Impacts Beyond Cloud Applications & Infrastructure

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. When an organization transitions to cloud technology, it will often change the way that organization thinks about IT solutions. Cloud technology allows an organization to operate in more of an experimental/disposable way. This freedom allows an organization to “try […]

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Utilities Companies Are Getting Smart

Our world thrives on power. Energy keeps our daily lives going. Whether its coal, gas or electricity, we always need power. Like He-Man said, “I have the power!” However, power isn’t unlimited and also requires great care from the companies providing it. Utilities companies are currently overhauling their systems to provide more efficient power systems […]

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You Want to Know Why the Oracle Asset and Asset Lines Look “off”?

Users ask, “Why do the asset and lines coming into Assets from Projects look off?” The straightforward answer is the screen layout is confusing. After Projects interfaces summarized asset lines to Assets, the Assets team must analyze and then post asset costs. A question we’re faced with at some point in every project where PPM […]

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Storms Offer Utility Companies an Opportunity to Shine

The world is random, and the future is unknown. We are continuously adapting to remain up-to-date and connected at all times through an omnichannel experience. Still, with the most advanced proactive measures, sometimes things happen. Think about this. A massive storm hits and power outages strike across an entire state. First responders are out in […]

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Trends in Oil, Gas, and Mining: A Look Back—and Ahead

Every day, we sit at our computers and read the constant flow of headlines that cross the wires. In our meetings, we hear about our competitors, from what they are working on to how they are getting it done. It is these stories that drive organizations to innovate and perform better. It is these conversations […]

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Trends in Utilities: A Look Back—and Ahead

Every day, we sit at our computers and read the constant flow of headlines that cross the wires. In our meetings, we hear about our competitors, from what they are working on to how they are getting it done. It is these stories that drive organizations to innovate and perform better. It is these conversations […]

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The Business Case for Telematics

1. Do you manage a small or large fleet of vehicles that are critical to your business operation? 2. Do you have the necessary data to manage your fleets utilization, preventative maintenance, driver behaviors and route optimization? If you answered YES to question 1 and NO to question 2 you should consider a implementing a […]

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