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The reluctance to move on from paper scheduling

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Our experiences have brought to light an interesting fact; the majority of service organisations still rely on pen and paper for scheduling and coordinating their work. In this modern world with its’ abundance of high tech solutions, why are we so reticent to move on to more advanced solutions? We like what we know Many […]

The Workforce Management Boom in Oil and Gas

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A new emphasis has been put on the importance of workforce management in the Oil and Gas industry over the past couple of years. As competition grows and oil and gas companies seek alternative energy sources, optimized and automated workforce management and field resource management has become essential. These companies face a myriad of problems […]

Giving Thanks to Your Field Service Business

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Today it’s the traditional day of giving thanks in the United States of America: Thanksgiving. While we have been busy drowning, preparing, and cooking a huge turkey for what seems like an endless number of hours, eventually the wine was cracked open and we started musing about how a running a successful and efficient field […]

Field Service Management Software and SMBs in 2013

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As a longtime FSM consulting business, Realise Data Systems likes to keep tabs on what service organizations are really looking for when it comes to field service management software.  The service industry has become extremely competitive, and as technology advances, field service management software has become more of a necessity than a competitive advantage.  Luckily […]

Field Service Management Expands Onto Mobile Platforms

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The high tech world does no small job keeping on top of the latest trends that are transforming the industry.  Social media, mobility, big data, the cloud have been introduced with trumpets blaring, creating buzz, hype, and sometimes confusion and skepticism as well.  In the meantime, something big has happened where field service management software […]

Planning for Natural Disasters: Is it Possible?

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In the past few days, most of us have viewed images and watched videos about the devastation that was brought to the town of Moore, Oklahoma when it was torn apart by a ferocious tornado on 20 May 2013.  Categorized as an EF5 tornado using the Enhanced Fujita Scale, this is about as bad as […]

The Gartner Field Service Management Magic Quadrant Report for 2012 Has Been Released!

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The Gartner Field Service Management Magic Quadrant Report for 2012 has been released.  The report compared the market’s end-to-end field service management solutions based on intensive research.  A report that can be used by both consumers and investors alike, the magic quadrant shows the key players in field service management and where they stand in […]