As the petroleum industry undergoes a volatile shift due to the oil crash at the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, it’s still important to maintain a high level of productivity. Extraction companies and parts manufacturers serving oil and gas interests know full well that with each decline will come an inevitable rise. Investing in improvements to the efficiency in different parts of operations is an essential aspect of developing a robust business overall. That can mean changing the method of receiving and completing field tickets or running exploration surveys. There are different ways of increasing efficacy overall with proper planning and investment.

Getting rid of paper
One of the common causes of low productivity in the field and elsewhere throughout operations is the use of paper-based systems to complete specific tasks, as noted by Mi-Co. The immediate problems with these types of systems are obvious, in that it’s highly costly to print, store and maintain paper in any capacity. Moreover, there is a greater likelihood of mistakes on each form, creating a situation where a field ticket will offer the wrong information. That can ruin a fitting or extraction, cutting into profits.

Such a lack of coordination why it makes sense to incorporate an enterprise resource planning platform to cover most of the tasks involved with field tickets or other aspects of business. However, some distributors only go halfway with the process of digitization, still falling back on the use of paper at some point because a signature is necessary or employees are hesitant of using software. With this in mind, it’s important to consider fully integrating forms into an electronic setting. This can be difficult at times, but with the advent of mobile devices, it’s much more possible to complete field tickets and turn them into invoices quickly.

SeeForge suggested having a mobile app to complete necessary jobs and orders on the field. Instead of having to go through several steps of completing forms and other tasks, this can all be done seamless on the app. Integrating it with the ERP platform makes things even simpler by linking invoices and processes to whatever is on the field ticket. This can help reduce the amount of time of sales outstanding, not to mention deadlines associated with completing specific objectives. It can improve productivity overall, enabling oil and gas-based companies to make the most of their situation.

Oil and gas businesses interested in completing field tickets more efficiently should learn more about how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help them.

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