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Stalled Navision + Mixed Bag Damgaard = Satisfactory NavisionDamgaard
In February, NavisionDamgaard, a recently merger-formed Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, released its first semi-annual

big axapta installations  information, see SAP Claims Big Gains In The Low-End Battleground and PeopleSoft Joins The Hunt For SMEs ). The increased M&A activity in the mid-market continues (the merger of AremisSoft and Fourth Shift being the most recent example) and, therefore, we regard this merger as a promising, although indisputably challenging venture. The current market trend is towards vendors that can provide complete solutions for the entire spectrum of medium-sized companies. NavisionDamgaard seems to have a fair shot

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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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