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The Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider
Verticent, a revitalized reincarnation of the languishing public mid-market enterprise applications vendor PowerCerv, seems to be thriving under a financially

fsm islands  Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider Event Summary The enterprise applications market is rapidly consolidating and high-flying vendors are now falling to the wayside en mass (see Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of Organic Grower and Aggressive Consolidators ). This coupled with the dread of functional parity and software commoditization among the surviving solution providers has lead many to believe that only a vendor's size will matter

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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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Yet another Case for Industry-Specific Solutions


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fsm islands  another Case for Industry-Specific Solutions Technology is changing at a breakneck pace, and is there anyone out there who will debate me on that issue? The undeniable evidence that I am getting old is the fact that I got my engineering degree in the late 1980s. Imagine how much easier my studies would have been then had only the Internet,  word processors , Wikipedia ,  presentation software ,  multimedia  products, etc., been available? The other day I saw a TV commercial where an oblivious “ba Read More

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 islands  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 c Read More

ClickSoftware and NetSuite Partner for Cloud Field Service


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Descartes Systems Group: Small Company With Large Ambition


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fsm islands  Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Six: Looking to the Future Looking to the Future Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. While Web-enablement and collaborative e-business will continue to be a major direction, easier enterprise applications integration and interconnectivity; more flexible pricing; embracement of plug-and-play applications that support commonly Read More

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