~ Planon’s position in this IDC MarketScape reflects its ability to meet education customer needs today and for the future, supporting stakeholders across the campus in making optimal decisions to improve faculty, staff, student, and visitor experiences. ~
4 November 2021 – Planon is pleased to be named a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS Education Maintenance and Facility 2021 Application Vendor Assessment *. The IDC MarketScape assessment identifies Planon’s open platform strategy and ecosystem, digital visualisation capabilities and notable global higher education presence as major strengths that Planon delivers to its clients.
The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Education Maintenance and Facility Application Vendor Assessment aims to provide potential education software customers with a list of vendors that have taken great strides to incorporate the capabilities and strategies that support the broad needs of maintenance and facility management for education.
‘As hybrid work and learning models transform the traditional world of K–12 and higher education, facilities management application vendors are exploring new ways to enhance digital tools that support these institutions,’ says Matthew Leger, research manager, Worldwide Education Digital Transformation Strategies at IDC. ‘As institutions look to bolster their facilities management capabilities in the face of major disruptions in education, they must think critically about how SaaS application vendors are working to serve education institutions moving into an uncertain future. Important things to consider are customer relationships, configurability, capital planning, mobility, location intelligence, and IoT.’
The IDC MarketScape report highlights a number of Planon’s strengths, including:
- Planon’s open platform and partner ecosystem, which can easily integrate with a wide range of third-party technologies and data sources, including enterprise applications, vendor systems, and service contractors, as well as building management systems, IoT platforms, and sensors.
- Planon’s noteworthy range of interactive digital visualisation capabilities to manage assets and buildings, including AutoCAD and BIM integration, and building digital twin models with images, reality capture, and cloud-based visualisation linked directly to building floor plans and assets.
- Planon’s notable global higher education presence, with over 150 institutions using Planon software around the world. Planon has 14 offices throughout Europe, North America, and Asia and offers its product in 12 languages with live customer support in four languages. Local teams of experts are well versed in delivering new implementations, full life-cycle support, and integrated campus management solutions to universities and colleges.
‘Higher education institutions across the globe have put their trust in Planon’s integrated campus management software to support them in managing a diverse mix of buildings, infrastructure and facilities, regulatory compliance, sustainability objectives, security issues, and changing student expectations,’ said Pierre Guelen, Planon CEO. ‘I am proud that Planon has been named a Leader in this IDC MarketScape. We will continue to put our knowledge and dedication to work, helping education institutes to provide the optimum environment for their communities to study, teach, work, and live.’
A free excerpt of the report on Planon can be obtained here.
* IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS Education Maintenance and Facility 2021 Application Vendor Assessment; Oct 2021 | Doc #US48145321