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Enterprise Resource Planning for Services: Has Software as a Service Become Service-oriented Architecture for Small to Medium Businesses?
In the past, enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiatives were far too costly for smaller organizations to consider. However, a trend has recently emerged

service businesses  market, software as a service (SaaS) is the technology of choice. These new approaches to selling ERP solutions are claimed to be more efficient, affordable, and simpler ways to reduce costs and address integration issues common in company-wide ERP implementations. By leveraging the Internet, the services model offered by SOA and SaaS has made ERP more attractive to all market segments. In the past, smaller organizations would not consider ERP initiatives due to ERPs exorbitant costs. ERP implementations

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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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