Your Guide to Software Selection

ServiceMax Competitors and Alternatives

If you’ve ever read our blog before, you already know how much we like to stress thorough research during the software selection process. That’s because each business operates differently and, therefore, won’t receive identical benefits from different software systems. For instance, ServiceMax is a top software system used by many field service companies, tied for first place on our field service management software leaderboard. However, it’s not the perfect system for every business, which is why we’ve put together a list of nine ServiceMax competitors. While ServiceMax is undoubtedly an excellent system, don’t forget to consider the following vendors during your software selection:

Kim O'ShaughnessyServiceMax Competitors and Alternatives
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LMS vs LCMS: Know the Difference

ELearning is projected to become a $325 billion industry by 2025, according to Forbes. As online learning software is more widely adopted, the available options for learning tools expands. The top online learning solutions are LMS software (learning management systems) and LCMS (learning content management systems). Based on name alone, these solutions sound like very similar platforms. While they do share functionality, some important differences come to light when comparing LMS vs LCMS.

Alainia ConradLMS vs LCMS: Know the Difference
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What is Medical Practice Management Software? And How To Integrate It

Healthcare providers are everyday heroes — they keep us safe, heal our wounds and make strides towards a better quality of life for the entire human race. What patients don’t see is all the work that goes into managing a medical practice behind the scenes. The purpose of medical practice management software is to help providers manage every element of their practice from a single platform.

Think of medical practice management (MPM) as the Jarvis to your Iron Man. You’re busy saving lives and making the world a better place — do you really have time for repetitive data entry tasks? Of course not! MPM can help with those kinds of tasks so your staff’s time is free to save the world — or at least give out some flu shots.

Bergen AdairWhat is Medical Practice Management Software? And How To Integrate It
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Medical Practice Management Software Features and Requirements

You know what healthcare providers don’t have time for? Menial data entry tasks and the micromanagement of their practice. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about those things when you implement medical practice management software (MPM). But how do you know what MPM your office needs? First, you’ll need to know which of the many features of medical practice management you’ll want to utilize.

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Top 5 eSourcing Tools & Procurement Software

In a 2015 study by Nielsen, 66 percent of respondents were willing to spend more money with a brand committed to social responsibility. Across all industries, consumers are especially concerned with ethically sourced goods. But for many companies in the supply chain, sourcing remains one of the most difficult processes to audit and keep track of. Not only does this hinder a company’s ability to ensure ethical practices, but it also makes the sourcing process less efficient and more expensive than it needs to be. However, many businesses are turning to eSourcing tools and procurement software to solve this issue.

SelectHubTop 5 eSourcing Tools & Procurement Software
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LMS Predictions: The Year of Employee-Centric Changes

The last decade and a half has witnessed a tectonic shift in the management style and management models that guide corporate business. The move has been from a very hierarchical, top-down, process-driven approach to a more democratic model, where problem-solving and managing happens in smaller, more agile and less structured teams. Consequently, it is of little surprise that the way companies structure and disseminate learning into their workplace has started to mirror this model.

Gabriel GheorghiuLMS Predictions: The Year of Employee-Centric Changes
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How to Determine the Cost Per Qualified Lead

Leads are the lifeblood of a B2B business, and they’re much more difficult to come by than they have any right to be. Finding the right balance between how much you’re paying to draw in leads and how much profit you make when those leads convert can be a delicate process. How do you know how much an individual lead is worth? There are a variety of methods to determine this key KPI, so let’s dive into a few ways to determine the cost per lead for B2B organizations.

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Human Resource Management Predictions: Continuation of Employee-Centric Changes

The direction within Human Resource (HR) management going into the next year maintains the focus on the employee that we’ve already established in my LMS predictions and Talent Management predictions. While technology has grabbed the attention of professionals tasked with optimizing their workforces, the employee has continued to gain relevance and utility in the workplace.

