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How to Cope When Your Service Provider is Acquired
Challenges are aplenty when a vendor is acquired. Financial health is no longer a safe indicator to gauge a vendor's future during this mega merger era. Knowing

writing service level agreements  structure, and ensure in writing that Oracle will honored any localization or customization that PeopleSoft included in their projects and proposals . Customers considering major expansion or deployment projects should wait for more detailed product announcements or should contact the regional Oracle management directly. We recommend that companies upgrade to the most current product releases when there is a compelling business case, in order to avoid the potential loss of support for older releases, and

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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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