How can you enhance TRIRIGA Workplace Services Apps with A.I.?


Introducing the TRIRIGA Assistant: Enhancing TRIRIGA Workplace Services Apps with Artificial Intelligence

By Alex Melamed

Wouldn’t it be nice if your office started to act more like a team player? For employees, that would mean effortless engagement with workplace services. For facility managers, that would mean more engaged and delighted occupants who provide feedback to keep the workplace not just humming but evolving.

IBM TRIRIGA just announced numerous enhancements to the workplace experience in the latest release (10.6.1). Among these enhancements, the all new TRIRIGA Assistant. The TRIRIGA Assistant is a smart, conversational A.I. assistant, which is the same frictionless technology that we all have in our homes, and which is another way to meet the ever-growing expectations of the workforce. This A.I. assistant can help users find and reserve meeting rooms, report maintenance issues correctly, and even locate where a colleague sits. And that is just the beginning.

With the introduction of the TRIRIGA Assistant into the facility management portfolio, IBM has invited Watson to the office. The TRIRIGA Assistant is powered by IBM’s Watson Assistant platform. It’s robust and able to be extended to support custom A.I. skills and capabilities within an enterprise-grade secure cloud…

[Admin: Although it’s not an official IBM offering, here’s an intriguing avatar POC demo from the same Assistant team.]

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How can I make my facilities even smarter?

By Kendra DeKeyrel

A.I. also helps deliver a more engaging workplace experience. That’s why we included TRIRIGA Assistant in this new release. It’s a smart, conversational A.I. assistant that allows users to engage with the spaces around them. Imagine how much time employees can save by simply asking an app to reserve a conference room, order catering, submit a service request or locate an office. It’s the same frictionless technology that we all have in our homes, and another way to meet the ever-growing expectations of your workforce…

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UX: What licenses are required to develop UX Perceptive apps?


I have installed the IBM TRIRIGA application platform and it is up and running. Next, I want to develop Perceptive apps. What licenses do I need to develop Perceptive apps? Can I get a sample link or resource to start any sample apps?

[Admin: This post is related to the 08.30.16 post about how licenses work in UX, and the 12.11.15 post about the UX framework. This post is also related to the UX ArticlesUX Videos, and UX Lessons blog pages.]

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UX: How do you create and save a record in UX via a workflow?


I’ve got most of this worked out. So I can trigger a workflow from a UX web page. But I am stuck on how to take data created in the UX application, feed it to the workflow, place that data into record fields, and then create a draft record. This is the UX code that is feeding data back to TRIRIGA. The data is valid. I am just stumped on how to feed it into a workflow. Any ideas?

var newRec = {
triHoursNU: vFixedTotal,
triControlNumberCN: triControlNumberCN,
triDateTX: mm + “/” + dd + “/” + yyyy, 
triIdTX: triIdTX,
triNameTX: fName + ” ” + lName
};
console.log(newRec);
this.$.timeLogQueryDs.createRecord(newRec, TriPlatDs.RefreshType.BOTH, 
“createLog”, “create” ) 
.then(function(){
this.$.toastBlue2.show(); 
}.bind(this));

When you create a record, let’s say you have a data source called “peopleDs”, you create an object and then pass it to the create method of the data source. The names should match the data source exposed field names. I also recommend looking at the documentation for your TRIRIGA instance at: /p/web/doc.

[Admin: The same question is also posted in the main UX Framework forum. To see other related posts, use the UX Framework tag or Perceptive tag.]

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How do you equip your TRIRIGA chariot with fierce stallions?


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.]

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UX: How do you get access to the new UX apps (Service Request)?


How do I get access to the new UX apps listed on this page? We are on TRIRIGA 3.5.3 and 10.5.0. But we only see the Space Assessment and Space Management Perceptive apps in our environment.

The Move Me and Group Move applications were added in the Application 10.5.2. The Workplace Services portal, Service Request, and Room Reservation were added in the Application 10.5.3. The apps are delivered in the Application Upgrade. When you upgrade from Application 10.5.0 to 10.5.3, you will see the new apps.

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the UX Framework tag or Perceptive tag.]

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UX: Why does Group Move UX app stop working after 10.5.3 upgrade?


I’m seeing an issue in the Group Move UX app. After application upgrade to 10.5.3, the Group Move application stopped working on “Production Mode”. After activating “Development Mode”, the Group Move worked again. So I think the problem came from the vulcanized code of 10.5.3 OM package. For now, I’ve just vulcanized the Group Move application manually and it works now. Have you seen a similar issue?

We confirmed the defect related to the vulcanized code for the Group Move UX app. It is being addressed for the next full release under APAR IJ01969. Meanwhile, the manual solution you have followed is the workaround. Here are the details:

“The Group Move UX Perceptive application should no longer contain syntax errors and the search feature should work now. Customers who run into this issue on previous app versions can vulcanize the application following the steps outlined on this wiki page. (Tri-IJ01969-5886)”

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

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