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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

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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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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. Especially in a sluggish market, service delivered after the initial sale of a product is what can truly differentiate competitors. In fact, after-sale service is quite difficult to replicate. Thus, while durable (hard

fsm therapy  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 Read More

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 therapy  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

Six Essential Considerations When Choosing a Field Service Software Solution


There are numerous CRM, call center, help desk and ERP solutions available that can help companies control and manage their call center and customer support activities more effectively. However, field service requirements are much more complex and diverse than call center and customer support functions. Therefore, it is essential that companies considering software for field service evaluate, select, and deploy software designed specifically for field service. If you're in the process of evaluating field service software, be sure that both the solution and the vendor selected conform with each of the six criteria described in this white paper.

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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 therapy  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

ServiceMax Field Service Management Is Now a TEC Certified Solution


ServiceMax has become part of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) group of certified field service management (FSM) applications, and is now available for online evaluation in comparison with other FSM software solutions in TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)Evaluation Centers. Within the next few weeks, the ServiceMax Certification

fsm therapy  in comparison with other FSM software solutions in  TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)  and  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers. Within the next few weeks, the ServiceMax Certification Report will be available for download on the  TEC Certification Reports page . The report will portray the product’s main FSM capabilities, in light of TEC’s FSM software research model structure. This blog post offers a brief overview of the supported principal features and functions Read More

Ventyx-Utilities’ One-Stop-Shop Provider?


In 2012, there is still no such thing as a true “total solution provider” for energy and utility companies. These companies just have too many needs across the board that require robust industry-specific functionality and deep domain expertise for a single vendor to satisfy them all. But Ventyx, an ABB company, comes close to the mark. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses Ventyx’s strategy with its product marketing team.

fsm therapy  we can offer an FSM solution with a robust scheduling and dispatch optimization engine. Moreover, we integrate the solution with our industry-leading EAM solution or outage management solution, or CIS and billing solution. In all areas, however, our industry domain expertise remains a unique advantage. TEC: What are your views on multitenant software as a service (SaaS) and cloud, and are you making any concrete moves in that direction? Ventyx: We believe that the future of the software marketplace is Read More

POLL: What Are Your FSM Requirements?


TEC is developing a new market survey report on field service management (FSM), and we would like to hear your thoughts on FSM solutions. Your responses to the following six questions will help us reveal the market trends in the needs of real-world organizations that are automating their field service activities. {democracy:83}{democracy:84}{democracy:85}{democracy:86}{democracy:87

fsm therapy  What Are Your FSM Requirements? TEC is developing a new market survey report on field service management (FSM), and we would like to hear your thoughts on FSM solutions. Your responses to the following six questions will help us reveal the market trends in the needs of real-world organizations that are automating their field service activities. {democracy:83} {democracy:84} {democracy:85} {democracy:86} {democracy:87} {democracy:88} Thank you for taking the time to participate in this TEC poll. We exp Read More

Three Oilfield Service Problems and How to Solve Them with Mobile Software


Oilfield services is a growth industry—many companies in this segment must quickly adopt processes to scale up their operations while maintaining the integrity of their work. Enterprise service management (ESM) software, encompassing enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance repair and overhaul, field service management, and other business and service disciplines, can deliver best practices associated with more mature service industries.

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James Automation: Increasing Revenues Out of the Gate




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DTR Industries Selects IFS Applications


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fsm therapy  in  field service management (FSM) of late , many might not be aware of the fact that the automotive industry is one of IFS’ targeted markets. IFS’ Automotive solution provides the tools for managing the interaction between automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and subcontractors in networks of varying complexity. IFS’ automotive customers include Volvo, BMW, Scania, Linamar, Borgstena, HUF Hülsbeck & Fürst, Toyota , and Finnveden Group . Most recently, DTR Read More

SuiteWorld 2014: NetSuite’s Cloud Ebullience Goes On


“NetSuite is the real deal in the enterprise applications space”—the main message of the recent SuiteWorld 2014 conference—was proven by CEO Zach Nelson during his keynote speech citing recent growth figures in the enterprise cloud software space. The company experienced over 50% growth last year, compared to a modest 5% for Microsoft Dynamics and a measly 1% for Sage, while SAP was even negative 1% if one considers just ERP software license growth.

fsm therapy  as field service management (FSM) software partners ClickSoftware, VSI, Fieldaware, FieldOne , etc.   While NetSuite’s international business is currently growing faster than business in North America, there is still lots of room for improvement. I was surprised to learn that in spite of 19 UI language translations, NetSuite is mainly present in English-speaking countries and Japan, whereas in China, Brazil, India, and other regions partners sell and represent the vendor. Sales in the Asia-Pacific Read More

ClickSoftware Gets Wearable with ShiftExpert


ClickSoftware is now helping businesses create wearable experiences with its new ShiftExpert app. The app gives workers easy access to job information, location, and biometric data via devices such as the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch.

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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.

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