Essentials of Zoho FSM

Essentials of Zoho FSM

Key Terms

A crew consists of several field technicians who are grouped together to conduct a specific task. Each crew is assigned a lead.


The scheduling tool from which the service appointments are scheduled and dispatched by users with the Dispatcher profile. The Gantt and Map views provide the users with all the information about the service appointments and available field technicians.


Provides a ballpark figure for how much it would cost to provide the services asked for in a request.


Conduct the requested field services at the contact location. Each field technician has territories associated with them where they are assigned appointments to work on.


The Zoho FSM mobile app (available on both the iOS and Android) is a handy application for the field technicians to receive notifications about their assigned tasks, as well as to update their status on the fly.


They are initiated to requisition service tasks.


Jobs created for carrying out the service tasks in a work order. These service appointments are assigned to field technicians or crews who will then render the services at the contact location.


Domains that can be geographical, departmental, commercial, or based on any other way you want to segment your business. This demarcation helps you manage contact service requests and service personnel.


Indicate the professional capabilities of the field technicians. When a work order is created, the required skills needed to accomplish the work order are added.


A record created for executing a contact service request. Information from the contact requests is used to create the work order.


A template for a work order. Use these templates to create work orders quickly and to avoid repetitive data entry.

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