Add asset management capabilities to your IWMS software with Planon’s Australasian partnership

by Brianna Crandall — April 8, 2022 — This week, Planon and SPM Assets announced that Planon has acquired a majority share in SPM Assets, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. SPM Assets is a leading provider of specialized asset management services and software in Australia and New Zealand for owners and managers of building portfolios. The strategic partnership will allow Planon to expand its geographical reach and partner ecosystem and enable SPM Assets to provide an extended offering to customers who need a fully connected smart solution.

Planon IWMS - SPM Assets asset managementPierre Guelen, founder and CEO of Planon Group, commented:

We are very pleased with this strategic partnership with SPM Assets. Its proactive property lifecycle asset management solution is best practice for the commonwealth countries and will be a valuable addition to Planon’s partner ecosystem of specialized applications, connecting products and features that bring additional value and complement the Planon software. Moreover, our strong cultural fit ensures that both current and new Planon and SPM Assets customers in Australasia can continue to benefit from best-in-class real estate management solutions that fit their needs and deliver better outcomes for their stakeholders.

Steve Lyons, CEO and co-founder of SPM Assets, added:

Including Planon as a major investor in SPM Assets just makes sense. We are bringing together the leading enterprise software for smart sustainable buildings, with the best buildings asset management planning solution. We have always believed that the future will be based on the best-connected cloud-based applications working together seamlessly. Planon’s open platform enables this, and now with our partnership, we jointly provide the opportunity for our customers and our people to live this vision and make asset management work better.

Planon brand redesign

Planon also recently announced it has redesigned its brand to reflect its evolving mission to connect buildings, people, and processes in facility and workplace management. At the center of the new brand is Planon’s new promise: Building Connections. With this focus, the company says it will help organizations build a better work experience that fosters a sense of belonging and encourages people back into the workplace.

Planon redesign logo revealUnveiling the new brand identity, CEO Guelen said:

As we emerge into a post-pandemic world, organizations are seeking new ways to create engaging, healthy, safe, and resilient workplaces that create social connections and put sustainability at the heart of everything they do. Planon is committed to empowering building users, owners, and service providers with insights that help them connect buildings, people, and processes. By eliminating data silos, our solutions help stakeholders to view all the building insights they need in one place. This will allow them to focus on creating engaging working environments that encourage productivity and have a positive impact on the planet.

The new brand reflects the company’s agile and innovative approach to helping organizations adapt to new, flexible hybrid working models. Planon says it is set to support facilities and real estate managers as well as service providers to create sustainable, “people-centric” workplaces where employees can work and thrive, and is committed to providing all building stakeholders with the actionable and meaningful insights they need to transform the future of the workplace and build better connections.


For more information, visit the Planon website.