Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute are Key Evaluation Criteria for Independent Analyst Firm
Brighton, February 3, 2011 – The Planon Group, a leading global provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS), today announced that Planon has been named a leader in the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems by Gartner, Inc.
According to Gartner, “leaders have strength in applications and platform technology, demonstrate a high level of quality in product reliability and service, have strong operational and organizational capabilities and financial stability, have global reach and offer a strong vision of customer needs, reflected in a robust development road map.” Planon’s IWMS solution is a unified, integrated solution offering organizations the ability to cut costs and increase efficiencies in the following areas: facilities and space management, operations and maintenance, real estate and portfolio management, environmental sustainability and project management.
In the report, Gartner praised Planon for its low implementation cost, global approach and stated that Planon offers an “integrated solution that is less complex and generally easier to learn and use.”
“We’ve built Planon software from the ground up with a single-platform approach that delivers the automation, intelligence, scalability and integration our customers demand for managing their facilities and real estate operations,” said Pierre Guelen, Founder and CEO, Planon Group.
“We believe our Leader position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is a testament to our commitment to deliver visionary, best-in-class solutions to our broad customer base worldwide. Using our solution, Planon customers are achieving unprecedented improvements in facilities and real estate operations, cost reductions and increased efficiencies.”
About the Magic Quadrant The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
“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