Likelihood to Recommend
Well suited for the owner's side of managing multiple projects as it allows for all aspects of a project from development to closeout to be managed on one platform. Not as appropriate for a general contractor as there is better software out there. e-Builder's app is not as effective as others.
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It is great for organizations who have complex data or large amounts of data. For an organization that has small amounts of data or very simple processes TRIRIGA might be too much. It can handle small data and processes but the costs of implementing and supporting might be greater than the reward that would be provided. It also has a lot of room to grow. You can utilize existing forms and business objects or you can custom build new ones to fit business needs.
Read full review Pros Provide a document structure that is easy to navigate. All documents, even within a process, are stored in the document structure and easily accessed by those with the correct permissions. Scheduling, especially with the new module is easy. It is helpful with a large organization where many hands touch projects to be able to forecast workloads (we have an in house engineering team who reviews all projects during their design phase) Allows for easy interface with contractors and makes the submittal process more straightforward. Read full review Diverse categories of requests available Ability to be as descriptive as possible without character limit Ease of mass resource assignment for tasks Ease of mass maintenance task/request printing work orders Clean site layout that is easy to navigate Read full review Cons The restrictions in formatting, and sorting of information rendered, in a way, affects the reporting output. At certain times of day, e-Builder traffic causes the loading of filtered searches to take a while. This is probably common regardless of the site or software used. More complicated reporting has some limitation, though the program is highly efficient in assisting with simple format reports. Read full review In order to get into the back end and manage spaces, there are too many "clicks" and pop up boxes to get to the area that is needed, which causes delays and confusions. It can be a bit slow when processing requests, pulling up maps. Trigia holds a lot of information, which is good but it could be easier to get to at times. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Because again, one of our biggest clients entrusts E-builder to work with their systems. And its functions work for us as well.
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Simple, because have a used it for the past two years, so i'm very familiar with the particular aspects of its program that I need to accomplish my tasks.
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I give it this rating because it has more than one way to get to most forms but it can be hard to navigate if you don't know the terms TRIRIGA uses. Also being a new developer can bring up issues with not knowing exactly where certain things are found. The documentation doesn't help too much sometimes since the TRIRIGA community is pretty small.
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In the almost 7 months I have been working on my current project there has been exactly one unplanned outage. This was in the QA environment during data migration and was caused by a workflow that was circular and self referencing which caused the processing JAVA memory to spike, not resolve and then crash the server.
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TRIRIGA does a good job of this, being a server based web application it is like other web based systems so it's not as fast as a client server application or a local system but it is very consistent across locations and for different roles and employees. This does allow consistent use no matter where people are located. It also does a fair job of notifying the user when it is loading with the spinning circle or hour glass. The reports can get fairly complex but native TRIRIGA reports perform well even when they are complex. They can be a little slow if they are fetching 100's of 1000's of rows but this doesn't take more than 10 or so seconds. I have yet to write a native report that takes more than 20 seconds and that 20 second report is getting data from 4 BO's and nets over 130K rows.
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Again, because our technical support is great. He doesn't always answer the phone but he definitely responds to emails fairly quickly. In addition, I like that he actually resolves an issue and I have yet to encounter the same issue twice. Actually, I haven't encountered many issues at all in the two years I have used the software.
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The process does seem to take some time and has to go through a preset escalation process. IBM does a good job of communicating through the process, it just seems to take it's natural course.
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1. Set up the time to get training on the sytem before you go all in.
2. Listen, ask questions and actually practice using the tools and features while in class. It helps tremendously with becoming comfortable and remembering how things work.
3. Don't be afraid to mess up. They are helpful and will help resolve your issue in a timely manner
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Do research on the client processes and determine which modules need to be implemented and in which order they should be implemented in.
Read full review Alternatives Considered
We have not compared other plans since the boss prefers this program from personal experience. But from using this program for 2 years I can see why we don't need to compare. Why fix something that isn't broken? It gets the job done, yes we might run into some issues but I feel like with all companies that can happen
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Much faster web based program with more category options and ease of mass batch printing.
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TRIRIGA can be split into many servers and is easily scaled over multiple environments. TRIRIGA is also capable of being implemented on multiple operating systems and a wide range of environments with different database management systems. This makes it easy for clients to choose since they can choose vendors they have previous relationships with or are required to use for various reasons.
Read full review Return on Investment Has added extra steps to processes that were previously easier. And I work for a university that complicates everything Has more than cut in half the time it takes to generate reports about project status Has made project management more efficient Read full review It's a positive and works well with the business. It doesn't "stand out" from competitors but has great potential if updates were establisthed. The pros outweigh the cons when using Tririga. Read full review ScreenShots