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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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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

fsm bumper sticker  Service Management (FSM) RFI/RFP Template The Field Service Management (FSM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 1096 features and functions found in Field Service Management (FSM) software solutions. This Field Service Management (FSM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Field Service Management (FSM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Field Service Management (FSM) Template: Customer Read More

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.

fsm bumper sticker  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, Read More

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.

fsm bumper sticker  and field service management (FSM) systems can send alerts regarding certain processes to wearable gadgets. For example, field service managers could be alerted when important items are shipped, key projects are started or completed, or when invoices are paid.   CCS Insight predicts that there will be up to 100 million “smartphone companions” (e.g., smartwatches) by 2017. There was no mention of the general availability of this software solution by IFS, but that commercialization date should not be Read More

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

fsm bumper sticker  operational processes. The distributor’s FSM footprint is being expanded through the of IFS mobile technology on handheld devices to further reduce cost and improve customer service. And WP Beverages now has inventory analytics so the company can, over time, redefine what those mobile stock levels ought to be. Last but not least, IFS has automated integration to Pepsi Cola North America for supporting national accounts, and also has automated the product configuration and site preparation process. Read More

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

fsm bumper sticker  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

Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

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VSI Putting Its Service Management Feelers Out


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution providers are beginning to recognize that manufacturing companies now view aftermarket service as a strategic initiative. Along these lines, several ERP firms have announced partnerships with Vertical Solutions Inc. (VSI) to extend their solutions for companies to connect back-office and service operations.

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Field Service Management (FSM) Software Evaluation Report


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

fsm bumper sticker  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 Read More

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 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

fsm bumper sticker  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 Read More