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FM & RE terms and definitions

Planon’s FM glossary provides free resources to help you navigate through real estate and facility management industry words, phrases, and acronyms.
Glossary | 14/05/2019
Property Management Software

Property management software supports the automation of processes such as portfolio management, transaction management, lease management and (capital) project management for real estate owners and occupiers. 

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Glossary | 10/12/2018
IWMS | Integrated Workplace Management Systems

Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) are software solutions that enable executives and managers to reduce facility management costs significantly and increase business productivity, compliance, and transparency. 

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Glossary | 20/09/2018
Space Management

Space management involves the management of an organisation’s physical space inventory. Think about accurate tracking of how much space an organisation has, managing occupancy information, and creating strategic spatial plans. 

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Glossary | 27/10/2016
CMMS | Computerised Maintenance Management System

Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software supports maintenance planners, engineers, real estate owners, and service providers to ensure streamlined and compliant execution of work. 

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Glossary | 26/10/2016
Service Management

Service Management aims to improve customer relationships and overall care, while also helping to reduce costs associated with providing those services. 

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Glossary | 26/10/2016
BIM | Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital representation of the physical and operational components of a building to aid in construction and beyond. 

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