How do you bring floor plans to life with indoor mapping?

IBM TRIRIGA and Esri ArcGIS Indoors partnership means you can add interactive indoor maps

By Lisa Barclay

Even as our workplaces are changing, there’s always the desire to take building management to the next level. Take space, for instance. There’s helpful information in every floor plan, especially as you look for ways to keep people safer…

That’s why IBM partnered with the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), Esri. This partnership gives you the combined power of TRIRIGA’s comprehensive IWMS for real estate and facility management with Esri ArcGIS Indoors’ complete indoor mapping system.

The result: Smart building mapping that brings TRIRIGA floor plans to life.

Imagine adding interactive indoor maps into the experience for employees and visitors as well as building management and maintenance staff. Envision the new ways you could engage with building occupants. It’s a great opportunity for improved wayfinding, productivity, and workplace experience in your facilities…

When you leverage the building data and floor plans in TRIRIGA and visualize it with Esri ArcGIS Indoors smart building mapping, you have the power…

[Admin: This post is related to the 06.25.20 post about workplace strategies for safety that you can use today.]

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What workplace strategies for safety can you use today?

Learn how to ensure the safety of your places and your people as you consider reopening facilities

By Laura Langendorf

Where and how we work has never seemed so complicated. As organizations grapple with when to ask employees to return to the workplace, some things are obviously out. Gone for now, are tightly packed seating arrangements, cozy collaboration spaces and crowded elevators.

Now, your “return to the workplace” strategy has to ensure the safety of your places and people as you consider reopening facilities. If you’re looking for advice on how to build your own “return to the workplace” strategy, join “The journey back to work: Business continuity and occupant well-being across your facilities“.

This session on the pragmatic “return to the workplace” is part of the TRIRIGA Academy. It’s a free and on-demand online learning platform. We know that the way you need to manage your real estate and facilities has changed. So we’re changing the way you can learn more about it.

TRIRIGA Academy replaces our annual face-to-face experience and gives you the real estate and facilities management knowledge you need… anywhere, anytime.


[Admin: This post is related to the 04.18.20 post about monitoring space with your existing wireless network, and the 03.22.16 post about the former Watson IoT Academy, now moved to the Skills Gateway.]

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How does IBM reimagine the workplace experience?

By Laura Langendorf

2020 was poised to be a banner year for “workplace experience“. IBM, with 78M square feet of space spread across 110 countries, was hard at work creating that engaging environment… Then, almost overnight, the world changed. Suddenly, an unprecedented 95% of the IBMers found themselves working at home…

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How does EY expect the unexpected disruptions?

By Laura Langendorf

Ten years ago, Ernst & Young (EY), took an in-depth look at their workplace… EY realized that how and where people were working was changing… They also put an emphasis on technology to make people more mobile. The result was EY@Work, and the transformation of more than 150 locations around the globe…

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How can you monitor space with your existing wireless network?

IBM TRIRIGA and Cisco partnership provides scalable workplace utilization and occupancy monitoring

By Kendra DeKeyrel

IBM TRIRIGA and Cisco have teamed up to give you the tools you need to deploy location sensing using your existing WiFi network infrastructure. This solution helps you scale quickly and get faster, more accurate occupancy insights, to enable you to reimagine and streamline your connected spaces…

With this partnership, IBM TRIRIGA’s IoT and AI-driven insights application, IBM TRIRIGA Building Insights, now natively integrates with Cisco’s DNA Spaces cloud service. If you’re a space planner or manage facilities, you can quickly take advantage of these insights. With a lower cost to entry, you can understand how facilities are being used based on data coming in from an existing network…

If you need to quickly address new occupancy demands, please attend an IBM/Cisco webinar. Designed for space planners and facilities managers, we will explain how true occupancy insights enables you to make strategic space management decisions. Register today.

Join us on May 13 for IBM TRIRIGA Academy

Soon, we’re launching IBM TRIRIGA Academy. This is a new virtual learning platform designed for real estate and facilities professionals who want to create a smarter business. Participate in our sessions, schedule a demo, and interact with subject matter experts…

[Admin: This post is related to the 01.28.20 post about enhancing TRIRIGA UX Perceptive apps with artificial intelligence, and the 03.22.16 post about the former Watson IoT Academy, now moved to the Skills Gateway.]

