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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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establish gift service  improve their ability to establish new trading connections, allowing them to manage and grow their extended supply chains more efficiently. Retailers should gain invaluable insight into their supply chain networks through reports and scorecards that will provide a performance snapshot for individual partners, groups of partners, and even the entire supply chain. Additionally, retailers will be able to directly compare a partner's performance against other partners, groups of partners, or the entire supply

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

establish gift service  suppliers' performance. This helps establish a culture of accountability with suppliers while enabling internal teams to proactively identify potential issues. Trading Partner Intelligence for Suppliers features a POS analysis module that enables suppliers to analyze their products’ performance across all retailers to identify sales trends, anticipate orders, and assist in business and inventory plans. POS data from more than 120 retailers is available for analysis. See the list of supported retailers . Read More

Social Media and Customer Experience Feedback


Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs are just a few Internet services that make up the new growing digital world called social media. Many companies have seen the influence these new sites can have on their organizations for both good and bad. All companies should ask themselves, "How can we tap into the power of this new method of communication to improve our business and the experiences we provide our customers?"

establish gift service  you will need to establish a formal presence for your company in the global social network. This is easily done by setting up company accounts with key SM websites. We recommend that you start by creating a Facebook fan site and a Twitter account for your company. (Your Mindshare account manager can assist you in getting started with these, and later can help you evaluate which of the many other specialized sites would be most appropriate for you.) As you become more established in the SM world, people wi Read More

Retailers Join Forces for a "Make or Break" Attempt in Their Competitive Landscape


Today's competitive retail landscape has lead to mega-mergers between some of the oldest retailers in the US: Kmart and Sears. Before the technical issues of merging disparate supply chain systems can be addressed, these giants first had had to get their business "housekeeping" in order.

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A Guide to ERP for Service Organizations


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is enabling service organizations to streamline service delivery, optimize operations, and improve customer satisfaction. In this podcast, TEC analyst Neil Stolovitsky sits down with Oracle’s Ted Kempf for his take on the unique implementation requirements of ERP systems for professional service organizations, as well as the role technology plays in running a successful service business.

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Web Self-Service


This white paper introduces customer self-service and how using Surado Web Self-Service can increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and increase return on investments (ROI). The key is to understand your customer, your products and services, and the tools available to deliver service to maximize customer satisfaction and reduce customer service costs. This paper will discuss the various self-service options available, how to utilize best practices, delivery technology and how customer self-service is tied to the "big picture" of customer relationship management (CRM).

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Integrating Customer Relationship Management and Service Resolution Management


The business case for integrating call center service resolution management into customer relationship management is becoming increasingly obvious, as companies need to rely more on inbound (customer-generated) calls than on outbound telemarketing efforts.

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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 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.

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Transform Your Service Organization into a Performance-driven Leader


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SAP field service


SAP offers an end-to-end service management solution that can be used across all the departments of a company to manage contracts, process issues, and execute service orders. SAP Field Service is part of SAP Service Management, which offers functionality for service order management, installed-base management, warranty and claim management, parts logistics integration, and mobility. Analytics and big data features are also delivered by SAP to extend its core field service offering. Workforce scheduling and optimization allows users to allocate resources and optimize planning based on factors such as skills, location, customer preferences, and service commitments (as defined by contracts and SLAs). Using optimized schedules and automated processes, dispatchers can decide the most suitable resources for each task. SAP delivers its field service solution particularly to the high-tech, utilities, and industrial manufacturing industries. The solution can be delivered both on premises and in the cloud.

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Productization of services is accomplished by associating tangible features with intangible service offerings. Tangible features may take the form of personnel, collateral, methodologies, pricing, facilities, or other attributes. Automation tools like enterprise service automation, database, and project management tools serve as enablers to service productization. By associating tangible features with intangible services, the professional services firm can build client confidence.

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