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SharePoint is an application platform that allows you to take control of the content and documents that you put on the Internet. Though the capabilities are present in SharePoint for use with…

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During a recent panel event, Entrance president Nate Richards, Mike Lantzy of KnowledgeLake, and Ron McAdams (formerly of Black Elk) discuss what to look out for if your upstream company is looking…

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Many oilfield service companies provide very similar services, often down to the level of using the same sub-contractors. Value added services are often the critical consideration when it comes to…

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Business intelligence can be a valuable tool for surfacing the information assets you need on a daily basis. Never before has the Upstream industry had access to so much data. Most companies,…

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During a recent internal lunch and learn, Entrance software consultant Tim defined what master data management…

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During a recent lunch and learn, Entrance president, Nate Richards, shared five ways that upstream companies can leverage SharePoint for better information…

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During a recent lunch and learn, Entrance's Director of Consulting, Chad, discusses master data management best practices. As we all know by now, data drives most, if not all modern…

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Workers in the oil and gas industry deal with masses of data every day. If there is no central repository for data, what often happens is that information is shared and stored via email. During a…

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Data is rapidly becoming a competitive differentiator for the oil and gas industry. And good software is what turns data into an actionable information asset. Download the Energy Software Outlook…

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During a recent lunch and learn presentation, Entrance president Nate Richards covered, "Three Information Management Best Practices For Reducing Your Land Litigation Expenses." Fore more,…

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In January, Entrance hosted a lunch and learn, “Field Data Capture for Oil and Gas Service Companies." Entrance’s president, Nate, covered some of the key considerations that companies out in…

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SharePoint Consulting Prescribes Solutions to Fit Your Business SharePoint consulting is often not unlike being a doctor. When a patient visits their doctor, she doesn’t assume that penicillin is…

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Showcasing Custom Software Solutions Entrance is a proud sponsor of the annual Microsoft Global Energy Forum, to take place on February 20th in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Now…

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It's an Olympics year, and we competed, Entrance style! Synchronized Swivel Chairs was one event at our Olympics. Here are the Bat Bots doing their version of the Safety…

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Entrance president Nate Richards discusses Lean Concepts. He will explain how Upstream oil and gas companies can use this strategy to improve production and achieve…

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Solving BCS Errors with SharePoint Consulting My recent SharePoint consulting work has involved working through a few BCS errors. Programmatically accessing BCS External Lists in SharePoint is a bit…

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Data Management and Technology The oil and gas industry is dealing with data management on a scale never seen before. One approach to quickly get at relevant data is with High Performance Computing…

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Five key insights from business intelligence expert David Loshin In a recent interview, David Loshin, president of business intelligence consultancy Knowledge Integrity, Inc., named five key things…

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Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management Enterprise content management can be a big pain point for organizations that do not properly plan ahead for file sharing. One Entrance client had an…

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Managing New Workflow Manager Installation with SharePoint Consulting I needed to remove a Web Front End (WFE) from a SharePoint farm for development reasons, but afterwards we noticed that…

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Data Management the Key for Unconventional Success Data management  and new technology is lowering the risk level for unconventional oil and gas E&P. This has become apparent in recent years…

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What is a Christmas Tree? A Christmas Tree is an assembly of valves, spools, and fittings placed on a producing well to control the flow of the fluid that comes out of the well…

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Nate Richards, owner of the software consulting company, Entrance was recently caught backstage at a Houston Symphony Young Professionals party. He is joined in the picture by Mark Hanson, VP…

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Hadoop: The New Face of Business Intelligence Big data has changed the way businesses handle their business intelligence initiatives, requiring them to capture, process, and analyze exponentially…

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What is Cushing? Cushing, Oklahoma, often referred as the "pipeline crossroads of the world", is a major storage and trading terminal for crude oil. How is it important to us? Cushing is a…

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Lease Compliance and Resolution of Data Lease compliance issues in domestic shale have become critical to E&P asset protection. Lease jeopardy has grown into a major component of risk management…

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SharePoint Consulting and Automation SharePoint consulting can be the the time saver that your team has been looking for. Automation, what a wonderful thing!  We have become very accustomed to the…

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What is Acidizing? Acidizing is a well stimulation or rehabilitation method that consists of pumping acid (usually hydrochloric acide HCl) into the well to dissolve all materials preventing the…

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Data Management for Upstream In the world of data management, there are two factors that are important to account for: quality and access. Measuring data quality was the topic of a PPDM…

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Entrance president Nate Richards appears on the BBB "Straight Talk" show with host, Houston Better Business Bureau President, Dan Parsons along with Steve Winter, CEO of Ergos Technologies to discuss…

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Entrance president Nate Richards appears on the Better Business Bureau Radio show "Straight Talk" with Houston Better Business Bureau President, Dan Parsons, to discuss mobile computing strategies…

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In Q4 of 2013, Entrance was named a Houston Best and Brightest Place to Work. Our president, Nate Richards, was interviewed after the event by Kevin from The Price of…

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What is a Well Spacing? Well Spacing is a restriction on the number of wells that can be drilled on a given area. How is it important to us? Well Spacing regulations are based on some economic,…

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SharePoint 2013 and an Unexpected Cost of Large Lookup Lists SharePoint 2013 can handle very large lists (given a very restrictive set of requirements). There is however one error that slipped…

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What is Enhanced Oil Recovery Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) also referred as improved, extended or tertiary oil recovery. It is a method for increasing the amount of oil that can be extracted from…

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Optimizing Oil and Gas Software Oil and gas software is an essential component for businesses in the energy industry. It allows them respond to problems more quickly, review historical data more…

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Good Planning a Key Differentiator for Custom Software Custom software can be a great tool to match processes to your business. The recent proliferation of do-it-yourself tools makes this even…

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Software Consulting Team Celebrates Goals with a Cruise Goal setting is an important part of success for every company. Starting in 2013 the Entrance team now works towards a specific goal every…

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A Custom Software Extravaganza The Entrance team celebrated a decade of oil and gas custom software at the Petroleum Club on December 16th. A group of 200 honored guest and Entrance team members…

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What is Air/Gas Lift? Air/Gas Lift in the oil and gas industry is a technique of raising oil from the bottom of the well to the surface by injecting compressed air or gas into the fluid within the…

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SharePoint Consulting: The Key to Overcoming Common Time-Wasters Our Sharepoint consulting engagements give us a lot of insight into the obstacles that prevent employees from being as productive…

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A Growing Team of Custom Software Consultants 2013 was a landmark year for the Entrance custom software team. Some of the business accomplishments included: Doubling headcount Increasing…

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Moments of Truth for Custom Software During a recent leadership conference the Entrance team began brainstorming how to make our custom software consulting even better. The leadership team has since…

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Oil and gas software helps support IT transformation into valued business partner It’s no secret that the exploration, drilling and production industry is not the same industry it once was,…

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Air Drilling Air Drilling is the use of high volumes of low-pressure air as a substitute to drilling mud. How is it important to us? Air drilling is mainly used to reduce hydrostatic pressures in…

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Software Selection and Available Product Offerings In this software selection series, I have covered how to assess the need for custom software in addition to business drivers. In this third post,…

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The Return on Investment for SharePoint Consulting In our SharePoint consulting engagements, we often come across interesting problems that can be solved by some amount of customization. This was…

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Software Consulting that Works for Your Business There are a lot of bad software consulting vendors out there. Let's face it, lots of people can write code. But the ability to understand your…

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Custom Software for Service Companies In the oil and gas industry, every company has a different need for custom software. Every business faces unique issues that can only be addressed by custom…

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Daily Drilling Reports A daily drilling report is a twenty-four hour report of all key events that took place on a drilling rig. How is it important to us? The daily drilling report keeps office…

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Oil and Gas Software and the Accuracy of Decisions Oil and gas software can be one key to integrated, well structured, well defined IT systems. Data support utilizing an oil and gas specific…

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Data Management and Quality Many processes in data management affect the quality of data in a database. These processes may be classified into three categories, such as processes that add new data…

