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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 | 08/22/2018
Report - Verdantix's Buyer's Guide Integrated Workplace Management Systems

This Buyer’s Guide will support the purchase process by providing an update on the evolution of IWMS solutions and an update on product launches and developments. 

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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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Articles & white papers | 06/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Six - People, culture and change

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. Chapter six of our book, "A Quest for Excellence" explores how to factor in the human perspective within an IWMS implementation project and why paying attention to your culture and business structures is vital to your success. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Two - Why implement an IWMS

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. The publication consists out of seven chapters. In Chapter Two of Planon’s book, "A Quest for Excellence" you will learn more about the reasons to implement an IWMS and explore the business case for IWMS from several different perspectives. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter One - An introduction to IWMS

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. In Chapter One you will learn more about the history of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), differences between CAD, CMMS, CAFM and IWMS, as well as the tangible benefits from an IWMS. 

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Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
Article - Demonstrating The Value in FM

One of the things facilities professionals typically struggle with is the feeling they don’t have a great impact on the overall bottom line of a company, when in fact, they have one of the most impactful jobs in the company. From the connection to human resources, security, safety, and IT, the facility management department is an important value-adding part of any organization. 

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Articles & white papers | 07/23/2015
White Paper - Building a credible business case

Before selecting and implementing an IWMS, it’s recommended to build a business case including internal and external costs and monetary and non-monetary benefits from at least a three year perspective. 

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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 | 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 | 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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