Cohesive Solutions to present at TRIMAX 2017 on importance of KPIs


Anthony Honaker, VP of product strategy and development at Cohesive Solutions, is slated to speak at this year’s TRIMAX 2017 conference on November 30th. Hosted by IBM, TRIMAX is an annual TRIRIGA and Maximo Enterprise Asset Management user group conference. Throughout the conference, clients, business partners, and IBM representatives share their knowledge, use cases, and innovative thoughts around the products and associated business processes.

“What makes a great learning experience for our attendees is having solid content presented by leaders like Cohesive who have industry experience and first-hand knowledge of the challenges Maximo users face today,” said Tina Scott, IBM Business Development Manager and TRIMAX leader.

Honaker’s presentation – “Beyond Dashboards: Using Measures and KPIs to improve your processes and achieve business results” – walks through the health and management of the business processes that support the organization’s overall strategy. This presentation will discuss how organizations can focus on improving their operations, as well as the use of their business systems, and achieve real business results by looking beyond dashboards, and using KPIs to improve the business processes and achieve results.

[Admin: This post is related to the 10.25.17 post about what TRIMAX is and why you should attend. To see other related posts, use the TRIMAX tag.]

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How can you leverage IBM Watson Analytics for your TRIRIGA data?


Watson Analytics is an intuitive, cloud-based analytics tool that will help TRIRIGA users explore their data for insights and display findings as dashboards and infographics for easy sharing. All without having to become a data scientist.

Watson Analytics guides data discovery and predictive analytics by using automatic visualizations and enables dashboard creation so that you can get insights and make informed decisions. Pairing Watson Analytics with data from TRIRIGA enables you to explore your integrated workplace management processes and obtain new insights on your day to day operations. The IBM Watson Analytics service will allow you to discover patterns and meanings in your data.

The TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics gives you the ability to export your TRIRIGA data into Watson Analytics. With Watson Analytics, you can tune data, discover insights to help solve your business problems, and display your findings…

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Watson tag or Analytics tag.]

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Smart buildings success includes dashboards and data analytics


The past few years have seen a surge of products and options that facility managers can use to examine, analyze, predict, and improve building performance and reduce energy costs. But connecting the dots in an increasingly complex web — the Building Internet of Things — often takes serious consideration, practical attention to budgets, and resolute effort.

Many organizations currently collect data, but want to use that data more effectively. This is the case for Texas Christian University. The university does a lot of data collection and monitoring but not a lot of data analytics, reports Chris Honkomp, assistant vice chancellor for facilities. “We have that on our list of issues to address in the next year, but are focused on installation of a new maintenance management system right now, and will address analytics as a part of this process.”

Many organizations have been collecting data for years, but as prices on the software that aggregates and trends these information points comes down, more facility managers are buying into data analytics of one sort or another. Just how far any specific organization has gone depends on a range of factors, including expertise, staffing levels, available data, time, and of course budget. A look at three facility organizations shows the range of current practices and challenges…

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Smart Buildings tag.]

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iOffice: IWMS custom reporting engine


The new reporting feature introduced by iOffice for the company’s integrated workplace management software (IWMS) provides facility executives and their staff members significant control of and immediate access to their data, in a comprehensive and custom format.

Applicable to all 10 modules encompassed by iOffice’s IWMS, this custom reporting engine lets users design their own dashboards and customize detailed charts based on standard benchmarks and KPIs like room occupancy, space utilization, asset lifespan, patterns of maintenance requests, employee movement, or ad hoc reporting.

Facility management executives can implement the 10 modules individually or bundled to their needs. iOffice Workplace Management Software features the following modules: Space Management, Move Management, Facility Maintenance, Room Reservations, Asset Tracking, Inventory Tracking, and Visitor Management. The Office Management Software also features the Inventory Tracking and Visitor Management modules, in addition to Manage Copy & Print, Manage Mailroom, Manage Files modules…

[Admin: This post is related to the 10.08.15 post about iOffice and Aquicore.]

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Having an issue with dashboards not loading metrics


[Updated 07.02.15]

In our demo environment, dashboards load correctly and drop-down lists are populated. But in our development environment, dashboards do not load and drop-down lists are not populated… I get some warnings in the log when I interact with the UI… I am also getting a bunch of warnings in the security.log file…

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[Updated 06.12.15]

I have a problem with TRIRIGA dashboards.

  • (1) When I load a dashboard by clicking on a performance metric in the portal, the WPM screen appears but it is empty (no metrics in the left pane). There is no error in the server.log for this step.
  • (2) When I try to select a value in the droplist (right-pane), I get the following error (the SPEC_ID varies depending on the WPM dashboard I access, here it is WPM Space Planner):
    Caused by: com.tririga.platform.query.api.QueryException: Hierarchical instance data of SPEC_ID 1588134 has an invalid starting point.
  • (3) When I am in the Condition Assessment WPM screen, I get the SPEC_ID for the root building system class (1656207) .

Any idea where this can come from? Can this come from the upgrade to 10.4.1?

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