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Field Service Management (FSM) Software Evaluation Report

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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service provider oss  and optional value or service packs. Anything on that matter on your side—that is, what will be the quantum leap versions of your products? PS: This question illustrates the depth of the “upgrade” problem for both customers and vendors. As vendors reach farther for larger market shares, it becomes almost impossible for them to create monolithic product upgrades that are applicable to their increasingly wide range of customers. From the customer’s perspective, the desire to take on large Read More

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Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors. Based on our questions, these two vendors share their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.

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The Convergent Mediation Solution--Competitive Advantage Enabler


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Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 2


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Sky Field Service Management Certification Report


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MSF R2 Service Architecture


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