The most critical aspect of all production systems is being able to ensure high-availability in case of critical failures. The traditional approach was to operate a disaster recovery site and fail-over clusters. This requires 24×7 maintenance and monitoring activities and adds the significant costs for hardware, software, and human resources engaged. Due to this, many companies opt-out of having the high-availability for their EAM system.
Thankfully, there is a new option with database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings being provided by all major database vendors. Providing a high-availability system for 10,000 users can now be achieved by filling the single web form. You will then be provided with a database service that is available 24×7 and all maintenance, monitoring, and backup activities are automated in the background.
We tested DBaaS offerings from several vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Oracle and found all of them being able to deliver on their promise. Although some products like IBM Maximo and IBM TRIRIGA are not officially certified for these platforms, we managed to successfully migrate several clients to a DBaaS database on Oracle and MS SQL Server…
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I know that TRIRIGA SaaS comes with predefined ETL jobs, and one of them is energy log fact. I have some energy logs on some buildings. However, all of my attempts to run the ETL job for energy logs have failed. Is there any missing parameter for me to add to make this work? I did try adding triEnvEnergyItem as a BO name, but no luck.
The ETLs each require different inputs depending on the ETL. Since, in general, ETL processing is a background process and runs through the scheduler, you would need to look in the server.log to see what the ETL needs if you are running it directly from the ETL Job form. You would also need to make sure that you have a license that allows you to run the ETLs, which would be a license that grants privileges to “Technology Metrics”.
Maybe this link will help: ETL and Metric Query Troubleshooting.
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There has been a running debate on how to define a “real” mobility solution for IBM TRIRIGA – do we depend on a UI/UX framework or on commercially available solutions?
A UI/UX solution is a good platform solution that serves as an extension of the desktop TRIRIGA solution, but definitely has its limitations particularly for offline capabilities and keeping development costs in check. Mobility solutions need to operate offline and to leverage the native capabilities of the mobile device and platform. Based on our interaction with a variety of customers, we found some key challenges in evaluating the IBM mobility technology options…
How can we help?
Having executed multiple IBM TRIRIGA implementations, ValuD knows and anticipated the issues faced by customers. Given our in-depth expertise, ValuD designed a mobility solution solely for IBM TRIRIGA.
ValuD’s IBM TRIRIGA mobility solution – MobilD – was developed on true MADP (Mobile Application Development Platform) called Xamarin, an open source platform for developing MobilD. Microsoft acquired Xamarin recently and they made the entire development toolkit free to increase the market penetration. Xamarin, a widely known MADP, has thousands of application developer networks that can help organizations acquire the necessary skills for future development or management.
Another key factor is the choice of middleware solution; most current vendors use a “proprietary” middleware solution that needs a footprint on one of the TRIRIGA servers. MobilD’s middleware choice is Microsoft Azure which is a hosted solution and does not need any footprint on TRIRIGA servers and can also work with your SaaS solution or on-premise solutions…
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I have a TRIRIGA SaaS client, and administrators of my client have several questions about TRIRIGA SaaS services:
- 1. What are the differences of the functions between TRIRIGA on SaaS and TRIRIGA on premise? Please provide a list of the differences.
- 2. Can we use mail notifications to other users from TRIRIGA on SaaS?
- 3. Can we make and incorporate BIRT reports into TRIRIGA on SaaS?
I wanted to respond to this, in case these questions still needed answers.
- (1) The functionality in TRIRIGA SaaS versus TRIRIGA on-premise should be the same. If there is something that is not working that the client feels should be working, I would encourage your client to raise a ticket with the TRIRIGA SaaS team.
- (2) Yes, email notifications should work provided that the SaaS server has a way of reaching the client’s mail server.
- (3) Yes, the client should be able to make BIRT reports and incorporate them into TRIRIGA SaaS.
[Admin: This post is related to the 05.24.16 post by ValuD about SaaS with TRIRIGA, and the 11.13.15 post about TRIRIGA SaaS in the Cloud Shop.]
March 19 – 23, 2017, MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
IBM InterConnect is one of the largest events dedicated to Cloud, Internet of Things, and Watson. With over 25,000 attendees and 2000+ technical sessions, conducted by some of the most greatest and innovative minds in the business, InterConnect is the place to be to discover, learn and explore the best technology on the market.
As a premier business partner of IBM, ValuD will be participating as an IoT/Watson exhibitor and speaking at 3 breakout sessions including a joint session with IBM on lease accounting. You can find us at Booth 989 in the IoT/Watson section.
- Session ID: 2879: Directions in Real Estate and Facilities Management
- Session ID: 4471: TRIRIGA SaaS: Umpqua Bank’s Out-of-the-Box IWMS Implementation Story
- Session ID: 4424: How Do You Manage Lands in a Cloud?
[Admin: This post is related to the 03.17.17 post by ValuD about meeting the ValuD team, the 03.15.17 post by ValuD about managing lands in a cloud (Utah Department of Natural Resources’ TRIRIGA SaaS implementation), the 03.08.17 post by ValuD about Umpqua Bank’s TRIRIGA SaaS implementation, and the 03.02.17 post about the InterConnect 2017 Bootcamp labs.]
Prior to using FM:Systems Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS), FM:Interact, the University had abandoned an obsolete Space Management solution and were largely using Excel sheets to “guesstimate” space utilization…
After investigated 6 different Space Management software providers, they chose FM:Systems because it met, and exceeded, these baseline requirements:
- FM:Systems provided more out-of-the-box functionality than its competitors
- FM:Systems had a vested interest in our success, because it offered direct contact during implementation and maintenance, with no third-party managing the process
- The Software as a Service (SaaS) model meant FM:Systems had a lower cost of implementation and ongoing maintenance
- The system allows for unlimited “general users” which was critical to the RCM mandate for transparency
- The user interface was easier to navigate for University stakeholders than other products investigated
- The most compelling reason for choosing FM:Systems? Their people.
[Admin: This post is related to the 08.01.16 post about the competitors of IBM TRIRIGA.]
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…
[Updated 06.04.18 to reflect current URLs]
IBM TRIRIGA hosts a public beta for review and evaluation of our upcoming releases. You can access the site here. There is a very simple registration application that you must fill out, in order to gain access. That registration application can be found here (username: beta, password: signup).
We also have a public Slack channel to which you can request access, where you can engage development of new and upcoming features, as well as gain early previews of release notes and support matrices.
The IBM TRIRIGA beta is going to be refreshed to start our 3.5.3/10.5.3 beta on December 29th, and will be available again by January 3rd. During the refresh, the beta server will be unavailable. All previous user accounts will be removed, and registration will be required again to create new accounts and access the beta.
You can also request a demo of our IBM TRIRIGA SaaS or “Cloud” version. You can access the site here.
[Admin: A similar message is also posted in the TRIRIGA Around the World Facebook group. This post is related to the 11.13.15 post about IBM TRIRIGA SaaS in the Cloud Shop.]
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.]