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Six Sigma for IT Service Level Management
Industry analysts, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), recently conducted research to understand how widespread the acceptance of Six Sigma is for managing

it service demands  Sigma for IT Service Level Management Six Sigma for IT Service Level Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Compuware Acquires Proxima Technology. In January 2007, Compuware acquired Proxima Technology. Compuware's Service Level Management (SLM) solution delivers metrics for both IT and business audiences. Tying our SLM capability with our Business Service Management solution supplies the critical aspects needed

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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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