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Honeywell launches online hub to sell software solutions

Honeywell, a global technology provider, has announced the launch of the Honeywell Marketplace, an online hub for enterprises to find and purchase innovative software solutions, technologies and services to help improve their productivity and increase efficiency.
The Honeywell Marketplace is an enterprise app store that enables customers to discover, evaluate and download business-critical software for a wide range of industries, including distribution centres, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and transportation and logistics, said a statement from the company.
The site features solutions from Honeywell as well as dozens of third-party software vendors, it said.

Examples of software currently available include asset tracking, point-of-sale software for retailers, push-to-talk communications, medical tracking for hospitals and password management for mobile devices, it added.
Miroslav Kafedzhiev, VP and general manager, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa (MERTA), Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, said: “In the past, IT managers across the region would spend countless hours researching and evaluating specific enterprise software solutions to deploy advanced technology in their respective organisations, so they could solve their business challenges.”

“Today, we have streamlined that entire process – from searching to purchasing and deployment. Our customers want the same easy-to-use shopping and downloading options that they experience with consumer-focused mobile app stores,” he said.
Users can search for software by industry, application vendor, operating system or other key attributes. They can download demos and browse screenshots the available software, it said.
Kafedzhiev continued: “A retailer, for example, may need different solutions for enabling customer checkout, tracking mobile devices, managing inventory, routing returned merchandise and communicating with store associates.”

“We provide a single source, optimised for mobile devices, to find and purchase these solutions and more,” he added.
Available apps include Honeywell’s Guided Work Solutions for voice-directed activities in distribution centres and the GoalPost labour management system, which offers detailed analytics on worker performance.
The marketplace also provides software vendors a flexible approach to building their applications and connecting with customers, which can lead to increased sales opportunities, it said.

Software vendors can conduct transactions directly through the online store to simplify the ordering and deployment processes. The marketplace manages the billing process, which eliminates the need for software vendors to invest in costly backend payment and invoicing systems.
Vendors who offer direct purchase and downloading from the marketplace will have their apps reviewed by Honeywell software engineers, which includes a cybersecurity testing and validation process, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service