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Software Consulting and the Right Team During our ongoing discussion on quality and custom software, Entrance's software consulting team recently covered what we bring to the table for our…

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Surfacing Vital Information with SharePoint Dashboards Your Sharepoint dashboard is similar to the dashboard in your car; it contains all the information that is pertinent to your oil and gas…

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Deploying Business Intelligence Business intelligence, also commonly referred to as BI throughout the industry, is a piece of technology that allows a business to obtain actionable information that…

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Software Selection and Your Business Making good choices during the software selection process is critical to your business. Whether you go with an off-the-shelf product, a custom application, or…

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Happy Birthday to Entrance On December 16th, the Entrance software consulting team will be celebrating ten years of business. During that time, the company has moved to progressively larger offices,…

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Well casing A well casing is made up of a series of steel tubes placed in an oil or gas well as the drilling and completion process moves forward. There are five different types of well…

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SharePoint Consulting Best Practices Our SharePoint consulting experts have recently run into some problems with SharePoint library and list thresholds that we have been trouble shooting. We're…

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SCADA and Oil and Gas Software Providing upstream SCADA information systems with near real time field metrics using oil and gas software is essential to the efficient management of shale gas…

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Bringing Value to Custom Software The past few weeks, Entrance's custom software consultants have been in an ongoing discussion about producing quality final products that give our clients value.…

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Viscosity Viscosity is a measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. How it's important to us Viscosity plays an important role in the petroleum industry as it affects oil's ability to flow easily.…

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Fault Trap A fault trap is a type of structural hydrocarbon trap formed as a result of a shift of rock along a fault line. How it's important to us The rock deformation may bring an impermeable…

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Mergers and Acquisitions for 2014 The Rice Energy Finance Summit promotes forward-looking discussion on important energy issues, like mergers and acquisitions, and facilitates relationships in this…

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SharePoint Workflows Some companies may not realize it, but tools like SharePoint are becoming more and more vital to managing a thriving business. Gone are the days of managing workflows through…

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Keeping Up With Data Management Data management involves handling data throughout its life cycle in addition to the infrastructure upon which it resides. The amount of data that oil and gas…

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Non-operator A non-operator or non-op is a junior participant of a joint venture formed between two E&P companies. A non-op has a minor role in the field management and joint venture operations…

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SharePoint 2013 Customization Recently, I was working with a client who just went live on SharePoint 2013. On a sub-site of the home page, there is a document library containing forms and policies.…

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Custom Software Planning Requires an Open Mind A few weeks ago, Entrance software consultants started a conversation on what quality looks like when developing the requirements for great custom…

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What is Core Analysis? A Core is a cylindrical rock sample drilled out from a well. Core analysis is the measurement and interpretation of a core's petro-physical characteristics. How is it…

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Threats to Data Management and Information Security According to a recent report by Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the big data management concerns for the oil and gas industry is information…

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Entrance's president, Nate Richards, presented "Web Portals for Oil and Gas Services," at a recent lunch and learn. One oilfield service company is often much like another in terms of the actual…

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Business Intelligence and Power BI This is an exciting time for SharePoint consulting and business intelligence as Microsoft moves more of its offerings into the cloud. The Power BI preview comes…

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What is geophysics versus geology? Geology is the scientific study of the Earth’s structure (physical, chemical and biological) and evolution over time while Geophysics is a branch of Geology…

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Creating a well master helped one client get control of their data The Client Our client is one of the leading producers of Eagle Ford shale in South Texas. They produce 28,000 barrels of oil per…

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SharePoint 2013 and Your Workflow We've already discussed some of the benefits of using SharePoint 2013 in previous blog posts. Oil and gas businesses can drastically increase production and profits…

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Unconventional Assets and Data Management New risks create a need for improved data management in the oil and gas world. One of the greatest risks in unconventional shale development is the risk of…

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Workover Workovers are major operations performed on wells to restore, maintain or improve their production. How it's important to us A efficient well  production rate over time strongly depends…

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Custom Software Excellence Translates to HBJ Award This past month, the Houston Business Journal announced the winners of their Best Places to Work award. Entrance's custom software developers are…

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Business Intelligence and Collaboration If your business intelligence implementation project has not been as successful as you hoped it would be, then you're not alone: a 2012 survey from the…

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Dry hole A dry hole is used to describe an exploratory or development well that has not yielded a significant amount of oil and gas. How it's important to us Drilling a well that ends up not being…

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Improving Custom Software This quarter, Entrance is making quality a focus for improvement, both for custom software development and our software consulting efforts. Although we always strive to…

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Unconventional Data Management In Unconventional Hydrocarbons, Big Data, and Analytics, Allen Gilmer of Drilling Info (DI,) explores unconventional data management in the hydrocarbon industry.…

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Line Pipes Line Pipes are tubes through which liquids (oil, water) as are transported. How is it important to us? In order to ensure the long term efficiency of line pipes, it is important to…

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How can SharePoint branding help my company? Sharepoint branding is important for all businesses in the oil and gas sector, because matching the site to your company's look, feel, and workflow can…

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Smart + Fun Software Consulting Culture for the Win The National Association for Business Resources recently announced their list of Houston companies on the Best and Brightest Places to Work For.…

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Meeting Business Needs with Custom Software The following case demonstrates the importance of understanding business needs in achieving a great final result for custom software. The accounting…

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Improved Analytics are Making Oil & Gas Data Management Easier With today’s exponential growth in data production, using oil and gas data management to wisely leverage assets is essential to…

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Drill Pipes Drill pipes are steel hollows that serve as conduit for drilling fluids. They usually range between 3.5 inch to 5 inches in diameter while their length can go up to 30 or 33 feet. The…

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Merger and Acquisitions and Valuation Amassing the right data is paramount to being able to arrive at an accurate valuation during mergers and acquisitions. Without this data, it is easy to make…

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Shale drilling Shale drilling is the extraction of hydrocarbons trapped in shale rock formations. How it's important to us Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing are the two drilling methods…

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Making the Most of Limited Resources with SharePoint Consulting In the last couple of blogs, I have discussed how Sharepoint consulting can help Upstream companies get more from their existing…

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A Houston company that understands your custom software needs Based in the heart of Houston in the hip Heights neighborhood, Entrance understands that custom software is useless without a deep…

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The Entrance .NET Consulting Team Understands Your Business Needs When your company decides to invest in a custom application, being able to trust your .NET consulting team is a key success factor.…

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Data Management Options Data management involves handling data throughout its life cycle in addition to the infrastructure upon which it resides. The amount of data that oil and gas companies…

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Getting the Most from Oil and Gas Software A few weeks ago, several Entrance software consultants attended an event on oil and gas software, the Merrick MUG user conference. We’ve already covered…

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Software Consultants in Oil & Gas As we look towards 2014, Entrance has spent Q3 preparing to grow as the market leader in oil and gas software. To that end, we created and followed through on a…

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Onshore Versus Offshore Onshore drilling relates to drilling deep holes under the earth surface in order to extract natural resources (usually oil and gas) whereas offshore drilling relates to…

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Using Business Intelligence to Keep Pace The pace of our daily work life goes ever faster, and for many knowledge workers, business intelligence is a vital tool for keeping up. In particular,…

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Custom web development gone wrong NBC reported today that the custom web development project to create Healthcare.gov is many millions of dollars over budget. The website, which is intended by the…

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Agile and Custom Software Starting a new custom software project is both exciting and daunting, both for the customer and the developer. I read a blog this week on Microsoft’s website that…

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Making Document Management Easier with SharePoint This past month, I started a series on how SharePoint can be leveraged by the Upstream industry for better collaboration, time savings, and improved…

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A Beautiful Space for Our Growing Team This past week, Entrance was excited to complete the build-out of our expanded office space. We have rapidly grown in the past year, so this new space…

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ROI is King for Business Intelligence, or Is It? I came across this article on Search Business Analytics today called, “Bow Down to the IT Throne on all Business Intelligence Projects?” The…

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Transforming Workflows with SharePoint Consulting For many oil and gas service companies, the many moving pieces of daily operations can be smoothed with SharePoint consulting. One such Entrance…

