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Business Benefits to FSM-CRM-ERP Systems Integration
These days everything starts with the customer and his or her experience. From this perspective—of the customer experience—the service sector must ensure

fsm design  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

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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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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Research Shows Efficient Field Service Management (FSM) Pivotal in the Age of the Customer


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Founded in 1985, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) develops, markets, and supports product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions and offers related services designed to help discrete manufacturers meet the globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives of product development. The solutions also help companies comply with industry regulations. The company's computer-aided design (CAD), content, and process management solutions are used by over 50,000 customers in the industrial, high-tech, aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, and medical industries. PTC acquired Servigistics, Inc. in October 2012. The SLM solution provides end-to-end capabilities with mobility for planned and reactive service scheduling and dispatch. The solution integrates with PTC's Service Lifecycle Management solutions to coordinate necessary resources which include service parts management and pricing, service knowledge and technical information, service network, service depot and warranty, and contract management. Its scheduling application ensures that available field workers with the right skill set as well as the appropriate part are delivered to customers at the right time and in compliance with SLAs. The company delivers its field service solution to global capital goods manufacturers, service providers, and equipment operators. The solution can be deployed both on premise and as a hosted service.

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Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries


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IFS Field Service Management Certification Report


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SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?


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