ValuD: The year 2016 in review


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…

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ValuD: Interview with Motors@Work


As “going green” becomes not only a trend but a necessity in our world today, it’s important we talk about energy conservation. Industrial consumption accounts for at least 42% of the global electricity consumption and a significant portion of that is wasted. With one third of such industrial consumption being used by electric motors, it goes without saying that energy conservation in electric motors is a must have. And that is exactly where Rod Ellsworth and his team at Motors@Work(TM) come into the picture…

VC: Good to know that Motors@Work(TM) has earned the trust and confidence of its clients! You recently announced that Motors@Work(TM) will be available as a SaaS solution in IBM Bluemix. Are there any specific reasons for you to choose IBM Bluemix as your Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider?

RE: Well, there are quite a few reasons for us to choose IBM Bluemix as our PaaS partner. For one, IBM currently happens to be one of the leading PaaS providers in the market today and is also the market leader in the Asset Performance Management sector. The way we look at it, Motors@Work(TM) energy intelligence has value on its own but our customers will get the extended benefit when our energy intelligence data is combined with historical data and live data streams from connected devices, sensors, and other IBM Watson IoT hub components. Moreover, the systematic integration of Motors@Work(TM) with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Applications will provide seamless business process integration for non-conformity mitigation and energy improvement opportunity execution. Additionally, this partnership will enable us to integrate our application with IBM’s Maximo Asset Management and TRIRIGA RE/FM applications, which again would be beneficial to our clients. We feel that this will be a win-win relationship for us as well as for our clients…

[Admin: This post is related to the 02.18.16 post about the ValuD partnership with Motors@Work.]

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ValuD recognized on Inc. 5000 list for a second straight year


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…

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ValuD leads in providing technology solutions to RE/FM


ValuD Consulting was founded in 2009 by Gopi Latpate who was one of the lead architects of the original TRIRIGA platform and application. In the beginning, the company provided services and sub-contracts. When IBM acquired TRIRIGA in 2011, ValuD was providing services and sub-contract work to a variety of clients. Around 2013, the company took on more independent work and became one of the biggest IBM TRIRIGA players in the market.

Today, with over 130 resources globally and over 50 certifications, ValuD is the largest IBM TRIRIGA provider in the world. The company’s team is made of many of the original developers of the product which they believe brings more depth to their offerings. In recent years, ValuD has been named a Premier IBM Business Partner and obtained the IBM Leadership Award in 2014, and it landed #1455 on the list of Fastest Growing Companies on Inc. 5000 in 2015…

This year, ValuD invested in Motors@Work, an energy management SaaS solution based on a patent pending innovation for managing commercial and industrial motor-driven systems. Motors@Work was recently recognized as a key strategic solution in the utilities technology space by an IBM leader at the Maximo User Group Spring Workshop in Detroit.

With mobility being in such high demand, the company has worked to develop a mobility solution that allows users to interact with the IBM TRIRIGA application in both real time and offline modes. Look for a release in early summer…

[Admin: This post is related to the 02.18.16 post about the partnership between ValuD and Motors@Work, and the 08.12.15 post about the KPMG Leasing Tool.]

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ValuD announces partnership with Motors@Work in IoT energy


ValuD Consulting (www.valudconsulting.com), a leading Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE/FM) technology strategy and IBM service provider, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Motors@Work™ (www.motorsatwork.com), a pioneer in motor and pump-driven system energy optimization with a focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) sector.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that more than $800 billion is spent annually on energy to power motor driven assets. Motors@Work™ leverages patent-pending technology to optimize motors and pumps based on multiple factors including: motor/pump type, energy usage, cost of energy and weather data. Clients who have utilized Motors@Work’s™ cloud-based suite of tools have realized savings of 15% or more of their annual motor energy spend and have reached a return on their investment in as little as ten days…

As a part of its relationship with Motors@Work™, ValuD will provide marketing, sales, product development, support and implementation services. ValuD will leverage its expertise to build tight integrations from Motors@Work™ to IBM TRIRIGA, Maximo, and other Asset/Service delivery platforms so users of those systems can maximize their return on investment…

[Admin: This post is related to the 04.25.16 post by ValuD about motor efficiency with Motors@Work, and the 04.26.16 post by ValuD about its partnership with Motors@Work.]

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