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Oil & Gas Software with Merrick There comes a time in the life of any oil and gas software product when it’s time to consider modernization. Several Entrance employees attended Merrick’s…

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Working Out While We Work! I came across on article today called, "Why Changing Your Desk Changes the Way You Work," on Fast Company. It seemed like a great opportunity to share something new we've…

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Transforming the Numbers With Data Management Increasingly complicated data sets, like the influx of production data for oil and gas, can require more robust data management strategies than we’re…

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Our Software Consultants Speak About SharePoint 2013 We are excited to be a sponsor of TechFest again this year on September 28th. In addition, one of our software consultants, Theresa, will be…

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Data management in the Field Capturing information in the field can be a difficult data management problem due to lack of connectivity. The sheer volume of data and paper based processes can also be…

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Onshore Drilling and Lease Compliance Does your company participate in onshore drilling? If so, you would probably agree that lease compliance is an ongoing issue. Onshore wells are smaller, so you…

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Data Management is an Evolving Strategy The Upstream industry has proven with the shale boom that innovation is a gamble worth taking. As the industry settles into unprecedented drilling and…

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We Need Oil & Gas Software Solutions - Or Do We? The Harvard Business Review published an article by Bart Barthelemy and Candace Dalmagne-Rouge called, “When You’re Innovating, Resist…

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Software Selection Matters for Your Business In our evolving world, good software can be one of the most effective differentiators that a company can leverage for growth. Implemented thoughtfully,…

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 SharePoint and Your Dashboard Last week, I started a blog series based on my lunch and learn, “SharePoint for Upstream.” I plan to share a few strategies and best practices that people in…

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Entrance Sees 181% Growth Inc. 5000 announced their list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the US this month, naming Entrance number 2064 on the list. This award was given based on 181%…

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SharePoint Consulting Streamlines GIS Mapping In our SharePoint consulting work, we see opportunities every day for oil and gas companies to streamline their operations and make information easier…

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Data Management During M&A During a merger, data management and systems integration are often overlooked factors in the success of the deal. The Houston Business Journal reported this past month…

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Custom Software and Application Lifecycle Management Practices Any new custom software project can be fraught with risk due to a variety of factors, like misunderstanding the purpose of the project…

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Simple Databases, and When It’s Time for Custom Software In our custom software consulting work, we see a lot of companies using Excel or Access as their primary database. Both of these options…

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Oil and Gas Software and Lack of Integration The Harvard Business Review posted a blog this week called, "Four Areas Where Senior Leaders Should Focus Their Attention," that applies to how leaders…

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What does SharePoint success look like? Earlier this year, our SharePoint team lead, Carol, published a blog on calculating SharePoint's return on investment. Based on my SharePoint consulting work,…

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Valuable assets often go unaccounted for out in the field. With real-time GPS tracking, that’s no longer a concern. THE CLIENT Our client specializes in pipe unloading, pipe handling and pipeline…

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Biking to a healthier Entrance This year, Entrance has been making a push towards healthy activities, with our fitness room, gym memberships, and now a biking club. We are thinking we will start…

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Data Management and Your Team I presented a lunch and learn called, “SharePoint and Upstream” to a group of fifteen people last week at III Forks. Over the next few blog posts, I plan to go into…

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Lack of business intelligence means wasted time When employees make decisions without the benefit of business intelligence, your company is probably wasting time and losing money. According to one…

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Walls are up! Demo continues, and the electricians were running wires on Friday. Watch the blog for more to come on the new…

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Preventing Inventory Loss with Custom Software Entrance has long partnered with Midstream service company TG Mercer to develop a custom software application, called SpreadBoss, that provides cradle…

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ESDB: The Energy Software Database Welcome to Entrance's "Energy Software Database"! Think of it as "IMDB for Oil & Gas…

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Data Management and the Digital Oilfield As we’ve covered in a previous post, when it comes to data management, more data isn’t always better. But more complete, real-time data can be a key…

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SharePoint Consulting & BCS Trouble-shooting SharePoint consultants, developers, and power users have had a love-hate relationship with SharePoint’s BCS (Business Connectivity Services) and…

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Energy Software Reporting Production reports, even with the help of sophisticated energy software, are nothing new for the oil and gas industry. Enabling access to these reports and keeping them up…

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So excited about our new build out at our corporate headquarters! Thanks #1 to all my Entrance Teammates for driving the growth, and welcoming change! Also thanks to our Clients, who drive the…

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Business Intelligence and Your Database No matter the industry, it’s a common problem to have more data than anyone knows what to do with. Most of the time this data is stored in databases, but…

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Management of proliferating data 90% of the world’s data has been generated over the last two years. As a result, data management has become increasingly complicated. Nowhere is this truer than in…

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Agile and Custom Software: A Love Story Earlier this summer, I started blogging about how Agile methodologies can help your company get the most from custom software. For part three of this series,…

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SharePoint Consultant & New Workflow Manager Installations The SharePoint consultant team needed to remove a Web Front End (WFE) from a SharePoint  farm for development reasons, but afterwards…

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Energy Software and Optimizing Production Amidst reports that Texas production has grown to account for 34.5% of total US figures, energy software is becoming more important for drilling…

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SharePoint branding: What it is, and why you should care This past week, Entrance’s SharePoint Consultants upgraded our site to SharePoint 2013. We are looking forward to trying out some of the…

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Data Management and Improving Production A few weeks ago, Entrance sponsored the Professional Petroluem Data Management Association's (PPDM) lunch here in Houston on the topic of, "What is a Well?"…

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Recently, I started a SharePoint consulting project for a customer where the requirement was to create a timeline that showed dates for the same project milestones (Implementation, Configuration,…

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Collaboration Tools for Complex Projects With a well-designed application, changing business needs don’t have to mean getting left behind. THE CLIENT Our client is an industry leader in the…

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Tableau Online: Moving to the Cloud Today, Tableau announced a move to a cloud version of their business intelligence services. According to an article in the Seattle Times, "Tableau is pitching…

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Software selection made easy Seelecting software can be stressful. Let a team of experts help you make the right choice. THE CLIENT Our client is a service company that specializes in a microbial…

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Our SharePoint consultants are still learning new things about SharePoint 2013 every day as we begin to implement this platform. One of the hottest new features of SharePoint 2013 is Community sites.…

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The Harvard Business Journal published a great article about data management from an upcoming book called, "Keeping Up with the Quants," by Thomas Davenport. The main premise of the article is that…

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Entrance's software consultants are part of a number of organizations, including Lifehouse, the YMCA, and a robotics educations program. Our president, Nate Richards is also a long standing member…

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Releases (or leaks) are very important to pipeline companies. Common causes for these leaks are equipment damage, both internal and external corrosion, manufacturing failures, and natural hazards…

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When it comes to safety for oil and gas, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the intricacies. A culture of safety needs to filter throughout your organization, and this involves having a plan for how to…

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I started a series a few weeks ago about Agile methodologies, and how many end users are uncomfortable with what the end result of a custom software project will be. This week I'd like to cover how…

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When it comes to migrating systems, it can be difficult to get employees engaged in the process. For one major oil and gas company, a new logistics system presented a particular challenge because…

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Simplifying software selection Save time and headaches by hiring an expert software consultant to assist in the software selection process. THE CLIENT Our client specializes in pipe unloading,…

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I've covered data cubes in a previous three-part series on business intelligence, but I wanted to spend some time explaining how they play into data management and your ability to find the answers…

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One of our software consulting offerings to our clients is a software audit, but this term may not mean a whole lot to you. I'd like to share some thoughts on what an audit is, and why you might want…

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Visualizing your data for better decision making   Tableau is a dynamic and easy-to-use tool that allows you to create on the spot dashboards. Visualizing your data changes how you see it,…

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Visualize data better with dashboards and business intelligence Make manual data crunching a thing of the past with a dynamic business intelligence solution! THE CLIENT Our client is a network of…

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The right software makes enterprise content management simple When your documents are just another data point, they’re not as valuable. Bring them to the surface with enterprise content…

