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Articles & white papers | 12/22/2016
Point Solutions or Integrated Solution - Important differences

Many organisations have had problems choosing the right software solution for Facility and Real Estate Management. What actually makes these software solutions different from each other? Moreover, what differentiators are relevant to your specific choice? 

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Articles & white papers | 12/13/2016
Request a free copy of Planon’s IWMS implementation guide

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. The publication gives the reader a clear path towards the most important elements which play a role in implementing and using an IWMS system on a global basis. Request a free copy. 

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Articles & white papers | 10/24/2016
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
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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Articles & white papers | 08/25/2016
ERP versus IWMS, compete or complete?

What are the real differences between ERP and IWMS? And what relevant choices should be made when considering using your ERP for secondary business processes? Based on three different perspectives ‒ business, IT, and investment ‒ this white paper guides you in making a solid choice to suit your long-term goals, reducing the risk of failure during implementation and operation. 

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Articles & white papers | 07/20/2016
The Quantified Building

What is actually happening in Internet of Things (IoT)-related technology and how can you plan for its adoption? This article originally ran in the FMJ, the official magazine of the International Facility Management Association. 

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Articles & white papers | 06/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Six - People, culture and change

Planon’s new book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. In chapter six you will learn more about the pilars of change, how to prepare for success and how to secure buy-in from the workforce. 

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Articles & white papers | 03/15/2016
Social Physics: a new science to watch for FM

This article aims to discuss part of the content of Professor Alex Pentland's book about 'Social Physics' and tries to translate some of its takeaways to the field of facility management. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Two - Why implement an IWMS

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. The publication consists out of seven chapters. In chapter six you will learn more about the pilars of change, how to prepare for success and how to secure buy-in from the workforce. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/19/2016
How can you benefit from BIM as a Facility Manager?

Facility and property managers are becoming more and more interested in BIM. This is not surprising given that BIM contain a great deal of relevant information for this target group ‒ for example, information about the composition of the building and the properties of building components. At the same time, the use of a BIM is raising many questions. For example, “How can a BIM help me as a facility or property manager?” 

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Articles & white papers | 02/18/2016
Corporate Real Estate: no benchmarking without the right data

An increasing number of organizations are looking for insights into their real estate portfolios. In many instances, this quest runs parallel to a process of centralizing real estate management into one department. However, insight into property is not enough; without some context, it is impossible to identify real estate improvement potential, implement the focused actions, and evaluate the results. So, benchmarking against similar organizations using comparable standards is the solution for translating insights into reliable forecasts. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/01/2016
What is IWMS?

Planon recently published a new whitepaper about the evolution and benefits of Integrated Workplace Management Systems. The paper explains the most important differences between IWMS and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Facility Management Information Systems (FMIS). Also the evolution of these systems in terms of standardisation, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity, and technology are described. 

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