Schneider Electric Completes its Investment in Planon Beheer B.V. to Further Digitally Transform Buildings

By Craig Resnick

Acquisition or Partnership

Following up on the announcement made on November 16th, 2020, Schneider Electric announced that it has completed its minority investment in Planon Beheer B.V., a software provider of Building & Workplace management solutions.  Schneider Electric owns 25 percent of Planon.

Schneider Electric and Planon will jointly collaborate to deliver a suite of software and services to further digitize the building lifecycle for both existing and new buildings.  This will help to improve building sustainability, operational efficiency, and wellbeing for its customers in the Government, Education, Real Estate, Healthcare, Finance, Data Centers and Insurance sectors.

Planon’s portfolio of workplace management, maintenance and operations solutions leverages real-time analytics to help better achieve greater efficiency, increase building operators’ productivity, and further transform building users’ personalized workplace experience.

Based on IT/OT convergence, the joint offering augments the portfolio of solutions across building asset maintenance and management workflows to deliver a suite of software that helps to create smarter workplaces. For example:

  • Helping building owners and facilities managers mitigate the risk of occupant complaints by proactively addressing potential issues before they arise
  • Further optimizing space management at the enterprise portfolio level and helping to enable businesses to meet emerging compliance standards
  • Improving health and safety, increasing the comfort and wellbeing of occupants by monitoring air quality and temperature
  • Helping to drive higher occupant satisfaction, process optimization, sustainability and cost efficiency

While continuing to operate as an independent software vendor, Planon’s IWMS extends Schneider Electric’s existing operation and maintenance solutions to deliver additional value to Building Owners and Occupiers across multiple technologies installed in a Building.  This transaction is also in line with Schneider Electric’s vision to grow its suite of end-to-end software and its commitment to helping customers on their digital transformation journey to further drive sustainability, efficiency and resiliency across the lifecycle from CapEx to OpEx.

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