April 10, 2019 – Johnson Controls is announcing the next evolution of a
partnership between its Sensormatic
Solutions retail group and Google Cloud. This move further
strengthens Sensormatic’s retail market leadership in real-time
analytics, store execution and performance solutions. Sensormatic
Solutions’ TrueVUE™ Inventory Intelligence is built on Google Cloud
Platform to provide a future-proof infrastructure with global scale,
security and high performance.
Sensormatic will leverage Google
Cloud Platform (GCP) to support its growth strategies by integrating
retail software solutions onto a centralized platform that provides
retailers with real-time, actionable insights and predictive analytics
to drive operational excellence and help create unique shopper
“Sensormatic will continuously innovate using Google Cloud’s artificial
intelligence and machine learning solutions, while fueling many other
innovations that will truly help shape the future of retail,” said
Bjoern Petersen, president, Sensormatic Solutions. “Innovation is in our
DNA at Sensormatic, and we will continue to seek new ways to help
Sensormatic at Next ‘19
At Next ‘19, Sensormatic will
discuss the brand’s TrueVUE Inventory Intelligence SaaS solution.
TrueVUE is designed to optimize customer engagement by capturing data
about real-time inventory availability, movement and events along the
customer purchase journey.
TrueVUE SaaS is built as a highly scalable and extensible API-first
design to simplify and speed integration while delivering modern and
fresh mobile apps. TrueVUE improves retailers’ visibility into real-time
inventory information, which is the foundation of today’s world of
unified commerce. RFID-enabled cycle counting, interactive restocking
and inventory analytics help retailers know exactly what merchandise is
available on the sales floor, stock room and other zones for efficient
unified commerce execution and a frictionless shopper experience.
TrueVUE allows retailers to specify precise inventory outcomes through
its unique Item Label and Recipe configuration options. These features
allow retailers to not only identify items for restocking, and to direct
associates to comply with inventory standards for merchandising and
displays, but also to separate certain items from their available
inventory. For example, display items, defective items, buy online,
pickup in store (BOPIS) items or items reserved for peak seasons can be
included or excluded from available inventory depending on each
retailer’s unique requirements.
The TrueVUE SaaS offering also provides out-of-box support for
omni-channel order picking and fulfillment. Retailers can now use
TrueVUE for buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS) tasks through intuitive
order notification, picking and fulfillment features that allow
customers to shop anywhere, anytime. This in turn ensures both online
and in-store shopping experience to drive sales conversion through
reliable and accessible merchandise inventory visibility.
“Google Cloud is a true partner focused on our success. What stood out
was how uniquely prepared Google Cloud is to provide both strategic and
tactical answers to our requirements — particularly around best-in-class
database technology and machine learning that will really allow us to
maximize the value of our large datasets,” added Subramanian
Kunchithapatham, vice president, Engineering, Sensormatic Solutions.
About Johnson Controls
Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader
serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our
120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy
solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation
systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart
cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to
our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room
thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating
greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our
buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information,
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About Sensormatic Solutions from Johnson
Sensormatic Solutions is a global leader in
enabling smart and connected shopper engagement. By combining critical
insights into retail inventory, shopper traffic and loss prevention,
Sensormatic Solutions powers operational excellence at scale and helps
create unique shopping experiences. Our solutions deliver real-time
visibility and predictive analytics for accurate decision-making across
the enterprise, enabling retailers to confidently move into the future.
With more than 1.5 million data collection devices in the retail
marketplace, we capture 40 billion shopper visits and track and protect
billions of items each year. Our retail portfolio features the premier
Sensormatic®, ShopperTrak® and TrueVUE™ brands.
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