Planon Named a Leader for CMMS and Facility Management Applications in Two Recent IDC MarketScape Reports

This positioning confirms Planon’s expertise, leadership and winning long-term vision within the realm of CMMS and integrated facility management software, which Planon has been delivering to its customers for 35+ years 

BRIGHTON, United Kingdom, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Planon is proud to be named a ‘Leader’ in the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) category and in the Facility Management (CAFM) Applications category in two IDC MarketScape reports – IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS CMMS Application 2021 Vendor Assessment and IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS Facility Management Application 2021 Vendor Assessment. In the assessments, the IDC MarketScape recognises Planon’s open platform strategy and ecosystem, digital visualisation capabilities and global presence as major strengths that Planon delivers to its customers.  


“We are very pleased to have been named a Leader in CMMS and Facility Management,” said Pierre Guelen, Planon CEO. “Our CMMS and CAFM capabilities are vital components of Planon’s unique Integrated Workplace Management Solutions (IWMS) platform approach, where all our solutions are rich in functionality and built on the same cloud-based technology platform, based on a single data source, and integrated by design. This allows customers to easily scale and extend their preferred property technology across domains at any time.” 

The IDC MarketScape Worldwide SaaS CMMS Application Vendor Assessment is an excellent report for buyers who are looking to evaluate CMMS vendors and learn about the most important criteria to take into account when selecting a CMMS and technology partner.  

“Because SaaS turns a CMMS software deployment into a multiyear relationship, organisations should look beyond product functionality alone and evaluate a vendor’s customer engagement, ecosystem approach, cloud delivery, software release strategy, strategic road map, and overall vision,” says Juliana Beauvais, research manager, Enterprise Asset Management and Smart Facilities at IDC. “Ultimately, it is about finding a vendor you trust to deliver on its commitments. Look for a vendor that feels as much a cultural fit for your organization as a technical fit.” 

The same could be said about organisations looking for a long-term technology partner for an integrated facility management system. The IDC MarketScape for SaaS Facility Management (CAFM) Application vendors, states, ‘Organizations must think about key areas that differentiate SaaS facility management application vendors both today and tomorrow, which are customer relationships, configurability, mobility, location intelligence, IoT, and vision.’ 

Both IDC MarketScape reports highlight a number of Planon’s strengths, including:  

 A free excerpt of the reports on Planon can be obtained via the links below: 

Notes for the editor 

About PlanonPlanon is the leading global provider of Real Estate and Facility Management software that enables building and service digitalisation by integrating the diverse landscape of smart building technology, business solutions and data into one source of truth and turning that into value for building owners, building users, and service providers. Independent market research and consulting firms have consistently rated Planon as a global leader in the market. Planon has implemented its comprehensive solutions for more than 2,500 clients, supported by offices and partners around the world. 

About IDC MarketScapeIDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.  

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