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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 | 12/24/2018
Article - The Evolution of FM

This article explores the important moments and technologies that make up the history of the facility management profession. 

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Articles & white papers | 12/21/2018
Report – Verdantix the Business Case For IWMS

This report by Verdantix provides a framework for real estate and facilities executives to develop an ROI-driven business case for an IWMS implementation. 

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Articles & white papers | 11/26/2018
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 | 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 - 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 | 11/01/2016
White Paper - Point Solutions or Integrated Solution: Important Differences

What are the real differences between a specialized point solution and more integrated software handling all aspects of real estate and facility management? More importantly, what differentiators are relevant to your specific choice? 

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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 | 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 | 07/23/2015
Article - The Quantified Building

This article from the Facility Management Journal tackles the question of what is actually happening in Internet of Things-related technology and how can you plan for its adoption? The “Quantified Building” is one result of IoT. 

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Articles & white papers | 04/13/2015
White Paper - How to maintain your maintenance

We all know exactly why, when, where, and how we maintain our car and for what costs. We make smart and well considered decisions in postponing, combining, or advancing maintenance based on our budget, the risk of engine failure, the projected lifecycle of the car, and several other factors. For one car this is easily managed but for ten cars this would become an issue. And what if you project this maintenance for a complex real estate portfolio with many buildings that represent an enormous financial value and include many technical assets with many special maintenance requirements? 

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Articles & white papers | 03/09/2015
White Paper - What is IWMS?

This white paper discusses the evolution and benefits of Integrated Workplace Management Systems, as well as explaining the most important differences between IWMS, Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Facility Management Information Systems (FMIS). It also covers the evolution of these systems in terms of standardization, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity. 

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Articles & white papers | 03/09/2015
How to guide - How to speed up dealing with work orders

Are you among those who struggle to deal with work orders in good time? Do you wonder how you are still going to fulfill Service Level Agreements (SLAs)? Do you sometimes close a report before the problem has been dealt with fully, simply in order to meet KPIs? Download a free copy of this how to guide to get five tips to make your work orders process run more efficiently. 

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