Brighton, July 12, 2010 – To enhance the quality and reactivity of its remote-site business operations, Sodexo has joined forces with Planon, a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Solutions.
As a world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, Sodexo helps organizations work smarter and more productively while taking care of their people. The group’s services generate value for 1,260 remote sites worldwide, including offshore drilling rigs, mining camps and many others. “Both Sodexo and Planon are focused on enhancing business and client value by offering reliable and efficient solutions. Given our common mission, the partnership with Sodexo is a natural fit,” said Pierre Guelen, Founder and CEO, Planon Group.
Because of the nature and complexity of its global activities, Sodexo needed to implement a new state-of-the-art maintenance management system that was comprehensive enough to manage its business on a global scale. Sodexo sought a partner with the experience and know-how to make the roll out a success and Planon was the ideal choice.
After a thorough review of Sodexo’s systems, the decision was made to employ Planon’s innovative Maintenance Management Solution, offering Sodexo improved control, excellent communication and higher quality reporting at its clients’ sites. The solution supports everything from stock and maintenance management to work-order control and helpdesk service. Moreover, depending on the need, Planon’s solution can be extended to encompass energy control, fleet management and security. The possibilities are virtually endless.
But the biggest winners are Sodexo’s clients. In addition to boosting efficiency, Sodexo has been able to customize the system to map out all the best practices acquired over the past decades. Soon, any team, anywhere in the world, will be able to access all the expertise and support it provides.
“We have a clear strategy to differentiate ourselves from the competition,” explains Pascal Milland, Vice President Facilities Management Services for Sodexo. “Planon enables us to bring innovation to our processes while delivering greater performance and reactivity to our clients and, ultimately, the best value for their money.”
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 380,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivalled array of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.
“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