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

Integrated Workplace Management software provides value to the bottom line of a company. But the board of directors is not always aware of IWMS benefits 

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Articles & white papers | 02/09/2015
White Paper - Capital Project Management

This white paper addresses the increasing need for Capital Project Management in real estate, sustainability and maintenance management. The paper clearly explains the different phases in Capital Project Management with a specific focus on financial aspects like funding, budgets, commitments, cash flow and forecasting. 

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