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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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Analyst Reports
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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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An explanation of Integrated Workplace Management Systems

What are the most important differences between Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Facility Management Information Systems (FMIS). The evolution of these systems in terms of standardization, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity, and technology are described.

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Analyst Reports

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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Research - Disruptive IT trends affecting the facility management service provider industry

In a joint research report with Panorama, Planon discusses the disruptive technology trends in the service provider industry and our insights into the future.

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8 FAQ's about mobile solutions and automation for improved maintenance operations

Many organizations are looking to invest in technology to improve their maintenance operations. Top reasons include reducing operational costs, reducing risk, improving record keeping, and improving maintenance scheduling.

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FAQ - How the Internet of Things is enhancing the workplace

This FAQ answers five questions for corporate real estate and facility managers who want to embrace the benefits of internet connected assets.

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Getting the basics in place for effective maintenance management

This paper outlines five questions your organization must be able to answer to ensure you have the basics for effective maintenance in place.

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Articles
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Lease accounting compliance

This article discusses the changes that the new IFRS, GASB and FASB lease accounting standards will impose on real estate lease practices. Their implications encompass more than merely reporting—effects from the new standards will impact decision-making procedures as well as lease administration processes themselves.

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Assessment - Are you in control of your real estate?

It is increasingly important to have a solid real estate management strategy. Real estate managers must stay within budget and report accurate numbers for crucial and expensive decisions. So transparency in your portfolio is crucial to ensure that you are in control. Answer these six simple questions to find out whether you are truly in control of your real estate.

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Articles

Work on the Move 2

Work on the Move 2 is the follow-up to the well-received publication Work on the Move which was published by the IFMA Foundation in 2011. The book provides facility professionals with tools that will allow them to become more strategic leaders in the ongoing workplace revolution. Request a digital copy of the book.

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How can you benefit from BIM as a Facility Manager?

Both a BIM and IWMS systems use data for multiple processes throughout a building’s lifecycle. Facility and property managers are becoming increasingly interested in the benefits to maintenance and operations that integrating the two systems can bring.

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Social Physics

This article explores how IoT and Big Data help us understand behavior in the workplace. Social Physics also has implications for facility management

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Articles
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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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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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