BOSTON, November 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
A new information technology system to enhance MSU's culture of service
Planon announced today that Michigan State University (MSU) selected Planon's integrated workplace management system (IWMS) for campus management in their continuing efforts to offer the highest performing, innovative, and leading-edge facilities within higher education with a focus on quality, customer satisfaction, and value.
"Michigan State University is a large and diverse enterprise featuring one of the largest, single-campus residence hall systems in the country and a growing research footprint. We service 558 buildings at more than 24 million square feet on our East Lansing campus," said Dan Bollman, AVP for Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) at MSU. "Our goal and our vision is to provide best-in-class services in support of the University's mission of teaching, research and outreach. It is vital that we provide a comprehensive and integrated facilities management system in order to be successful."
MSU purchased Planon's entire IWMS suite of applications and plans to begin their implementation with space and maintenance management. The scope of the entire long term project also includes implementation of asset management with sustainability, fleet management, key control, mobile solutions, billing and job costing, and more.
"We will use Planon as the foundation of MSU's facilities, real estate, and infrastructure systems and data. This lays the groundwork for our facilities organization as we strive to provide MSU's students, faculty, staff, and visitors with the best possible campus experience," said Barbara Wilber, IPF Support Services Manager.
"Michigan State University's Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities team has a bold, impressive mission," said Fred Guelen, President of Planon North America. "With Planon, MSU will implement what we believe is the most effective and, comprehensive campus management solution and bring our shared vision of a truly 'Smart Campus' to fruition."
About Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.