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Webinar: ValuD best practices of implementing TRIRIGA for FASB

Webinar: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Join ValuD’s Lease Accounting expert team in their Sept 14th webcast for “Best Practices of Implementing TRIRIGA for FASB Compliance” and get prepared to meet your FASB compliance deadline. Register here.

[Admin: The same announcement is also posted in the LinkedIn group. To see other related posts, use the ValuD tag or FASB tag.]

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IFRS: IASB staff presents webcast on the transition to IFRS 16

[Updated 04.13.16 to add the April webcast.]

The IASB staff have recorded a web presentation discussing the requirements in IFRS 16 Leases relating to the definition of a lease. This is the third in a series of webcasts the International Accounting Standards Board is providing to support the implementation of IFRS 16…

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IFRS 16 Leases: Implementation

IFRS 16 Leases was issued by the International Accounting Standards Board® (the Board) on 13 January 2016 and has a mandatory effective date of 1 January 2019. The Board is currently undertaking a number of activities to support implementation of the Standard. This page will be updated throughout the implementation phase with information relating to these activities.

Webcasts and podcasts by IASB staff

[Admin: This post is related to the 01.29.16 post and 01.13.16 post about the new accounting Standard, IFRS 16 Leases.]

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New lease accounting standard brings compliance concerns

The plot thickens for public companies learning the ins and outs of the brand new accounting standard that brings leases on to corporate balance sheets, as they now face a long list of implementation decisions and business implications.

Accounting experts say they don’t expect any significant pushback on the requirements of the standard or the effective date, which is 2019 for public companies, so they are urging companies to move forward with preparing for the standard. “There’s a fair amount of both challenge and opportunity with this standard,” says Anastasia Economos, a partner with EY…

The Big 4 accounting firms PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, and EY want companies to take advantage of their lease accounting resources…




  • Join Deloitte for a 90-minute Dbriefs webcast on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to learn about FASB’s new lease accounting guidance and the associated implementation challenges. Earn up to 1.5 Intermediate CPE credits for attending. Learn more and register now.
  • Read Deloitte’s Heads Up publication for a comprehensive summary.


[Admin: This post is related to the 08.12.15 post about the KPMG Leasing Tool for IBM TRIRIGA.]

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Webcast: How the Building IoT will impact Facility Managers

Webcast: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 1:00 PM Eastern Time

From Web-enabled building automation systems to wireless monitoring of building occupancy and beyond, the Internet is changing how facilities are managed. Building Internet of Things (IoT) technology touches HVAC, lighting, security and other systems, enabling FMs to improve work processes, energy efficiency and responsiveness. More importantly, the technology is enabling FMs to support and enhance the comfort and productivity of building occupants.

Join the editors of Building Operating Management magazine and other experts as they present key trends related to technologies, infrastructure and benefits related to the Building Internet of Things.

Learning objectives:

  • 1. Review what the future holds for Building IoT applications and technologies.
  • 2. Analyze the benefits of Building IoT for facility staff, building occupants, and the organization as a whole.
  • 3. Understand what’s needed within your facility’s infrastructure to make the Building IoT possible – and successful – within your facility.

[Admin: Based on the registration questions, although the webcast is targeted at Facility Managers and focuses on IoT within a single building instead of an enterprise IoT portfolio, TRIRIGA folks might still be interested in a different perspective.]

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Webinar: Smart buildings – 6 Steps to maximize investments

Webinar: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The challenge for facilities and finance teams today is how to leverage building data to make better decisions. Thanks to ever more affordable building technologies in everything from indoor air quality sensors to circuit-level sub-metering, valuable data exists, but rarely are leaders able to get a cohesive picture of total building performance to clearly inform capital investment decisions like retrofit projects.

While every building is different, proactive facility executives consistently use six steps to make their building data accessible, transparent, and actionable for better business outcomes.

