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TEC’s New Utilities ERP Evaluation Center: A Preview
The Utilities IndustryFrom TEC’s perspective and based on our understanding of the industry, the utilities industry consists primarily of the following

automatic meter reading module  contract and entitlement management, automatic service activation, and service order management are important functionality that a utilities company can look for when selecting business software. Among the functionality specific to the industry, electricity generation and supply is the most important. It contains criteria concerning generation operations and management, transmission, distribution and dispatching, and energy data management. Vehicle fleet management is the other module specific to the

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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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