Global diversified company will consolidate existing systems built in-house on Datacert’s patent-pending technology platform
HOUSTON – March 31, 2011 – Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, has selected PassportTM to enhance the management of its legal technology systems. Passport, Datacert’s patent-pending platform for consolidating and integrating legal applications, will enable Johnson Controls to consolidate and integrate existing legal systems that were built in-house and provide greater management visibility into areas such as case and expense management.
Passport is the only enterprise legal management platform that enables global law departments to consolidate and integrate all legal technology solutions in one space. Johnson Controls, which serves customers in more than 150 countries, will consolidate legal systems from three global business units on Passport. This consolidation will provide the company greater visibility into the company’s legal work and provide additional benefits, such as improved efficiency and collaboration between internal and external attorneys.
"Datacert’s Passport solution will provide us the ability to manage our existing legal system applications on a single platform and the flexibility to integrate new applications. It also will provide us greater case management visibility, which is particularly important given the global footprint of our legal team," said Ted Jankowski, Director of Corporate Legal Services for Johnson Controls.
"Passport was specifically developed to be a broad solution that could be scaled to address diverse industry and organizational needs, now and for years to come," said Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer, Datacert. "Datacert is the only enterprise legal management vendor in a position to offer Johnson Controls a comprehensive solution that meets their unique requirements for consolidating existing systems and configuring new applications in a way that enables the organization to leverage internal resources."
About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a technology innovator and the premier global provider of enterprise legal management
software and services that empower law departments to collaborate more effectively, manage legal
systems more efficiently, support changing business needs and their global workforces, and make
more strategic business decisions. Datacert's offerings include its flagship product, Passport, a patent-pending
technology platform, and legal spend and matter management applications.
Datacert solutions are relied upon by Fortune® 500 corporations, Fortune® Global 500
corporations, and 100 percent of the AmLaw 200. Headquartered in Houston, with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC,
Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries.
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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.