Strategy & Practice Management

KPMG and Planon Extend Cooperation

KPMG and Planon have announced the extension of their collaboration by signing a partnership agreement.

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, the firms said in a press release.

Thanks to this partnership, the firms’ customers can achieve a stronger "end-to-end transformation" from lease accounting towards strategic portfolio management, according to the press release. The combination of Planon's innovative software solutions with KPMG's extensive knowledge of process optimisation 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.

Gerben de Roest, Partner, KPMG Enterprise Solutions, said: “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. 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.”

Sander Grunewald, Partner, KPMG, said: “The extended cooperation in a partnership between Planon and KPMG emphasises our global firms focus to support corporate organisations with optimising and digitising their real estate portfolios and further align real estate within its key business strategy. 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 fulfil a bridging role to connect the technology solutions to bring additional value to the corporate clients.”