Research names Johnson Controls platform as overall market leader

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Johnson Controls has been named the overall leader for its smart building management platform in the Smart Building Management Platforms competitive assessment, conducted by ABI Research, a global technology intelligence firm. Researchers assessed the Johnson Controls Openblue ecosystem of connected technologies and services, scoring it highest in implementation among nine other platform providers. The findings were reconfirmed in ABI Research’s 55 Technology Leaders To Watch In 2024 report.

“Buildings contribute nearly 40% of global emissions and new levels of efficiency and sustainability can only be achieved through digitalisation,” said Johnson Controls Chief Technology Officer Vijay Sankaran. “This recognition that Openblue digital technology and services is the overall market leader is a testament to the ongoing dedication and commitment to innovation that we have to creating the smart buildings of the future.”

For this competitive assessment, ABI Research compared nine major commercial building platforms capable of digitising, capturing, managing, monitoring, and improving the performance across a broad cross-section of commercial building verticals, applications, and portfolios. Researchers scored Johnson Controls overall highest among the other providers based on the company’s commitment to supporting existing and new clients with its highly functional Openblue platform and related services.

Researchers noted:

  • The clear and long-standing commitment of Johnson Controls to serving the smart building management segment.
  • The comprehensive Johnson Controls Openblue suite of offerings that will help drive wide-scale smart building management awareness and adoption.
  • The company’s commitment to supporting customers with its highly functional Openblue platform and related services.

“Johnson Controls was the overall leading vendor in ABI Research’s market assessment. The Johnson Controls Openblue architecture represents a cohesive and comprehensive suite of offerings to accelerate smart building management, build awareness and increase adoption of smart buildings,” said Rithika Thomas, Industry Analyst at ABI Research.

Johnson Controls Openblue is an industry-leading ecosystem of connected technologies, expertise and services. Assessed as part of this research, Openblue Enterprise Manager (OBEM) is a suite of software solutions that form a comprehensive building performance management platform to power a new class of smart buildings that are secure, healthy and sustainable. Combining data from across the building’s systems and utility bills, and using advanced digital experiences augmented with AI, OBEM provides more money saving and emission reduction actionable insights than possible with isolated, less connected systems, all while balancing occupant comfort. It also helps customers in simplifying carbon disclosure reporting and regulatory compliance with building performance standards.

With deployments across the globe spanning commercial office spaces, healthcare, education, campuses and more, OBEM enables real-time data visibility across assets, people and processes, empowering customers to drive intelligent and proactive operations from a single pane of glass.


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