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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 | 09/19/2019
Five reasons why organizations can no longer avoid standardization

Global outsourcing of complementary activities becomes much less complex and risky when information is standardized within companies. Read about the five key benefits in this blog. 

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Blogs | 09/12/2019
What is the Difference? Big Data vs. Analytics

Large amounts of data are being stored within Real Estate and Facility Management systems, and that will continue to grow. “Big Data” and “Analytics” have been brought to life. What do these terms mean and what are the differences between them? 

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Blogs | 09/05/2019
Lease Accounting Standards in 2019 & Beyond

IFRS 16 remains important for companies leasing assets. Some have already completed the implementation, some are in the middle of it or now looking for a permanent solution like IWMS. This blog gives a recap of why IFRS 16 was introduced and its impact. 

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Blogs | 02/12/2015
Facility management acronyms – test yourself

Learn about essential acronyms within the real estate and facility management industry, such as SBS, IWMS, CAD, BIM, CIFM, and FMS. 

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Blogs | 01/08/2015
Psychology and Facilities Management: how do you create more hospitality?

As a facility manager, process-oriented automation can help generate a greater hospitality and improve customer/user satisfaction. 

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Blogs | 12/02/2014
Help! My colleague is a robot

People have always used tools to achieve specific objectives; technology and robotics are next generation tools to get specific tasks and work done. 

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Blogs | 11/25/2014
Self-Service: guidance for successful implementation

Employee Self-Service is a proven concept in FM, IT, and HR that improves services accessibility and increases efficiency in processing and delivery. 

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Blogs | 11/12/2014
BREEAM - Don’t become fixated on that plaque beside the door

Sustainability initiatives must evolve within the organization. Standards like BREEAM allow organizations to grow through self-assessment & transparency 

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Blogs | 10/28/2014
3 requirements for professional space management

CAFM software must support complex requirements like space sharing, scenario planning, and the ability to provide insight in actual and planned space usage. 

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Blogs | 09/30/2014
Flexible working: what are the boundaries?

You need to know the optimal capacity utilization rate of your office space to truly take advantage of workforce mobility and flexible workspace concepts. 

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Blogs | 09/09/2014
Software is like building a house

User-centric design is critical for IWMS software. It's important to define different groups of users; because not everyone uses software in the same manner 

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Blogs | 08/19/2014
Maintenance management viewed through digital glasses (and three other scenarios)

Augmented and virtual reality technologies can offer facility and maintenance managers new ways to improve how they manage facilities. 

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