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Honeywell acquires Movilizer, cloud platform trailblazer

22 Mar 16

Honeywell has completed its acquisition of privately held Movilizer, which created one of the world’s first cloud platforms for field service applications. Details of the transaction were not announced. 

Movilizer is used by remote workers performing service or maintenance, sales and distribution, and warehousing activities away from the office. The company’s cloud software enables a distributed workforce to create, deploy and manage workflow solutions - whether at the point of sale, in the field, in a warehouse or distribution centre. Customers can collect, transmit and analyse data generated by their workers on their existing information technology (IT) systems from nearly any location.

“Acquiring Movilizer’s cloud software platform advances our vision of the connected worker, driving growth, value through data, and new business models for our customers,” says Alex Ismail, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions president and CEO.

“Movilizer will drive greater productivity and flexibility for our customers and also helps us rapidly expand our software capabilities as a provider for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to enable greater safety, security and productivity for buildings, industrials and workers,” he says.

"Businesses that operate with a distributed workforce want software solutions that can be rapidly developed, are massively scalable and that make their mobile teams more connected and more valuable to the enterprise,” says John Waldron, Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions president.

“Movilizer’s Gartner-acclaimed, industry-leading cloud platform technology is the perfect complement to Honeywell’s Workflow Solutions portfolio of mobile productivity technology, including data collection, voice solutions, rugged mobile computers, bar code scanners and workflow printing solutions,” he says.

Movilizer’s multi-tenant, cloud and mobile applications are currently used by more than 200 multi-national companies in 30 countries, executing more than 1.5 million mobile business application transactions daily in the utility, manufacturing and engineering, transportation and logistics, and consumer packaged goods industries.

The platform allows customers running SAP for example, to build native mobile applications from scratch inside SAP or deploy out-of-the-box mobile applications for service, maintenance, sales, distribution, warehouse or track-and-trace environments.

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