3 Qbyte Features That Will Make Your Job a Whole Lot Easier05/27/2015
A) Master File Integration
B) Transactional Integration
C) Cross-Product Reporting
Got your answer?
Well the good news is, you don’t have to choose just one … because Qbyte has all of the above.
So if you have the Qbyte applications, you have these features. And why would you want to use them?
Follow along …
Master File Integration
With the system’s master file integration capabilities, you can set up Cost Centre, Division of Interest, and Business Associates records in FM and send them over to Metrix. You can also create Business Associates records in FM and flow them over to CS. Changes to existing master files integrate just as well. Important why? First, you’re reducing work by entering this master file information once and then sharing it with the other two systems. Second, you’re reducing errors because you’re cutting down on data entry. You’re also receiving timelier master file updates, which is especially key for DOI changes. Lastly, when you run those interface processes at month’s end, your data’s already in sync.
Most of our customers know about and use the Surface Lease Rental and Mineral Lease Rental interfaces between CS and FM. But what’s not as used is CS’s fully supported and configurable Road Use Fees module, which provides an additional interface to FM. Likewise, in Metrix, there’s an underused module called Facility Charges that gives you another interface to FM. Speaking of the interface between Metrix and FM, we’ve created a new process that reduces the steps required to make batch edits from four to two. One of our customers recently started using this process and called it “a thing of absolute beauty.” And why not? It’s seamless and saves you considerable time over the old process.
From the Optix for CS Well Details report, you’re able to click on the Cost Centre link to launch the Optix for FM Cost Centre Details report. From there, you can drill down to DOI and AFE details. Want to get more granular? Just keep clicking on the available links to access more information. You’ll be in Optix the whole time; you’re just drilling down to the different systems’ reports. On a separate note, a new addition to Optix for FM is the Summary of Operations report. This report pulls production volumes from Metrix and sales volumes from FM, providing your production and revenue accountants a quick visual check to ensure accuracy.
Again, if you’re a Qbyte user, these features are yours to use.
So could your organization benefit from the ABCs of Qbyte integration?
About The Author
Sherry Sturko, as Vice President of Canadian Solutions, sets the direction and development plans for P2’s Qbyte application suite. A 30-year oil and gas veteran and native Calgarian, Sherry’s three decades of upstream experience are split evenly between the industry itself and software and technology. Outside of work, chances are you’ll find her either at the lake or on the golf course – not bad places to be on a sunny day in Calgary.