Baltimore, MD, March 13, 2012 – Planon Software, a global leader in facilities management solutions, unveils its Work Order Management app, delivering powerful IWMS solutions right to a user’s fingertips, anywhere anytime.
The Work Order Management App is part of a suite of apps that Planon is beta testing and will be included in its next major release. New functionality will enable cross-mobile platforms, including iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices.
“The Building Operating Management’s NFMT 2012 is the perfect venue to showcase our work order management app, which gives facilities managers the ability to control onsite both preventative and reactive maintenance through their smartphones and tablets,” says Jasper van de Luijtgaarden, North American General Manager. “Stay tuned. Planon is investing heavily in integrating mobile technology into IWMS solutions.”
With the ever-growing popularity of personal communications devices, industry analysts agree that mobile technology will drive much of the innovation in IWMS solutions.
“As mobile devices continue to permeate our lives and more organizations move to flexible workplaces, employees now expect to access even the most sophisticated technology on their smartphones and tablets, and they are right to demand this,” says Rob Schafer, Director of Research at Gartner. “Organizations must embrace this trend, as it can significantly increase productivity.”
Jim Wilton, Vice President of Marketing for Planon, will be presenting Finance 101 for Facilities Managers, an education session to better understand cost drivers and identify opportunities to reduce expenses, as well as real-world tips on securing resources required to succeed.
People attending NFMT 2012 are encouraged to visit the Planon booth to test the Work Order Management app. There will also be a limited number of copies of Work on the Move, a book on how technology is changing the way facilities managers work. It includes a chapter about technology and the workplace by Planon Chief Technology Officer Erik Jaspers.