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Articles & White Papers | 22/12/2016
Point Solution or Integrated Solution, what makes the difference?

Many organisations have had problems choosing the right software solution for Facility and Real Estate Management. What makes these software solutions really different? Moreover, what differentiators are relevant for your specific choice? 

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Articles & White Papers | 24/11/2016
Request a free copy of Planon’s IWMS implementation guide

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. The publication gives the reader a clear path towards the most important elements which play a role in implementing and using an IWMS system on a global basis. Request a free copy. 

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Articles & White Papers | 24/10/2016
Is your meeting room capacity sufficient?

New ways of working, innovative communication technologies, and changing business models have changed the way people use meeting and collaborative spaces. How can you really know whether your meeting room capacity still suits your business needs? Use this meeting room capacity indicator to check your capacity level in a very simple way. 

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Articles & White Papers | 25/08/2016
ERP versus IWMS, compete or complete?

What are the real differences between an ERP and an IWMS? What relevant choices should be made when considering using your ERP for secondary business processes? Based on three different perspectives (business, IT and investment), this White Paper is a guide to help you make a sound choice to suit your long-term goals, and to reduce any risk of failure during implementation and operation. 

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Articles & White Papers | 20/07/2016
The Quantified Building

What is actually happening in Internet of Things (IoT)-related technology and how can you plan for its adoption? This article originally ran in the FMJ, the official magazine of the International Facility Management Association. 

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Articles & White Papers | 26/06/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Six - People, culture and change

Planon’s new book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. In chapter six you will learn more about the pilars of change, how to prepare for success and how to secure buy-in from the workforce. 

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Articles & White Papers | 15/03/2016
Social Physics: a new science FM professionals should watch out for

The following article will discuss the content of Professor Alex Pentland's book ‘Social Physics’ and apply some of its takeaways to the field of Facility Management (FM). It can be considered as an extension of the book and we invite you to acquire the complete publication and to find out more about 'Social Physics'. 

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Articles & White Papers | 26/02/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Two - Why implement an IWMS

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. The publication consists out of seven chapters. In chapter six you will learn more about the pilars of change, how to prepare for success and how to secure buy-in from the workforce. 

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Articles & White Papers | 19/02/2016
How can you benefit from BIM as a Facility Manager?

Facility and property managers are more and more interested in BIM. This is not surprising, BIM models contain a lot of information relevant to them. For example, information about the structure of the building and the properties of each component. However, BIM is also raising many questions. For instance, “How can a BIM help me as a facility or property manager?” 

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Articles & White Papers | 18/02/2016
Corporate Real Estate: no benchmarking without the correct data

An increasing number of organisations are looking for insights into their real estate portfolios. In many cases, this quest runs alongside a process of centralising real estate management into one department. But insight into property is not enough: without some context, it’s impossible to identify potential improvements in real estate, implement the focused actions and evaluate the results. Benchmarking against similar organisations using comparable standards is the solution for translating insights into reliable forecasts. 

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Articles & White Papers | 26/01/2016
Chapter One - An introduction to IWMS

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments.The publication consists out of seven chapters. In chapter one you will learn more about the history of Integrated Workplace Management Systems, differences between CAD, CMMS, CAFM and IWMS and tangible benefits from an IWMS. 

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Articles & White Papers | 24/07/2015
What is IWMS?

This white paper discusses the evolution and benefits of Integrated Workplace Management Systems, as well as explaining the most important differences between IWMS, Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Facility Management Information Systems (FMIS). It also covers the evolution of these systems in terms of standardisation, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity. 

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