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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 | 12/12/2018
Assessment - Asset & Maintenance Management

Correct documentation and maintenance of your assets and buildings is important to ensure business continuity and to avoid undesired quality-loss of assets. Answer these six questions to see if you have the basics in place. 

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Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
Article - The emerging role of the city as a workplace

What defines 'the world of workplace'? When we talk about 'workplace' today, we often refer to a building and review its performance in relation to the requirements of the owner of that building (either owned or leased). But buildings are effectively nodes of those grids that we call cities. And cities are transforming and innovating at an accelerating pace, their innovation projects often funded by governments. So what influence do cities have on the trades of housing and FM services? 

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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 - 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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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 make software demos work

Are you considering purchasing IWMS software? Or planning to replace your existing CAFM as it doesn’t meet your needs? In both cases, a well thought purchase process starts with understanding your requirements, writing the business case, budget and resource allocation, and a solid project plan including a vendor selection procedure. 

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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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Articles & white papers | 02/17/2015
White Paper - CAFM - Getting the Board on Board

The many advantages of CAFM software are often clear to Facility and Real Estate Managers (reduced costs, greater efficiency and accurate reporting), but getting buy-in from your board to invest in Computer Aided Facility Management can be a challenge. 

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