Solution provider Honeywell is to launch new applications built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform for clients in the buildings industry.
The integration of Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management software with Dynamics 365 Field Service is designed to give users access to operating data to improve performance and energy efficiency, and real-time data to help workers quickly prioritise, analyse and solve problems.
The first area of focus is automating maintenance for buildings operators and owners.
“Honeywell’s partnership with Microsoft will deliver new value to our customers as we help them solve business challenges by digitising their operations,” said Que Dallara, president and CEO of Honeywell Connected Enterprise. “Working with Microsoft, Honeywell will bring solutions at scale – powered by AI-driven insights and immediate access to data – that will help our customers work more efficiently than ever before.”
Microsoft says that Crown Towers Perth in Australia has used Honeywell Forge to reduce reactive work orders by 90 per cent and created cost savings of between 10 and 20 per cent.
The firm adds that that by integrating with Dynamics 365 Field Service, Honeywell will be able to quickly bring new offerings to market while helping customers meet regional security, privacy and compliance requirements.
“To achieve resilient operations and sustainable growth, businesses need to partner to fully unlock the opportunities of cloud, artificial intelligence and the internet of things (IoT) technologies,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business. “By integrating Honeywell and Microsoft services, companies turn IoT data into critical business insights and actions to optimise operations and deliver new customer value faster.”