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Vertical Solutions Inc.-All About Field Service: Part Two
In a blog post last week, I talked about Vertical Solutions’ (VSI) offerings for field service management (FSM), including the company’s customer profile

fsm bumper sticker  organizations using the native FSM module of their ERP solution simply because the boxes next to FSM functionality are ticked off; many of these deployments simply are not working. There’s a disjoint between the executives who sign off on an ERP solution and the directors and managers who actually have to run post-sales service divisions or organizations. These directors know that strategic service initiatives take more than capturing data fields on the screen with simple email messages that shoot out

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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


Customer Engagement Management, Contract and Warranty Management, Work Order Management, Inventory, Logistics, and Parts Planning, Workforce Forecasting and Planning, Scheduling and Routing, Integration, and Analytics &Reporting and Technical Functionality

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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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Cutting the Risk from CRM Purchase and Deployment


Customer relationship management (CRM) applications have evolved from risky eighteen-month IT projects into productivity tools that any size of business can deploy. Indeed, many mid-market companies have chosen to roll out a “hosted” solution, whereby the solution is accessed over the Internet. However, going through the selection process has become more cumbersome recently, with more options available than ever before.

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IFS Enterprise Apps to Work with Wearables


IFS Labs has created a proof of concept that shows how users of business applications can leverage wearable technology, such as the recently launched Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch.

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Case Study: ServiceMax Helps Kinetico Cut Work Order Resolution Time in Half


Kinetico, a global leader in engineering and manufacturing water treatment systems, was using spreadsheets to schedule and track their technician partners and used e-mail to assign work orders and to debrief. As Kinetico grew, it was missing deadlines and had little insight or metrics related to service performance. See how the ServiceMax put field service back in the hands of its partners and succeed in their service operations.

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The Rising Financial Importance of Service


For the Best-in-Class, service is a profit center and a competitive differentiator. As a result, these organizations are yielding soaring financial results. Download this infographic from the Aberbeen Group and see how organizations can win by providing best-in-class service to their customers.

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IFS Wins in Field Service Management


While it may not be surprising that IFS has lately had a streak of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM) wins in its traditional asset-intensive industries, it is interesting to note that some recent wins and expanded project footprints are in the realm of field service management (FSM). IFS has tackled this attractive software category via the recent

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Top 3 Reasons to Replace Your Mobile Workforce Management Solution


Are you considering replacing your mobile workforce management solution? A recent TechValidate survey ranked the top challenges that caused the surveyed organizations to implement ViryaNet's mobile workforce management (MWM) solution or replace their MWM solution with ViryaNet’s solution. Read on to find out what the top three challenges were for these companies and how to address these when selecting a new MWM.

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Understanding Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management


This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the difficulties inherent in selecting and using enterprise software to facilitate reverse logistics and repair processes including warranty repair, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair and handling return material authorizations (RMAs) from distributors. Download the paper.

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ClickSoftware and NetSuite Partner for Cloud Field Service


One of the major themes at the recently held SuiteWorld 2013 conference was that NetSuite has been aggressively building a cloud partner ecosystem, the Autodesk alliance being one resounding example. During the conference, automated mobile workforce management (WFM) and optimization solutions provider ClickSoftware Technologies announced that it has partnered with NetSuite to build the

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