San Antonio, TX– Planon Software embarks on its busiest ever IFMA summit, which includes unveiling several new product suites for the North American market and hosting education sessions on how technology is driving the evolution of facilities management.
“The continued expansion of our North American operations and client roster is the result of an unwavering commitment to the U.S. marketplace,” says Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon Software.
“Our close working relationships with American corporations and organizations, particularly during uncertain economic times, keeps us focused on designing IWMS solutions that save our clients money while optimizing their operations and workplaces.”
Planon, recognized again this year by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for IWMS software, will introduce Accelerator 3.0, a true out-of-the-box IWMS solution with more than 40 pre-configured business processes, based on real-world needs of more than 1,800 global clients.
Accelerator provides immediate ROI by optimizing processes for real estate, space and workplaces, maintenance, integrated services and sustainability.
Planon’s unrivaled investment in R&D continues to pay off with sector-leading integration of mobile technology into its products, led by apps for tablets and smartphones that put information and sophisticated IWMS tools directly in the hands of field workers.
“With people embracing the latest mobile devices for personal use, they expect their employers to do the same,” explains Erik Jaspers, Planon’s CTO. “That is why we are investing heavily to developing the sophisticated FM applications that employees are demanding. It really is a win-win situation for facilities managers.”
Mr. Jaspers is part of a team of authors accepting the International Facility Management Association’s 2012 Distinguished Author Award for the 2011 book, Work on the Move, which explores the role technology is playing in shaping the workplace of the future.
Mr. Jaspers also co-authored the just released Technology for Facilities Managers, published by Wiley & Sons. He will be presenting an educational session at IFMA World Workplace 2012, in San Antonio, based on his chapter, “Technology in the Workplace.”
Victoria Poor, Planon’s Marketing Manager, will also take to the stage, along with Glen Hicks, a facilities management expert with banking giant BB&T Corp. They will present a case study, based on his company’s use of Planon IWMS software, to show how technology is redefining the way facilities managers design and deliver optimal workplaces while simultaneously driving down operating costs.
Planon is a global software provider that enables organizations to solve their Facility Management and Corporate Real Estate challenges in the most effective way by providing superior software solutions and excellent customer service.
The Planon series of solutions include Space & Workplace Management, Maintenance Management, Integrated Services Management and Real Estate Management.
tarted in 1982, Planon has more than 1,800 clients in 40 countries. The Company’s U.S. headquarters are located in Braintree, Massachusetts. www.planonsoftware.com