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Here Comes IFS Metrix Service Management 5.6
Ahead of the annual IFS World Conference 2013 in Barcelona at the end of this month, the global enterprise applications company IFS announced the general

crm metrix  from customer relationship management (CRM), scheduling, and mobile service, to contract pricing, warranty repair, and parts management. Available extensions include dynamic scheduling and optimization for large field service workforces. Additional beneficial enterprise functionality from IFS Applications includes maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and advanced enterprise asset management (EAM). I think the most newsworthy item in release 5.6. is the integration to IFS Applications, which makes IFS

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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