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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

allow direct entry of equipment costs  integration. These new systems allow the solutions to be more industry-focused and enable the flexibility to implement the manufacturers’ unique business process. Conclusion To succeed in the new world of manufacturing, companies need to connect the shop floor to the top floor in their factories, but also across the supply chain. Manufacturers need solutions that automatically collect data from a variety of sensors, machines and devices to provide real-time information to the plant personnel to rapidly

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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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