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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 | 11/28/2018
Article - Balancing Priorities

There are many business factors disrupting the FM industry. For the FMJ’s issue on “Evolution of FM,” Planon authored an article titled “Balancing Priorities” which outlines 3 of the more recently developing market trends impacting service providers, and therefore their clients. 

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Articles & white papers | 11/12/2018
White Paper – Higher Education Survey Report 2018

What are the focus areas and technologies that are most relevant to real estate and facility management professionals in higher education today? Get the results and read the analysis with the full report. 

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Articles & white papers | 10/11/2018
White Paper - Why effective space management is fundamental to a successful working experience

This white paper discusses the concept of space itself, describes the importance of creating an optimal working experience, and explains which elements of space management contribute to offering a successful working experience. 

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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 | 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 | 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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Articles & white papers | 08/25/2016
White Paper - ERP versus IWMS: Compete or Complete?

Does your current software or ERP system handle your secondary business processes effectively? Weigh your options and take a look at ERP and IWMS from three different perspectives: business, IT, and investment. 

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