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How to Measure Customer Satisfaction
Organizations often rely on surveys and questionnaires to determine customer satisfaction ratings, but such methods merely offer a perceived customer rating

improve customer satisfaction  situation, any efforts to improve customer satisfaction would be taken in the wrong direction. Aspects Critical to Customer Satisfaction I have been using the following method to compute a customer satisfaction metric, based on internal data, in all the organizations to which I have provided consulting services. I developed this system through reverse-engineering of the vendor-rating metric that manufacturers use to rate their suppliers. The method is based on the five following parameters I believe are

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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