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Planon positioned in the Leaders Category for IWMS by the IDC MarketScape

What role will IWMS platforms play moving forward?

March 30, 2021 – Planon has been named a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Workplace Management System 2020-2021 Vendor Assessment*. Strong industry experience, an open platform strategy, and the partner ecosystem were strengths noted for Planon within the assessment.

The IDC MarketScape evaluated Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) vendors by two primary categories:

  1. Capabilities of the IWMS vendor and its product offering today
  2. The vendor’s future strategy and how well it aligns with its customers’ requirements for the next three to five years

“Organizations need a robust set of workplace management tools to give them the flexibility and resiliency to manage through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Juliana Beauvais, research manager, Enterprise Applications at IDC. “Unfortunately, too many organizations are missing the point of having an Integrated Workplace Management System and are using an assorted collection of applications. To create a successful long-term strategy for your organization’s workplaces, campuses, facilities, and retail stores, you must fully leverage all the capabilities of an IWMS.”

The IDC MarketScape identified a number of Planon’s strengths, including these three areas:

  1. Planon’s open platform strategy, which allows customers to connect and embed different technologies, applications and PropTech easily, flexibly and in a scalable manner
  2. Planon’s focus on expanding its partner ecosystem and making it an important part of its growth strategy
  3. Planon’s configurability, including self-service configuration tools, which allow customers to continuously align their IWMS applications with changing needs or strategies

The IDC MarketScape report further states: “[Organizations] with an IWMS already in place are able to more easily pivot than those still relying on spreadsheets or outdated systems.” This is especially important for organizations navigating uncertainty and changes to their facilities and real estate portfolios, both during COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions, as well as when they prep for the aftermath. According to the report, “A modern SaaS and cloud-based IWMS can help orchestrate faster data-driven enterprise-wide decision making and actions compared with siloed, disjointed, and sluggish legacy systems.”

“Large organizations are confronted with a multitude of options in the IWMS market today and IDC’s initiative to launch an IWMS IDC MarketScape will further increase buyers’ awareness of their needs and the value an IWMS can bring,” said Pierre Guelen, CEO of Planon. “This report reinforces Planon’s position as a market leader in providing rich functionality combined with cloud-based open platform capabilities - allowing our customers to connect and embed their preferred property technology in a scalable and future-proof way.”

You can read the full assessment here.

*doc # US46261420, DECEMBER 2020

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