Global Oil Equipment Manufacturer Upgrades ERP Solution

Oil States Industries goes for more functionality, operational visibility and SCM capabilities with Glovia product

El Segundo, CA — October 19, 2004 — Oil States Industries said today it is migrating to the current version of Glovia International's extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, glovia.com, to take advantage of enhanced operational visibility and supply chain management capabilities.

Oil States Industries is a leading manufacturer and developer of technologically advanced products, services and integrated solutions that serve the greater oil and gas industry. A Glovia customer for more than seven years, the company has grown steadily and currently has 15 locations worldwide with nine domestic and six international.

Oil States Industries is migrating its nine domestic facilities, which are currently operating on an older version of glovia.com, to the current release. The company plans to begin the upgrade later this year at its domestic facilities and, once complete, then consider rolling out the solution to their international locations.

"We decided to migrate because it was discovered that certain functionality, including greater supply chain management capabilities, service management, and project and planning control is more effectively managed by glovia.com 7," states Gary Roberson, vice president of finance for Oil States Industries.

According to Glovia, the latest version of glovia.com includes new functionality to improve the performance of complex global supply chains, like Oil States Industries', that have multiple products, production facilities and span several geographic regions. Once implemented, the solution is designed to enable the company to increase supply chain visibility and responsiveness, compress planning times, and improve customer satisfaction.

"As vendors, we are judged on the quality of our products and services and how well we respond to problems should they arise," continued Roberson. "The improved visibility into our inventory and across our global supply chain offered in glovia.com 7 will enable us to plan more effectively, respond faster and better serve our customers."

Yuji Nakasu, president and CEO of Glovia International, said his company's customers count on Glovia to provide solutions that manage all aspects of their business, and he feels the company has achieved this with the latest version of glovia.com. "The fact that Oil States Industries has renewed its commitment to Glovia demonstrates the significance of the functionality enhancements as well as the value they've already realized with glovia.com."

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