June 4th, 2012 - Planon today announced that it has again been named a "Leader" in Gartner Inc.’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems.
According to Gartner, “Leaders have strength in applications and platform technology, demonstrate a high level of quality in product reliability and service, have strong operational and organizational capabilities and financial stability, have global reach and offer a strong vision of customer needs, reflected in a robust development road map.”
Planon, also named a Leader in 2011, advanced its position in the Magic Quadrant in both the “visionaries” and “ability to execute” categories.
In awarding Planon its Leader designation, Gartner found:
- Planon’s standard IWMS modules are developed internally, yielding a more integrated solution that is less complex and generally easier to learn and use;
- Planon’s global presence and ability to work in difference languages, time zones and cultures is a clear plus for multi-national organizations;
- Planon offers a relatively rapid time-to-value, with a license cost ratio (confirmed by several clients) of less than 1:1.
The report also cites Planon’s success in growing North American operations, noting the region “has finally become a significant revenue segment” for the company.
“Retaining our Leader status, indeed improving our ranking, reflects our commitment to invest 20% of revenues in R&D, leading the sector,” says Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon. “Nearly one-third of our 400-plus employees are dedicated to developing the technologies and products that ensure our clients have the absolute best IWMS solutions.”
Guelen adds, “We are especially pleased that Gartner acknowledges our success in growing our North American operations, which is a top priority for us.”
In 2011, Planon posted its strongest growth in its 30-year history, led by its North American operations, which added such blue chip clients as U.S. Bank, Unilever and St. Luke’s University Health Network.