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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 | 10/17/2019
The least popular meeting room is used the most!

Data is meaningless if you don’t know the context. Planon’s IWMS provides a lot of context, but it’s the facility manager who is familiar with the data who can interpret it and draw the right conclusions. 

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Blogs | 10/10/2019
To measure is to know … nothing!

In this blog I am going to talk about the renowned proverb ‘to measure is to know’. Within Facility and Real Estate Management, we seem to consider this of high importance. Read this blog to know why! 

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Blogs | 10/03/2019
Using Analytics to take your CRE & FM strategy to the next level

This blog explains the importance of using Big Data & Analytics when supporting CRE and FM strategies today and highlights common challenges when looking to leverage these aspects within your organization. 

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Blogs | 07/25/2019
Facility Management Evolution Series: 1970s & 1980s

How did facility management evolve to become an official field? We analyze “The Evolution of FM” and gain some incredible insight on our technological journey in FM over several decades. 

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Blogs | 07/18/2019
Facility Management Evolution Series: 1960s

Diving deeper into the evolution of FM and how we got to where we are today within the field. We analyze “The Evolution of FM” and gain some incredible insight on our technological journey in FM over several decades. 

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Blogs | 07/11/2019
3 Trends That Will Change Facility and Real Estate Management

Technology and information management are playing an increasingly important role in facility and real estate management - but what challenges will we face in the coming years? 

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Blogs | 07/04/2019
What is an asset?

Industries are catching on that there are new types of untraditional assets (like sensors) that require time, effort, and money to manage and maintain. 

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Blogs | 06/27/2019
What you need to do to prepare for GASB 87, the new lease accounting standard

Planon recently participated in an excellent webinar “Countdown to Compliance: How Public Universities Can Effectively Prepare for GASB 87” with NACUBO, the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The webinar speakers included Shea Bryant of Michigan State University, Charlene McNeil of Arazzo Solutions, and me. In this blog, I’d like to share some key takeaways from that webinar. 

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Blogs | 06/20/2019
Discover the correlation | Closing the gap between real estate and C-level organizational goals with the power of analytics

Real estate and facility management teams need to shift towards data cross-referencing and look deeper into the relationship between real estate metrics and overall metrics to attract more attention from the C-suite. 

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Blogs | 06/17/2019
Getting the C-Suite “on board” with corporate real estate strategy

This blog recaps our great discussion with real estate expert René Buck. He shares how societal developments are currently leading to companies revising their location policies, and how to get support from the C-Suite for these new real estate initiatives. 

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Blogs | 06/06/2019
The air traffic control called Capital Project Management

If Project Management is like flying a plane, then Captial Project Management could be compared to air traffic control. 

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Blogs | 05/29/2019
How to maintain control of capital projects in real estate and facility management

Corporate real estate and facility managers are often in charge of large capital projects. How do you stay in control of these type of projects? Discover in our blog what the 4 key phases of Capital Project Management are and what the role is of an IWMS in this approach. 

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