Software experts also gain additional traction in both the “visionaries” and “ability to execute” categories
Brighton, June 6, 2012 – Planon Software, the global leaders in real estate and facilities management software, today announced that it has again been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS).
Gartner’s report also named Planon as the largest international player for IWMS, after Planon achieved a 25% increase in overall revenue last year following the company’s exceptional performance in the UK and other international markets. In 2011, Unilever became the latest high-profile company to join Planon’s international customer list, after the company announced plans to implement the full Planon IWMS across all its 1600 locations.
In awarding Planon its Leader designation, Gartner remarked on the fact that:
Planon was also named a Leader in 2011, but has advanced its position in the Magic Quadrant in both the “visionaries” and “ability to execute” categories. 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 organisational capabilities and financial stability, have global reach and offer a strong vision of customer needs, reflected in a robust development road map.”
Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon, says:
“Retaining our Leader status, indeed improving our ranking, reflects our commitment to invest 20% of revenues in R&D, leading the sector. Nearly one-third of our 400-plus employees are dedicated to developing the technologies and products that ensure our clients have the absolute best IWMS solutions.”
“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