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Articles & white papers | 01/24/2017
"Work on the Move 2": Chapter 11 - The Future of Work on the Move

It’s not easy to imagine the future of facility management without also imagining the lives of those who it will affect. In chapter 11 of Work on the Move 2, we follow the life of fictional Wendy Welch in her role as a “Placemaker” in 2020. We follow her day as she reviews BIM models, contracts co-working spaces, and consults on 3D-printing replacement furniture parts. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/12/2017
Book - Work on the Move 2

Work on the Move 2 is the follow-up to the well-received publication Work on the Move which was published by the IFMA Foundation in 2011. The book provides facility professionals with tools that will allow them to become more strategic leaders in the ongoing workplace revolution. Request a digital copy of the book. 

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Articles & white papers | 11/01/2016
White Paper - Point Solutions or Integrated Solution: Important Differences

What are the real differences between a specialized point solution and more integrated software handling all aspects of real estate and facility management? More importantly, what differentiators are relevant to your specific choice? 

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Articles & white papers | 10/24/2016
White Paper - An explanation of Integrated Workplace Management Systems

What are the most important differences between Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Facility Management Information Systems (FMIS). The evolution of these systems in terms of standardization, integration capabilities, workflow orientation, CAD and BIM connectivity, and technology are described. 

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Articles & white papers | 08/25/2016
White Paper - ERP versus IWMS: Compete or Complete?

Does your current software or ERP system handle your secondary business processes effectively? Weigh your options and take a look at ERP and IWMS from three different perspectives: business, IT, and investment. 

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Articles & white papers | 06/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Six - People, culture and change

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. Chapter six of our book, "A Quest for Excellence" explores how to factor in the human perspective within an IWMS implementation project and why paying attention to your culture and business structures is vital to your success. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter Two - Why implement an IWMS

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. The publication consists out of seven chapters. In Chapter Two of Planon’s book, "A Quest for Excellence" you will learn more about the reasons to implement an IWMS and explore the business case for IWMS from several different perspectives. 

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Articles & white papers | 02/19/2016
FAQ - How can you benefit from BIM as a Facility Manager?

Both a BIM and IWMS systems use data for multiple processes throughout a building’s lifecycle. Facility and property managers are becoming increasingly interested in the benefits to maintenance and operations that integrating the two systems can bring. 

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Articles & white papers | 01/26/2016
"A Quest for Excellence": Chapter One - An introduction to IWMS

Planon’s book is a complete guide focusing on implementing a global corporate real estate and facilities management software in complex cross-cultural environments. In Chapter One you will learn more about the history of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), differences between CAD, CMMS, CAFM and IWMS, as well as the tangible benefits from an IWMS. 

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