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Office 365 had a service update in April (2013) that had some impacts on SharePoint Online. Here are several of the impacts: SharePoint Designer 2013: SharePoint Designer 2010 is no longer…

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Last year, we announced the completion of SpreadBoss, a custom software logistics support tool that allows thousands of joints of pipe to be tracked, providing customized inventory reports and…

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Entrance's software consultants have been talking a lot about master data management lately. In fact, you can now listen to not one but two podcasts that will fill you in on master data…

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This master data management video comes from a recent Entrance lunch and learn on "Master(ing) Data Management." Watch a quick re-cap from the event now! You can watch the complete data management…

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I ran across an article about why users hate Agile development, and it got me thinking about what our potential clients can do to feel like they're getting the most from their custom software…

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I recently presented at SharePoint Saturday in Atlanta with the topic, "Who Moved My SharePoint (to 2013)," where I shared with attendees some of things that business users need to know about…

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Don’t underestimate the complexity behind choosing new software. Let a trusted consultant lead you through the process! Software Selection for HR Onboading THE CLIENT Our client is a large…

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Hiring many employees remotely can result in confusing piles of paper. Get control today with an automated system! Software Selection for Employee Data Management THE CLIENT Our client is a…

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In a growing company, keeping track of burgeoning HR documents can be a hassle. With SharePoint, it doesn’t have to be! Content Management with SharePoint THE CLIENT Our client is a mid-size…

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Data Management is the Key to Managing the Flow of Information THE CLIENT Our client is a leading provider of midstream services in North America. Entrance was engaged by this client to unify a…

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For long-standing clients for which we have created custom software applications, the process of improving and adding features is continuous, with new additions several times a year. For one…

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"Information is a source of learning, but unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit." - William G Pollard,…

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Entrance's director of consulting, Chad Modad, was interviewed live by Trevor Lohrbeer, the CEO of Lab Escape and creator of the blog Lean Decisions. Trevor covers issues related to lean start-ups.…

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Entrance adds new certified ScrumMasters to its software project management arsenal “Instead of focusing on the technical design minutia, scrum shifts our design to Who, What and Why of a…

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During a merger, getting data integration right the first time is key to success. THE CLIENT Our client is a privately owned, Houston based oil and gas exploration and production company. THE…

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Just a quick update for week 2 of Movember. Some of our men have more noticeable growth than others. We think Ben (second from the bottom) has the best 'stache so far. Their wives and girlfriends…

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Field Geologic area consisting of a reservoir or set of reservoirs all grouped on or related to the same individual geologic structural feature or stratigraphic feature. How it’s important to us…

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Reservoirs Reservoirs are porous and permeable underground formations that contain natural accumulations of producible hydrocarbons.  These formations are confined by impermeable rock or water…

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Entrance recently attended the Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS), and there were two big topics of discussion, the need for personnel and chronically low natural gas prices. According to REFS…

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Entrance got the news today that we ranked number 20 on the Houston Fast Tech 50, in addition to winning the Enterprise Champion award. This award is given to the company that stands out to the…

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Entrance's director of consulting, Chad, participated in a panel discussing knowledge management this week at the Houston City Club. The main driver of the conversation was a central issue that most…

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Entrance celebrated Halloween this year with a potluck and costume contest. Just to name a few, we had some visitors from the popular show Archer, a loofa,  and a robot from South Park that one not…

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Would you believe that the list of the "12 Windows 8 Starter Tips and Tweaks" from Maximum PC includes, wait for it, bringing back the start button? "If you want to bypass the Windows 8 Start…

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Entrance's president, Nate Richards, participated in an a panel focusing on mergers and acquisitions this week with a group of professionals related to the topic, including a lawyer, CPA, valuation…

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Today, Entrance's president Nate Richards presented a session for The Entrepreneur's Institute (TEI), "Measuring Success: Executive Dashboards." The hands-on workshop covered key performance…

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Cut user time in half! Engineering software development reduces error and increases productivity. THE CLIENT Our customer is an industry leader in the world of piping. Compared to their…

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The Windows 8 buzz just goes on and on, and you may be wondering, “Is this operating system even appropriate for an enterprise situation like mine?’ The answer is, maybe, depending on what you…

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We were excited to hear today that the long awaited Windows 8 operating system launched a day early. The reports have been rampant from early adopters of the product detailing the good- increased…

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When regulations are built right into the back end, maintaining regulatory compliance becomes easy. THE CLIENT Our customer is an industry leader in the world of piping. They focus their efforts…

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Bad data can lead loss, accidents and mistakes. Where does regulatory compliance fall in your priorities? THE CLIENT Our client specializes in pipe unloading, pipe handling and pipeline logistics…

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Entrance had a great time at the HBJ's Best Places to Work lunch last week. And our own little mascot, Nate's son, attended as well. In the HBJ's recap of the event, a picture of the cute pair was…

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Accurate safety compliance reporting can make or break your business. How do you measure up? THE CLIENT Our client is a leading provider of pipeline services in North America. Their focus is on…

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Compliance is a big word. For the next couple weeks we'll be posting a series on compliance as a solvable information problem in Oil and Gas. Everything from safety, tax, engineering, contracts,…

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When it comes to tax compliance, a little extra effort on the front end can save headaches later. THE CLIENT Our client is a leading provider of midstream services in North America. Their focus…

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Lease compliance quickly gets out of control with one big spreadsheet THE CLIENT Our client is one of the leading producers in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas. They produce 28,000 barrels of…

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Entrance works hard to be one of the HBJ's Best Places to Work Houston. Starting from competitive benefits to a fully stocked fridge and regular company happy hours. We had a bit of validation today…

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Entrance is excited to announce that we are one of the recipients of  the Houston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" award for the first time! The exact rankings were revealed at lunch…

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Get the complete picture with data management that brings departments together THE CLIENT Our client is one of the leading producers in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas. They produce 28,000…

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Here at PDI, we just heard from Dennis Cameron of WPX Energy and Pam Williams of Shell, who spoke on the impact of federal unbundling on royalty compliance.  As of April of 2012, unbundling audits…

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Last week, I covered the pressing need for the oil and gas industry to start implementing data management to gain operational efficiencies and extract more value from all their assets. This week,…

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Entrance employee Kyle recently presented a webinar on the work we are doing for our client, KIPP. KIPP is a national network of charter schools serving low-income students and families that…

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The Houston Chronicle reported today that the years of activity in Eagle Ford are expected to be a sweet 16 at least, particularly as drilling capabilities improve. There has been a lot of active…

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Data management during a merger can feel overwhelming. With help, it doesn’t have to be. THE CLIENT Our client is a Norwegian producer of oil and gas. As the Norwegian continental shelf has…

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Asset management can improve processes and efficiency Our client is a Norwegian-owned producer of oil and gas located in Houston, Texas and based out of Oslo, Norway. With more than 80 producing…

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When we saw this news item we were excited to see the impact that shale has had on the local economies in South Texas. Noteworthy, however, is that law offices are listed among the next industries to…

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Nate Richards, President of Entrance, presented a case study on lease compliance at the conference, "Managing Regulatory and Legal Issues in Shale Plays"  in Houston, Texas. Nate shared the…

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The Houston Business Journal reported recently that compared to other cities within the United States, Houston is a great place to invest in a business. In fact, Houston never suffered the same…

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This week, the Houston Business Journal ranked Entrance number 35 on their 2012 Houston Fast 100. To make the list, Houston-based companies were required to be a minimum of five years old and have…

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Oil and gas companies often struggle with the vast amounts of information inherent in day to day business. We took notice last week of an article in The Examiner reporting that in Pennsylvania,…

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ExxonMobil Development Company President Neil Duffin spoke at the Rice E&C forum this evening in Houston, Texas, focusing on managing today's changing regulatory environment and choosing oilfield…

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Our Lease Compliance White Paper explains how to: Mitigate Risks – Manage lease compliance intelligently with          early warnings and custom reports. Reduce Oversights – Get an…

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Business intelligence, put simply, is any technology item that intelligently provides actionable information for business purposes.  The phrase encompasses a range of software platforms and…

