IBM Watson Analytics for real estate and facility managers


In November, we announced the launch of our TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics – letting business professionals and facility managers easily integrate their TRIRIGA buildings data directly into Watson Analytics…

Self-service analytics: The answer to the data skills-gap

Today, getting access to the information you need to run your business probably means working across a number of different roles and teams: IT to get you access to your data, business analysts to help make sense of your data, and data scientists to help build predictive models. But the time and cost associated with getting the insights you need to solve daily problems can be prohibitive…

This is where Watson Analytics comes in. The easy-to-use interface is designed with business users in mind, enabling guided data discovery, predictive analytics and automatic visualization. For real estate and facility managers, Watson Analytics with TRIRIGA is your data scientist in a box…

How will you use your new insights?

The cognitive power of Watson Analytics allows it to uncover important and unexpected insights hidden in your data. You may uncover energy usage trends that you didn’t know were impacting your bottom line, or use Watson Analytics to reduce under utilized space and help lower your cost per square foot.

By exploring lease data, you might predict future capacity and achieve standards compliance. Or you may drill into your maintenance data for insights that will reduce operations costs and simplify service delivery…

[Admin: This post is related to the 11.15.16 post about the IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics overview.]

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FM:Systems FM:Interact success story at Drexel University


Prior to using FM:Systems Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS), FM:Interact, the University had abandoned an obsolete Space Management solution and were largely using Excel sheets to “guesstimate” space utilization…

After investigated 6 different Space Management software providers, they chose FM:Systems because it met, and exceeded, these baseline requirements:

  • FM:Systems provided more out-of-the-box functionality than its competitors
  • FM:Systems had a vested interest in our success, because it offered direct contact during implementation and maintenance, with no third-party managing the process
  • The Software as a Service (SaaS) model meant FM:Systems had a lower cost of implementation and ongoing maintenance
  • The system allows for unlimited “general users” which was critical to the RCM mandate for transparency
  • The user interface was easier to navigate for University stakeholders than other products investigated
  • The most compelling reason for choosing FM:Systems? Their people.

[Admin: This post is related to the 08.01.16 post about the competitors of IBM TRIRIGA.]

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Is there an IBM TRIRIGA preview site?


Public Beta

IBM TRIRIGA hosts a public beta for review and evaluation of our upcoming releases. You can access the site here. There is a very simple registration application that you must fill out, in order to gain access. That registration application can be found here (username: beta, password: signup).

We also have a public Slack channel to which you can request access, where you can engage development of new and upcoming features, as well as gain early previews of release notes and support matrices.

The IBM TRIRIGA beta is going to be refreshed to start our 3.5.3/10.5.3 beta on December 29th, and will be available again by January 3rd. During the refresh, the beta server will be unavailable.  All previous user accounts will be removed, and registration will be required again to create new accounts and access the beta.

SaaS Demo

There’s also an IBM TRIRIGA demo site where you don’t have to register. Our TRIRIGA SaaS or “cloud” version has a viewable demo here.

[Admin: A similar message is also posted in the TRIRIGA Around the World Facebook group. This post is related to the 11.13.15 post about IBM TRIRIGA SaaS in the Cloud Shop.]

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IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics overview


Here’s an overview and demo of the IBM TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics, which lets business professionals easily integrate their TRIRIGA building data directly into Watson Analytics. Presented by Paul Lacey, Offering Manager for IBM TRIRIGA.

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Why should you upgrade your IBM TRIRIGA environment?


Many times, a client may hear a support engineer say that they should upgrade to the latest version. Why do I keep hearing that? Especially if upgrading will take time, money, and resources?

TRIRIGA, like all other software, evolves. We continuously fix defects and add new functionality. For instance, if you are on version 3.3.2, some of the features you cannot take advantage of include improved logging capabilities, which makes it easier for us to help you troubleshoot an issue. Also included is improved security and, more recently, object labels and revisions. Since software can sometimes have defects, you never know when a defect might impact your business. But why wait for it to impact you? Upgrade so that it won’t happen. New functionality is also added into the software and you may want to take advantage of it.

Another reason to upgrade is that software uses various technologies, which changes faster than New England weather! Technology is constantly changing and TRIRIGA must keep up in order to keep it running. That technology can be in operating system updates, browser versions, application servers and Java, to name a few. Support may often recommend staying current with product releases, but it is always good to review the release notes for the current release…

[Admin: Another upgrade option to consider, barring heavy customization, is a cloud-based TRIRIGA SaaS solution where upgrades are performed by the SaaS provider instead.]

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Does IBM TRIRIGA support Microsoft Azure?


Does IBM TRIRIGA support Microsoft Azure? It is not listed in any TRIRIGA Compatibility Matrix.

TRIRIGA supports any cloud offering that supports the same operating systems that the TRIRIGA product supports. The TRIRIGA team will never set up, test, or claim direct support of Microsoft Azure. If Azure supports an operating system that TRIRIGA supports (for example, Windows Server 2012 R2), you can use it. If an issue happens and it only occurs when run on Azure, you should raise the issue with Microsoft, so they can investigate why what should work on the supported operating system directly does not also work through their cloud platform.

[Admin: This post is related to the 01.28.16 post about Amazon Web Services (AWS).]

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