- Innovative voice-directed system guides workers through their tasks
- Integration with Microsoft enables small- and medium-sized enterprises to improve productivity by up to 35 percent and accuracy by 50 percent
- Live demonstrations on display at ProMat expo April 8 – 11
FORT MILL, S.C., April 8, 2019 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is expanding access to its industry-leading voice-directed software for distribution center workers by fully integrating the solution with Microsoft Dynamics 365 warehousing platform.
Honeywell’s Guided Work Solutions allows workers to receive and enter data through voice prompts, which saves considerable time and minimizes the risks of errors in fast-paced and dynamic warehousing environments. The innovative software runs on AndroidTM and is designed to fully leverage existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management systems (WMS) to reduce technology investment costs.
The software is integrated with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 warehouse module, which enables distribution centers to better manage inventory, plan work and support customer requests. Guided Work Solutions is based on the Honeywell Vocollect voice technology, which, for three decades, has helped customers increase productivity by up to 35 percent and improve accuracy by decreasing error rates by 50 percent.
“Too many small- and medium-sized distribution centers today still rely on error-prone paper-based processes. Now, we are able to provide them with easy access to voice-directed technology,” said Bill Birnie, general manager of voice solutions for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. “Guided Work Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a tightly integrated, out-of-the-box offering that can be easily configured and deployed. It’s a significant cost and time savings compared to more highly customized solutions.”
The voice system guides workers through common warehouse work processes such as order picking, receiving, replenishment and cycle counting. Since workers can receive instructions and capture data hands-free and eyes-free, they can perform their tasks more efficiently, accurately and safely.
Honeywell’s voice-directed solutions are used every day by nearly one million distribution center workers in 60 countries, speaking more than 35 different languages. The technology, which simplifies and standardizes workflows, has been demonstrated to speed up training times for new workers by up to 50 percent.
“With the addition of Microsoft Dynamics 365, our Guided Work Solutions is now integrated with the majority of the WMS and ERP systems used by small and medium sized business,” said Birnie. “By voice-enabling work in the warehouse, we are helping customers cut training times in half to get new workers onboarded quickly. This can help reduce labor costs in a challenging labor market.”
Interested users can preview the software by visiting the Honeywell Marketplace online app store at marketplace.honeywell.com. The software will also be made available for users of Microsoft’s AppSource.
The software will also be on display at Honeywell’s booth (#S618a) at the ProMat expo, held April 8-11, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. We also manufacture and sell a broad portfolio of footwear for work, play and outdoor activities, including XtraTufTM and Muck BootTM brand footwear.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.