Gabriel GheorghiuHuman Resource Management Predictions: Continuation of Employee-Centric Changes
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Best Inventory Management Apps for Mobile

Anyone who’s stepped foot in a warehouse can attest to just how much inventory laborers have to move around. In addition, inventory personnel is also responsible for documenting the pick, pack and ship process while on-the-go. But if your inventory management software doesn’t support a mobile app, your staff might not be working as efficiently as they could. Due to the mobile nature of this type of work, it’s beneficial to implement one of the best inventory app systems that can keep pace with you and your workers.

Kim O'ShaughnessyBest Inventory Management Apps for Mobile
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The Future of CRM

The future has arrived — at least it has in the world of customer relationship management or CRM software, one of the fastest growing categories of enterprise software. We are entering the era of intelligent, integrated CRM, and the future of CRM is even brighter. From small businesses to global enterprises, sales and marketing teams are adopting CRM to deliver better customer experiences, acquire and retain customers, and gain new customer-centric insights that are changing their companies for the better.

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How To Kickstart CPQ Strategies and Grow Revenue

Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) is the fuel that drives sales cycles for any company that sells complex, configurable products and services. The greater the customization a product has, the more important it is to support selling efforts with a CPQ application that scales across all selling channels. For additional insights into why CPQ is one of the hottest CRM applications in enterprise software today, please see the article, The State of the CPQ Market.

Louis ColumbusHow To Kickstart CPQ Strategies and Grow Revenue
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Benefits of ERP: Advantages and Disadvantages

Deciding which technologies your businesses should and shouldn’t invest in is difficult, to say the least. On the one hand, you want to be the one responsible for innovation and growth within your company. But you also don’t want to be the one to pull the trigger on a failed project. So, is an ERP software investment worth the risk? To find out, you need to weigh the benefits of ERP, specifically how ERP system advantages and disadvantages breakdown when compared against each other.

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Discrete ERP Market Guide

According to Statista, the ERP market is expected to reach almost $85 billion in 2021. As ERP software technology becomes more affordable and the manufacturing sector more competitive, manufacturers of all sizes are increasing their efforts to adopt enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology. For some manufacturers, this means adopting a discrete ERP. The main reasons for the high acceptance of ERP will be discussed further below.

Gabriel GheorghiuDiscrete ERP Market Guide
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What Are the Features of Patient Management Software?

As a healthcare provider, your first priority is caring for patients — and the buildup of everyday tasks like paperwork, scheduling and billing can get in the way of that. What is patient management software anyway? A patient management system is also known as clinic management software, patient manager software, medical patient software or medical practice management software (MPM). It refers to a number of efficient automated systems designed for tracking patient information, diagnoses, prescriptions, interactions and encounters within healthcare organizations like medical clinics or hospitals.

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The Big List of Field Service Management Software Features

Imagine you’re sitting at your desk, sipping your morning coffee after having just arrived at the office. All is well until you notice a huge stack of papers lying on the corner of your desk. You quickly realize that today isn’t going to be anything near easy. You thumb through the papers, full of job schedule complaints, work orders, and screenshots of texts and emails between your dispatchers and field technicians. Sounds like the stuff of nightmares, doesn’t it? But if you don’t already take advantage of field service management software features, this is more than likely your reality.

Kim O'ShaughnessyThe Big List of Field Service Management Software Features
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Compare Payroll Software vs Payroll Services

Payroll management is an essential component of running a business — but it can be an arduous task with plenty of room for error. Around 40 percent of small businesses face payroll mistake-related fines of about $845 per year according to IRS data, reports Inc. Human resource departments are assigned the duty of consistently maintaining timely, accurate records and ensuring employees are paid, on-time and in-full. To assist with this responsibility, consider the merits of payroll software vs. payroll services.

Alainia ConradCompare Payroll Software vs Payroll Services
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The Future of Distribution ERP Software

Disruptions within the supply chain industry are growing in number and size. If you think you haven’t already been affected by disruption, you haven’t been paying attention. The problem with combatting disruption is that distribution requirements rarely stay still — they’re never static. As economies shift and develop, so too do the most efficient methods of delivery. While distribution software can end up contributing to this frenetic pace of change, it’s also a secret weapon for warehouses and distribution centers.

Kim O'ShaughnessyThe Future of Distribution ERP Software
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