Can anyone recommend a predictive resource planning tool? We're looking for a platform that can schedule field resources using forward demand planning information, informed by resource costs, availability, skill set.  We currently have fairly simplistic manual scheduling tools but want to move to the next level in planning automation. If it makes a difference, we are not a route- or dispatch-based service provider.  We provide services in managed geographic regions in a demand-driven manner.

Top Answer : Options are many, but I would suggest looking into complete PSA Platforms to maximize the benefits. Maybe something like Mavenlink or Autotask. There are also point solution, for example - https://www.float.com/. Or you can look into a platform such as Dynamics 365 (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/field-service/universal-resource-scheduling-for-field-service) that can be extended to do just about anything and can be integrated with Microsoft (Office) 365 services to enable seamless collaboration.

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Options are many, but I would suggest looking into complete PSA Platforms to maximize the benefits. Maybe something like Mavenlink or Autotask. There are also point solution, for example - https://www.float.com/. Or you can look into a platform such as Dynamics 365 (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/field-service/universal-resource-scheduling-for-field-service) that can be extended to do just about anything and can be integrated with Microsoft (Office) 365 services to enable seamless collaboration.
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No real need to tie to a Microsoft stack... We use NetSuite and NetSuite CRM, so connectivity there is a big plus.  Predictive scheduling is an area we'd really like to explore, along with robust APIs for reporting as well as an accessible front-end for real-time schedule changes.
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