Honeywell and Microsoft recently announced that Honeywell will bring its applications to Microsoft Azure. Honeywell will also integrate Forge, its enterprise performance management software, with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service. With this collaboration, Honeywell’s customers will have access to operating data including workflow management support, which will aid in boosting the company’s performance and efficiency.
The partnership will also boost on-field productivity of Honeywell employees as they will now have real-time access to data for quicker, easier, and prioritized problem solving. One of the focus areas of the partnership will be automated and predictive maintenance for Honeywell’s industrial customers. Honeywell will deliver automated and predictive services by leveraging Microsoft’s Internet of Things potential. Honeywell’s customers can utilize industrial IoT for predictive maintenance, as well as other cases such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
The partnership’s initial focus will be on automating maintenance for buildings. Workers in the field will benefit from the combination of artificial intelligence in Honeywell Forge performance management software with Microsoft Dynamics Field Service.
“Honeywell’s partnership with Microsoft will deliver new value to our customers as we help them solve business challenges by digitizing their operations,” said Que Dallara, president and CEO, 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.”
Honeywell already uses Microsoft’s expertise to deliver Honeywell Forge SaaS solutions for its users to help them return to work after the pandemic and operate securely in the future. The solution includes digitalized maintenance, optimization of energy, and OT Cybersecurity. The two companies are also paving the way for future innovation by integrating Honeywell Forge solutions with Azure services such as Azure Digital Twins and Azure edge capabilities.
Judson Althoff, the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business, stated, “To achieve resilient operations and sustainable growth, businesses need to partner to fully unlock the opportunities of cloud, AI and IoT technologies. By integrating Honeywell and Microsoft services, companies turn IoT data into critical business insights and actions to optimize operations and deliver new customer value faster.”