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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 | 10/25/2018
Enabling End-User Success

IFM providers will have to identify and support their clients’ organizations in new ways to organize and collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders. Read this blog post from Jeffrey Saunders, Director of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. 

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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 | 09/13/2018
What Integrated Facility Services CEOs say about their technology stack

Last year, Planon partnered with Panorama, a consultancy firm dedicated to the facility management ecosystem, to better understand the trends disrupting the facility management service provider industry. 

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Blogs | 05/24/2018
How service providers can automate maintenance management processes

When service providers want to modernize their maintenance management processes, there are three vital sources of information to start with. 

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Blogs | 03/08/2018
These six strategies are drastically changing the IWMS landscape

Independent research firm Verdantix highlighted six key strategies IWMS vendors implement. In this blog, we elaborate on each of them. 

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Blogs | 02/15/2018
3 new business models for service providers using the Internet of Things

How can service providers benefit from the Internet of Things? Planon presents three business models for service providers to consider. 

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Blogs | 01/25/2018
The role of the Internet of Things in attracting and retaining talent

How can real estate and facility managers increase employee engagement, attract, and retain talent and what is the role technology plays in all that? 

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Blogs | 01/11/2018
From a Smart Building to a Learning Building; establish your use and business case!

The Internet of Things and Smart Buildings provide us with an enormous potential of use cases. However, what is their real value? 

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Blogs | 09/28/2017
If you want something done well, outsource it

From a functional perspective, the service provider industry has very specific and extensive requirements for software to manage core business operations. 

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Blogs | 09/14/2017
3 recommendations for Facility Management Service Providers

How can facility management service providers combine doing things right and doing the right things? We based 3 recommendations on a RICS and IFMA report. 

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Blogs | 02/23/2017
Responsiveness to change: Mobile for Facility Management

Facility managers find new capabilities with emerging technologies such as web-based software frameworks and a new generation of field-service applications. 

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