Planon, which provides real estate and facility management software, announced the launch of its online marketplace to offer new add-on applications and integrations, which have been developed by Planon and its network of technology partners.
“Planon’s new marketplace provides a very visible illustration of where we are heading with our market-leading strategy,” said Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon. “Providing an open platform and partnership approach to world-class solution providers, integration partners and resellers has been a key strategic step for Planon. And now, with our online marketplace we have provided our full community of users with immediate access to the Planon ecosystem, serving great new opportunities to our clients and our partners alike.”
Planon’s marketplace features specialized applications for corporate real estate and facility managers, for service providers, and for campus managers.
Earlier this month, Planon had announced the acquisition of Axonize, the Israel-based developer of a cloud-based IoT platform.
Planon noted at the time that this acquisition strengthens the firm’s position in the smart building systems market.
The firm also said that Axonize complements Planon’s “Open Platform” approach by providing out-of-the-box connections with smart devices and data sources across a number of vendors. Additionally, the acquisition supports Planon’s strategic partnership with Schneider Electric and other strategic technology partners, enabling the provision of digital twins and enhancing insight into asset and building performance.
Last year, energy management and automation company Schneider Electric had announced a strategic minority investment in Planon.
Schneider Electric and Planon said at the time that they would jointly collaborate on innovation to deliver a suite of software and services to digitize the building lifecycle for both existing and new buildings, with the aim of improving building sustainability, operational efficiency, and wellbeing for multiple customers in the government, education, real estate, healthcare, finance, data centers and insurance sectors.
The companies want their joint offering to help building owners and facilities managers mitigate the risk of occupant complaints by proactively addressing potential issues before they arise, and optimize space management at the enterprise portfolio level and enabling businesses to meet the emerging compliance standards, and improve the safety and comfort of occupants by monitoring air quality and temperature.