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Articles & white papers | 04/05/2017
Article - Lease accounting compliance

This article discusses the changes that the new IFRS and FASB lease accounting standards will impose on real estate lease practices. Their implications encompass more than merely reporting—effects from the new standards will impact decision-making procedures as well as lease administration processes themselves. 

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Articles & white papers | 03/23/2017
FAQ - How new lease accounting standards will impact your business

A lot will change in lease accounting starting in 2019. From January 1, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) will have new standards, ASC 842 and IFRS 16 respectively. This immediately raises a number of issues. In this FAQ you will find our answers to five frequently asked questions about lease accounting. 

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Articles & white papers | 03/03/2017
Infographic - Get in control of your real estate, lease contracts and financial obligations

Discover more about the actual situation within corporate real estate, new challenges of corporate real estate managers, as well as upcoming changes that will influence the real estate landscape. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/14/2017
Assessment - Are you in control of your real estate?

It is increasingly critical to have a solid real estate strategy. Real estate managers are tasked with staying within budget and reporting accurate numbers for crucial, expensive decisions. Answer these six simple questions to find out whether you are truly in control on your most expensive asset: your real estate. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/14/2017
Article - A Simplistic Sustainability Truth

Sustainability efforts can take on many different forms, especially in the workplace. This article explores how flexible workplace options and mobile solutions can significantly help organizations with their sustainability efforts—and how the ability to accurately report on those efforts can help with compliancy, decision making, and company buy-in. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/14/2017
Article - Adopting BIM for Facility Management

Facility managers are advised to approach BIM adoption as an information management exercise. Start small whenever possible and prioritize: think about the biggest problem to address first or the most appealing opportunity to materialize. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/24/2017
"Work on the Move 2": Chapter 8 - Technologies Driving Smart Futures

One of the most striking terms we encounter today is “smart.” While the word, “connected” may be a better description in some cases, the emergence of new technologies that allow systems to actually learn is pushing us closer to truly revolutionizing how we interact and manage our buildings or rather how buildings interact and react to us. Learn more about being smart in chapter 8. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/24/2017
"Work on the Move 2": Chapter 5 - The Real Estate Paradox: Options and Investments

While it seems like technology-based transformations should make the traditional office a thing of the past, when we look around us, we see a healthy, robust market in which businesses are making huge investments, rents are high, and vacancy rates are low. It’s a paradox not easily addressed, perhaps because of how fast new disruptive factors are evolving, or perhaps because those factors are affecting everyone in our industry in different ways. Learn more about this paradox in chapter 5. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/24/2017
"Work on the Move 2": Chapter 11 - The Future of Work on the Move

It’s not easy to imagine the future of facility management without also imagining the lives of those who it will affect. In chapter 11 of Work on the Move 2, we follow the life of fictional Wendy Welch in her role as a “Placemaker” in 2020. We follow her day as she reviews BIM models, contracts co-working spaces, and consults on 3D-printing replacement furniture parts. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/12/2017
Book - Work on the Move 2

Work on the Move 2 is the follow-up to the well-received publication Work on the Move which was published by the IFMA Foundation in 2011. The book provides facility professionals with tools that will allow them to become more strategic leaders in the ongoing workplace revolution. Request a digital copy of the book. 

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Articles & white papers | 10/24/2016
White Paper - An explanation of Integrated Workplace Management Systems

What are the most important differences between Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Facility Management Information Systems (FMIS). The evolution of these systems in terms of standardization, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity, and technology are described. 

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Articles & white papers | 10/24/2016
Calculator - Is your meeting room capacity sufficient?

New ways of working, innovative communication technologies, and changing business models have changed the way people use meeting and collaborative spaces. How can you really know whether your meeting room capacity still suits your business needs? Use this meeting room capacity indicator to check your capacity level in a very simple way. 

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