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A collection of thoughts and questions turned into blog posts

Planon regularly publishes blog posts on topics ranging from workplace management and compliance to the Internet of Things and Building Information Modelling. These quick reads are often educational, occasionally humorous, and always worth your time.

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Blogs | 10/18/2018
How to discover the maturity level of your space management

To assess the way your space management is organized and understand how to improve, there are six organizational elements you need to consider. Read more about them in this blog. 

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Blogs | 10/11/2018
CAFM vs ERP: What’s the difference for facility management service providers?

Although many service providers use separate systems for their business processes, they should have an 'enterprise operations platform'. 

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Blogs | 10/08/2018
Becoming a B2B2C Service Provider

This connection of relationships is referred to as the B2B2C-model, in which commercial service providers extend their existing business to business (B2B) relationship with contract managers to also include the end users and consumers of the service (B2B2C). 

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Blogs | 03/03/2016
What the iPhone can teach us about real estate benchmarking

Without reliable data there cannot be a reliable benchmark. Learn what the release of Apple's newest iPhone can teach us about real estate benchmarking. 

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Blogs | 02/25/2016
How the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin still resonates within Facilities Management today

Facility management can take advantage of IoT and connected devices - even rat traps are getting tech upgrades that allow them to self-report. 

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Blogs | 02/18/2016
What the word smart actually means (and why a smart meter isn’t smart)

Smart cities, smart materials, smart assets, smart meters, smart homes, smart logistics - what does "smart" really mean in this context? 

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Blogs | 02/11/2016
“Infrastructure: If anything exciting happens, we’ve done it wrong”

In the world of facility management (often the unsung heroes of an organization) if something exciting happens, it means the job isn't being done properly. 

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Blogs | 02/04/2016
Smart traveling / Smart working

Sensor technology and Big Data analytics are paving the way for new ways of working, even "smart traveling." 

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Blogs | 01/28/2016
Did I miss something?

Recognizing and identifying different stages of social learning and applying it to workplace design can translate into new, valuable employee collaboration. 

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Blogs | 01/21/2016
The problem of “too easy”

Can it ever be "too easy" to find an empty meeting room? Under-utilized space in offices can translate into huge cost savings when addressed correctly. 

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Blogs | 01/14/2016
James Bond technology in the workplace

In today's workplace, technology enables employers and employees to gather data in ways that were once only seen in James Bond movies. 

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Blogs | 01/07/2016
Where will you meet in the offices of the future?

Thanks to technology, people are more flexible, but how flexible is the space where people work? 

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