By ServiceNow - 2014-05-01
A live vote open to the more than 6,600 attendees of Knowledge14 this week confirmed the win for Netherlands based Plat4mation. Fifty-one companies from around the world submitted entries for the Innovation of the Year awards to showcase custom applications and innovative solutions built on ServiceNow.
Plat4mation’s “Facility4U” application has taken the title for 2014. Managing consultant and project lead for Plat4mation, Elmer de Valk was interviewed on SiliconAngle’s theCUBE shortly after the announcement was made at Knowledge14 this week.
According to Plat4mation, the functionality of their app has several uses, including a room reservation module, an inventory capability for administering important facility assets, a service catalog function, a planning capability for recurring tasks that sends schedules automatically to the proper departments, among several other uses.
During the interview, de Valk explained Plat4mation’s business model typically centers around building applications that are specific to their individual customer’s demands. “But if we recognize a need, we don’t wait for customers. We build it out,” he said.
Plat4mation really saw their partnering with ServiceNow as an easy decision. And de Valk cited two specific reasons for their decision. “First, we have a decade of experience consulting around ServiceNow and we know it very well,” he stated. “And second, we fell in love with ServiceNow. That may sound corny but that’s what it is,” he said. “It’s such a powerful platform.”
Plat4mation expects to offer their award-winning application both as a pre-packaged product and as a single offering through their ServiceNow partner page on ServiceNow’s Share site that was announced this week at the conference.