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Retail SCM Software Trends and 2015 Predictions—Part One
TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at the trends that will shape the retail supply chain in 2015 in this two-part series based on discussions with JDA Software

fsm dating  for field service management (FSM) and enterprise asset management (EAM), which some might also consider part of SCM. After all, RFID chips are IoT devices of sorts (e.g., some smart shelf devices can help with demand sensing of certain items), while Bluetooth beacon tools can help retailers with the foot traffic assessment and customer geolocation. In addition, there has long been telematics technology used on trucks (e.g., Descartes Telematics helps enhance vehicle and driver performance with advanced c

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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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