There’s an old metaphor originating from Plato that compares the soul to that of a chariot with a pair of winged horses. Chariots of the gods were equipped with two good horses, while us mere mortals were given one good horse and one bad, unruly horse, depicting the conflicts of the soul. Due to this imbalance, we would always face hardships. But those of us who could put that unruliness to use could potentially rise high enough to hang with the gods.
What does this have to do with IBM TRIRIGA and hanging out at TRIMAX this week? Not a whole lot, I just like to throw out fascinating metaphors. However, if you’re looking to power up your facilities “chariot” with the fiercest of good stallions, and corral the unruliness of unused data, you may want to read on.
The five fierce stallions of 2017
When it comes to fierce stallions, why have 2 when you can have 5? And when you’re talking about investments around TRIRIGA, the more the merrier. Here are the top 5 stallions driving the chariot of your facilities management efforts this year:
- 1. New lease accounting standards drive compliance domination…
- 2. Analytics help you understand the performance of your chariot…
- 3. Cloud isn’t just for mythical gods…
- 4. Mobility enables the business to soar from anywhere…
- 5. User experience (UX) drives Herculean engagement…
[Admin: What does TRIRIGA mean? A tririga (trī-ˈrē-gə) is a team of three horses yoked three abreast, commonly associated with the use of chariots during the Roman Empire. To see other related posts, use the TRIMAX tag.]
The most critical aspect of all production systems is being able to ensure high-availability in case of critical failures. The traditional approach was to operate a disaster recovery site and fail-over clusters. This requires 24×7 maintenance and monitoring activities and adds the significant costs for hardware, software, and human resources engaged. Due to this, many companies opt-out of having the high-availability for their EAM system.
Thankfully, there is a new option with database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings being provided by all major database vendors. Providing a high-availability system for 10,000 users can now be achieved by filling the single web form. You will then be provided with a database service that is available 24×7 and all maintenance, monitoring, and backup activities are automated in the background.
We tested DBaaS offerings from several vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Oracle and found all of them being able to deliver on their promise. Although some products like IBM Maximo and IBM TRIRIGA are not officially certified for these platforms, we managed to successfully migrate several clients to a DBaaS database on Oracle and MS SQL Server…
[Admin: To see other related posts, use the High Availability tag or SaaS tag.]
We have a number of existing enterprise TRIRIGA customers who are retaining their lease data in TRIRIGA (their investment), but using a connected, low-cost, cloud-based solution for lease accounting. The good news is that it works, it’s easy, it’s lower cost, and in production today with Fortune 100 customers with large TRIRIGA investments. Let me know if you have an interest in moving into a lease accounting solution in a low-cost way, while preserving your TRIRIGA investment.
CoStar Lease Accounting Setup for ASC 842 and IFRS 16 Compliance
- 1. Connect existing lease management systems with our proprietary Data Connector. You can retain investments in existing lease systems and take advantage of our proven lease accounting functionality while avoiding the costs of upgrading enterprise software.
- 2. Migrate all existing lease data with our integrated Lease Administration System. You can upgrade existing systems to the smart choice for lease accounting and management, provide access to an unlimited amount of organizational users and departments, and save on long-term costs associated with multiple systems and upgrades.
[Admin: To see other related posts, use the FASB tag or IFRS tag.]
I have a TRIRIGA SaaS client, and administrators of my client have several questions about TRIRIGA SaaS services:
- 1. What are the differences of the functions between TRIRIGA on SaaS and TRIRIGA on premise? Please provide a list of the differences.
- 2. Can we use mail notifications to other users from TRIRIGA on SaaS?
- 3. Can we make and incorporate BIRT reports into TRIRIGA on SaaS?
I wanted to respond to this, in case these questions still needed answers.
- (1) The functionality in TRIRIGA SaaS versus TRIRIGA on-premise should be the same. If there is something that is not working that the client feels should be working, I would encourage your client to raise a ticket with the TRIRIGA SaaS team.
- (2) Yes, email notifications should work provided that the SaaS server has a way of reaching the client’s mail server.
- (3) Yes, the client should be able to make BIRT reports and incorporate them into TRIRIGA SaaS.
[Admin: This post is related to the 05.24.16 post by ValuD about SaaS with TRIRIGA, and the 11.13.15 post about TRIRIGA SaaS in the Cloud Shop.]
Is there any way to embed the HTML code used for Google Analytics (or similar technologies) within the TRIRIGA code?
[Admin: This post is related to the 06.05.16 post by Dennis Salguero about Watson Analytics and Cognitive IoT.]
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.]
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.]