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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Case Study: Crystal Technology, Inc.
With over 150 people in its product development teams working to deliver a number of highly customized product lines, crystal and optical component manufacturer

optical equipment  product lines, crystal and optical component manufacturer Crystal Technology Inc. needed to revisit its product development processes, and find ways to improve efficiency. Learn how a new product lifecycle management (PLM) system helped the company reduce engineering change cycles by 16 percent and save $250,000.

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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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