BRIGHTON, England, September 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Planon was recognized in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems.(1) According to the report, "Leaders have strength in applications and platform technology, demonstrate a high level of quality in product reliability and service, have strong operational and organizational capabilities and financial stability, have global reach, and offer a strong vision of customer needs reflected in a robust development road map."

Also mentioned, "Vendors that qualify for the IWMS Magic Quadrant must offer at least three of the four components of functionality (project management, real estate portfolio/lease management, spacemanagement and maintenance management), must have earned at least $5 million in revenue during 2007, and must have secured at least 12 new customers during 2007."

In Planon's opinion, Planon qualified for this position in the Magic quadrant because Planon offers a fixed-price implementation scenario and has a track record success rate of 95% on-time and within budget. A key differentiator in Planon's technology platform is the multiple-client architecture employing Web 2.0 technology and offering wireless, Web and rich-client interfaces. Planon also believes that the considerable strengths in moves/adds/changes, and work administration via the service desk functionality counted as well for the placement in the Leaders quadrant.

Gartner's report stated, "Most suite applications will interoperate with other enterprise applications, such as ERP, supply chain management and human capital management, via Web services technologies."

(1) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems" by Jack Heine, July 31, 2008


About Planon:

Planon is a global leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems software with a global reach specialising 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 organisations on operational, tactical and strategic levels. Planon has a significant presence with six regional offices in the US, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted July 2008 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. More information about Gartner:

Contact: Planon Ltd, Yvette Graafland, 1st Floor Victoria House, 125 Queen's Road, Brighton BN1 3WB, United Kingdom, Tel:+31(0)24-64-13-135, Fax:+31(0)24-64-22-942,