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The history of Oilfield Service ERP
Since 1991 we have been passionately focused on utilizing software to make a material positive impact on our clients. Over the years, we have sold and implemented several different ERP software products, but each had its pros and cons, and none had complete customization capabilities. If the software didn’t meet our prospects’ exact needs and could not be customized to do so, we said so and walked away from the sale. Often the software solutions we offered were a good fit, so our clients still experienced an improvement in their business. But we continued to search for a solution that was full-featured yet fully customizable to achieve the greatest impact, able to automate even our clients’ most unique needs. At last, in 1995, we discovered Navision (v1) and quickly learned that its claims of being fully customizable were true. Within a year, we were focused on enhancing that product to meet any unique client requirement.
In 2008 we implemented our first client in the oilfield services sector, creating the necessary enhancements to the Navision-based ERP solution. Soon after, we observed that we were receiving a disproportionate number of inquiries from oilfield service providers, and noticed that many of their requirements were similar. They all needed (for the most part) to schedule and transport equipment and/or people to the field, know their whereabouts and availability, record usage, assure their return, inspect and maintain said equipment, bill customers for some of these activities, upload invoices and tickets through invoicing portals, and more.
Given the lack of software robust and flexible enough to address all of these requirements, the industry was “getting by” using several software packages, including one for accounting, a lot of paper, manual spreadsheets, and heavy back-office labor expenses. Many still are today. We understood their challenges, so we started on a mission to create a highly configurable, affordable, and robust software solution in Navision that could easily serve large segments of the oilfield services market with minimal if any additional customizations. OGFS (Oil & Gas Field Services for Microsoft Dynamics) was born, submitted for Microsoft testing and client satisfaction verification, and received the highest level certification awardable to a Microsoft partner-built solution: Certified for Microsoft Dynamics.
Navision and OGFS grew in popularity, and after literally billions of dollars of Microsoft research and development, Navision became Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. OGFS became ofsERP and was again awarded Microsoft’s highest honor. Dynamics 365 Business Central or its lineage is used extensively around the world as a robust financial accounting and ERP system in a variety of industries at over 160,000 companies. Paired with ofsERP, Dynamics 365 BC is extremely effective in handling the oilfield services industry requirements, and at an affordable cost.
We have seen other oilfield companies pay astronomical amounts for a customized solution to provide the functionality that ofsERP handles right out of the box. Oilfield service clients have engaged us to review, fix, and/or replace these same customizations. You can rightfully say: we customized Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for the oilfield service industry so you don’t have to.
As an oilfield company executive once told us: