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The Pros and Cons of implementing an IWMS

When evaluating the benefits of an IWMS for your organization, there are options to consider in the implementation process that will affect the business in both the short and long term. Many of the IWMS systems on the market today are customizable, meaning that they...

Are businesses looking to the Cloud in the post-pandemic times?

Are businesses looking to the Cloud in the post-pandemic times?

If you aren’t aware of what “a Cloud” is in networking and database terms, at a high-level it is simply having what is called “Software as a Service”, or SaaS, to support your Information Technology (IT) needs. Prior to SaaS, most businesses would have their own...

Mobile Apps Make Social Distancing Easier and More Productive

Mobile Apps Make Social Distancing Easier and More Productive

COVID-19 is changing the way people do business all around the world. Whether it’s work-from-home policies or complete shutdowns, companies are having to deploy innovative solutions to adhere to government-mandated social distancing directives, all while maintaining...

3 Inventory Management Benefits When You Go Mobile

3 Inventory Management Benefits When You Go Mobile

Inventory Management is Easy When You Go Mobile Inventory management is the beating heart of many enterprise-level businesses. All kinds of inventory are in motion at all times. As such, effective inventory management is crucial. That’s why smart business leaders use...

Is the Return to Work needed to foster innovation?

Is the Return to Work needed to foster innovation?

A recent article in the New York Times addressed this question and the answer just might be, “No”, the Return to Work in the office, the physical interaction, may not be a prerequisite to nurturing innovation in all but very specific industries. What drives...

What Is TRIRIGA And How Can It Help Your Business?

What Is TRIRIGA And How Can It Help Your Business?

When it comes to your business, you know that you could benefit from running more efficiently. The problem is, you still need to deal with all the small details that keep your facility running smoothly. This is where IBM TRIRIGA services can help your...

3 Questions You Should Ask to Improve How Your Technicians Work

3 Questions You Should Ask to Improve How Your Technicians Work

Enterprise-level business leaders know that the right tools can be game changers. That’s why many real estate and facility maintenance managers today use a tried-and-tested integrated workplace management system (IWMS) like TRIRIGA® in the first place. But what if you...

Give Your Inspectors the Power of TRIRIGA at their Fingertips

Give Your Inspectors the Power of TRIRIGA at their Fingertips

Give Your Inspectors the Power of TRIRIGA As facility managers know, inspections are a regular part of portfolio management. Every building and asset in the portfolio needs regular audits. Even an integrated workplace management system (IWMS) like...

Plan a Safe Return to Work With TRIRIGA® Mobile Apps

Plan a Safe Return to Work With TRIRIGA® Mobile Apps

Although we’re still in the throes of COVID-19, business managers are naturally wondering what’ll happen when things return to normal. Or at least, back to a new normal. The latest research from Gartner shows at least 41% of employees will...

Mobile Inspection Software to Take Your IWMS into the Field

Inspections—especially annual audits and facility condition assessments—can be complex and expensive. Beyond the sheer number of assets and facilities that need to be checked, the process may involve recruiting additional personnel, some of whom may be third-party...

Energy Management Solutions for Your Buildings

Energy management is an environmental goal almost everyone can agree on: If you can eliminate energy waste and increase efficiency, you’ll spend less money while promoting conservation and sustainability. However, it’s easier to set efficiency and carbon-reduction...

How an IWMS Can Help You Find Solutions in Construction Management

Growth is a great problem to have, as it probably means your business or organization is flourishing. However, continued growth brings with it the need to add more space. Maybe your people are working elbow-to-elbow, or maybe you’ve launched a new product line that...

The Best IWMS for Corporate Real Estate Professionals

Managing a single office can be a full-time job. Same for managing a building. But how about managing a portfolio of buildings and other facilities, plus all the equipment and assets inside—spread across the globe? When you’re managing a real estate portfolio with...

Use Facility Condition Assessment as Part of Your IWMS

Run-to-failure maintenance plans are just what they sound like: Your organization avoids preventive maintenance, opting instead to use facilities and equipment until they wear out and need to be replaced. It’s as costly as it sounds. Keeping equipment and facilities...

Higher Education and Space Management

For institutions of higher learning, acquiring new land and buildings is a significant expense. So is launching new construction projects. Operations and maintenance expenses can take a hefty toll on a budget, too. In fact, a 2012 study of space management in higher...

Choosing the Best Mobile Inspection App

If you’re in search of the best mobile app for building and facility inspections, you’re probably already convinced of the advantages of digital records over paper. Even if your people—or third-party inspectors—already use a digital system, lugging laptops around a...

How Integration Is the Key to Your Workplace Management System

Companies turn to Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) to organize and streamline their data and operations and gain the most value from their real estate and property portfolios. The organizations that can benefit the most from a modern, powerful IWMS often...

Choosing the Best Mobile Approval App

How many approval steps are in your average project? How many people are waiting on approvals at any given time? Do your colleagues grouse about delays? When people have to wait on signoffs, bottlenecks hit everyone involved. The waits make projects take longer,...

Increase Corporate Sustainability with an IWMS

When it comes to facility energy usage, conservation used to mean that lights and appliances were turned off or on as necessary. Now, high-end software helps run all the facilities in your commercial real estate portfolio as efficiently as possible—and that includes...

Should Your IWMS Be SaaS or On-Premises?

An Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) is software that helps large organizations manage their real estate and equipment portfolios; the software may be deployed either on-premises, in which it’s physically installed on servers at the location where it’s...

What Can TRIRIGA Mobile Solutions Do for You

Every organization wants to stay productive, but in some industries, productivity pays bigger dividends than others. This is particularly true for field service and workforce management, where companies are always looking for ways to incrementally boost efficiency and...

How Facilities Management Software Cuts Costs at Schools

Schools need maintenance. Maintenance costs money. If not handled efficiently, maintenance will cost even more money. In Oregon’s Portland Public Schools (PPS) alone, more than eighty maintenance technicians handle roughly 2,500 work orders every month. Most of those...

How Lease Management Software Ensures Efficiency and Saves Money

How do you know if you’re efficiently managing the buildings you lease? How do you integrate those leases with those of the buildings you own? Whether you’re a company, government agency or school, if you have a significant real estate portfolio with a large amount of...

Cost Optimization Techniques for Banks

In a world of global financial uncertainty, banks and other financial services organizations need to be alert to any opportunity to increase revenue and decrease the cost of doing business. As banks and financial institutions focus their attention on recovery...

Best Practices for Capital Asset Management

If your organization has five million or more square feet of real estate holdings, simply maintaining all those buildings and the equipment therein is a complex task. Unless you keep records on every facility and asset, it’s difficult to know how long something should...

Strategic Facility Planning to Maximize Building Usage

If your business is like most, the buildings and equipment in your portfolio rank among your top expenses. This is why strategic facility planning (SFP) is so critically important. SFP entails understanding all aspects of your existing facilities, deciding what new...