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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Case Study: PepsiCo Beverages Italia
PepsiCo Italia needed an information management system to manage and track assets it loans at no cost to clients, such as coolers and fountains. It also sought

equipment loans  and performance of PepsiCo's equipment can make a powerful impression on customers; that impression is an important factor in growth of this market segment. The product must reach the consumer well chilled, at high quality, and must come from a well-kept, clean cooler or fountain with highly visible signage and an attractive appearance. Infor EAM Enterprise Edition has proven itself as the ideal solution due to its advanced functionality. It goes further than supporting operations; it is a valuable tool

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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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