KPMG and Planon Extend Digitalization Partnership

Contributed by BSM Staff

NIJMEJEN, Netherlands -- KPMG and Planon are taking their collaboration to the next level, by signing a partnership agreement that supports corporate real estate and facility managers in optimizing their business and workplace performance.

Over the past two years, parties have been successfully working together on helping companies to comply with IFRS 16 standards by implementing Planon’s Lease Accounting solution across Europe.

KPMG and Planon see extending their partnership to the field of real estate, portfolio and property management and combining their expertise in these areas as a logical next step.

Thanks to this partnership, customers can achieve a stronger “end-to-end transformation” from lease accounting towards strategic portfolio management. In the era of opportunities created by digitalization and data, technology becomes key to analyze, discover and leverage the full potential of available insights in core real estate management processes and smart portfolio management.

The combination of Planon’s innovative software solutions with KPMG's extensive knowledge of process optimization and performance improvement creates synergy. It will enable building owners and users to plan and execute a smart portfolio management strategy, using world-class technologies, managed from a single-source-of-truth.

“I am very happy that we have found a global software provider that helps building owners and occupiers to streamline business processes for buildings, people and workplaces that puts innovation first,” said Gerben de Roest, Partner at KPMG Enterprise Solutions. “I look forward to continuing our successful collaboration by helping our mutual and new clients to get the most value out of their Planon investments by providing value added expertise and controlled implementation of Planon solutions and related technology.”

“Planon is looking forward to strengthening its cooperation with this Big Four firm,” said Pierre Guelen, CEO and founder of the Planon. “KPMG has a solid long-term vision and a great ambition in the field of digitalization of real estate operations and related technologies such as smart buildings and PropTech. Their knowledge of process optimization and change management from both a strategic planning and an operational implementation point of view are a powerful combination with Planon’s market-leading software solutions,”

The extended cooperation between Planon and KPMG “emphasizes our global firms focus to support corporate organizations with optimizing and digitizing their real estate portfolios and further align real estate within its key business strategy,” said Sander Grunewald, Partner at KPMG Real Estate Advisory. “Many of our corporate clients are looking to embrace the opportunities that technology brings. We aim to support them with gaining the full potential of digital and innovative technology. Planon is one of the established technology providers in this domain that can fulfill a bridging role to connect the technology solutions to bring additional value to the corporate clients.”

With over 35 years of experience, Planon is a provider of innovative software, proven best practices and professional services that help building owners and occupiers, commercial service providers, and financial controllers to streamline business processes for buildings, assets, workplaces and people. Independent market research and consulting firms have consistently rated Planon as a global leader in the market. Planon has implemented its comprehensive solutions for over 2,500 clients, supported by offices and partners around the world.

KPMG has offered high-quality accountancy and advice services in the Netherlands since 1917. We support organizations in taking fully considered decisions and excelling both today and in tomorrow’s world.