Planon and Leica Geosystems have announced a global partnership to integrate Planon’s software for real estate, space, and asset management and Leica Geosystems’ reality capture, cloud-based visualization and collaboration solutions to accelerate digital transformation in the building industry.
With the digitalization of the real estate and facility management business and the ongoing adoption of property technology (PropTech), there is a demand for digital twins throughout the entire lifecycle of buildings, both partners said.
They noted that Building Information Modelling (BIM) is well-established to support the construction and operations of new buildings, but for existing buildings without such models, providing these has been a challenge for years. Planon and Leica Geosystems have released a solution to address this challenge by providing digital twins for existing buildings that can be created without significant investment and seamlessly integrated with any Planon software solution.
“For us, increasing building performance implies the use of technology-enabled digital solutions, which facilitate the operations of properties, whether you own, manage, or occupy them. Using our geospatial and reality capture and cloud-based collaboration solutions seamlessly integrated into Planon’s RE and FM business software is the beginning of an important alliance between two innovative technology leaders in the building industry,” said Thomas Harring, CEO of Leica Geosystems. “Customers will benefit from the user-friendly integration in their daily software environment. With this collaboration we can ensure that customers are supported in their digitalization journey and don’t need to worry about technology. They will have the required deliverables, whether it is an updated floor plan, a 3D model or a digital twin, in their software environment.”
Planon’s software offers cloud-based business solutions for real estate and facilities management, including functionality for space, asset- and maintenance management.
“By bringing together Leica Geosystems’ expertise and innovation in reality capture, cloud-based visualization and collaboration tools with Planon’s proven experience and solutions in real estate and facility management, we create innovative virtual concepts that enable property managers to perform their activities more effectively, limiting the need for site visits and allowing for high-quality preparation of planned interventions. The toolsets to run building operations simply become more intuitive, informative, and effective,” said Pierre Guelen, CEO of Planon.