Planon Software enables a new book that explores the future of the workplace
Brighton, November 16, 2011 – (Brighton, UK) – Rapid advances in technology are redefining the way facilities and real estate managers design and deliver optimal workplace environments, so integrating IT in the total workplace concept is vital, warns Erik Jaspers, Planon Software’s Chief Technology Officer.
Jaspers and Eric Teicholz, IFMA Fellow and Sustainability Committee Chair, explore the latest innovations and their impact on the practice of facility management in the new book, Work on the Move: Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces.
Their chapter, “Technology and the Future of Facilities,” includes the following highlights:
“Incredible advances in technology are rewriting the boundaries of what FM can do,” says Jaspers. “We are now able to deploy systems such as intelligent infrastructures, sensors and cloud technology that transform the way a company works.”
Planon takes advantage of these technological advances through applications such as its touchscreen solution – which represents the next stage of managing flexible workplaces and resources. Planon’s Kiosk enables greater flexibility and mobility, providing both facilities managers and the employees they serve access to facilities information anytime, anywhere.
“Kiosk is just one example of how Planon is responding to the needs of our clients to make FM systems completely user friendly, ensuring full employee buy-in and the most efficient and flexible use of valuable workspace,” says Pierre Guelen, Chief Executive Officer of Planon. “Our Kiosk solutions support the increasingly mobile workforce by integrating with the latest smartphones and tablets.”
Keeping up with technology and innovation allows facilities managers to remain agile, giving them the ability to stay on top of – and even anticipate – user demands. The right tools allow them to meet ever-tightening budgets and sustainability targets whilst also providing strategic counsel for reorganisations & mergers.
To learn more about the future of work and to order a copy of the book: http://www.ifmafoundation.org/default.htm
“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