Customer Portal customer-icon

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.

Use the filter option below to find the articles or the white papers that best fit your information needs.
Articles & White Papers | 26/11/2018
White Paper - What is IWMS?

This white paper discusses the evolution and benefits of IWMS, as well as explaining the most important differences between IWMS, CAFM and FMIS. It also covers the evolution of these systems in terms of standardisation, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity. 

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

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. 

Learn more
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 pillars of change, how to prepare for success and how to secure buy-in from the workforce. 

Learn more

Stay up-to-date

Articles & White Papers | 26/02/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Two - Why implement an 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 Two you will learn more about the reasons why to implement an IWMS and you will explore the different viewpoints on implementing an IWMS. 

Learn more
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. 

Learn more
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. 

Learn more
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. 

Learn more
Articles & White Papers | 17/02/2015
White Paper - CAFM - Getting the Board on Board

The many advantages of CAFM software are often clear to Facility and Real Estate Managers (reduced costs, greater efficiency and accurate reporting), but getting buy-in from your board to invest in Computer Aided Facility Management can be a challenge. 

Learn more
Articles & White Papers | 01/10/2014
White Paper - ERP versus IWMS

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.goals, and to reduce any risk of failure during implementation and operation. 

Learn more
Articles & White Papers | 01/10/2014
White Paper - 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, CAFM and FMIS. It also covers the evolution of these systems in terms of standardisation, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity. 

Learn more
Articles & White Papers | 01/10/2014
How to guide - How to make software demos work

Are you considering purchasing an IWMS? Or planning to replace your existing CAFM software as it doesn’t meet your needs? In both cases a well thought purchase process starts with understanding your requirements, writing the business case, setting a budget, allocating resources and building a solid project plan including a vendor selection procedure. 

Learn more