Tekton, a subsidiary group of Sage (UK), offers ERP software called EVision that is based on Microsoft DynamicsTM NAV (formerly Navision) and has been specifically designed for use by businesses that provide equipment, personnel and associated services to the oil and gas industry.
SOFTWARE FOR EQUIPMENT TRACKING, ADVANCED HR AND JOB COSTING
Microsoft’s rapid application development environment utilises a relational database and 32-bit Windows architecture. Tekton adds to this development by fully integrating new functionality and configuring the product specifically for the oilfield services industry. Fully integrated modules include equipment hire and tracking; personnel hire and advanced HR; job costing; and equipment maintenance.
SOFTWARE MODULES FOR GENERAL LEDGER AND OTHER FUNCTIONS
These are complemented by the wide range of standard Microsoft DynamicsTM NAV modules, such as general ledger (including multi-currency); purchase and payables; sales and receivables; manufacturing and planning; CRM; payroll; and web commerce. These are available for deployment in more than 100 countries, providing local legislation, language, and multi-currency support, allowing for both independent processing and consolidated reporting.
Fully integrated modules include:
- Equipment tracking
- Personnel hire
- Skills matching
- Equipment maintenance
- Rental and sales orders
- International transfers
- Deal pricing
- Invoicing options
- Project costing
- Document links
- Integration with fixed assets
- Integration with financials and payroll
A SOFTWARE PROVIDER COMMITTED TO THE OIL AND GAS MARKETPLACE
In a consolidating software market, Tekton as part of The Sage Group offers a stable environment. Research and development spend on Microsoft Business Solutions is $1.2 billion of its $1.4 billion turnover – an amazing commitment to the marketplace and an assurance that the EVision software will be developed and supported well into the future, with the ability to grow with your business. Other software suppliers are likely to be acquired with the potential that their products may become obsolete. The alternative is that they may only receive a small share of the total research and development spend of the parent company.
EASY TO USE SOFTWARE FOR THE OILFIELD SERVICES INDUSTRY
The Microsoft look-and-feel makes the system easy to operate, meaning minimal training and maximum employee willingness to ‘opt in’. Full compatibility with other Microsoft products, such as Excel, Word, and Project extends the system further. The system benefits from flexible configuration of screens and reports, and the ability for the user to add new fields easily. The fully integrated structure means that data is only entered once, as it automatically updates all other related entries, thereby saving time and reducing costly errors.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides a wide range of reporting as standard but users can also create their own reports using the in-built report writer or by using a reporting tool such as Jet Reports, or via SQL Reporting Services. Reports can be sent to a printer, faxed, emailed, published on the web, or extracted to PCs, or incorporated into Group systems.
WHY CUSTOMERS IN THE OILFILED SERVICES INDUSTRY OPT FOR TEKTON’S ERP SOFTWARE
Users of Tekton’s ERP software include Aquatic Engineering & Construction, iicorr, UWG Engineering, Trident Offshore, and Seatronics. The benefits that attracted these companies include Tekton’s reputation for outstanding customer support from its Livingston office, as well as the ability to hire and track equipment and personnel, improved visibility of information across all departments and locations, real-time management of job costs and profitability, elimination of duplicate data entry, and better and quicker analysis of data. The inherent flexibility of the underlying Microsoft DynamicsTM NAV platform means that the system is moulded to suit each business, not the other way round, providing a strong platform for future growth.
Julie Currie, Finance Manager of Aquatic Engineering, an Acteon Company, says, "We opted for Tekton’s software because it includes a range of fully integrated routines such as equipment tracking, personnel hire, skills matching and equipment maintenance, along with financial management functionality and because Tekton has a reputation for outstanding customer support."