Who Benefits from Outsourcing?

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While simple on the surface, the decision to outsource is a major strategic undertaking. Besides weighing cost reduction against the consequences of reduced control, companies must also consider various economic effects, political consequences, and even cultural limitations. Discover the economic and political implications of outsourcing and offshoring, and learn techniques for managing successful deals.

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Simple Route Planning vs. Schedule Optimization

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Field service organizations understand that efficient route planning is essential to being successful; smart routing is efficient and enables service technicians to become more productive. However, they may be overlooking the added benefits of schedule optimization as an intrinsic part of the solution. Learn how organizations can benefit from planning software to simplify scheduling, manage workflows, and improve the bottom line. Read More

5 Steps to the Benefits of EAM Software

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As someone coming from a plant maintenance background who has spent several years implementing enterprise asset management software, Jerry Browning, business consultant for IFS North America, has learned a lot about EAM solutions. This white paper provides his thoughts about what the benefits of EAM software really are, in simple and straightforward terms, and five specific ways these benefits may manifest themselves in an organization. Read More

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