In recent months, some companies have signed deals with Microsoft that take advantage of the Redmond giant’s Azure services. These include BP and Standard Chartered, and many more. Today, this portfolio of collaborations is growing, with the American manufacturer Honeywell also entering the fold.
Honeywell relies on the Microsoft cloud
The team will aim to “reshape the industrial workplace”. With Honeywell, commercialize domain-specific applications to industrial customers. To help with this process, the company leverages Microsoft’s cloud platform and connects Dynamics 365 Field Service to its analytics software solution: Honeywell Forge. Solutions that Honeywell already offers in collaboration with Microsoft include digital maintenance, energy optimization and OT cybersecurity. What Dallara, President and CEO of Honeywell Connected Enterprise, commented on this development as follows:
“The partnership between Honeywell and Microsoft will bring new value to our customers as we help them solve business challenges by digitizing their operations. By working with Microsoft, Honeywell will deliver large-scale, AI-powered information-driven solutions and immediate access to data that will help our customers work more efficiently than ever. “
Through the services offered, customers will be able to access critical operational data through workflow management. The first area of interest in this regard will be the automation of maintenance for building owners and operators.
Next, you’ll look to integrate Forge with other Azure services. Digital twins could be used to create digital representations of physical environments with lower operating costs. Meanwhile, the capabilities could be harnessed to run AI and ML processes directly in factories and warehouses without the need for constant internet access.