Planon Moves to Leader Position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

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Top Techno Research & Analysis Firm Names Euro IWMS Provider as a Leader

BOSTON, MA – January 25th, 2007 – One of the country’s paramount technology providers has been recognized as a leader in the industry by one of the most prestigious technology research and analysis firms in the field.

In December, 2006, Gartner Research issued their annual Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) report, announcing which IWMS providers have, based on the ability to execute and completeness of vision, been deemed as “challengers,” “leaders,” “niche players” and “visionaries” in the industry.

European provider Planon was recognized by Gartner Research as a leader, praising their product suite for its functionality, especially in real estate and lease management, as well as its strong support of workplace-related services.

“Planon completed its anticipated launch in the US during the first quarter of 2006,” according to the Gartner Research report, “and has demonstrated strong market momentum in the US market with significant new accounts in the healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial sectors.”

Those new accounts include BB&T Bank and Lenovo. Based in Winston-Salem, NC, BB&T is rated as one of country’s safest and soundest financial institutions. Lenovo is a global leader in the PC market, developing, manufacturing and marketing cutting-edge, reliable, high-quality PC products.

“Planon is the smartest choice for managing the workplace efficiently because it can be integrated with the other systems in a facility,” Sam Rabon, Planon Vice President of Sales, U.S. Division said. “It’s also highly adaptable and incredibly user-friendly. Planon has a successful track record of making quick switchovers that are trouble-free.”

Planon is a global leader in integrated workplace management systems software with a global reach specializing in the convergence of Facility Management, Corporate Real Estate, Services Management and Maintenance Management disciplines. In business for nearly 25 years, Planon possesses a wealth of professional expertise and experience in these areas and advises organizations on operational, tactical and strategic levels. Planon currently has a customer base of greater than 1,000 clients in 14 countries.

Steady growth has established Planon as one of the most successful and fastest growing IT companies in the world. They are recognized as the number one provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems in Europe, and now as a leader in the North American market as well.

For more information about Planon, please visit www.planonIWMS.com or call 1-800-PLANON1.

Media Contact:

Leonie van Lieshout
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 781-356-0999
[email protected]
www.planonIWMS.com

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