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May 03, 2016

Planon Group Strengthens Market-Leading Position in Worldwide IWMS Market

~ International software supplier sees strong 2015 revenue growth of 20% ~ 

May 3rd, 2016– The past year has again been a highly successful one for Planon. In 2015 the company continued its strong growth of the past 30 years, increasing its total revenues by 20%.

Its strongest gains were in the United States, Central Europe, and Great Britain. In 2015 Planon further strengthened its presence on the U.S. East Coast (Boston) and also opened an office on the West Coast (Seattle). Planon welcomed many new clients 2015, including several leading museums, such as the Dutch Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis, as well as other clients such as Molina Healthcare, Coventry University, Ikano, and Max Bögl.

In addition to strong growth in 2015, Planon has already experienced strong growth in the first quarter of 2016. First quarter revenue in North America is up 54% over last year’s first quarter.

Independent research agency Gartner is also confident about Planon’s future, and lists Planon in its 2016 Market Guide for Integrated Workplace Management Systems. “Our positioning in the IWMS Market Guide confirms to us that Planon’s product and innovation strategy is in line with the changing needs of the market for workplace optimization,” notes Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of the Planon Group. “Gartner suggests that Planon’s attention devoted to innovations such as The Internet of Things, Building Information Modeling, and the use of social networks to improve customer experience and customer support is in line with the way it sees IWMS solutions developing.”

In 2015 Planon acquired €12 million in growth financing, provided by the European Investment Bank. This growth investment puts Planon in an excellent position for the next step toward worldwide market leadership. “At Planon, we believe that our strong focus on autonomous growth has significant added value for our current and future clients,” says Fred Guelen, CFO of the Planon Group and President of North American Operations. “It puts us in a position to launch integrated solutions, and to let our clients profit quickly from our innovative strengths.”

Alongside strong financial growth, in 2015 Planon also experienced several other highlights that will contribute to further worldwide expansion in 2016. A few examples: