Planon Leads the Discussion on Next-generation Facility Management Technology

Preparing for Thought Leading Presentations at IFMA Conferences in Singapore and Denver

Jul 28, 2015, 08:45 ET from Planon

BOSTON, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Planon, the market-leading specialist in Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) – is proud to have been selected to speak at several International Facility Management Association conferences in 2015: World Workplace Asia in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and World Workplace in Denver, Colo.

August 4, 2015 - Singapore

Planon will present a thought-provoking presentation on how to use common building data to the facility manager's advantage. With today's trend towards the Internet Of Things, there are fundamental shifts in how buildings can produce data and how this data can be used. Not only can data influence the managers overseeing facilities themselves, but also in supporting the individuals working and living in them. In this presentation, facility managers  will learn the benefits of having smarter buildings, and what strategies are available for getting smart projects off the ground.

October 8, 2015 - Denver, Colo.

Erik Jaspers, strategy and innovation, is giving a presentation titled: Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Real Estate & Facility Managers: Moving From Theory to Practice. BIM technology has reached the tipping point. More buildings are being designed in BIM than with Computer-Aided Drafting and we expect this process to accelerate in years to come. Now that facility managers are adopting BIM, we see potential impacts on all aspects of facility management. The session will delve into some important aspects of FM practice, including writing the BIM deliverable standard, understanding legal and contractual issues, addressing staff skills, and developing a true mindset of building life cycle management.

October 9, 2015 - Denver, Colo.

Fred Guelen, Planon's Chief Financial Officer and President of North America, will deliver a presentation titled: Managing Diversity and Change: Experiences from global IWMS Implementations. Many multi-site organizations struggle with questions of how to go about implementing and rolling out one information platform for their real estate and facility management activities. In the vast majority of cases, Planon sees significant differences in the actual state of local competencies, information infrastructures habits, and cultural differences. How does one unite all stakeholders and prioritize urgencies in such a way that tangible business value is returned on a shorter timescale? Being a multi-decade international vendor in IWMS, Planon has been doing numerous multi-site rollouts and has learned some good practices from it to share with the industry.

About Planon 
With over 30 years of experience, Planon is the leading global provider of software that supports organizations that aim to optimize workplaces, services and assets. Planon delivers innovative software, proven best practices and professional services that increase workplace productivity and cost efficiency. Planon's software has been completely designed in-house and is fully integrated to deliver reliable management information. Gartner—the leading independent technology research organization—has consistently rated Planon as a global leader in their Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). Planon has implemented its comprehensive solutions for over 2,000 clients, supported by offices around the world. To learn more about Planon's IWMS and CAFM software, visit or follow us on Twitter @Planon_US or @Planon_CA.