3 May 2016 - The past year has again been a highly successful one for Planon. In 2015 the company was able to continue its strong growth of the past 25 years, growing its total revenues by 20%. The last time the company reported figures was in 2012.
Its strongest results were in Central Europe, Great Britain and the United States. In 2015 Planon further strengthened its presence on the East Coast of the United States (Boston), and also opened a new office on the West Coast (Seattle). Planon acquired many new global brands across different markets. For instance, a number of leading museums were added to the client base – such as the Dutch Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis – as well as Ikano and Max Bögl.
Independent research agency Gartner is also confident about Planon’s future, and lists Planon in its 2016 Market Guide for Integrated Workplace Management Systems. In its latest IWMS Magic Quadrant, Gartner moved up Planon as a ‘Leader’ and one of the Top 3 Players in the worldwide IWMS market. ‘Our positioning in the IWMS Market Guide confirms that Planon’s product and innovation strategy is in line with the changing needs of the market for workplace optimisation,’ notes Pierre Guelen, Founder and CEO of the Planon Group. ‘Gartner suggests that Planon’s attention devoted to innovations such as The Internet of Things, Building Information Modelling and the use of social networks to improve customer experience and customer support, is consistent with the way it sees IWMS solutions developing.’
In 2015 Planon acquired twelve million Euros in growth financing, provided by the European Investment Bank. This growth investment puts Planon in an excellent position for the next step towards worldwide market leadership. ‘At Planon we believe that our strong focus on autonomous growth has a significant added value for our current and future clients,’ says Fred Guelen, CFO of the Planon Group. ‘It puts us in a position where we can actually launch integrated solutions and let our clients make the most from our innovative strengths instantly.’
Alongside strong financial growth, in 2015 Planon also experienced several other highlights which will contribute to further worldwide expansion in 2016. A few examples are:
- Planon launched Planon Universe – the latest version of its IWMS platform equipped with secure and reliable Cloud service and user-friendly interaction harmonised with all relevant user profiles.
- Planon drew on its years of experience in the worldwide implementation of IWMS solutions in the publication: ‘A quest for excellence: Guidance for CRE & FM executives implementing a global IWMS’
- Planon strengthened its position in the Asian market with the opening of new offices in Hong Kong.