The EY organization and EY Advisory Netherlands LLP (EY Netherlands) in July announced a new alliance with smart building management technology provider Planon. According to a press release, the alliance, which aims to help businesses optimize their real estate and workplace strategies in achieving growth, long-term value and sustainability, has been activated in the Netherlands and the US with additional global expansion planned over time.
As stated by the partners:
As corporate offices play an enormous role in reaching a net-zero future, real estate managers are under increasing pressure to be transparent about the energy and sustainability performance of their building portfolios and to identify areas for improvement. The EY-Planon Alliance brings clients options for a seamless experience to fulfil their real estate and digital workplace needs with a focus on innovative technology and efficacy in implementation.
This alliance supports client efforts to navigate the increasingly complex digital workplace, smart building and workplace experience arena with actionable and meaningful insights from the EY organization, combined with Planon's integrated workplace management solution (IWMS) and internet of things (IoT) platform. As leaders in the real estate consulting and technology marketplace, EY teams bring deep knowledge of real estate, workplace and facilities, and extensive experience in lease accounting and software implementation across a global footprint.
Through the alliance offerings, the companies said that clients will also be supported to meet compliance with lease accounting standards and create greater efficiency in portfolio management and process quality, which measurably helps reduce costs and contributes to the organization's overall performance.
Bernd Kramer, EY Global Planon Alliance leader, says: "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. 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, says: "Planon is thrilled to collaborate with the EY organization to leverage their experience in real estate and business consulting, their in-depth knowledge of the IWMS landscape and their thought leadership to help our clients achieve a healthy, efficient and sustainable workplace. 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."