What is the relationship between project context and security?


TRIRIGA has the notion of project-based security scope, also called project context. At the upper right-hand side of the main TRIRIGA portal, there is a toggle to switch between Company and Project-level security, as well as a query to find and select in which project to operate.

To see and select a project, the user must be given specific security access to a project. This is done by adding the user’s group or the specific user to the Security tab of the project. Once the user or users have been granted access to the project, and they select the project from the project selector on the portal, they are then in the “context of the project.”

Any records created in the project context are then owned by that project, and security is restricted to those records, so the records are only visible and editable to those people that have access to the project, and have also switched their scope to run in that project context.

Items like documents and folders within Document Manager will also operate in a project context. You may notice that files uploaded to the Notes & Documents tab of records in the project context have a different folder path within Document Manager. Because the entire Document Manager tree is also in the project context, it is necessary to have the parent folder created in the project context as well. This folder’s path will be different than the uploads on records at the company level.

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[Admin: This post is related to the 04.08.16 post about where your documents go in TRIRIGA, and the 08.25.16 post about an issue with selecting child projects.]

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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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FM:Systems guarantees the RightPath to IWMS success


FM:Systems uses RightPath, a proven process based on hundreds of successful projects and decades of experience. FM:Systems customers consistently find that their systems are deployed on time and within budget, with measurable results in time frames that are dramatically faster than those of competing products… On average, a standard implementation spans a 20-week period.

Unlike other IWMS products that have been assembled through mergers and acquisitions, all FM:Interact modules have been solely developed by the FM:Systems product team. FM:Interact was built from the ground up to adapt to our customers’ business processes. This avoids the high cost, long time frames and risk associated with customizing other IWMS products…

Out of the box, FM:Interact provides a comprehensive set of modules to support the key functions of real estate and facilities management including space management, real estate portfolio management, strategic planning, asset management, move management, facility maintenance, project management and sustainability…

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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: 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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FM:Systems FM:Interact and the Autodesk Forge Viewer


We’ve been integrating bi-directionally between our FM:Interact Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) and Revit models since 2010 and have been on the forefront of Lifecycle BIM since then. For the most part, building owners who are going to utilize Revit models for day-to-day facilities operations primarily relied upon 2D plan views generated from the model for all aspects of managing their facilities including space and occupancy planning, assets and maintenance management, etc.

Traditionally, plan views have provided a tremendous amount of information to facilities teams, especially intelligent plans, where users can query a drawing and get direct feedback on space and assets on the plan. Over the past two years, we’ve been integrating 3D viewing technology from Autodesk to help our customers take better advantage of the entire model.

We’ve recently updated FM:Interact to the latest Forge Viewer from Autodesk and the results are truly fantastic. The Autodesk Forge Viewer gives us the next generation graphics engine that enables our customers to take greater advantage of their Revit models for operations. Here are some of the top reasons why the time is right now and why we are now making this fantastic viewer available to FM:Interact customers who are using Revit models in their implementations of our software.

  • Speed: Revit models can be large…
  • Data: 3D model viewers have been around for years…
  • Ease of use: The majority of the end users on facility teams…
  • Accessibility: Facility team members are more mobile than ever…

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What are Siemens’ strategies for real estate decarbonisation?


Reducing the carbon footprint of buildings and enhancing sustainability are fast becoming business critical issues for institutional real estate investors. But in order to implement an effective green strategy to lower one’s carbon footprint, having access to detailed building performance data and analytics is vital. Siemens is able to achieve this to help investors enhance the value of their real estate portfolios…

Towards low carbon real estate

On average, energy consumption accounts for 40% of the lifecycle costs of buildings. For those wishing to optimise their real estate and demonstrate green credentials, and compliance with global standards, such as Europe’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), commonly used in the US, Siemens is able to plot a path to greater transparency and performance…

The power of big data

To connect buildings and foster smart buildings, in February 2016, the Siemens Buildings Technologies Division partnered with IBM to maximise the potential of connected buildings and the data they create to empower real estate owners and operators to drive business results and meet building-related KPI’s. As a result, Siemens develops integral solutions with IBM‘s software suites Maximo (asset management) and TRIRIGA (workplace management) and envisages use cases to apply Watson IoT analytics. A cognitive building can anticipate, respond, and adapt…

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[Admin: As a thought-provoking counterpoint, the following piece reveals a mathematical flaw in current climate models that are supposed to predict the rate of global warming for every doubling of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air.]

Carbon scare is over?

In December 2016, Lord Christopher Monckton reveals a breaking discovery which may prove the entire “climate change” scare is based on faulty mathematics. At the “Global-Warming; an Inconvenient Lie” conference in Phoenix, AZ, Lord Monckton covers in-depth the mathematical discovery his team has made and announces that these findings have been submitted for proper peer review…

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[Admin: At time index 3:29, the 4.5 K value is highlighted. But looking at Lord Monckton’s London presentation from September 2016, the 2.2 K should be highlighted instead. Basically, the flaw was taking the mid-value of T (at 3.0 K) on the y-axis, instead of taking the mid-value of F (at 0.485) on the x-axis. That’s what he means by “the wrong end of the curve” or the wrong axis. So by using the F of 0.485, the curve gives a much lower T of 2.2 K. Then 2.2 K should be highlighted.]

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