IWMS Major Planon Extends Into Facilities Optimization With The IoT

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Executive Summary

Across the real estate, energy and facilities information management (REEFIM) market, suppliers are racing to develop propositions that effectively leverage the latest technology trend – the Internet of Things (IoT). Verdantix interviewed Erik Jaspers, Product Strategy and Innovation Officer at Planon, to discover more about Planon’s strategy for the IoT and its latest generation of applications launched in January 2017. We heard that Planon’s set of applications are built on the Amazon Web Services global IoT platform and Planon has developed offerings across: 1) occupant tracking, 2) energy management, 3) just-in-time maintenance, 4) occupant well-being and 5) tracking end-user experience. Verdantix finds that Planon is taking advantage of the IoT faster than many of its integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) peers, with the backing of a well-funded R&D function. In the near-term our analysis finds three types of customer that could benefit from Planon’s IoT applications: organizations with activity-based working strategies, those looking to maintain the performance of high efficiency buildings and IWMS users looking for greater insight into energy consumption. 

Table of contents

IWMS Major Planon Extends Into Facilities Optimization With The IoT
Planon’s Strategy To Take Advantage Of The IoT Focuses On Five Value-Add Applications
Planon’s Applications Aim To Smarten-Up Space Optimization And Maintenance Programmes

A Well-Thought-Through IoT Approach Backed By Significant R&D Will Help IWMS Vendors Move Towards End-to-End Facility Management
Planon’s Proposition Will Deliver Value To Smart Buildings And Activity-Based Working Programmes In The Short-Term

About the author

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

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