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Improving Efficiency with Data Management Our customer is a foreign government-owned producer of oil and gas (NOC) with US offices located in Houston, Texas. With more than 60 producing off-shore…

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A Case Study in Process Efficiency and Data Management Petrobras is one of the world’s largest publicly traded oil companies, with total global daily production of 2.3 million barrels of oil…

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Entrance's Three-Year Revenue Growth of More than 110% Places The Firm At No. 2700 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 NEW YORK, August 15, 2012 -- Inc. magazine today ranked Entrance NO. 2700 on its…

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Risks are a part of daily life in the oil and gas industry. And because they are many, varied and unpredictable, software product companies cannot keep up with industry needs. We specialize in…

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When I received a notification that Robbins & Myers and National Oilwell Varco had announced a merger, it seemed like perfect timing to talk a bit about Mergers and Acquisitions from a data…

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I talked up JavaScript a lot in my last blog entry, but the true hero in my time working with Windows 8 has been HTML5. JavaScript has been around for a while, even if it is somewhat improved for use…

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Using Linear Data for Ad-Hoc Decision Making In E&P information about an asset is usually set up to flow directionally as that asset moves from being an identified prospect through to drilling…

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A Case Study in Ticketing Systems Enhancements Entrance Software launched a custom SharePoint implementation with ticketing systems enhancements for a national network of charter schools serving…

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A Case Study in Integration, Reporting, and Web Portals Entrance is often asked to upgrade or update existing applications to support more features or better integration. Often, as in this case…

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Old code was holding this client back from success. Their improved web portal translated to immediate improvements in customer satisfaction. The Client Our customer specializes in renting…

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In this series, Entrance's Metro application intern gives his perspective on getting his feet wet with JavaScript + HTML5! It's not hard to find programmers poking fun at JavaScript. It seems to…

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At Entrance Software, we hire smart people with strong skills.  But why do the best and the brightest choose us? What makes Entrance different?  We’re a small, young consulting company with a…

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Mike Walston, a Software Consultant at Entrance, has published a paper in the Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design (SCIE), describing a linear real time logic verification system…

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Metro is brand new. I have to hope that, in the final release of Metro and Windows 8, there will be an "Update" method for ListViews. I may be wrong, though, because it's possible that ListViews…

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Entrance moved up a spot to #12 on the Houston Business Journal's list of Houston area Information Technology Consulting Firms. At this time last year we had 18 employees, but today Entrance has…

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Are you passionate about software development and solving interesting problems that will challenge you professionally and expand your skills? We are looking for you! ABOUT US The best thing about…

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Our partnership will push the entire midstream forward in efficiency and safety compliance with strategic software. TG Mercer and Entrance have partnered to create SpreadBoss, a logistics support…

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Entrance just launched a custom software solution that integrates GPS tracking with the information systems our client already has in place in order to improve equipment-use efficiency! Our client…

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A Case Study in SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Our customer is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. They provide supply chain solutions, and specialize in global integrated…

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A Case Study in Data Management Our client explores for, develops and produces oil and natural gas. Headquartered in Houston, they own approximately 4,800,000 gross leasehold acres in major oil and…

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Nathaniel Richards Entrance Software 1001 McKinney Houston, TX 77002 Dear Nate: I would like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful job you did in creating our Customer Portal. Prior to…

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Nathaniel Richards Entrance Software 1001 McKinney Houston, TX 77002 Our company was introduced to Entrance Software by the outsourcing firm handling our IT management. The people at Entrance have…

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Nathaniel Richards Entrance Software 1001 McKinney Houston, TX 77002 We began using Entrance on the recommendation of a colleague, Hugh Sazegar, of Techcess. Since then we have extensively used…

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Nathaniel Richards Entrance Software 1001 McKinney Houston, TX 77002 After struggling for over a year to get our provider data in a format that would be usable for a web search, we hired Entrance…

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At Entrance Software, our mission is to maximize the value of business software investment. We envision being universally recognized as Professional Software Experts in the software consulting…

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Our participation in the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner program indicates that we have agreed to maintain a level of training, as well as a level of ongoing customer contact, that distinguishes…

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Microsoft Certified Solution Developer The Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET credential is the certification for advanced developers who develop enterprise solutions…

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As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Entrance Software has a wealth of experience developing applications with Microsoft technologies. Our software experts are skilled in data management and…

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As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Entrance Software has a wealth of experience developing applications with Microsoft technologies. Our software experts are skilled in building web applications…

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SharePoint 15 – Better, Faster, Stronger! SharePoint 2010 is old news, forget everything you know and start over!  Ok, enough drama.  Indeed the rumor mills are saying the SharePoint 15 beta…

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Entrance Software can help your company strengthen its business development by streamlining operations through business process automation and data integration. A reliable system for documentation…

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Growing a business is challenging. What used to work in the ramen days with two people in your garage suddenly doesn't work anymore as the company grows. Understanding what drives your productivity…

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At Entrance, we hire smart people with strong skills. But why do the best and the brightest choose us? What makes Entrance different? We are a small, young consulting company with a great culture. In…

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Through working closely with Providers, Aggregators, Brokers and Consultants in the Texas, New York, and Maryland deregulated electricity markets, Entrance Software has developed a strong skill set…

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Entrance Software develops custom web applications for a number of industries. Advances in software development technology have made web applications more desirable for businesses seeking new…

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We've all seen it before: by the end of the week, you're left wondering where your time went. Even with lots of reports coming in, urgent questions from others in the organization are still hard to…

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Entrance partnered with TG Mercer to create software for the midstream services sector that automates pipeline…

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Small company impact, big company benefits! “It’s great to be able to set my own hours. I typically play Mr. Mom and have to go pick up the kids…. Here I can do that and everyone is still able…

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People people training certifications development tracks We get it. You need a partner who understands your needs. That's why we bring intelligence and flexibility to the table in…

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Download our white paper to find out more about: Business Drivers for Software Modernization Types of Approaches to a Modernization Project ROI of Software Modernization Mitigating the…

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Before a project: Do you have the right requirements? Do you have the right architecture? Do you have the right implementation? During a project: Does your cost of maintenance and/or…

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The Entrance SharePoint Health Check is a low-cost, high-value, fixed fee engagement. Our SharePoint experts analyze and document any issues and present a personalized report with recommendations for…

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Josh Apple has just received his certification as a Windows 4, Microsoft Certified Professional Developer. This certification gives unbiased proof of his skills using Microsoft platforms and tools…

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Modern platforms support your next stage of growth Software platforms are springboards that can be used to accelerate technological innovation for your company. But there are so many choices out…

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Modern technology to match modern business needs Leveraging the right technology and tool for your business can make the difference between success and failure. If you are in search of something to…

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Entrance uses proven methodologies to help our clients effectively implement software solutions within their organization. Each of our clients begins with varying levels of project management…

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At Entrance, we understand that business drivers are what qualifies a project as successful - not how pretty our code is. While we (of course) employ the highest level of certified software…

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Our professional project management processes are essential to our ability to execute, and with ten years of experience running software projects, we estimate accurately, not competitively.  Our…

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At Entrance, you'll find the best minds with the best solutions When we think about how Entrance delivers software, we break it up into 3 distinct areas. Chad explains us here the three main…

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Field Ticket Management Go-Live Update: Entrance just issued a go-live of the latest functionality update for our client's Field Ticket  Management System. Our customer is using our software…

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At Entrance, we believe it takes great people to provide great software. And keying in on what clients need comes first. Are you passionate about sales and solving interesting problems that will…

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At Entrance, we believe it takes great people to build great software. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of Professional Software Engineers and Consultants to serve our clients and meet their…

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At Entrance, we believe it takes great people to implement great SharePoint. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of Professional SharePoint Consultants to serve our clients and meet their…

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At Entrance, we believe it takes great people to build great software. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of Professional Software Engineers and Consultants to serve our clients and meet their…

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Finding what you're looking for on the first try saves valuable time and resources. Find meaningful results quickly and accurately with SharePoint search features. Search Features Relevance -…

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Extend business intelligence capabilities to your company's employees to help them make more informed decisions using SharePoint business intelligence features, including the business data catalog,…

