Aquitas Solutions
Work with Experts to Optimize your IBM Intelligent Building Management Solution

Work with Experts to Optimize your Smarter Building Solution
As a Premier Level IBM Business Partner, Aquitas Solutions provides unparalleled expertise to companies planning to integrate an “energy optimization solution” into IBM’s facilities/asset management solution – Maximo or TRIRIGA. From the purchasing process to deployment, Aquitas Solutions is there for its clients every step of the way. The Company’s real-world experience includes energy management, facility operations and space management. The Aquitas Smarter Building Solution, helps clients reduce energy expenses, increase occupant satisfaction and safety, optimize space, lower operating costs and improve asset management. It will reduce your energy bill and save you real dollars.

Whether you are an energy manager monitoring and evaluating the efficiency of energy investments, a building engineer managing preventive maintenance and service requests, or an executive requiring oversight of a building portfolio’s operational performance, Aquitas Solutions can help you achieve your goals. Our solution leverages SkyFoundry’s SkySpark platform, enabling clients to collect real-time data from their current building systems and other asset management solutions into a centralized, configurable dashboard.

Aquitas Solution’s industry experts understand how to customize and create a dashboards based on roles, responsibilities, and apply enterprise-wide analytics to optimize resources. This allows executives to make strategic decisions while facilities managers and building engineers can view dashboards that monitor real-time building equipment and performance information.

Learn more about our Smarter Building solution here or contact Aquitas Solutions, a knowledgeable IBM reseller and certified implementation partner, today to find out how they can help. LEARN MORE...


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Aquitas Smarter Building Solution: Extending the Power of Maximo to Energy Cost Reduction
It is not a secret that the increasing cost of energy drives more and more of our business decisions. Unless you haven’t watched a sporting event or walked through and airport in the last couple of years, you have probably seen IBM’s marketing around its “Smarter Planet” solutions. While IBM’s Smarter Planet solutions address a number of business issues, energy efficiency is at the heart of this solution. This impacts those of us in the Maximo community. Aquitas has been diligently working to integrate Maximo with a solution that leverages “analytics” to make the most out of building automation data available by most customers but largely under-utilized.

The Aquitas Smarter Building solution, built upon SkyFoundry’s SkySpark platform and IBM’s Maximo, has the ability to reduce utility costs and optimize your facilities.


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Aquitas Smarter Building Solution: Extending the Power of Maximo to Energy Cost Reduction
It is not a secret that the increasing cost of energy drives more and more of our business decisions. Unless you haven’t watched a sporting event or walked through and airport in the last couple of years, you have probably seen IBM’s marketing around its “Smarter Planet” solutions. While IBM’s Smarter Planet solutions address a number of business issues, energy efficiency is at the heart of this solution. This impacts those of us in the Maximo community. Aquitas has been diligently working to integrate Maximo with a solution that leverages “analytics”, to make the most out of building automation systems data that is available to most customers but largely under utilized.

The Aquitas Smarter Building solution, built upon SkyFoundry’s SkySpark platform and IBM’s Maximo, has the ability to reduce utility costs and optimize your facilities.


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Why is a Solution Necessary?
IBM has invested a lot of time and capital creating solutions so people can be better equipped to make smarter business decisions especially around energy. This initiative extends to the Maximo world and especially to facilities and maintenance managers. IBM recognized that Facilities Managers and Public Works professionals around the world are under increasing pressure to provide a well-maintained building, while responding to increased fiscal pressures and increasing regulatory requirements. In order to better manage their building and equipment, these professionals need to understand:

  • What is the overall condition of my building infrastructure?

  • Where should I focus my efforts to reduce energy and operating costs?

  • Am I in compliance with environmental regulations?

  • How can I communicate critical facilities information between departments?

  • Am I meeting health, safety and environmental standards?

  • Are all my building systems working in concert together?


Many of the tools needed to gather this information are already in place. Buildings are no longer just concrete, steel and glass structures. They are complex assets. Most new buildings have a Building Management Systems (BMS) in place to control and monitor numerous systems throughout the building. They control building temperature, monitor security, control lighting and monitor the fire detection and suppression systems.

The challenge is, these BMS systems are not connected and don’t share information. Different BMS manufacturers have designed their tools to use different programming languages to monitor their systems. Perhaps the most daunting challenge is the massive volume of data these systems generate. The challenge is taking all this data from multiple systems or even the same system and turning it into actionable solutions.


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What is SkySpark?
How do we let busy managers and operational personnel know that something is worthy of their attention? Is it possible to make sense of operational data with minimal, or no, human intervention? Can we impart our knowledge of equipment systems to software to enable it to find issues, patterns, and faults?

SkySpark allows Aquitas to capture your knowledge in “our provided rules” that automatically run against the data produced by their smart systems. Employing “semantic tagging”, pattern recognition, functional rules processing, and other techniques, SkySpark’s analytics engine provides the ability to automatically identify issues worthy of attention. The result –software that tells operators what they need to know about the performance of their systems.

SkySpark works with data of all types – whether via a live link to an automation system or smart meter, connection to an SQL database, import of historical data from Excel files, or a web service feed from a utility – SkySpark can consume, manage, and analyze your data.

Most facilities utilize a combination of a maintenance system and a building management system to either proactively or reactively reduce energy costs. Aquitas’ Smarter Building Solution leverages the information available from both of those systems to begin taking a predictive and prescriptive approach to energy optimization. It provides a combination of real-time or historical monitoring and event management technologies to deliver analytics, visualization, alerts, and system management capabilities across a broad series of points simultaneously. Our integrated software solution will provide facilities mangers the energy related operational metrics and proactive alerts needed to reduce energy expenses and improve operational efficiencies. It goes far beyond what your Building Management System can do on its own.

SkySpark provides a comprehensive, easy-to-understand dashboard of vital information. At a glance, facilities managers can see key data such as: monthly peak electric demand, energy usage by building, water usage, and energy usage trends. Managers can hone in on a single building or room, or their whole portfolio of facilities. Key metrics or action lists can be tailored to for the individual. In addition, data filters can also be used to display a wide variety of graphs for visualizing energy consumption and other trends.

The Benefits of the Aquitas Smarter Buildings Solution:

  • More reliable building performance through real-time monitoring

  • Use historical information to gain insight to potential problem areas

  • Enterprise views of building status for improved user awareness and decision support

  • Improved facilities and operations efficiency – move from reactive or preventive to a proactive model of maintenance

  • Integrated energy, asset, and work order management – Maximo, TRIRIGA or other facilities management solutions

  • Transform operational data into actionable issues with minimal intervention


Aquitas’ Smarter Building Solution provides real-time data gathering and analysis capability empowers building managers to address service issues proactively. It also allows managers to visualize energy, environmental and portfolio performance metrics for their floor space. Our solution also improves a facilities manager’s ability to manage heating, air conditioning and power consumption to lower costs and emissions. From an equipment maintenance standpoint, our solution improves your ability to conduct predictive maintenance to prevent future costly breakdowns.


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How can Aquitas help you with a Smarter Building Solution?
Our Solution is a way for existing Maximo customers to fully realize the benefits of their Maximo investment. It takes facilities management to a whole new level. We strongly believe that this is a valuable solution which will help you reduce utility costs now and over the long term. Contact us and let us tell you how we can help.
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