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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 | 05/20/2020
Three case studies about the use of an IWMS

Explore three case studies around organizations using IWMS and how it helps them achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and cost savings. 

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Blogs | 05/07/2020
Keeping Our Buildings Healthy as We Recover

Buildings can’t catch COVID-19, but they may end up suffering from it. Neglect is a problem for buildings. They may not suffer wear and tear from humans during this time, but they remain subject to natural elements – wind, rain, freeze-thaw cycles – and to vandalism, break-ins and other malicious acts. 

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Blogs | 04/23/2020
How much value can an IWMS bring to your organization?

A prominent software approach to automate processes in real estate and facilities management is the use of an IWMS. In this blog we summarize its key advantages and explain how an IWMS contributes to achieving 5 strategic business objectives. 

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Blogs | 08/22/2019
Exploring Employee Productivity 2.0: “Human Performance”

These are turbulent times for Real Estate and Facility Managers. In this blog we dive into the conversation we had with Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Global Head of Corporate Research with JLL and talk about the trends and metrics that will matter soon. 

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Blogs | 08/15/2019
Are you still relying on Excel to become FASB, GASB, or IFRS compliant?

IFRS 16, ASC 842, and GASB 87 presents major challenges for organizations that use Excel for contract management. Learn why it is crucial to discover a different solution for your organization. 

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Blogs | 08/01/2019
Facility Management Evolution Series: 1990s & 2000s

The early 2000s and the formal conception of IWMS. 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 | 07/25/2019
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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