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The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business
In the past year the traditional consulting houses have executed major initiatives to counter the challenges of the pure play and fringe market invaders. Being

equipment financing  has announced a low-lease equipment schedule for its business partners. Service providers who are IBM partners should be able to pass these savings on to their clients. There are three sets of IBM partners that benefit from this offer: members of IBM's BP-Systems Integrator, IBM's Web Integrator Partner Initiative, and IBM's Solution Specialty Initiative programs. For the behemoth that it is, IBM offers services of almost any kind under the sun. However, its history as and association with its products is

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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