Join us for this free webinar and learn:

  • The six key steps to getting continuous value from building performance data.
  • How actual projects have used this methodology to achieve savings in resource usage and employee productivity.

Attend this free webinar to learn the six steps needed to maximize your capital investments. To register for this event, sponsored by Lucid and brought to you by Facility Executiveclick this link.

Vladi led Lucid’s early product and engineering teams and has driven the evolution of the company from its inception in 2004 to the launch of BuildingOS. A recipient of awards from U.S. EPA and Cleantech Open, Vladi has dozens of widely-cited publications in the field and has delivered many distinguished presentations, including at TEDx. Vladi helped pioneer groundbreaking research in commercial building monitoring systems and real-time feedback technology.

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Webinar: 6 Workplace technology predictions for 2016 – You ready?

Webinar: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The workplace today is all about technology and if you’re not prepared, you’ll fall behind. 2016 is the year to get smart. So let this be the year you resolve to make everyone around you, smarter.

Are you ready for the expanding world of the Internet of Things (IoT)? Or the influx of data scientists? What about wearable tech in the workplace? You can’t get to the future of the workplace without a platform that can analyze and report in real-time and give you the key metrics to effectively plan the future. That’s what your team needs, and what it takes to get a seat at the executive table. If it’s not as easy as pressing a button, you’ve got the wrong tool.

What attendees should expect to learn:

  • 2016 will usher in a new generation of devices connected to the Internet, and with them a massive focus on tracking and actionable data. This webinar will prepare attendees for the IoT world and how it will result in better tracking, ticketing and asset management.
  • Collaboration is King in 2016. This webinar will demonstrate how dumping your manual processes (email, Word docs, Excel sheets, etc.) will make your whole organization smarter.
  • With the dramatic increase in the amount of data, suddenly statisticians – or data scientists – are sexy. This webinar will show how relying on these experts translate and transform data streams into core business strategy to no just plan for the future, but accurately predict it.
  • In 2016, companies will avoid all server-based software wherever possible and opt for cloud-based SaaS technologies. This webinar will teach attendees how to navigate on this new terrain.
  • Mobility is key. If you can’t access the priority elements of your infrastructure online and via app in 2016, you are way behind. This webinar will give workers the tools to be as productive in the office as they are elsewhere.
  • Get ready for wearable technology, asset and building sensors, opt-in mobile tracking or badging, routers, etc.

Attend this free webinar and find what your team needs to get a seat at the executive table. To register for this event, sponsored by iOffice and brought to you by Facility Executiveclick this link.

Elizabeth Dukes is the Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of iOffice, the leading IWMS software for the commercial real estate industry. At iOffice, Elizabeth champions iOffice’s mission to use technology to empower the workforce and the workplace to reach their full potential. iOffice works with fast growing clients including: Hess, Ricoh, University of Michigan, Zappos, Adobe, BMC and more.

[Admin: To see the video playback, register here.]

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IFRS: Investor perspectives on a new lease of life

Earlier this month, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB, or the Board) issued a new accounting Standard, IFRS 16 Leases. This new Standard substantially changes lessee accounting. (Companies are required to apply the new requirements from 01 January 2019.)

In our latest article, Sue Lloyd, a member of the Board, discusses some of the key changes to financial statements that investors will see when companies apply the accounting requirements.  The article provides context for the new requirements by comparing them to future US GAAP requirements and those detailed in former IFRS Standards.  An illustrative example is also included for this purpose. Click here for the article: Investors Perspectives — A New Lease of Life [PDF].

More details on the new Leases Standard can be obtained by:

  • Watching a video in which the Board’s Chairman, Hans Hoogervorst, introduces the Standard here
  • Listening to an overview of the new requirements here [webcast]
  • Viewing the Project Summary and Feedback Statement, including an overview of the project history and how the Board has responded to stakeholders’ comments during the development of the Standard here [PDF]
  • Viewing the Effects Analysis, outlining the likely costs and benefits of the Standard here [PDF].

To stay up to date with the latest education materials introducing these new requirements, please visit the Leases project homepage.

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