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Siemens Real Estate deploys Planon real estate management software worldwide

11 October 2016 - Siemens Real Estate, through its ONE Global project that is designed to harmonise and standardise global real estate processes, has chosen to deploy Planon’s Accelerator software worldwide. Planon’s Accelerator incorporates Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM), which delivers efficient management of the entire real estate lifecycle. The Cloud-based software will be integrated with Siemens wider IT landscape, with the overall aim of implementing a global, uniform, central and integrated system that will support SRE business processes.

SRE currently manages approximately 15 million square metres of office, industry, production and specialist space at over 2,400 Siemens AG locations worldwide. Accelerator also includes a wide range of pre-configured and integrated standard business processes, and it connects all real estate operations on a central platform. Accelerator is based on facility management best practice, gained from over 2,800 successful implementations worldwide, and the pre-configuration ensures a fast and proven implementation.

Dr Stephan Jakoby, Chief Financial Officer at Siemens Real Estate, explains: ‘The solution offered by Planon allows us to support our real estate business processes throughout the entire real estate life cycle, based on a globally uniform system. This will be an outstanding productivity tool for us, and it means that we can manage corporate real estate in an optimal, future-oriented way. On the one hand, we will significantly reduce our IT costs, while on the other, the standardisation and simplification of the processes will significantly reduce the effective workload of our operating units.’

Pierre Guelen, Founder and CEO of the Planon Group, adds: ‘With Planon, Siemens Real Estate is gaining an innovative partner established worldwide and an integrated, future-proof CAFM system that connects all users worldwide on a central platform as a single source of truth. SRE’s choice of the pre-configured Accelerator solution, together with Planon’s Cloud service, has the additional benefits of easy and simple software updating and a low total cost of ownership.’

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