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Oilfield Services Industry

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 Accounting and operations software to manage your oilfield services company.

         As the impact of Covid wanes, travel and transportation resume, and prices rebound, oilfield services activities are resurging in the Permian Basin, and the competition for market share and people is fierce.  The unique business challenges the industry faces must be overcome for oilfield service providers to be competitive and grow.

Compete better and act faster with state-of-the-art CBSi ofsERP   software powered by Microsoft, made for the oilfield services industry. 

 
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Adopting ERP technology increases your competitive advantage and value.

 

Your competition:

Oilfield service company consolidators, backed by private equity money and near-zero interest rates, have been acquiring less-efficient, under-capitalized companies and equipment for a fraction of their pre-COVID value.

 

Many are implementing ERP software to consolidate different lines of business into a single system, further lowering costs and increasing their visibility and control. These efficiencies and reduced paperwork brought on by technology adoption also help them win by attracting and keeping the best talent.

Contrast this with how difficult and time-consuming it is to try to compete by using and off-the-shelf accounting software like QuickBooks or MAS90/100 and tons of Excel spreadsheets.

Your company value:

Replacing QuickBooks and Excel with a well-known ERP software that can handle both your financial and operational needs, can not only help keep you in the game

but also help you thrive. Doing so will add value to the

business as it’s the 3rd characteristic that energy investment bankers like Jason Wilcox look for when valuing oil field services companies.

Oilfield services challenges

Disconnected, manual processes lead to cascading problems

The complexities of the industry have caused typical oilfield service companies to deploy multiple independent systems and processes (see list above). This results in workflow inefficiencies, mistakes, and more labor costs to handle the duplicate entry or report on the busines performance. These problems began to erode the bottom line even espeically as you grow.

Further compounding these challenges are the complexities of changing external regulatory and customer requirements. Operators impose their own unique requirements for field ticket and invoice documentation often resulting in still higher admin costs and manual entry into spreadsheets and other silos of data. 

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Loss of equipment, tools, and supplies.

Often, it's just tools and smaller equipment that get lost on a job site, but these can still be expensive. Sometimes even large earthmoving equipment is left behind, with no one remembering where it was last used. This can obviously be quite costly. Without an easy-to-use system that provides visibility when something is deployed, moved, and returned, equipment and tools are often purchased unnecessarily, when the same items could have been retrieved from a nearby yard.

An integrated software solution should provide full visibility of equipment, tools, and inventory supplies at every location and job site, virtually eliminate these losses, and help protect your bottom line.

Fragmented workflows clog up your productivity

For Oilfield services companies, process is number one – and everything should happen in a prescribed order. If financial management, invoicing, field operations and expenses are disconnected from operations, you’re stuck entering tickets manually, resulting in many mistakes, delayed billing and additional clerical labor. The toll on the staff who are busy trying to reconcile silos of information is significant. And routine approvals of billing tickets become a major effort.  

 

The fallback solution has been to enter information into a spreadsheet, one that is not connected to anything. It’s easy to make errors, and hard to keep track of which version of the spreadsheet is the latest. Delays in billing your customers means your cashflow suffers; if you don’t know about an issue until a month goes by, it causes more work for your team. And field tickets that are not discovered until a month later often cannot be billed. 

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Overcome oilfield services challenges with ofsERP  from CBSi

We thoughtfully designed a solution to streamline your work when we developed the ofsERP software powered by Microsoft. 

  • It’s intuitive and easy to use, like other Microsoft products. –

  • Finance is fully integrated with operations 

  • 360 real-time visibility for faster informed decisions to take control of operations

  • Cradle to grave tracking of all inventory and equipment

  • Fully mobile – stay connected anywhere, anytime

CBSi professionals have the know-how to boost efficiency for OFS operations

Many of our long-time employees have hands-on experience solving the daunting issues you face. We understand the industry and bring years of know-how to improve processes, gain control of inventory, and bill and collect tickets faster. We’ll suggest best practices to improve efficiencies and help you compete better in a fierce market. 

Our people are masters at solving business issues with automation. If you are feeling the sting of disconnected systems, manual processes and the inevitable chaos it brings, we’d love to show you a better way. 

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