Planon Accelerates Its Smart Building IoT Strategy By Acquiring Axonize

Published 13 September 2021 by Susan Clarke & Rodolphe d’Arjuzon &

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Executive Summary

On June 7, 2021, real estate and facilities management software vendor Planon announced the acquisition of Axonize, the developer of a low-code, highly scalable Internet of Things (IoT) platform. To learn more about the acquisition and implications for customers, Verdantix interviewed the Planon leadership team and analysed our broader research on smart building software. Our analysis finds that Axonize will provide Planon’s customers with enhanced IoT connectivity for buildings, by bringing greater scalability and speed to IoT data collection. The combined Axonize-Planon offering will also provide a strengthened technology portfolio for facilities services firms, facilitating the delivery of demand-based services. Real estate and facilities management executives should use this report to understand the significance of the acquisition and inform their technology roadmaps. 

Table of contents

Planon Enhances Its Technology Stack Through The Acquisition Of IoT Specialist Axonize 
Axonize Will Supercharge Planon’s Capability To Capture And Process Building IoT Data 
Planon’s Expanded Technology Portfolio Will Support Customers On Their IoT Journey 

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Figure 1. Deployment Of IoT In Facilities Management Across Ten Usage Scenarios  

About the authors

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.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Global Head of Research and Finance Director

Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. He also leads the Environment, Health & Safety practice on an interim basis. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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