How will the TRIRIGA acquisition enhance the Maximo solution?
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For today's blog I was able to interview George Ahn, President & CEO of TRIRIGA, an IBM Company in order to provide an overview of the acquisition and benefits to IBM.
First a bit about George. He has been the President & CEO of TRIRIGA since 2005 and involved in the enterprise software for more than 24 years. He brings extensive leadership experience in the technology and software industry to IBM with the acquisition of TRIRIGA.
Now for the interview.
Question 1: Can you tell us about the history of TRIRIGA?
George: TRIRIGA was founded in 2000 and quickly established itself as the market leader in the Integrated Workplace Management System market, also referred to as IWMS. This category of software is characterized by five core modules - real estate management, capital project management, facility space management, facility maintenance management and environmental sustainability - built on a single technology platform. Since our earliest versions, the world's leading organizations, including more than one-third of the Fortune 100 and the majority of the US federal executive branches, consistently selected TRIRIGA to manage two or more of these core components of TRIRIGA to streamline their real estate and facilities operations. TRIRIGA's offerings also received critical acclaim from leading industry analysts, such as Gartner.
Question 2: How does the TRIRIGA solution strengthen IBM's strategy for Smarter Buildings?
George: Global and U.S. studies have identified smarter buildings as the greatest opportunity to reduce environmental impacts and costs of energy, waste and greenhouse gases, and help ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate governance mandates. TRIRIGA provide a unique set of capabilities to measure, manage and reduce the cost of buildings through improved facilities operations, accelerated building retrofits and increased facility space utilization.
Question 3: Can you tell me about what differentiates TRIRIGA from other vendors in this market?
George: TRIRIGA is differentiated from other vendors due to three core strengths:
Because of the comprehensive approach taken by this approach, the savings can be significant. As an example, TRIRIGA delivered an integrated real estate management system for General Electric that generated more than US$1 billion in real cost savings.
Question 4: What benefits can clients expect from this acquisition?
George: Organizations that implement TRIRIGA can expect greater efficiency and effectiveness from their real estate and facility management functions, higher return on their facility assets and lower energy costs and environmental impact. Nokia used our offerings to reduce the number of systems used to manage their real estate and facilities from 62 to a single global instance of TRIRIGA. The company also avoided an automatic lease renewal which saved them more than 2 million euro annually. In addition, the firm reduced its global space footprint by 17 percent. All of these benefits translated into measurable cost savings that amount to millions of dollars per year.
Question 5: What can we expect to see in the near term future?
George: Following the acquisition, IBM has invested significant strategy, development, services and support resource to expand TRIRIGA into many different countries around the world - making these market-leading capabilities available to many more companies and public sector organizations. These investments will also translate into more innovation, delivered faster to help customers achieve their goals of smarter buildings.
Question 6: How do customers and prospects find out more details about TRIRIGA?
George: Anyone interested in more details should visit the TRIRIGA website or contact their IBM Maximo or IBM Global Business Service representatives.
To gain a better understanding of what TRIRIGA has brought to this market and to view some proof points, please see the following links:
Stay tuned for future posts on Facilities Fridays from the TRIRIGA team.