NGKF VISION Real Estate solution is powered by IBM TRIRIGA


NGKF VISION Real Estate is powered by IBM TRIRIGA. This solution is not out-of-the-box TRIRIGA but rather a pre-configured solution incorporating NGKF best practices in service delivery. VISION Real Estate is a cost-effective, low-risk and schedule-friendly replacement for the myriad point solutions, spreadsheets and reporting applications utilized at most organizations. This tool supports the NGKF Integrator Model and NGKF Account Management services.

There’s a stigma in the industry about Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS). Statistically speaking, many IWMS projects fail. Moreover, even when an IWMS project is successful only one or two modules are effectively utilized creating an expensive and ultimately wasteful technology point solution. Until now.

NGKF has reinvented how IWMS is delivered; providing clients a pre-configured solution built on a mature, commercial platform. NGKF VISION Real Estate is part of an integrated technology platform utilizing IBM TRIRIGA with NGKF best practices as well as features not available in IWMS; a supplier registration portal, a business intelligence solution and a suite of benchmarking and analytics tools.

NGKF has made the complex IBM TRIRIGA solution user-friendly, efficient, fast, and affordable. NGKF VISION Real Estate is even leveraged within NGKF’s own brokerage, project management, facilities management and lease administration user community. VISION Real Estate is implemented by CRE consultants with expertise in CRE service delivery, data management, and industry best practices…

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[Admin: This post is related to the 06.01.16 post about NGKF GCS and the acquired CFI team.]

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ValuD: IBM TRIRIGA is the leader in IWMS


Did you know that 90% of all companies rely on point solutions to manage their asset portfolio?

The downside of this is unfortunately the lack of transactional transparency. With real estate becoming the third most valuable or expensive single asset in the balance sheet, an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) is the need of the hour. By providing a single source of information for your asset portfolio, it can help your business achieve all your financial, operational and environmental goals.

So where does IBM TRIRIGA fit in?

With 750+ companies using IBM TRIRIGA worldwide (out of which 119 added in just the last 12 months!), it goes without saying that IBM TRIRIGA is the undisputed leader in the IWMS market today. This fact has been reiterated by research company Gartner in its popular magic quadrant, in which IBM TRIRIGA has yet again been positioned as a “Leader” for the year 2014. As the infographic points out, IBM TRIRIGA has been overpowering competition even from bigger players like Oracle and SAP while, at the same time, successfully resisting the challenges posed by niche players like Manhattan Software and Accruent…

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

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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: The Twelve Gifts of IBM TRIRIGA


Fueled by cocoa and memories of Christmas past, I’ve compiled the “Twelve Gifts of IBM TRIRIGA” for you to enjoy this holiday season, and throughout the New Year.

  • 1) Decrease real estate transaction time…
  • 2) Reduce vacancy rates…
  • 3) Eliminate budget overruns…
  • 4) Become an early adopter of FASB…
  • 5) Eliminate penalties and over-payments…
  • 6) Increase space utilization…
  • 7) Reduce asset downtime…
  • 8) Eliminate costly change orders…
  • 9) Reduce maintenance costs…
  • 10) Improve facility condition index…
  • 11) Improving site sustainability…
  • 12) Achieve ENERGY STAR rating…

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EnOcean Alliance and IBM partner to standardize solutions for IoT


The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of more than 400 companies which standardize and develop intelligent building solutions integrating energy harvesting wireless technology. Together, IBM and the EnOcean Alliance will bring sensors to the cloud and develop self-powered solutions as a standard for the Internet of Things.

EnOcean-based sensors and devices operate large numbers of IoT devices efficiently and supply reliable data to IoT systems. Furthermore, the EnOcean Alliance offers the benefit of a broad, proven ecosystem of interoperable energy harvesting wireless sensor solutions, which are available for intelligent buildings worldwide. These solutions help optimize the utilization of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, more energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective…

In close collaboration, the EnOcean Alliance and IBM define and expand standards for self-powered solutions for the IoT. Together, both partners standardize the EnOcean to IP interface and simplify the usage of applications in the IoT. This, for example, allows the integration of energy-harvesting wireless technology into the IBM Watson IoT Platform to conduct predictive and real-time analysis of facilities. These solutions can be used in various cases from asset management, ambient assisted living projects, insurance or hotel and campus projects, giving maintenance-free wireless switches and sensors based on EnOcean technology…

[Admin: This post is related to the 10.18.16 post about EnOcean’s Dolphin energy harvesting wireless modules.]