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Business Process Automation can eliminate repetitive tasks that are taking up your employee's valuable mind-share. You probably already have the tools to make business process automation work for…

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Providing your team a platform for sharing information enables them to work together more efficiently and streamline your people-driven business process. Improve communication to increase your team's…

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Personalize the SharePoint experience for your users and make content relevant by implementing SharePoint People and Personalization features including user profiles, my sites and audience…

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SharePoint Consulting for Enterprise Content Management You and your co-workers do not need to be overwhelmed by the management of content anymore. Whether you are struggling with documents,…

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Entrance is celebrating the re-launch of our brand. Watch our video…

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We received the Pinnacle Award  in the Business Technology category from the BBB for surpassing the standards put forth by the Better Business Bureau. We distinguished ourselves by showing…

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We're located in Houston, Dallas and Denver!Contact Us Call Us1-888-343-KNOW HoursMon. – Fri.: 9:00a–6:00p…

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Culture photos videos blog posts facebook feed Great people are at the heart of great software, so we develop and support ‘real’ people. While we value intelligence engineered…

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.. Company leadership engineering intelligence vision values Entrance designs and builds insightful software solutions that unlock the value of information assets. We provide…

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Careers openings benefits people notes about entrance At Entrance we value intelligence, curiosity and learning. We provide an environment of challenging work, fun colleagues and…

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Training makes a difference in the productivity and quality of our work Technical training We have a technical development track where our consultants can grow in as professionals, from junior…

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Education Helps Entrance Provide Top Quality Consulting We maintain a staff of business and industry oriented software and SharePoint consultants with degrees from top of the line computer science…

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Experienced software consultants At Entrance, all of our software and SharePoint consulting is completed in-house, by knowledgeable, experienced professionals. This may sound like a given, but…

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Tools to Get the Job Done We believe in quality of hours over quantity of hours, and know that relevant tools produce great results. Our consultants always have the best tools available, so that our…

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The Software Consulting Process Entrance uses proven processes to help our clients effectively implement software solutions within their organization. Below, you can find out more about what makes…

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Great People make Great Software We take pride in the intelligence, experience and curiosity of our consultants. When you work with an Entrance consultant, you will find that they actually care…

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Custom Professional Services Software Solutions Entrance can help your company strengthen its business development with professional services software. Streamline operations through business process…

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Software for Education A successful educational experience is built upon an administration with a strong infrastructure and faculty with adequate resources so they can focus on educating rather than…

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Keep Up With Manufacturing Software The environment for getting products to market is very competitive. As a result of online shopping, customers expect a quick, reliable and easy ordering process,…

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Engineering Services Software Solutions Your company solves many complicated problems every day. Have you ever thought about how engineering services software could multiply your efforts and help…

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Healthcare Software Strategy Maintaining the integrity of patient record databases and accurately programming customized applications to automate billing processes are top priorities for our…

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Managing Industry Challenges with Oilfield Services Software Without oilfield services, oil and gas asset companies wouldn't be able to complete many of their day-to-day operations. And because they…

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Downstream Software that Meets Your Changing Needs As oil and gas technology consultants, we have worked all the way through the energy industry’s value chain. And downstream is experiencing major…

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We connect the systems that keep your pipeline connected! Drive business decisions by surfacing data where you need it most. Midstream Software for a Booming Industry As the shale boom moves…

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Maximize Efficiencies and Stay Connected with Custom Software Upstream Software for the Modern Needs of the Industry Businesses need Upstream software that can manage a diverse set of challenges…

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The Oil and Gas Software Consulting Experts The oil and gas field has a lot to gain from better oil and gas software consulting, but players in the industry are often behind due to cost, difficulty…

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Entrance's Software Audit is designed to measure the overall quality of a software application. Our consultants take an in-depth look at your application then document and assess the contents on a…

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SharePoint Audits Highlight the Health of Your Software At Entrance, we believe that any tool worth having is worth using well. To this end, we’ve devised a SharePoint audit that gives you an…

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Asset Management that Grows with Your Company Are you tracking well production data in Excel and a succession of Access databases? Where do you put information from drilling logs, production…

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Royalty Compliance, Made Simple In Oil and Gas there’s nothing more frustrating or more frequent than changes in regulations and contracts. Unfortunately the information needed to ensure…

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50% - 70% of merger and acquisition transactions fail to ultimately create incremental shareholder value. One reason for this is failed post-merger integration. IT integration is a big deal, and it…

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Your Production Operations database Should be a Powerhouse, not a Headache In our experience, Exploration & Production (E&P) firms spend far too much time and money tracking down the key…

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Electronic Field Ticketing Connects the Field to the Corner office Connecting the field to the corner office is one of the oil and gas industry's prime concerns. While there is a vast amount of…

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Software solutions that meet your needs We have created a variety of solutions to meet common industry problems. Here are just a few: Field Ticket Management Close the gap between the field…

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Industry-Specific Software oil and gas healthcare engineering services manufacturing education professional services Why teach a technology firm about your industry when you can…

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About Us people company locations culture We’re a company of intellectuals who strongly believe in the ability of technology to turn businesses’ largest worries into drivers for…

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Entrance designs and builds insightful software solutions that unlock the value of your assets. Our Software Consulting group addresses changing industry needs as they occur, rather than as they…

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THE CLIENT Our client is a leading provider of pipeline services in North America. Their focus is on providing safe and efficient oil and gas transport, from pipeline construction and maintenance…

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Custom reporting that surfaces what you need to know When creating a strategy for getting actionable business intelligence to decision makers, custom reporting offers a tailored ability to get the…

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Database administration saves your team time and headaches Entrance creates custom software systems to help your business manage its data efficiently. Our database administration services…

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Engineering Software Development: Getting it Right the First Time We get it – engineers are smart! We’re engineers too – but we don’t do mechanical engineering, and mechanical engineers…

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Software modernization keeps your business relevant We are specialists in software modernization and we’ve got the skills to keep your business up to date with the latest and greatest tools. As a…

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Stop Wasting Time Looking for Valuable Data When it's time to generate a report or your  boss asks you a question related to metrics, does it take minutes or hours to come up with the answers you…

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Data Management Consulting Helps Answer You Execute The business world is filled with an overwhelming influx of information that can be simplified with data management. As you go about daily…

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Software strategy that matches your business needs You probably have a range of software at your disposal for word processing, checking email, managing reports, etc. But it's important to think…

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The Software Capabilities You Need Entrance has built up a set of core abilities over the past ten years that position us well to respond to common enterprise level data management needs. Our…

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HOW WE WORK people process tools Our People, Process and Tools translate to intelligent consultants and proven methodologies that get you results. We're 100% local, dedicated and…

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Custom Software Designed to Save Time and Frustration Do you find yourself performing lengthy and repetitive tasks such as copying and pasting or importing and exporting accounting data and…

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SharePoint Consulting Experts If your workplace is anything like those of most companies we know, SharePoint implementation, if it has occurred at all, has consisted so far of installing the…

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Achieve Your Goals with Software Consulting Software consulting is the art of creating custom software that actually meets your company's needs. And because this software needs to match specific…

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Consulting that Answers Important Business Problems Our SharePoint Consulting Services Entrance couples our deep industry experience in implementing SharePoint consulting projects with some of the…

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What We Do services capabilities solutions Entrance Software is your source for business strategy on data management. We are a software consulting firm dedicated to connecting industry…

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At a recent industry breakfast, a panel of speakers from Embridge, TerraFina, Plains All American, and the Bauer College of Business discussed their perspectives on both the boom and the coming…

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Custom Software and SharePoint Consulting for Oil and Gas Software is an unsung hero when it comes to the Energy Market and the Oil and Gas Industry. Custom software plays a key role at crucial…

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Bringing business intelligence and process efficiency together to eliminate busy work. Entrance Software frequently encounters patterns in the software that we are asked to write. Every case is…

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We attended TIPRO this past week, and the discussions here have confirmed a lot of what we are hearing from our clients. In the video below, Entrance Software's president, Nate Richards, shares a few…

