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An overview of Planon’s recent publications on real estate and facility management

Planon regularly publishes white papers on trends and developments in real estate and facility management. On these pages, you will also find an overview of articles written by Planon employees that were recently published in journals or on relevant websites.

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Articles & White Papers | 10/12/2019
Research - Blue Ribbon Panel Report

With research conducted by an esteemed panel of higher education experts, this report explores the rapid changes in educational models, institutional missions, stakeholder expectations, financial conditions, and technologies, which all indicate that the traditional facility management solutions employed by many universities today may fall short in providing for the smart campus of the future. 

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Articles & White Papers | 04/12/2019
White Paper – Transforming smart building technology

Read this 9-page white paper to learn how integrating a smart building platform with an IWMS allows organisations to exploit and realise the most value from their portfolio for both their business and its occupants. 

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Articles & White Papers | 12/11/2019
Verdantix report - Strategic Focus: Smart Buildings As A Platform

Smart buildings promise many benefits for occupants and operators, but for owners the question of how to monetise the additional investment remains. This report gives corporate real estate professionals an early read on the emerging trend of smart buildings. 

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Articles & White Papers | 19/02/2016
FAQ - 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 | 26/01/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter One - An introduction to IWMS

Planon’s book, "A Quest for Excellence" is a complete guide for those wanting to learn more about implementing global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. 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 | 23/07/2015
Article - A Simplistic Sustainability Truth

Sustainability means many different things to many different people. However, at the heart of its definition there is a simple truth: if we make less environmentally harmful choices, all of us benefit. 

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Articles & White Papers | 13/04/2015
Article - 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 | 13/04/2015
White Paper - How to maintain your maintenance

We all know exactly why, when, where and how we need to maintain our car and what are the costs. We make smart and well considered decisions in postponing, combining or advancing its maintenance based on our budget, the risk of engine failure, the projected lifecycle of the car and several other factors. 

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Articles & White Papers | 13/04/2015
White Paper - Building a credible business case

Before selecting and implementing an IWMS, it’s recommended to build a business case including internal and external costs and monetary and non-monetary benefits from at least a three year perspective. 

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Articles & White Papers | 13/04/2015
Article - Social Physics

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 | 13/04/2015
White Paper - Next Generation Facility Management Software

All over the world, forward-thinking facility management professionals have turned to facilities management (FM) software to efficiently manage their facilities and real estate portfolios. But many facility management professionals don’t realise that the next generation of facilities management software can also be used to strategically plan for the future of their businesses. 

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Articles & White Papers | 13/04/2015
Article - The emerging role of the city as a workplace

What really defines 'the world of workplace'? Today when we talk about 'workplace', we often refer to a building and review its performance in relation to the requirements of the owner of that building (either owned or leased). 

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