How do you determine what is the best mobile solution for your enterprise that will enable users to get the data and functionality they need? What software will integrate smoothly, assimilate large amounts of data, comply with your security requirements, give the end users an engaged experience, and ultimately make your business more effective and efficient?
Here are the answers to the top questions asked at the FieldFLEX booth during the recent IBM InterConnect 2017 conference.
What is the security level with the FieldFLEX mobile app?
At the device level, all data is encrypted for transport to and from the server over SSL. Any data stored on the mobile device resides in an encrypted mobile database. The FieldFLEX server stores no data. User access is controlled by username and password authentication or through mobile device management platform…
What back-end systems does FieldFLEX integrate with?
Our mobile platform integrates with IBM TRIRIGA, Maximo, and a variety of other products. It is the single mobile solution for corporate real estate, condition assessment, facilities management, operations, lease and capital projects…
How are drawings published?
Mobile drawings can be published directly from your AutoCAD or Revit floor plans. Customers can choose published content which offers layering visibility control. FieldFLEX drawing publisher reduces the CAD file size by up to 90% to improve download speed and performance in the mobile apps…
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As we close out 2016, it’s exciting to look back and see the tremendous growth we’ve had this past year. From launching MobilD, the latest in IBM TRIRIGA mobility, to expanding our offerings with Maximo and the Internet of Things, we have strengthened our presence across the industry. Each milestone has been a part of ValuD’s long-term vision to expand our offerings beyond IBM TRIRIGA as we continue our journey to become the premier IBM partner offering IWMS, EAM and IoT solutions…
As we enter into 2017, we share our highlights from the past year:
The investment in Motors@Work: We began the year by venturing into the Internet of Things (IoT) – one of the hottest areas in the industry today. ValuD invested in Motors@Work LLC, a pioneer in motor and pump-driven system energy optimization and has provided product development, marketing and sales services. Motors@Work™ is a multi-tenant, SaaS solution that leverages Department of Energy best practices and patent-pending technology to optimize motors and pumps performance and helps customers save up to 30% in energy costs. With our December release, we have greatly increased the capabilities of the solution, including pre-built integrations with Maximo and the IBM Bluemix / Watson IoT platform…
We launched MobilD (Mobility Delivered), which was designed exclusively for IBM TRIRIGA. Developed by our in-house engineers at ValuD, MobilD bridges the gap between field work and desktop use with features like Self-Service Requests, Approvals and Work Order Management. We have already successfully deployed our mobility solution and welcome the opportunity to set up demos for you or your clients…
The growth of our educational offerings: ValuD has had an exceptional year with our educational initiatives with clients taking advantage of our training breadth. Some notable training clients include Pfizer, Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Lab, Flextronics, and Microsoft. Our new Lease Accounting course is in high demand. The two-day course is geared towards Lease Administrators and Lease Accountants who want to better understand and use the system given the new FASB standards. ValuD is looking forward to continuing its reputation in 2017 as the IBM TRIRIGA Training Academy with exciting new offerings on the horizon…
I’m starting to look at mobile options for TRIRIGA. I’ve heard of FieldFlex, but I am on a tight budget. One of our requirements is offline capabilities when the field technicians are in non-wifi or cellphone connection. Does TRIRIGA UX have offline capabilities? If not, what are the other options?
Offline capability in web applications is not specifically enabled by UX Framework, but more importantly, it should not be limited by nor dependent on UX Framework. Offline request handling, caching, etc., for web applications is enabled by the Service Worker W3C specification. Google Polymer, which UX Framework utilizes, does have some tools to help enable this. You’ll find a number of pages and videos on how to work with this, such as this Google video: Go Offline.
Unfortunately, browser support for the spec is still not holistic yet, with Chrome being the best option at the moment. So, you should be able to build out an app that handles offline scenarios which works in tandem with our framework, but may be limited in browser support per the above link. We would be happy to hear any feedback you have as you work through this, and any way in which you think we could make the process easier with additional tooling in our framework. This is something on our roadmap to investigate once browser support for the spec is more in line with all the browsers we support as a product.