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Matthew McDermott, a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, believes that every hour a developer dedicates to working on search saves 100 hours of end-user time. SharePoint is a great tool for managing files,…

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Myths about SharePoint Security Data security is not nearly as exciting as Hollywood or the media at large would have you believe. Most of the threats to your organization’s data aren’t going…

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We're proud to say that our Royalty Compliance project team has been given an award for their performance developing a critical system for one of our Upstream Oil and Gas clients. The complex system…

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I'm not Entrance's typical employee. I love technology, but don't consider myself technical. Ask any of our programmers – I’m the canary in the mine here. If there’s a way to break something,…

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If you are using SharePoint 2007 or older, and are wondering whether and when you should upgrade, the answer is a resounding “Yes and now!”  Microsoft is advertising an end to mainstream support…

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We've moved! We're setting up shop at a new location! Please update your addresses to: 2500 E TC Jester Blvd Suite 500 Houston, TX…

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Brad Harris, Senior Manager – Oil and Gas. Get a warning before you're ever out of compliance. With the advent of fracking and horizontal drilling, onshore lease contracts are getting more and…

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Why Business Collaboration is kinda a big deal: No matter what industry we find ourselves in, we can all benefit from collaborating with other people in our business, whether those people are…

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A Case Study in Custom Application Development Successful businesses rarely start out with the financial and intellectual capital required to develop a strong technological infrastructure capable of…

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Reliable, accurate, verifiable Business Intelligence is key to making good decisions as a business.  Ideally at the strategic level, the information you live and breathe on is lower-level data…

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InfoPath is key to getting clean, useful information from users into SharePoint. Your valuable information can easily be gathered at a granular level with InfoPath forms, and SharePoint can then…

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Peter Bui is the reigning champion of cubicle golf, having mastered the uneven carpet of our current location. But uncertainty is rampant! As we move to a new office in February, a new course could…

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Business intelligence with military tactics. The most important aspect of taking action is tracing the follow-through, measuring the result and then creating an efficient and effective feedback…

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If you’re at work and you’re getting things done, then chances are you have a lot of windows open on your desktop. You probably have an instance or two of Excel open, each with a few different…

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I’ve always been a lover of all things technology related, but in 2006, when I first learned about SharePoint, drive for efficiency with technology became an ever increasing part of my life.  This…

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Consistent observation: If a person is idle for more than 5-10 seconds, the odds are very high that they will produce a mobile device of some kind and bury their attention in it.  My point? …

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A Case Study in Database Integration and Software Modernization Entrance Software was asked to integrate with a back-end Oracle database storing millions of records and billions of relationships…

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A Case Study in Software Modernization Entrance was asked to step in and support a custom electronic health record and  insurance billing application for a local Drug and Alcohol Treatment…

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A Case Study in Custom Dashboards and Portals As a cutting edge emerging technology company, our customer wanted to make an impression on the market when it unveiled its new real-time rock property…

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A Case Study in Application Integration The Problem This client is one of Texas’ largest wholesale energy brokers. Prior to engaging Entrance Software, this client used QuickBooks to capture…

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Every company has ‘that guy’ who you go to when you need information about ‘x’. But then ‘that guy’ moves on and suddenly a wealth of knowledge goes with him. Good companies have…

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"We react to what's in front of us, whether it truly matters or not." Tony Schwartz, Harvard Business Review Blog. Know what is most important, and keep that front and center at all times. Your…

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It’s incredible that we’re now over a decade into the 21st century and e-mail—a standard that was first developed and implemented in the 1970s—still reigns as the king of business…

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Your data at-a-glance and flagged for action with SharePoint 2010. You’re busy. The faster you can make informed decisions, the better. Every moment you spend poring over charts and numbers is a…

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It's safe to say that SharePoint is a framework which lies in the technical arena.  I would like to argue that its success, however, often lies in a psychological realm – winning the hearts and…

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Event receivers are a great tool for expanding SharePoint from its baseline functionality. When used correctly, it can help with everything from data validation and security to automatically…

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Beat the competition with Custom Applications and SharePoint 2010. If you look at the way you gather and maintain information about your business, and it involves multiple users entering data by…

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There’s a popular phrase in science and engineering that I’ve always loved: “Garbage in, garbage out.” It’s used to impress upon system developers that even the best code or software…

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Fast, good decisions can make or break your company. If you don’t have actionable data all the way down the line, then your business processes are inefficient, and you are losing money. Your…

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Do you know the value of your business records?  Does your business need to comply with federal regulations such as HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley?  Do you stand ready for an audit without pulling…

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So, you have been taking advantage of all the features of SharePoint for several months now; running workflows, updating lists, and maintaining a vast document library. Some off-the-shelf web-parts,…

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We love to eat at Entrance, and with all the foodies around, we decided to have a potluck Thanksgiving today! When the idea first started the rounds as an email, our SharePoint team went, “Oh no,…

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As a SharePoint consultant, there’s no way I can overstate the power and value of setting up a business intelligence solution in SharePoint 2010. Being able to both visualize business data and make…

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 offers out-of-the-box web forms for data entry and maintenance with each list and library you create. These forms are sufficient for most tasks, but do…

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Entrance Software has just opened a new office in Denver, Colorado. Our new location is in the heart of Denver’s Central Business District, and includes views of the breath taking Rocky Mountains…

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Entrance has just launched an exciting field testing phase of a custom software product for TG Mercer that will revolutionize pipeline inventory tracking, saving the company hassle and money, and…

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Entrance Software has received another award from the Houston Business Journal. Previously recognized for being in the FastTech50, Entrance is now established as one of Houston's largest information…

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Fast Growth at Entrance Software Entrance software has added ten brilliant minds to our team since May 2011! As one of the fastest growing companies in Houston, Texas, we know that great people…

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It’s been a long journey, but today we delivered the Release Candidate 1 for the software modernization project we announced back in 2009. Our client, a pipeline supplier, now has new and improved…

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SharePoint is all about integration. After all, it integrates your office documents, business data, day-to-day processes and employees in one searchable, navigable location. But to SharePoint…

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Some Best Practices for Content Databases in SharePoint 2010 (or: Attack of the 32-Character GUIDs) One of the coolest things about SharePoint's platform (and one of its biggest selling points, if…

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The basic power of SharePoint stems from centralization—being able to put all of your business-related data, documents, information, and knowledge in one easy-to-browse, searchable place. That…

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Entrance Software just successfully launched a customized Sharepoint Kit that will help take students at KIPP further. KIPP is a national network of charter schools serving low-income students and…

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SOFTWARE CONSULTING ESTIMATE ACCURACY Yesterday we covered the dangers of hourly consulting and what to avoid with "free" estimates. Today I would like to share some advice on how to keep costs…

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Getting the Most for Your Money Most professional services offer a la carte or all-in-one billing models. Software consulting is no exception. You may be worried about getting ripped off, and it…

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SharePoint 2010 is a rich and fully-featured software platform right out-of-the-box, ready to tackle any organization’s document management, workflow, and intranet-oriented tasks. Many…

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One of my favorite things about being a  consultant in Houston is the variety of different-sized clients I get to meet with from week to week. One day, I may be running a SharePoint installation and…

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A Case Study in Asset Data Management Asset Management software will help Entrance’s customer add value to their own clients by storing asset-related documents, work schedules, and anomaly reports…

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Work is coming along on the engineering software development project we announced last spring. The re-vamped software is progressing nicely, and our software engineers are feeling good about an…

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The right people must have the right tools to be productive. Custom software can be a tool that helps a business reduce the barriers for communication between departments and teams, encouraging…

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Morale of skilled employees is directly proportional to the challenges available to those employees. Often inappropriate technology results in engineers and accountants performing clerical "copy and…

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Loyalty is important in two groups: Customers and Employees. Employees will not be loyal to an organization where it is "hard" to get one's job done. Technology can enable employees to complete the…

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We increase profit by reducing the human cost of business decision-making. Custom software automates manual processes and surfaces timely data. This helps decision makers work that much faster,…

