Strategic Partnership to Enhance CA’s ecoSoftware solution, Planon to provide Integrated Workplace Management Solutions (IWMS) necessary for CA customers to implement real estate cost-saving energy measures
Brighton, March 10, 2010 – Planon, the global leader in Integrated Workplace Management Solutions (IWMS), today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA), the leader in Enterprise IT Management. The partnership will provide customers with an end-to-end sustainability solution to proactively analyze, plan and act on sustainability performance from the entire real estate portfolio down to a single facility’s asset.
Recent enterprise surveys show there is more than 20% hidden waste in physical resources and workforce time spent on workplace-related assets. In addition, buildings create an enormous ecological footprint by consuming more than 45% of commercial energy resources, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. The partnership will address these challenges by giving organizations complete control of their sustainability programs across their real estate portfolio and provide the tools to analyze and then act upon the data to reduce energy consumption.
ecoSoftware from CA provides valuable up-to-date information about energy patterns using data captured directly from the organization. By partnering with Planon, now organizations can act on environmental data to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, optimize space utilization and effectively manage facilities assets to achieve substantial cost savings from sustainability initiatives. Additionally, the partnership allows CA customers to track LEED certification through the Planon system.
“We are pleased to have been selected by CA, one of the largest and most successful IT management software companies in the world, to extend their ecoSoftware solution inside the building and help CA’s global customers achieve their real estate sustainability objectives and cut costs,” said Pierre Guelen, Founder and CEO of the Planon Group. “This partnership further validates Planon’s position as the dominant player in the Global IWMS marketplace and demonstrates Planon’s commitment to helping organizations cut costs and achieve their sustainability goals by partnering with other world class solution provider.”
“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