Brighton, December 1, 2011 – Finance Directors must start listening to their facilities managers or continue missing out on the valuable opportunity to streamline occupancy costs, explains a new research paper sponsored by Planon Software.
In his white paper, The Workplace Optimisation Opportunity, Martin Pickard explains occupancy costs are not as fixed as Finance Directors believe. By moving towards more flexible work environments, such as ‘hot desking’ or ‘hotelling’, companies stand to save millions of pounds while also boosting employee morale.
“More traditional organisations that previously rejected such strategies as ‘too radical’ are reconsidering their decisions in the new economic climate,” says Pickard, Principal of The FM Guru Consultancy.
The white paper, sponsored by Planon Software, finds that FM service providers, armed with vital data, are ideally positioned to proactively analyse workplace environments and present cost saving opportunities to their clients.
The research paper succinctly defines the possibilities, as well as showcasing the central role Integrated FM Software Solutions play in optimising the workplace, says Pierre Guelen, Planon Software’s founder and CEO.
“Today’s facilities management technology can provide decision makers with all the information they need to make informed investments that greatly trim operating costs. Senior executives need to start paying attention, or they may find their position untenable.”
Key findings from the paper include:
“Planon not only enables us to improve and innovate our processes, but also delivers our clients full visibility and transparency on
our services, offering them greater performance and reactivity and, ultimately, the best value for their money.”
– Pascal Milland, Vice President Facilities Management Services, Sodexo
“The management reports that we can generate have given us a much better picture of space utilisation. Improved visibility into our
resource use enables us to plan better, manage work orders more efficiently and to make better use of our time.”
– Maryanne Keller, Head of Facility Management, Bayer
“Planon’s ability to listen, react and then adapt as our project progressed was second to none. We have now achieved all the
objectives that we set at the beginning of the project. The ROI provided to clients is now undeniable, and can be quantified project
– Christophe Carlier, Head of Processes Information System Project Management, Exprimm
“We also appreciated the richness of the range of services offered by Planon."
– Pascal Benoit, Chief Procurement Officer and France Procurement, Real Estate & Infrastructure Director, EMEA
“Using Planon led to considerable time and cost savings.”
– F.J. Edelijn, Shell Technology Exploration & Production B.V.
“No other system had the same comprehensive functionality and the facility to customise this to meet our requirements.”
– Richard Newell, Facilities Manager, MBDA Missile Systems