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KANA Attempts the Union of Customer Acquisition and Service
KANA Software is a global provider in customer service solutions delivered on-premise or in the cloud, and these solutions unify and maintain context for

evaluate customer service  you are trying to evaluate these phones, how can I help with that?” To that end, KANA is bringing WCS to online/e-business and so creating a stronger partnership between sales/marketing and customer service through use of the same tools (i.e., experience flows, social & text analytics, and contextual knowledge) re-purposed for the Web. This could ensure better customer satisfaction, fewer lost opportunities, loyal customers, and a good buying experience while online. Businesses will increasingly have

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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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