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As one of the leading providers in workforce management, we’ve made sure human resources all over the world are being optimally utilized since 2006.

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We Improve Work Life for Millions of People

Since 2006, we’ve ensured that companies can make optimal use of their workforces and always have the right employees available at all times with our workforce management system.

More than 350 companies with over 1,000,000 users across the globe use plano to create optimized shift schedules and rosters. With our software, we help reduce company costs, involve employees, and make personnel scheduling more flexible and fair. For satisfied employees, companies, and customers.

Effective software from the Ilmenau garage to the whole world

plano was founded in 2006 by Robert Schüler from his garage at home. After studying business informatics, he worked as a consultant and project manager for workforce management systems at Interflex Datensysteme GmbH, optimizing the use of personnel resources in companies. He remains true to this goal to this day.

The two long-standing partners Interflex and plano have grown into a strong joint team. With its comprehensive portfolio of solutions, it has become one of the relevant providers in workforce management. As Managing Director of today’s plano solutions gmbh, Robert Schüler ensures that the plano WFM brand with its comprehensive and extremely powerful solutions continues to develop.

Today, plano WFM is used worldwide in companies with up to 250,000 employees.

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Our plano story

2006
Foundation

Robert Schüler founds the company plano Robert Schüler, which specializes in consulting, development and implementation of software solutions for personnel resource planning and workforce management with a modular product range. With all important areas such as capacity planning, time recording and time management, workforce scheduling and options for managing training and qualifications, plano ensures that the use of human resources in companies is significantly improved.

2013

2013
plano Campus

Our first plano Campus is launched.
29 companies from various industries use our networking event in Ilmenau to learn the latest about our workforce management products and to network.

2014

2014
plano Self Rostering

We are taking a big step towards employee participation:
With the new plano Self Rostering module, we are launching a forward-looking tool that gives employees the opportunity to schedule themselves as part of personnel scheduling.

2016

2016
We celebrate 10 years of plano.

With over 300 customers in 4 countries, we have become a relevant provider of workforce management software.
Our powerful solution is now used in companies with up to 180,000 employees.

TIS Roster integration

With the TIS Roster integration, it is now possible to determine personnel requirements directly in the planning interface. The integration enables our customers to reliably determine their staffing requirements and ensures that overstaffing and understaffing are avoided in the company.

2017

2017
Online help

Our comprehensive online help is launched. Users can quickly and easily find all the important information and explanations on how to use our workforce management software.

2018

2018
Realtime Adherence

plano fully integrates real-time adherence into the planning interface and enables team leaders, e.g. in call centers, to get a quick overview of adherence to the duty roster in real time.

2020

2020
Second office building

We open our second office building in Ilmenau. With over 80 employees, plano is now one of the most important employers in Ilmenau.

2022

2022
Champion in personnel scheduling

We are recognized as a champion in personnel scheduling in the Professional User Ratings. For the second time in a row, we achieved top scores in 8 provider- and solution-based categories in a survey of over 3,000 users.

2023

2023
Foundation of plano solutions gmbh

We found plano solutions gmbh and continue our product portfolio under the plano WFM brand. As a brand of Interflex Datensysteme GmbH, plano WFM now complements the range of solutions for access control, visitor management and time management/time recording with a strong and powerful workforce management system. As part of the Allegion Group, there are no limits to our goal of becoming a globally relevant provider of workforce management solutions.
With the new plano WFM brand, there is also a visual change: with a new logo, new website and the like, we are now appearing with a new, fresh image.

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ALLEGION Interflex plano

Allegion, Interflex, plano

Since January 2023, we have a joint strategy with our long-standing partner Interflex: As plano solutions gmbh, we complement the product portfolio of Interflex Datensysteme GmbH with our proven workforce management solution plano WFM.
With the solutions for workforce management, time management/time recording, access control and visitor management, we thus offer our joint customers an extended portfolio from a single source.
The plano WFM brand thus fits seamlessly into the extensive brand world of the Allegion Group.

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