6 June 2012 - Planon, the global leader in real estate and facilities management software, today announced that it has again been named a "Leader" in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS).
Gartner’s report also named Planon as the largest international player for IWMS, after Planon achieved a 25% increase in overall revenue last year following the company’s exceptional performance in the UK and other international markets. In 2011, Unilever became the latest high-profile company to join Planon’s international customer list, after the company announced plans to implement the full Planon IWMS across all its 1600 locations.
In awarding Planon its Leader designation, Gartner remarked on the fact that:
- Planon’s standard IWMS modules are developed internally, yielding a more integrated solution that is less complex and generally easier to learn and use;
- Planon’s global presence and ability to work in difference languages, time zones and cultures is a clear plus for multi-national organisations;
- Planon offers a relatively rapid time-to-value, with a license cost ratio (confirmed by several clients) of less than 1:1.
Planon was also named a Leader in 2011, but has advanced its position in the Magic Quadrant in both the “visionaries” and “ability to execute” categories. According to Gartner, “Leaders have strength in applications and platform technology, demonstrate a high level of quality in product reliability and service, have strong operational and organisational capabilities and financial stability, have global reach and offer a strong vision of customer needs, reflected in a robust development road map.”
Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon, says:
“Retaining our Leader status, indeed improving our ranking, reflects our commitment to invest 20% of revenues in R&D, leading the sector. Nearly one-third of our 400-plus employees are dedicated to developing the technologies and products that ensure our clients have the absolute best IWMS solutions.”