Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Planon has launched Planon Universe, a fully cloud based Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) platform that offers organizations a role-based interaction within one single technology. Business users, real estate managers, back office specialists, engineers, and even service providers are unified in one integrated platform. The platform offers them relevant and easy to use functionality on their devices of choice.
IWMS is the globally accepted name for software solutions that support processes in facility management and real estate management. Defined by Gartner as an enterprise-class software platform, IWMS integrates five key components of functionality, operated from a single technology platform and database repository. These functional areas are:
- Real estate and lease management
- Facilities and space management
- Maintenance management
- Project management
- Environmental sustainability
“We enter a new era of IWMS software ergonomics,” said Pierre Guelen, CEO and founder of Planon. “One size does not fit all anymore, and people expect context sensitive and intuitive interaction on devices that suit their specific needs.”
Organizations can immediately benefit from role-based interaction as it ensures the highest user acceptance, chain integration, and end-to-end control in any real estate or facility management process.
Planon Universe includes the Accelerator best practices, a new innovative e-learning environment, and smart project collaboration tools. It also includes full integration with sensor technology that allows organizations to improve occupancy and use of workspaces and meeting rooms.
Planon Universe comes by default with a secure cloud deployment. This allows organizations to reduce IT costs drastically and jump-start their implementation.
“Our investment in research and development continuously exceeds the benchmark. Planon Universe, with its cloud deployment, allows us to bring our continuous stream of innovations to our customers faster and easier than ever before,” said Fred Guelen, president of North America at Planon. “Combined with a new pay-per-use model, organizations gain maximum flexibility in both use and deployment of Planon Universe, now and in the future.”
Planon provides software that supports organizations looking to optimize their real estate and facilities management processes. Planon has implemented its comprehensive solutions for over 2,000 clients and is supported by offices around the world.