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Oracle Acquires TOA Technologies for FSM Leadership
Oracle acquires TOA Technologies, a leader of cloud-based field service management (FSM) solutions. How will services companies benefit from this deal? Read P.J

fsm 01  Acquires TOA Technologies for FSM Leadership Oracle recently announced an agreement to acquire TOA Technologies , a leading provider of cloud-based field service management (FSM) solutions for companies of all sizes. TOA’s products help enterprises manage and optimize the last mile of in situ customer service (on the day of service) by coordinating activities between dispatchers, mobile employees in the field, and customers.   TOA’s FSM software as a service (SaaS) offering enables companies to

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Compare Software Solutions

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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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Field Service Management (FSM) RFI/RFP Template


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Descartes Systems Group: Small Company With Large Ambition


In the increasingly competitive supply chain management marketplace, corporations either advance or are trodden underfoot. Descartes' acquisitions over the last few years demonstrate that its management is committed to establishing a dominant position in the Internet fulfillment and collaboration software market. In spite of recent losses, Descartes has the potential to pose serious competition for other vendors in the e-fulfillment market, such as SAP, i2, and Oracle. Success will depend primarily on Descartes ability to put its bold vision to work.

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Sky Field Service Management Certification Report


Sky by FieldOne is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of field service management (FSM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers. Certification ensures that FieldOne has demonstrated Sky's support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts, and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed research questionnaire data about Sky against known benchmarks. What differentiates Sky from other FSM products is that it is not a proprietary solution and therefore it allows clients who have expertise in Microsoft Dynamics XRM platform to customize the product themselves without going back to the vendor. Download the Sky certification report now for product analysis and in-depth analyst commentary.

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ServiceMax Field Service Management Certification Report


ServiceMax is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of field service management (FSM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers. Certification ensures that ServiceMax has demonstrated ServiceMax's support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts, and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed research questionnaire data about ServiceMax against known benchmarks. Since its inception, ServiceMax has developed its FSM solution as a comprehensive, end-to-end suite. Download the ServiceMax certification report now for product analysis and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Siemens’ JT Data Format Gets a Nod from ISO


The year 2012 ended with a major win for (and perhaps a sigh of relief from) Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. Namely, in December 2012, Siemens’ JT data format, a lightweight data format that makes it possible to view and share digital 3D product information in real time throughout all phases of a product’s lifecycle, was approved by the

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SYSPRO ERP Choice of Grato Holdings


After the recent analyst roadshow where we were able to see some previews of what’s coming in 2013, SYSPRO started the new year with a bang. Namely, the vendor has announced that Grato Holdings, a manufacturer of custom homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, and herbal products, has chosen SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to facilitate company growth and enhance

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Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 1


TEC’s recent article on IFS’ recent success in the field service management (FSM) market by no means implies that other FSM players are not prospering. Indeed, one of those players is ServiceMax, which is garnering quite a bit of attention in the field service market, and more than doubles its revenues, receivables, pipeline production, and bookings each year. It also provides one of the most

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DTR Industries Selects IFS Applications


While many might have been aware of IFS’ prowess in asset and project intensive industries as well as in field service management (FSM) of late, many might not be aware of the fact that the automotive industry is one of IFS’ targeted markets. IFS’ Automotive solution provides the tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and

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Telefónica Selects TOA Technologies as a Global FSM Solution


As part of its recent major global IT transformation, Telefónica has selected TOA Technologies as its global field service management (FSM) solution provider. This is a global contract agreement for TOA to be the standard FSM provider with its ETAdirect solution suite, covering all 24 countries in which the telecom provider does business across Europe and Latin America. The

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PTC Embarks on Internet of Things Journey via ThingWorx Acquisition


PTC ended 2013 by announcing it had acquired ThingWorx, creators of a platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for approximately $112 million (USD), plus a possible earn-out of up to $18 million (USD). The acquisition of ThingWorx positions PTC as a major player in the emerging IoT era.

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