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Schneider announces strategic patnership with Planon

It has just been announced (at Mipim and in Brussels) that a new strategic collaboration has been agreed in the rapidly emerging domain of Integrated Workplace Management Systems. Schneider Electric – a leader in digital transformation of energy and automated systems, is to develop a platform in conjunction with Planon, a specialist in real estate management software.

When the platform has been created it will provide an interface between real time data collected from buildings and analyses based on AI, and the responses generated by user workflows. This is designed to further reinforce the capacity of organisations to put in place strategic decisions regarding their property portfolio, thus potentially reducing operating costs and increasing the value of their assets throughout their lifecycle. Providing an enhanced working environment for occupants also helps in improving the sustainability of the buildings in which they work.

In technical terms, the first phase of the cooperation agreement will see Schneider’s EcoStruxure ™ building Advisor linked with Planon Universe. These are a technical building Management system and a building services efficiency optimising software platform, respectively. The new platform will be cloud-based.

Speaking of the agreement, Schneider Electric Buildings Segments President, Michael Sullivan, said: “Schneider Electric is pleased to announce this collaboration with Planon which further solidifies our position as a leading solution provider to the real estate market. The initial joint solution will bring together our expertise to help building owners, occupiers, real estate service providers, asset managers and facility managers to improve the financial performance of their real estate portfolios by taking key building data from Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Building Advisor and providing it to Planon Universe to enable swift business responses to building infrastructure events.”

Planon, for its part, spoke of its goal being to help organizations streamline business processes around buildings, people and workplaces.
Tim Harrup
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