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ValuD: Providing a full IBM TRIRIGA training catalog


[Updated 02.06.17]

ValuD provides a full IBM TRIRIGA catalog, which covers the individual applications as well as the TRIRIGA platform, administration, and reporting. In addition, courses can be tailored to meet specific training needs, or more-closely align to specific customizations in a client installation.

Course Name ValuD Code IBM Code
TRIRIGA 360 VTA360
IBM TRIRIGA Navigation & User Preferences VTA001
IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio LT (Best Practices) VTA002 TOS26
IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio Administration VTAS26 TOS26
IBM TRIRIGA RE Lease Abstraction VTA531-LA TA531
IBM TRIRIGA RE Contract Management VTA531 TA531
IBM TRIRIGA RE Transaction Management VTA541 TA541
IBM TRIRIGA RE Lease Accounting VTA532
IBM TRIRIGA Space Reservation Requests VTA561-SR TA561
IBM TRIRIGA Space Allocations VTA561-SA TA561
IBM TRIRIGA Space Move Management VTA561-MM TA561
IBM TRIRIGA Strategic Facilities Planning VTA561-SF
IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator VTA580
IBM TRIRIGA Capital Projects VTA521 TA521
IBM TRIRIGA Request Management VTA511-HD TA511
IBM TRIRIGA Work Task Management VTA511-WP TA511
IBM TRIRIGA Preventive Maintenance VTA511-PM TA511
IBM TRIRIGA Inventory & Purchasing VTA515
IBM TRIRIGA Environmental Management VTA550 TA550
IBM TRIRIGA Facility Condition Assessment VTA590
IBM TRIRIGA Application Administrator VTA611 TA611
IBM TRIRIGA Application Developer VTA701 TA701
IBM TRIRIGA System Administration VTA710
IBM TRIRIGA Ad-Hoc Reporting VTA620
IBM TRIRIGA BIRT Reporting VTA630
IBM TRIRIGA WPM VTA640

[Admin: This post is related to the 05.12.15 post about the TRIRIGA training paths to certification.]

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ValuD: Is TRIRIGA OOB reporting good for your business needs?


In this era of big data and predictive analytics, the Facilities Management industry has undergone a sea change in terms of data management and utilization… In such a scenario, the question arises as to whether the in-app reporting features offered by these tools, like the Report Manager offered by IBM TRIRIGA, are comprehensive enough for the purposes of strategic management and analysis. In order to analyze whether IBM TRIRIGA ad-hoc reporting capabilities can satisfy the reporting requirements of your business, you first need to recognize its scope and limitations…

The idea behind ad-hoc reporting is to enable users to create their own report. They should be able to decide on the fields, sorting, or grouping that they might require in their report. By letting the user decide on these criteria, ad-hoc reports ensure that a significant portion of the development time is freed, since the developer no longer needs to produce reports based on individual report requirements.

By and large, IBM TRIRIGA ad-hoc reporting, in itself, should be comprehensive enough for most businesses. But on the other hand, if extensive formatting is what you need, the IBM TRIRIGA ad-hoc report manager may not be enough. IBM TRIRIGA has sought to overcome this limitation by integrating with Eclipse BIRT. Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) is an open source reporting and business intelligence tool which IBM TRIRIGA advanced reporting uses to create data visualizations and reports. Using an IBM TRIRIGA plugin for the BIRT application, you get to experience the power of data mining and predictive analytics, right there, in your IBM TRIRIGA Report Manager…

[Admin: This post is related to the 09.28.16 post by ValuD about when to use OOB in-app reporting versus BIRT reporting.]

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