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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 | 10/10/2019
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 | 09/26/2019
Reporting upstream: Using analytics to meet your CRE & FM objectives

Today’s business environment thrives on data. Yet, many facility managers and real estate managers struggle to derive the right data to prove their value to the C- level. In this blog, we describe how to obtain that right data to fit your needs. 

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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 | 08/29/2019
The organizational benefits of combining ASC 842, GASB 87, and IFRS 16 compliancy with an IWMS

Utilizing an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) software for ASC 842, GASB 87, and IFRS 16 compliancy within one solution offers significant organizational benefits. Read more in our latest blog. 

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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 | 04/25/2019
A Tale of 3 Use Cases for IWMS Utilization

In this third and final blog in the 'IWMS series', Geert-Jan shares the experiences of Gasunie, King’s College London and Danfoss when implementing an IWMS. 

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Blogs | 04/18/2019
Preparing for 2020: 5 changes for CRE managers to consider

Many studies that have taken place over the past decade around how people see the future of real estate have referenced the year 2020. Gartner presents five important shifts CRE managers should consider to start preparing now for 2020 and beyond. 

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Blogs | 03/14/2019
Tips for creating a compelling business case for IWMS

In this blog, Geert-Jan explains how you can create a convincing, numbers-driven business case for the implementation or extension of an IWMS. 

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Blogs | 03/07/2019
How much value can an IWMS bring to your organization?

Real Estate and Facility Managers are often looking for innovative solutions to optimize their business operations. There are many point solutions on the market, but a prominent solution that every CRE and FM professional should evaluate is an Integrated Workplace Management System. 

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