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The sales of a company are often driven by how well the company can justify its cost through demonstrating its value. In the complex business world of today, this is often a challenge without…

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What is Cloud Computing ? First off, It's important to understand that cloud computing is fundamentally about resources: Structured and Unstructured Storage (kind of a hybrid of what you may…

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Entrance Software is excited to announce the opening of our Dallas location. We now have a location in The Crescent which will allow us to better service customers in the Dallas area with software…

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Generics in C# are classes, structures, interfaces, and methods that have type parameters for one or more of the types that they use. For example, instead of using a collection class that allows any…

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Entrance Software purchased a table for the "Evening in the Garden of Life" Gala held on October 10, 2009 at the Westin Oaks Galleria. Over $100,000 was raised at the event for LifeHouse - a charity…

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On September 26th, Entrance Software attended the Houston TechFest 2009 event. Despite taking place on a Saturday, some 850+ tech-hungry participants met at the University of Houston campus to learn…

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Entrance software is relocating. As of September 21, 2009 our new office will be located at: 3555 Timmons Lane Suite 1450 Houston, Texas 77027 Our phone and fax numbers will remain the…

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Entrance Software made the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Entrance earned the rank of 972 overall and was in the top 30 companies in Houston, Texas.…

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While this is not a universal truth, developers who have academic backgrounds have been trained on and understand the fundamentals of how software and computers work. This gives them a deep…

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On July 22, 2009, Nate Richards, President of Entrance Software, will be giving a presentation at the CEO Network Partners meeting in Houston at the Houston City Club. In our business, we come across…

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Silverlight is a Rich Internet Application framework developed by Microsoft. Like other RIA frameworks such as Adobe Flash, it enables developers to create applications that have a consistent…

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VS Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR is a component of the Visual Studio Team System suite of tools. It was formerly known as “DB Pro”. As the General Distribution Release, it is a…

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Test-driven development is a development pattern which is characterized by the use of pre-written test cases which are continuously validated via an iterative, incremental development process. The…

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Entrance Software achieved the Microsoft Small Business Specialist certification. Qualifying as a Small Business Specialist means that Entrance Software proved competency in planning and building…

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To give you an idea of what Linq looks like, and how it compares to SQL code, below are some very simple queries in both SQL and Linq. This assumes a Customer table with columns ID and…

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Entrance is excited to announce signing a new client today for a large software modernization project.  The client is a leader in the pipeline industry, and as a service to customers, they provide a…

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The Peer-to-Peer Blog in the Business Center of PC World has a new contributor. Nate Richards, President of Entrance Software, recently accepted a writing position for a PC World Blog, where he will…

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I want to share some resume writing tips. These are all based on actual things I have personally seen in resumes that I've reviewed for software developer positions. However, almost all of these…

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Chances are, if the firm excels at a particular skillset, they are profitably doing business as specialists and will not need to overly diversify their technology offering. However, some firms offer…

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Entrance Software held its annual Holiday Party on December 13. The event was a nice way to celebrate the season with good food and company. The night included a White Elephant gift game and…

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Nate Richards, President of Entrance Software, presented a talk on Web Portals at the Houston City Club on December 10, 2008. He discussed how portals can improve your business for both customers and…

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One of the calling cards of poorly or hastily developed custom software is lack of flexibility: it cannot easily be reconfigured, enhanced or adapted to changes in your business. Rigid software can…

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On Friday October 31 Entrance Software held its annual Halloween Party Pot-Luck Lunch. The event was a fun time for employees and family to get together and see one another in their not-so everyday…

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Security is an important component of your application's design. Unfortunately, in many systems it is a secondary consideration – if it is a consideration at all – and is often implemented as an…

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Entrance Software would like to extend a welcome to Timothy Bussmann, our newest software consultant. Timothy began working at Entrance in late August and has quickly become a valuable member of the…

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Entrance Software and Cameron Management are parterning up to sponsor a Holiday Food Drive benefitting the End Hunger Network. The drive will start with a kick-off event on October 21, 2008 at the…

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An offshore software company is not a wholesale bad idea. Offshore developers are not any less talented or capable on an individual basis than any given US programmer.  However, several factors,…

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Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast early Saturday September 13, 2008. Galveston was devastated and the Houston metro area had extensive damage as well. However, we are happy to report that Entrance…

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You may never directly see the underlying database structure that holds your company's valuable data but what you can't see may be unnecessarily costing you time and money. Database "normalization"…

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Many clients do not understand why they should pay for an up-front "scoping" exercise that does not directly result in software being delivered. "Scoping" allows both the software buyer and the…

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This summer Eric Peterson has been working at Entrance Software as our Software Consulting Intern. Eric is a senior at Rice University, majoring in Computer Science. He is a member of Jones College.…

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This can be the most dangerous of all warning signs in software consulting. Picture the following very real world scenario: You engage with a firm because of their "unique software platform" which…

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Entrance Software's President, Project Managers and Software Consultants attended Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference July 7-10 in Houston, Texas. This annual event offers keynote speakers,…

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The Microsoft platform is the most pervasive platform in business circles for building web applications. For companies professing to develop solutions built on the .NET platform, look for a Microsoft…

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Most applications today are web-based or have a significant web-based component. Given this fact, it is important that a software consulting firm provide depth of expertise on one of the major web…

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There is a variety of firm size in the software consulting industry, but it is important to understand the risks and benefits of each. Freelancing Software Consultants Typically working from home,…

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Software consulting that is right for you It is important to distinguish software consulting from other similar service offerings like contract programmers, or staffing agencies that involve…

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Entrance Software exhibited at the Offshore Technology Conference held in Houston, Texas on May 5-8, 2008. This is the world's largest event for professionals and industries involved in offshore…

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Businesses are faced with a choice when selecting the software that will help run their business for the next five to ten years: elect for low cost and short-term flexibility – at the expense of…

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Nate Richards, Founder and CEO of Entrance Software, is a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization in Houston, TX. His experience starting a custom software consulting business has led him to face…

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Entrance Software now has an account on Rent-A-Coder. Read our Custom Software Consulting bio to learn how Entrance can help your business with its software needs. Our software consultants can find…

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Rice University's Career Services Department held their Spring Career Fair on January 29, 2008. The event featured an afternoon session for full-time opportunities and an evening session for summer…

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HTexas Magazine recognized Nate Richards, founder and CEO of Entrance Software, as a "Top Professional on the Fast Track" in their December 2007 publication.  The list includes young Houston area…

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Today Entrance Software received a FastTech 50 award from the Houston Business Journal. For the second consecutive year, Entrance Software was recognized as one of the fastest growing…

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Entrance Software has achieved Small Disadvantaged Business Certification with Houston METRO. Entrance will be listed in METRO's directory as a small business program   participant and in the City…

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Entrance Software is pleased to announce our new office space on the 7th floor of 1001 McKinney Street. The new space more than triples our available workspace, relieving pressure created by our…

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Entrance Software was recognized today as one of the fastest growing technology-based companies in Houston, at the annual Fast Tech 50 awards luncheon  hosted by Houston Business Journal. The 2005…

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Entrance Software has been ranked as one of the top 3% of Microsoft Certified Partners in the US for customer satisfaction, according to a Customer Satisfaction Survey administered each quarter by…

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Entrance Software is pleased to announce the release of our new company website. The new site, designed by Erin Dunn and her crew at Design Candy. The new website is more complete, more expandable,…

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Entrance Software has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Business Process and Integration Solutions, recognizing our expertise and total impact in…

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BLOG: SharePoint Trends for 2014

SharePoint is an application platform that allows you to take control of the content and documents that you put on the Internet. Though the capabilities are present in SharePoint for use...

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VIDEO: Oil & Gas Paper Nightmares: Making the Transition from Paper to Digital

During a recent panel event, Entrance president Nate Richards, Mike Lantzy of KnowledgeLake, and Ron McAdams (formerly of Black Elk) discuss what to look out for if your upstream company...

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PAGE: Compete and Win with Customer Portals

Many oilfield service companies provide very similar services, often down to the level of using the same sub-contractors. Value added services are often the critical consideration when it comes to...

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