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An overview of Planon’s recent publications on real estate and facility management

Planon regularly publishes white papers on trends and developments in real estate and facility management. On these pages, you will also find an overview of articles written by Planon employees that were recently published in journals or on relevant websites.

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Articles & white papers | 02/02/2018
Article - FM as a Key Voice in Sustainability Strategy

Planon’s VP of Strategic Global Marketing, Nancy Johnson Sanquist looks back on three, seemingly unconnected experiences she had that spurred great discussion around sustainability and FM. The more she explored this topic, the more apparent it became that FM is a valuable, relevant – yet often missing – voice when it comes to organizational strategy around sustainability. 

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Articles & white papers | 09/21/2017
FAQ - How the Internet of Things is enhancing the workplace

This FAQ answers five questions for corporate real estate and facility managers who want to embrace the benefits of internet connected assets. 

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Articles & white papers | 09/14/2017
White Paper - The added value of the Internet of Things for Real Estate and Facility Management

The "Internet of Things" is probably one of the most discussed phenomena these days. What is the added value of IoT for Real Estate and Facility Management? 

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

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. Chapter six of our book, "A Quest for Excellence" explores how to factor in the human perspective within an IWMS implementation project and why paying attention to your culture and business structures is vital to your success. 

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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 Two of Planon’s book, "A Quest for Excellence" you will learn more about the reasons to implement an IWMS and explore the business case for IWMS from several different perspectives. 

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

Both a BIM and IWMS systems use data for multiple processes throughout a building’s lifecycle. Facility and property managers are becoming increasingly interested in the benefits to maintenance and operations that integrating the two systems can bring. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter One - An introduction to 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. In Chapter One you will learn more about the history of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), differences between CAD, CMMS, CAFM and IWMS, as well as the tangible benefits from an IWMS. 

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Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
Article - Demonstrating The Value in FM

One of the things facilities professionals typically struggle with is the feeling they don’t have a great impact on the overall bottom line of a company, when in fact, they have one of the most impactful jobs in the company. From the connection to human resources, security, safety, and IT, the facility management department is an important value-adding part of any organization. 

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Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
Article - Social Physics

This article explores how IoT and Big Data help us understand behavior in the workplace. Social Physics also has implications for facility management 

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Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
White Paper - Building a credible business case

Before selecting and implementing an IWMS, it’s recommended to build a business case including internal and external costs and monetary and non-monetary benefits from at least a three year perspective. 

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Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
White Paper - No Benchmarking without the right data

An increasing number of organizations are looking for insights into their real estate portfolios. 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. 

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Articles & white papers | 04/13/2015
White Paper - Next Generation Facilities Management Software

All over the world, forward-thinking facility management professionals have turned to facilities management software to efficiently manage their facilities and real estate portfolios. But many facility management professionals don’t realize that the next generation of facilities management software can also be used to strategically plan for the future of their businesses. 

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