In our TRIRIGA Anywhere app, a user cannot login if the region is set to Panama on his/her iPhone. We can add a new Language to the system “Languages” list (e.g. “Panamanian”). A row can be inserted into the LANGUAGE_DETAIL table with LANGUAGE_ID referencing the LIST_VALUE_ID that was produced by adding the list value. This results in “Panamanian” being displayed in the Language Manager.
However, even though the LANGUAGE_DETAIL record indicates a value of “en_PA”, it is presented as “en_US” in the manager. It is possible to change the locale code and click “Save”, but appears to only accept the previously defined values. For example, changing any of the values to “en_GB” and saving works correctly. If an unrecognized code is entered (such as “en_PA”), it reverts to “en_US” upon saving. I’m not certain if there is a table somewhere that stores the “supported” region codes, or if it just uses the supported list of Java locales.
Inc. magazine today ranked ValuD Consulting #1078 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. ValuD’s ranking improved from the last year‘s ranking of #1455. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — independent small businesses…
In the last 18 months, ValuD has opened a new training center, released a mobility application (MobilD), invested and partnered with a leading Internet of Things (IoT) provider (Motors@Work), expanded its global reach and continues to add additional headcount to the already impressive team. This has resulted in ValuD being the fastest growing specialized IWMS solution provider for the past two years…
ValuD Consulting, LLC, (www.valudconsulting.com), the leading Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE/FM) technology strategy and IBM TRIRIGA service provider announced today the release of MobilD – a premier mobile application for IBM TRIRIGA. Aimed at bridging the gap between field work and desktop use in IBM TRIRIGA, MobilD promises to be a one-stop solution for busy clients who need access to the IBM TRIRIGA application anytime, anywhere.
The application helps facility managers streamline field processes that benefit from the use if IBM TRIRIGA, resulting in cost savings through increased productivity and more timely decision making. The first release of MobilD addressing the large market demand for the Self Service Requests, Approvals and Work Order Management. Based on active client feedback, future releases are being developed that will meet the needs of Conditions Assessments, Space Management, Reservation Management and Inventory Management.
Developed on Xamarin and Azure open source platforms, MobilD is fully compatible with iOS and Android and provides a real-time sync with the TRIRIGA desktop application. The application is capable of working in offline mode as well and has built-in processing rules to efficiently handle data conflicts. It is completely aligned to out-of-the-box TRIRIGA capabilities and eliminates the need for custom object creation in the IBM TRIRIGA application – ensuring absolute data security…
[Admin: Gopi Latpate also posted the link in the TRIRIGA Around the World Facebook group. This post is related to the 07.28.16 post about mobilizing IBM TRIRIGA with the MobilD solution.]
Mobile applications give the end user the advantage of accessing crucial information at his or her fingertips. With an “anywhere, everywhere” work style available at the touch of a screen, data management and efficiency increases exponentially, resulting in cost savings for the organization.
With its comprehensive range of features and solutions, IBM TRIRIGA offers a robust IWMS platform which leverages on IBM’s strength in Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics. It’s no wonder then that IBM and its partners have been developing mobile solutions surrounding TRIRIGA… Unfortunately, many of these products work more like an extension of the desktop version of TRIRIGA rather than as a standalone mobile application.
Our team at ValuD has come up with a solution which seeks to plug these issues and bridge the gap between field work and desktop use in IBM TRIRIGA. Developed on Xamarin and Azure open-source platforms, MobilD: Mobility Delivered aspires to be a one-stop solution for all mobile RE/FM challenges… MobilD lets the end users, comprising of requesters, supervisors, approvers and technicians, to have access (as per their appropriate access level) to various activities including:
- Creation, tracking, approval or escalation of service requests
- Plan and manage specific work tasks
- Add parts, resources and equipment to a work task
- Attach documents, images and/or audio files to a work task
- Enter, manage or view time entry logs.
With such extending capabilities, MobilD certainly has the potential to turn out to be the answer that the industry has been looking for. If you want to learn more about our mobile offering, download the e-brochure here [PDF]. Or watch our video.
[Admin: This post is related to the 06.08.16 post about finding the definitive mobile solution for TRIRIGA.]