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Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 2
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

fsm berkeley menu  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

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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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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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FinancialForce.com Assuring the CFO’s Trust


Last week, FinancialForce.com, the cloud applications company formed as a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com, announced the availability of trust.financialforce.com, a resource for customers that describes the control processes, security, application quality, and platform monitoring environment that underpin all FinancialForce.com cloud business applications. Built on the Salesforce

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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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Astea International Inc.


Founded in 1979, Astea is a publicly traded company with offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Astea’s field service management (FSM) solution integrates functionality for call centers, depots, field activity, sales, and office personnel in the same suite. The solution can deal with dynamic schedules that take into account unexpected events such as sick days, delays, high-priority calls, etc. Astea’s solution is utilized in banking controls and instrumentation, fire and security, gaming and leisure, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), imaging, information, technology, manufacturing, medical devices, retail, and telecommunications.

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FSM Software Review: ViryaNet G4 FSM by ViryaNet


This field service management (FSM) software review report examines the FSM software by ViryaNet and its support for FSM processes against known benchmarks. It assesses ViryaNet G4 by ViryaNet for FSM functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

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  • Work Order Management
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The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the FSM software based on a demonstration provided by ViryaNet. The review identifies the features of ViryaNet G4 that distinguish it from other FSM solutions, including its inventory and asset management capacity, its operating flexibility for multiple devices including a mobile application, and its performance management structure. ViryaNet G4 also provides FSM support through its productivity and workflow dashboards, and aids in administrative organization through its contract modification and management tool. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

ViryaNet G4 achieved TEC certification status for its FSM software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the FSM software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of ViryaNet G4, a TEC analyst has assessed the FSM software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that ViryaNet G4 is a strong FSM system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how ViryaNet G4 can help businesses achieve their FSM objectives.

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ViryaNet G4 Is Now a TEC Certified Field Service Management Solution


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TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 5)


Welcome to Episode 5 of TurtleSpice ERP, our virtual ERP selection simulator! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer

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Elysian Field Software to Bring HCM and FSM Support in the Cloud for Service Organizations


Meet new software vendor Elysian Field Software, to be launched in the second quarter of 2015. Elysian is the outgrowth of the NetSuite VAR Epiphany, which since 2002 has been both selling/installing NetSuite ERP solutions plus developing HR and field service management solutions natively on the NetSuite platform. The new company will continue to cater to service organizations with its field service management and human resources lines in the cloud, with more products to follow in the near future.

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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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FSM Software Review: Service Max Field Service Management


This field service management (FSM) software review report examines the FSM software by ServiceMax and its support for business management processes against known benchmarks. It assesses ServiceMax FSM for FSM functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

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ServiceMax FSM achieved TEC certification status for its FSM software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the FSM software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of ServiceMax FSM, a TEC analyst has assessed the FSM software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that ServiceMax FSM by ServiceMax is a strong FSM system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how ServiceMax FSM can help businesses achieve their FSM objectives.

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The Art of Software Selection: What Would Buddha Do?


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