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used equipment financing  with the world's largest used equipment dealers association; this brings eSprocket a starting inventory of more than $1 billion, with potentially as much as $10 billion in the long run. Dealers will be given a 30-day exclusive opportunity to respond to new listings. eSprocket will also have its own experts in each significant vertical industry it works with, reflecting their supposition that this is a knowledge-driven business. They also plan to offer a range of value-added services, including financing

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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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