Planon energetically participates in a wide range of industry leading networks, research platforms and peer groups. This market connection ensures that our products and services stay aligned with a wide range of global and local standardization initiatives like IFMA standards, CEN, OSCRE and IPD. Our proactive engagement in worldwide research programs and educational networks allows us to release innovate software solutions and technologies that are based on continuously changing market demands and requirements. By sharing our experience and knowhow with these networks and with our customers, Planon can further improve the business contribution and value of any IWMS implementation.
Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 23,170 members in 85 countries. Planon contributes to many IFMA initiatives and publications like ‘Work on the Move’, a book that has received a distinguished author award during the IFMA World Workplace Conference 2012, and IFMA publication 'Technology for Facilities Managers’, presenting an overview of the key technology trends and how technology can advance the Facility and Real Estate Management industry.
Erik Jaspers, CTO at Planon, is a member of the launch committee for the Workplace Evolutionaries group. This group, created by IFMA’s Corporate Real Estate Council, provides a collaborative and learning environment to help evolve the workplace, expand workplace innovation and empower people.
The FMA is the UK’s leading body for Facilities Management service providers, representing excellence in the Facilities Management industry. Members have a collective annual turnover of over £40 billion and employ more than 500,000 people across the UK. Planon has been a member of the FMA for several years and participates actively in the association. Planon set up and currently chairs the FMA’s Technology Working Party – with the stated aims of communicating the benefits of technology and defining what the future of technology will look like for the FM industry.
CoreNet Global is the world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers. Over 7,000 members, who include 70% of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000, meet globally, locally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. Planon participates in CoreNet’s research and networking initiatives and contributes to several CoreNet Summits worldwide.
EuroFM is the European network that stimulates the visibility and value from FM by combining practice, education and research into one networked platform. The yearly European Facility Management Congress (EFMC) is organized by EuroFM and has become the largest knowledge-sharing event in the FM industry. Planon contributes to this event with case studies and thought-leader presentations and participates in the associated exhibition.
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner positions Planon in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). The research defines “Leaders” as: “Organizations that deliver powerful, reliable, robust platforms based applications and quality service.” Vendors in this quadrant are financially stable and have a clear vision of the needs of the market, reflected in a robust product roadmap.
GEFMA is the German network for executives in facilities management and represents important companies providing full services, commercial, technical and infrastructural services, real estate management, consulting and financial or IT services. Planon is an active member of GEFMA and particpates in a wide range of researches. All Planon products are certifed according the GEFMA 444 CAFM guidelines.
FMN is the professional Dutch association in the field of facility management. The association contributes to the development and promotion of this branch, bringing its members together and keeping them informed. FMN’s mission statement is: Professionalization Facility Management Processes. Planon participates in many FMN initiatives, is an active member of the Sustainability Chapter and contributes with thought-leader articles in FMI, the networks’ magazine. With the Sustainability Chapter, Planon is co-hosting a series of sustainability webinars in dutch. In support of FMN’s mission, Planon has been a loyal sponsor of this network for many years.
Founded in 1995, the non-profit organization Facility Management Austria (FMA) sees itself as the Austrian business network for facility management. Members are well-known national and international companies and organizations, associations and training institutions as well as other individuals involved in Facility Management education and CAFM & IWMS training.
Founded in 1975, Arseg gathers more than 2000 French members, approximately 1800 facilities managers and 250 providers as associate members. Arseg provides members with services and tools, helping them to exercise their job more efficiently, while raising the profile of the profession. Planon has been an active member of Arseg since 2009 by participating in conferences and workshops and by sharing experience and best practices in the association’s magazine,'ARSEG'.
ADI is the French association of Real Estate Directors. Founded in 1996, the association facilitates more than 250 members that represent 250 million m2 building space in France. ADI supports its members with knowledge, methodologies and networking to constantly develop the profession of Real Estate Management. Planon contributes to ADI by sponsoring conferences and sharing experience in areas like Sustainability in Real Estate and the added value of IWMS in this domain.
Planon sponsored a breakfast organized by ADI in March 2013 on Green buildings – a reality. The presentation asks how Sustainability impacts Real Estate and Facility management. Marc Périé, Sale Director in France for Planon explains how IWMS solutions can help companies become certified. Watch the presentation above.