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Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit

big 4 accounting firm  Planning (ERP) system promises big gains, helping to grow revenue, increase productivity companywide, improve e ff iciency throughout the enterprise and manage costs. ERP integrates a variety of disparate systems, such as financials, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and CRM, automating time-consuming processes and streamlining operations. With a unified view of cross-company information, executives can ultimately make better decisions about corporate objectives and strategies. Right now, most of the ERP

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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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