ValuD: How do you attain freedom with a TRIRIGA mobility solution?


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…

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

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Are file attachments in Outlook also attached in SMTP messages?


In the context of TRIRIGA Reservation Management (Reserve), if a user attaches a file in a meeting invitation (in Outlook) while booking a room, is that file going to be attached in the SMTP message that is sent to TRIRIGA? Has anyone tested this or have the ability to test this?

The concern is around confidentiality. If someone attaches a company confidential document and the message is sent over SMTP (non-secure) to IBM Cloud (TRIRIGA SaaS) with the attachment, the document was now exposed to the public internet.

In your scenario, the Send connector configured in Exchange is responsible for sending the message to TRIRIGA. I believe that, by default, the Send connector will also send attachments. There may be some configuration on the Exchange side that prevents or limits a particular Send connector from forwarding attachments.

[Admin: This post is related to the 05.23.17 post about setting up the Reserve SMTP Agent for Secure SMTP (SMTPS). To see other related posts, use the SMTP tag or Attachment tag.]

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What are the differences between TRIRIGA on SaaS and on premise?


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?

[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.]

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ValuD at IBM InterConnect 2017


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.]

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FM:Systems FM:Interact success story at Drexel University


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.]

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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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Is there an IBM TRIRIGA preview or beta site?


[Updated 05.30.17 to reflect new beta URLs]

Public Beta

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.

SaaS Demo

There’s also an IBM TRIRIGA demo site where you don’t have to register. Our TRIRIGA SaaS or “cloud” version has a viewable demo 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.]

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