Fast, easy analytics for real estate and facility Managers

By | 2 minute read | March 16, 2017

Assets for facility managers

In November 2016, we announced the launch of our TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics – letting business professionals and facility managers easily integrate their TRIRIGA buildings data directly into Watson Analytics.

To efficiently manage day-to-day operations, it’s becoming increasingly important that businesses find ways to make sense of an ever-growing volume of buildings data – from energy usage, maintenance history, lease accounting, as well as the massive amount of data generated by IoT devices.

Watson Analytics is an intuitive, cloud-based analytics tool that will help TRIRIGA users explore their data for insights. For those who like it visualize data, it can display findings as dashboards and infographics for easy sharing. All without having to become a data scientist along the way!

Self-service analytics: the answer to the data skills-gap

Today, getting access to the information you need to run your business probably means working across a number of different roles and teams: IT to get you access to your data, business analysts to help make sense of your data, and data scientists to help build predictive models. But the time and cost associated with getting the insights you need to solve daily problems can be prohibitive.

This may be why, according to a business survey conducted by the International Data Corporation and Computerworld, only a small fraction of businesses use analytics tools as part of their decision-making. Factor in as well that data scientists are in short supply; according to a report from McKinsey and Company, the United States will face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise by 2018.

This is where Watson Analytics comes in. The easy-to-use interface is designed with business users in mind, enabling guided data discovery, predictive analytics and automatic visualization. For real estate and facility managers, Watson Analytics with TRIRIGA is your data scientist in a box.

Read our white paper, “Analytics for All: The Time Has Come” to learn more about how IBM is closing the analytics skills gap with Watson Analytics.

How it works

Discovering and sharing insights from your TRIRIGA data is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Connect: Send data directly from TRIRIGA with one click using the TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics. Or add data from a .CSV or Excel file. Watson Analytics guides your exploration of the data using easy-to-understand, real-world language.
  2. Discover: Quickly understand what your data is telling you with automation that does the complicated math for you, so you can focus on using your new, often unexpected, insights to drive your business.
  3. Share: Now you’re ready to make your point. Share the insights you found by automatically generating dashboards or infographics from the Watson Analytics platform.

Watch this video demonstration to see the TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics in action:

How will you use your new insights?

The cognitive power of Watson Analytics allows it to uncover important and unexpected insights hidden in your data. You may uncover energy usage trends that you didn’t know were impacting your bottom line, or use Watson Analytics to reduce under utilized space. and help lower your cost per square foot. By exploring lease data you might predict future capacity and achieve standards compliance. Or you may drill into your maintenance data for insights that will reduce operations costs and simplify service delivery.

Want to learn more about what the TRIRIGA Connector for Watson Analytics can do for your business? Visit our website for brochures, video demonstrations, white papers and more.