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Service Level Agreements for Manufacturers and Software Vendors in the Supply Chain
Supply chains are very complex, as is discrete manufacturing and the software that addresses its needs. To ease the complexities, service level agreements are

service level agreement article  in its supply chain. Service Level Agreements Defined An SLA is a contract between two parties that stipulates how one party will provide certain services and support within a given time frame to the other party. A manufacturer can have multiple SLAs with two types of organizations: 1) suppliers and distributors that provide products to its location(s), and 2) the software provider. Because supply chains and SCM software are very complex due to the nature of the discrete manufacturing business, SLAs are Read More...
PPM for Professional Services Automation
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline an...
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One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently had focused solely on workforce and service optimization

service level agreement article  Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently had focused solely on workforce and service optimization software solutions for large field service companies. Gradually, via both internal development and a few appetizing acquisitions in 2009, the vendor added a few important growth engines, such as  mobile computing  solutions, shift planning (rostering) solutions, and solutions for the Read More...
It's the Aftermarket Service, Stupid! (Part I)
Regardless of the economic environment (and sentiments), I always think of the opportunity within the aftermarket service and support as a profitable, high

service level agreement article  achieve an overall desired service level across selected parts and locations. Reportedly, the optimization approach can result in inventory about 30-40 percent lower than individual part location and 20 to 30 percent lower than the demand accommodation approach with much less planning and labor. Warning: each prospective customer should check well which of these models would be the most appropriate for their business and ask the vendors to simulate real-life scenarios to them with germane data. Another Read More...
Better Performance Management for Service Companies
It’s been my experience in the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) fields—and I’m sure it’s true in other software areas—that

service level agreement article  organizations today. Customer satisfaction, service level agreement compliance, and other considerations are gaining importance in the modern organization—some organizations base their profit on service delivery: deploying a strong performance management system is an essential tactic for these companies. A Complete Picture of Service Performance Measurement The book addresses just one main problem, but comprehensively: what to measure when managing service performance. Whereas financial performance can Read More...
VSI Putting Its Service Management Feelers Out
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution providers are beginning to recognize that manufacturing companies now view aftermarket service as a strategic

service level agreement article  as service requests and service level agreement (SLA)/entitlement management, dispatching, and “store and forward” field mobility.   VSM is available as a traditional on-premise solution, via private cloud, or as a SaaS/public cloud solution. The suite’s key features include the following:   inventory visibility, workload balancing, and SLA adherence; service contracts and warranty entitlements management; business process management (BPM) functionality; fully integrated dispatch and scheduling Read More...
Managing Change: Service-Oriented Component Architecture
Technology can be used to achieve competitive advantages, increase customer service and loyalty, and increase efficiency, but technology can also cause vendor

service level agreement article  competitive advantages, increase customer service and loyalty, and increase efficiency, but technology can also cause vendor lock-in and escalating costs. Learn how the object orientation, and service oriented architecture features in IFS Service-Oriented Component Architecture can help develop agile business software. Read More...
SaaS Realities-Business Benefits for Small and Midsized Business
Software as a service (SaaS) is a highly-touted model for acquiring, using, and paying for business functionality and is widely adopted for a variety of

service level agreement article  Business Software as a service (SaaS) is a highly-touted model for acquiring, using, and paying for business functionality and is widely adopted for a variety of business and information technology (IT) functions. This paper looks at advantages and business benefits—financial value, new technology, and improved operations—that SaaS provides to small and midsized businesses and shows research with small and midsized business users. Read More...
3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP
Field service management software often needs to be integrated with other enterprise software. Learn the three essential tips for integrating your service

service level agreement article  Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP Field service management software often needs to be integrated with other enterprise software. Learn the three essential tips for integrating your service management system with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and other operational systems, data warehouses, or data sources. Read More...
Ventyx Service Suite
The Ventyx Service Suite software, services and roadmap have been developed in collaboration with the largest and most progressive group of utilities in the

service level agreement article  Service Suite The Ventyx Service Suite software, services and roadmap have been developed in collaboration with the largest and most progressive group of utilities in the world – over 100,000 mobile technicians and their dispatchers use Service Suite every day. Their ongoing feedback has enabled Ventyx to develop the most comprehensive, intuitive solution with proven functionality to increase productivity and reduce costs: Forecasting enables transparent and accurate workforce planning and the Read More...
Sky Field Service Management Certification Report
Sky by FieldOne is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of field service management (FSM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer

service level agreement article  Field Service Management Certification Report Sky by FieldOne is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of field service management (FSM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers. Certification ensures that FieldOne has demonstrated Sky's support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts, and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed research questionnaire data about Sky against known Read More...
Multi-channel Service Delivery: Getting Customers the Service they Want, Where, and When they Want It
While today’s best-in-class organizations do leverage multiple channels to eliminate unnecessary dispatches or service calls, they are most interested in

service level agreement article  eliminate unnecessary dispatches or service calls, they are most interested in enveloping their customers with the right level of service information via the channels where customers prefer to receive such information. Learn how connecting with customers allows these companies to outperform their peers in key customer-facing and financial metrics. Read More...
Understanding Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management
This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the

service level agreement article  Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the difficulties inherent in selecting and using enterprise software to facilitate reverse logistics and repair processes including warranty repair, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair and handling return material authorizations (RMAs) from distributors. Download the paper. Read More...
Professional Service Strategies that Win: Executive View of the Cloud
This report focuses on how cloud infrastructures are being used by sales and marketing, finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It

service level agreement article  Service Strategies that Win: Executive View of the Cloud This report focuses on how cloud infrastructures are being used by sales and marketing, finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It outlines the benefits of using a cloud infrastructure to manage enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems. With the right solutions in place, globally dispersed project teams have unlimited accessibility to secure and reliable information. Read More...
Top 10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud
Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus

service level agreement article  to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus on what’s important: making customers happy. Here are 10 reasons why they have made the switch and why you need to take your field service organization to the cloud . . . or get left behind. Download the white paper and find out. Read More...
Case Study: City of Montreal Police Service
The City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM) was seeking a new human resources (HR) system to manage professional development plans. The organization’s HR

service level agreement article  City of Montreal Police Service The City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM) was seeking a new human resources (HR) system to manage professional development plans. The organization’s HR department knew that the new system needed to cover training management, competency management, and performance management. Learn more about the HR system that the SPVM chose, and the benefits it provides to both officers and HR workers. Read More...

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