Getting a better ROI from real estate assets requires a new approach—and often new solutions
The IWMS (Integrated Workplace Management System) story is getting more compelling by the day—and IBM's leadership role in that story is getting clearer and clearer.
Why is IWMS acquiring industry momentum? In large part, because of the increasing focus on the importance of optimized, unified management of all assets across a complex enterprise. And that certainly includes real estate, facilities, and related assets that have historically been managed in isolated domains.
If you can centralize the way asset information is aggregated and analyzed, it's much simpler to transform it into actionable intelligence—arriving rapidly at new business strategies, reducing costs, enhancing workforce safety, increasing asset lifespan and utilization rates, and generally becoming more agile and effective as an organization.
All of this context explains why leading technology analyst Gartner Inc. recently assessed the IWMS market to determine how the field is changing, who the leading software providers are, and how IWMS solutions have evolved in new directions to better fulfill emerging demand.
IBM was positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems. Leaders, as defined in the report, “have strength in applications and platform technology; they demonstrate a high level of quality in product reliability and service; they have strong operational and organizational capabilities, financial stability, and global reach; and they offer a strong vision of customer needs, as reflected in a robust development road map.”*
IBM TRIRIGA delivers industry-leading financial planning and energy-tracking capabilities
Since more than 25% of new IBM TRIRIGA customers in 2012 came from non-North American markets, this extended geographical support already delivers substantial productivity benefits for a large number of IBM clients—and that number is growing fast.
More specifically, IBM TRIRIGA delivers the insight and transparency required to better understand financial complexities, like how best to orchestrate leasing terms of multiple buildings across a global portfolio, as well as the energy consumption information needed to quantify and reduce one of an organization's largest operating expenses.
Via IBM TRIRIGA, an organization can establish not just how matters stand today, but how they're likely to stand in the near future in different scenarios.
Its capabilities in this area include advanced support for tasks like facility optimization; if physical space is in short supply, and it's possible to consolidate multiple buildings into one, IBM TRIRIGA can demonstrate that, as well as help you understand what the fiscal and operational benefits are likely to be, if you take that course of action. Energy costs, long-term environmental sustainability, and regulatory compliance are three additional areas in which the accurate prognostication provided by IBM TRIRIGA can translate into impressive benefits down the road.
IBM TRIRIGA strengths cited by Gartner included:
*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems,” Rob Schafer, June 17, 2013.
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