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Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis - Part 2
Part 1 of this series analyzed the phenomenon of the rise of the service economy: the increasing importance of the service sector in industrialized economies

fsm dongle  ClickSoftware’s  field service management (FSM)  product is used by 5,200 agents/technicians visiting 1.9 million homes per year to perform deliveries, installations, and repairs to computers and appliances. The mind-boggling task of scheduling that many field resources hints at the complexity of service provision. The final part of this blog series will go beyond the service economy opportunity to analyze why achieving consistently high  customer service  is not an easy feat, (and thus the Scylla

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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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ServiceMax


ServiceMax is a field service management solution for a new era of mobile business. ServiceMax optimizes end-to-end field service operations including workforce optimization, advanced scheduling and dispatch, parts logistics, inventory and depot repair, installed base management, entitlements and warranties, contract management, and social collaboration to ensure customers of all sizes—such as Dupont, Elekta, and McKinley Equipment—deliver flawless field service.  A recent customer survey showed that, on average, ServiceMax increased productivity by 31%, first time fix rates by 11%, and customer satisfaction by 16%. Built 100% native on Force.com, the software runs in the cloud on any mobile device and connects field technicians, companies, and customers.

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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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Sky by FieldOne is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of field service management (FSM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers. Certification ensures that FieldOne has demonstrated Sky's support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts, and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed research questionnaire data about Sky against known benchmarks. What differentiates Sky from other FSM products is that it is not a proprietary solution and therefore it allows clients who have expertise in Microsoft Dynamics XRM platform to customize the product themselves without going back to the vendor. Download the Sky certification report now for product analysis and in-depth analyst commentary.

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