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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 | 05/17/2019
White Paper - Capital Project Management

This white paper explores the topic of capital project management and takes a deep dive into the many aspects and phases that project teams must manage in order to stay in control, such as funding, budget management, financial commitments, cashflow, and forecasting. 

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Articles & white papers | 05/09/2019
Article - The Right Fit: How three universities conquered the search for a new FM & RE solution

Many RE and FM departments are stuck “making it work” with outdated RE and FM systems that do not provide the right data or give the full picture of their current situation. This article explores how three universities - Brown University, Dartmouth College, and California Polytechnic State University – conquered the search for a new RE and FM solution that would meet their needs. 

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Articles & white papers | 05/08/2019
White Paper - What you need to know about GASB 87

One of the most important changes for public higher education organizations to be aware of under the new GASB 87 standard is that now organizations must recognize almost all contracts that are considered leases, as defined by the new standard, on the statement of net position within the annual financial statements. 

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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 | 12/09/2014
Get a free copy of Planon’s book “A Quest for Excellence”

Whether your team is just getting started or making great headway in your IWMS project, use this IWMS implementation guide to help organize your team and make informed decisions moving forward. 

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Articles & white papers | 10/23/2014
White Paper - Agile Workplace Management

The average workspace costs around $13,000 per year, with only 50% of spaces used on a typical working day. Facility and Real Estate Managers are constantly looking for solutions to maximize occupancy, match supply and demand of spaces and services, as well as reduce costs and energy consumption. Agile Workplace Management helps meet these challenges by optimizing the utilization of your space and services in a continually changing working environment. 

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