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Resolving Image Exchange Issues
Managing product images is frustrating. Typically, images are not documented nor linked to the associated product information. Worse, suppliers and retailers

vendors exchange  from more than 5,000 vendors, manufacturers, suppliers and their retail customers, Inovis Catalogue has the retail industry's largest database of product information. With its unsurpassed breadth and reliability, Inovis Catalogue is the cornerstone for global retail product synchronization. Inovis was recently named a Company on the Move by Consumer Goods Technology, and was included in Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2006 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, Inbound Logistics Magazine's Top 100

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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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Is There Finally a Metadata Exchange Standard on the Horizon?


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