EY partners with Planon on real estate and workplace management

22 July 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Big Four firm EY has announced an alliance with Planon, a provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS).

EY Advisory Netherlands will partner with the Dutch software firm to help business optimize their real estate and workplace strategies to achieve long-term value and sustainability. The alliance has been activated in The Netherlands and United States, with further global expansion expected in the future.

Planon is a leading provider of IWMS software, which helps companies better manage their real estate portfolio, infrastructure, and facility assets. IWMS integrates the core functional areas of real estate, capital project, facilities, maintenance, and sustainability and energy management into a unified platform that supports greater operating efficiency, visibility, and compliance.

Such software is increasingly important as corporate entities chart net-zero targets – with offices accounting for a large portion of a typical business’ carbon footprint. Products like Planon’s solution allow companies to track carbon emissions, analyze energy efficiency projects, and benchmark sustainability performance metrics.

EY partners with Planon on real estate and workplace management

Many companies have also seen a revolution in their mix of commercial property needs as Covid has driven remote work and flexible working adoption, further upping demand for IWMS products.

“The EY-Planon Alliance brings together the digital tools, systems and implementation experience of EY teams and Planon to support organizations seeking a comprehensive solution depot to reshape their real estate and facilities digitally,” Bernd Kramer, EY Global Planon alliance leader. “The alliance helps reduce the complexity arising from independent siloed systems through unified integrated platforms, helping organizations make better decisions, and act quickly and sustainably to develop a future-ready workplace."

Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon, added, “As global leaders in our respective fields, the EY organization and Planon make a powerful team that will continue to help drive adoption of leading technologies for real estate and facility management, and add value for clients."