SOURCE: TRIRIGA

TRIRIGA

October 21, 2009 09:00 ET

TRIRIGA Announces New Strategic Facility Planning Software to Deliver Higher Returns From Facilities

Leader in Facilities Management Software Streamlines Complex Analysis to Drive Effective Strategies

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - TRIRIGA®, the leading provider of facilities management software, today announced the release of TRIRIGA Strategic Facility Planning™ (SFP), a new product which increases alignment between core business and facilities strategies, simplifies complex planning analysis, and streamlines implementation of facility plans. The software helps mid- to large-sized organizations increase the effectiveness of all types of facility planning -- strategic, master and tactical -- through advanced performance analytics, visual modeling and automated workflow engine.

Given that real estate and facility assets rank in the four highest costs of doing business, organizations must align facility and core business strategies to extract maximum return from facilities assets. To meet this need, TRIRIGA SFP, for real estate executives, portfolio analysts and facilities planners, identifies the impact of future business demands on existing facilities assets, evaluates planning scenarios against business objectives and automates the control of implementation projects and tasks.

"We scoped a comprehensive offering for facility planning," said George Ahn, President and CEO of TRIRIGA. "From facility planners to department managers to strategic planning departments, many different users will find TRIRIGA Strategic Facility Planning delivers significant value."

"TRIRIGA has consistently delivered market leading innovations that drive improvements in facility management processes," said Robert Fitzgerald, Director of Workplace Process Tools and Reporting Systems for Nokia Corporation, a longtime TRIRIGA customer. "TRIRIGA Strategic Facility Planning gives us the capability to better align our workplace initiatives with our corporate goals and take the necessary actions to achieve Nokia's overall workplace strategy."

To help organizations deliver effective strategies, TRIRIGA Strategic Facility Planning delivers features that:

--  Reveal gaps between business demands and space availability:
    Performance scorecards assess forecasted requirements from business units
    against available space.  Configurable thresholds benchmark use, condition
    and costs against internal targets and industry peers.
    
--  Analyze, rank and recommend best fit scenarios: Visual supply/demand
    modeling and advanced stack planning analyze, estimate and compare options
    for aligning facility supply with business needs and objectives. Planning
    metrics score what-if scenarios against financial, portfolio, environmental
    and operational targets.
    
--  Automate manual and time-consuming processes: Automated actions
    compare trial space plans to actual floor plans and create required move
    projects and tasks.  Predefined processes update personnel space
    assignments and organizational cost allocations upon completion of the
    planned moves.
    

"While some vendors offer space planning capabilities, most often the functions are limited to tactical, near-term actions," said Mike Bell, president of Michael Bell Consulting LLC and former Research Vice President at Gartner Inc. "TRIRIGA's Strategic Facility Planning is just that. Strategic. Their offering is the first to introduce a complete framework that includes analytical functions for longer-term, more strategic scenarios, coupled with tactical planning to improve implementation of facility plans."

For more information on TRIRIGA and TRIRIGA Strategic Facility Planning contact Michelle Campbell at (888) 874-7442.

About TRIRIGA

Named by foremost analyst firm AMR Research as the leader in sustainability software and top industry analysts as a leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems, TRIRIGA provides enterprise sustainability, real estate and facilities management solutions. TRIRIGA delivers the industry's most advanced capabilities such as configurable workflow and performance analytics engines to reduce operating costs, increase return on assets and achieve sustainability goals for mid- and large-sized commercial and public enterprises, including more than one-third of the Fortune 100.

For more information, contact TRIRIGA at (702) 932-4444, or visit www.tririga.com.

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