How to Optimize Your Enterprise Android Investment in the DC with Honeywell Voice

How to Optimize Your Enterprise Android Investment in the DC with Honeywell Voice

When you made your decision for choosing your Android™-based devices for the enterprise, you evaluated ruggedized versus commercial-off-the-shelf devices (COTS). You did an extensive review of the devices’ survivability in harsh or hazardous environments, ability to work well in bright sunlight and cold or hot conditions, operation with gloves on, long battery life, long product lifecycles for the device and accessories, ability to withstand shock, and much more.

You seriously considered how you were going to protect your investment for the devices that you expect to have for at least five years, and how your manufacturer was going to support the devices beyond Google’s typical 30-month support window for Android.

You looked at available software for Android and the workflows where you wanted to deploy the devices. Perhaps you chose the Honeywell CT40, CT60, or another Android device.

How to Expand Your Android Investment with Voice-Directed Tasks in the DC

If you have considered or looked at voice technology in the warehouse/DC, you have mostly heard about voice-picking and its value. But voice-directed tasks are today being incorporated from receiving and put-away to shipping and delivery.

Honeywell Voice for Android. At Honeywell Voice, many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have told us that they would more seriously consider voice if it did not require proprietary hardware, like the Vocollect™ Talkman A700X series. Well, that is not the case anymore. Honeywell Voice has released Honeywell Guided Work Solutions.

Guided Work Solutions is designed for SMBs that need to increase their warehouse productivity, accuracy, and worker safety. Workers 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 Android or Apple® iOS and is designed to fully leverage existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management systems (WMS) to reduce technology investment costs.

Guided Work Solutions Overview

Honeywell Guided Work Solutions (GWS) is a simple yet powerful package that voice-enables workflows in the distribution center, allowing staff to work eyes-free and hands-free. It comes with native integration to both SAP® Business One and Microsoft® Dynamics 365. Guided Work Solutions allows for multiple forms of input including voice data capture, barcode scanning, and keyboard data entry, which improves productivity, accuracy, and consistency.

Based on Industry-Leading Voice Technology

Guided Work Solutions is based on Honeywell voice-directed solutions. For over three decades, these best-in-class solutions have helped large enterprise customers increase productivity by up to 35% and improve accuracy by decreasing error rates by 50%. Today 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%.

Unlike our product for enterprise that is customizable and takes 6 to 9 months to implement, these tightly integrated, out-of-the-box offerings can be easily configured and rapidly deployed in 4 to 6 weeks. Honeywell helps the customer configure and train, so they can start using it immediately. It offers a significant cost and time savings compared to more highly customized solutions for large enterprises.

Interested users can preview the software by visiting the Honeywell Marketplace app store at marketplace.honeywell.com.

Guided Work for SAP Business One. Honeywell Guided Work Solutions integrates with SAP Business One, a software application that provides small and medium-sized enterprises with solutions to manage warehouse operations, logistics, and order fulfillment. The integration with SAP software makes it easy for workers to perform complex warehousing tasks, such as picking, receiving, put-away, packing, and shipping inventory. For example, when SAP Business One receives a pick list, Honeywell Guided Work Solutions translates that pick list into a set of optimized interactive voice commands to allow workers to perform their tasks hands-free and eyes-free.

Guided Work for Microsoft Dynamics 365. Honeywell Guided Work Solutions integrates with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 warehousing platform, which enables distribution centers to better manage inventory, plan work, and support customer requests. When Microsoft Dynamics 365 needs work done in the distribution center, that work will be pushed down to our voice-enabled mobile application. The worker will be guided through their workflow using voice. The inputs from voice and scanning will be sent back to Microsoft Dynamics 365 as the result.


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Our expert assessment teams will partner with you to understand your unique business requirements and identify where opportunities exist to optimize your workflows and increase efficiencies within today’s competitive climate.

At Honeywell, we work with thousands of distribution centers of all sizes, across a wide variety of industries worldwide. We bring a deep foundational understanding of the businesses we serve, backed with expert research and data that identifies the real, specific needs of today’s DC.

With over 130 years of on-the-ground experience, Honeywell is uniquely equipped to help you solve the problems that your business faces every day, see improved results, and be a trusted partner to help you reach and exceed your predetermined goals.

Barry J. Ewell

Barry J. Ewell is a Senior Content Marketing Communications Specialist for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. He has been researching and writing on supply chain topics since 1991.