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March 14, 2018 – Brown University (United States) has taken a major step forward with initiatives to enhance facility management across its campus through the selection of Planon’s Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS).
“The partnership with Planon will allow Brown to implement the most progressive smart campus technology for our facilities management services, which we hope will transform the campus experience for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. In the process this will reduce our costs and enable greater efficiencies for the university,” said Dr. Ravi Pendse, CIO of Brown University.
Brown chose Planon’s entire IWMS suite and will begin implementation with the maintenance and space solutions. This includes inventory and warehousing capabilities, as well as key functionality for planning, managing and operating the extensive Brown campus portfolio of buildings and assets.
An update on this implementation from Twitter:
Working on @Planonsoftware implementation kick-off this week Stakeholder's meeting with @FredGuelen and @david_karpook yesterday. Very successful. Space Management, Key Control, Mobility, Maint. Management, PMs, and Stores meetings today. Nice job!
— Scott Gregory Lloyd (@realScottLloyd) April 27, 2018
“We were impressed with the consistency and cleanness of the user interface of Planon’s IWMS offering across all modules,” said Monty Combs, Director of Systems & Services at Brown University. “The system seemed really configurable to meet our end-to-end needs, and its ease-of-use heavily influenced our decision. We conducted a lengthy, extensive selection process, and formed a consensus that Planon was the best fit for our needs.”
“Planon is proud to work with such an esteemed university as Brown,” said Fred Guelen, Planon’s President of North American Operations. “This partnership is one where the extraordinary leadership and innovation at Brown University meets the world’s most advanced smart campus technology at Planon. We anticipate that forming this exciting partnership will result in exciting developments.”