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January 28, 2013

Planon uses new smartphone apps in daily operations

January 28th, 2013 - The Planon Group now uses its recently released ‘Planon Apps’ within its own daily business operations. After implementing the New Way of Working, including a flexible workplace concept and dynamic meeting rooms, Planon again shows its drive for innovation.

“Practice what you preach” says Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of the Planon Group. “Using our software solutions within our own organisation enables us to ourselves experience the benefits which makes explaining it to our customers much easier. We can show customers and guests how these Apps work in daily operations. And in the end, this allows us to fine-tune the user experience and functionality of Apps based on true experience in practice.”

The headquarters in Nijmegen offers a dynamic office environment for all 450 Planon employees that work centrally or in one of the country offices. Next to fixed workplaces, the building offers 75 flexible workplaces and over 15 meeting rooms which are all labelled with RFID tags and QR codes. All Planon employees can reserve these facilities by using the web-based Planon Self-Service. Also service requests regarding FM, IT or HR are processed by Planon Self-Service.

Planon Apps is the most recent product innovation that offers a great user experience by using a smartphone to book a room or workplace on the go, simply by scanning its RFID tag or QR code with your smartphone. Or send a malfunction to the helpdesk, including a photo that is taken with your smartphone. These use-cases are unique as they take maximum advantage of smartphones features like RFID scanning, QR reading, camera, GPS location awareness and social media connections.

“Planon Apps is a unique extension of Planon Self-Service. With Planon Apps we deploy valuable and useful functionality to all of our employees that they can use on the go. This enables our colleagues to work even smarter and increases the efficiency of our facilities”, concludes Pierre Guelen.

Planon Apps can be downloaded from Google Play™ for Android™ or the App Store for iOS and are fully integrated with the Planon-software suite.