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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion
In going through a business decision process for complex technology selections, more and more use is being made of technologically driven processes using

dss component  growing trend to combine DSS and knowledge bases for product and project evaluation that can benefit all sides, leading to a methodology called Knowledge Based Selection. Getting the methods and the technology right is important. This is the main focus of TECs value proposition through its research and tools development programs. Maximizing the benefits from using knowledge driven selection processes requires two key components: accurate data and a clear process enabling stakeholders to navigate through

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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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