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TOA Technologies Raises Significant New Funds to Expand FSM Space
TOA Technologies has recently raised $66 million [USD] from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to continue to expand and execute on its vision for better field

fsm 5109 17  New Funds to Expand FSM Space TOA Technologies has  recently raised $66 million [USD] from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to continue to expand  and execute on its vision for better field service management (FSM) globally. This announcement is important, as this is the largest single funding round in FSM software to date. FSM is a growing software market, and this news shows that it is quickly increasing in value and relevance globally. Field service has become a strategic component of every

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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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In part 1 of this blog post series, we took a look at a major player in the field service management (FSM) market ServiceMax. In what follows is a recent question-and-answer interview with Stacey Epstein‚ vice president (VP) of marketing at ServiceMax. Stacey has extensive experience in generating demand, fueling growth, and building brand name global recognition for technology

fsm 5109 17  the field service management (FSM) market ServiceMax . In what follows is a recent question-and-answer interview with Stacey Epstein‚ vice president (VP) of marketing at ServiceMax. Stacey has extensive experience in generating demand, fueling growth, and building brand name global recognition for technology companies. She brought two decades of cloud, customer relationship management (CRM), service management, and enterprise application experience to ServiceMax. Prior to ServiceMax, Stacey was the VP Read More

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fsm 5109 17  cloud field service management (FSM) peers TOA Technologies  and ServiceMax . Both of these vendors, especially ServiceMax, have been prominent partners of salesforce.com . In addition, ClickSoftware’s longstanding relationship with SAP has soured a bit as of late after SAP acquired Syclo last year to bolster its already strong mobility offerings that came from Sybase . Having NetSuite as another sales avenue seems a smart move for somewhat embattled ClickSoftware, but only time will tell how Read More

LyondellBasell: Centralizing Processes To Improve Learning and Development


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Spencer Technologies Selects IFS Metrix Service Management


Adding to its ongoing array of wins in the realm of filed service management (FSM), IFS recently announced that Spencer Technologies, a provider of network design, infrastructure installation, and technology deployment services for retail locations, has selected IFS Metrix Service Management as its FSM solution. Spencer Technologies, of Northborough, Massachusetts, will use IFS Metrix Service

fsm 5109 17  moving to a best-of-breed FSM solution made sense. Reportedly, IFS Metrix won this deal over Astea International . Spencer Technologies believes that this FSM investment will help it on following two levels: The IFS Mobile platform should help its technicians automate remote tasks and be more responsive to emerging customer needs. IFS Metrix Service Management should allow the company to configure its workflow to streamline project management by automating processes that in the past would have required Read More

CompuTec Solutions


has been in business since 1995 as a full service Information Systems Provider. Our impressive standards of excellence have kept us consistently ranked as a top performing IBM Business Partner. Our alliance with IBM has spanned over 17 years. We provide the highest quality products and services available to meet all of your technology needs.

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TEC is pleased to announce that IFS Field Service Management is now part of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) field service management (FSM) certified solutions and available for evaluation online in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers. Within the next few weeks, the IFS Certification Report will be available for download on

fsm 5109 17  companies that rely on FSM as part of their operations. The solution will be described following the structure of TEC’s FSM software research model. In the meantime, this blog post takes a brief look at some of the key features and functions that IFS demonstrated during the certification demo for its FSM software solution. IFS Field Service Management solution emerged strongly upon the acquisition of 360 Scheduling and Metrix to address the needs of the high-volume/low-cost service market. IFS Field Read More

A Good Scripted Demo Is Key in Software Selection


One of the main challenges in evaluating business software solutions is first creating a good script to demonstrate the software—one that’s neither too vague nor too detailed. If it’s too vague, all the vendors will be able to demonstrate all the criteria listed—and this will have little value for decision makers who need to assess one solution against another. On the other hand, if the script is

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These days everything starts with the customer and his or her experience. From this perspective—of the customer experience—the service sector must ensure fluency in its operations so that the customer is satisfied and does not go to social media to publicly vent or complain. Certain industries such as manufacturing and services industries, such as utilities and insurance, are some of the most

fsm 5109 17  customer data, integration among FSM and CRM and ERP software needs to ensure that the data stored in FSM systems—for example, customer location data, best route, etc.—is complemented by the financial details residing in ERP system and the entire customer profile that exists in the CRM system. One challenge to overcome when integrating FSM software with both ERP and CRM systems from a customer data perspective is making sure that the data is clean (no duplications, no incompletes, etc.), coherent, and Read More

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VSS


VSS is a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner and one of the largest US-based IBM Premier Business Partners. VSS offers a wide range of professional services that align with our client’s business needs and objectives. Professional services from VSS enable life cycle project management, including an analysis of business requirements, an evaluation for the best fit solution and the implementation and ongoing support of that solution. With a proven track record, business process expertise, and industry knowledge, VSS mobilizes certified consultants from 17 offices within the US. Offices include: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, NC, TN, and TX. Company Fast Facts: Established in 1990 with 17 locations and headquartered in Jackson, MS. With over 100 full time employees and 250 Microsoft and IBM certifications VSS generated $92 million in revenue for fiscal year 2007.

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