TRIRIGA brings new IWMS capabilities to IBM
Kim Woodbury 0600029RMP KWOODBUR@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  iwms service-management tririga tivoli ibmsoftware asset-management software maximo eam ibmontwitter ibmeam assetmgmt
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Here we are mid-summer and things have been busy ever since the exciting news back in April of IBM’s acquisition of TRIRIGA. I’ve been spending lots of time getting to know TRIRIGA’s capabilities and customers and welcoming them to the IBM family. More information can be found on the TRIRIGA acquisition welcome page (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/welcome/tririga).
The more I talk to people about the value of bringing additional IWMS (integrated workplace management systems) capabilities into the EAM portfolio with Maximo, the more it makes sense. Being able to offer customers capabilities to manage all of their asset classes has been a long time philosophy with Maximo and facilities have always been one of those assets. The additional functionality that TRIRIGA offers around Real Estate Portfolio Management, Space Management, Project Management and Energy and Environmental Management brings great opportunities to customers managing not only their facilities but all of their assets. These functions also add great value to the work going on to deliver Smarter Planet and
There are many organizations out there today using both Maximo and TRIRIGA to cover various functions, and I’ve had some great conversations with them on our vision and how these sets of products greatly compliment each other. They are more than enthusiastic about helping drive the product direction and sharing their experiences and requirements with us.
The intent over the next several years is to offer the capabilities of both solution sets on a single platform, with a single data repository, single UI and single business process engine. The benefits of having visibility to information in each of the disciplines involved in managing the various aspects of a facility will allow managers and executives to make more informed decisions. Take for example a real estate decision. It would useful to the property manager to understand the current condition of a building, any planned capital project investments, the usage and occupancy rate of the building, what critical assets are due for replacement and other maintenance and operations related data when making a decision. As the first or second most valuable item on a balance sheet, when making a real estate investment or divestiture decision it is critical to have all the related data available.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of work ahead of us, but as we move towards a solution providing both EAM and IWMS capabilities, we are continuing to invest in both Maximo and TRIRIGA. There will be what we call a bluewash release of TRIRIGA later this year, where the IBM branding, new language support as well as some additional functionality to support new FASB (federal accounting standards board) regulation changes will be introduced. We are looking at new functionality for Maximo as well. The 7.5 release came out earlier this year, and new capabilities to support Health, Safety and Environmental and Field Service Management are also in the works.
We are spending lots of time educating our sales teams and partners and reaching out to customers to share our strategy and vision, and these activities will continue into what is quickly turning into a busy fall. Look for information on TRIRIGA’s annual user conference (http://userconference.tririga.com/home.php) October 18-20 in
Reach out with comments and questions…until next time!