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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide
Small-business users of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) have very different needs. But all users have similar concerns when it comes to cost, the range of

lease business equipment  – and many will lease the phone at a price included with the monthly service. If it is not hosted, then there may be a range of other equipment charges depending on the complexity of the solution offered. Equipment that may be required includes routers, switches and gateways as well as dedicated servers and phones and cabling. Typical business services are very wide ranging. Basic services that all systems will support include providing extensions, call waiting, caller ID, three-way calling, voicemail,

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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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