Honeywell and SAP collaborate to enhance building performance

The solution will enable customers to benefit from building performance optimisation, including reduced carbon footprint and lower energy costs, as well as improved tenant experience

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Honeywell and SAP SE have teamed up to create a joint cloud-based solution based on Honeywell Forge, the company’s enterprise performance management offering, and SAP Cloud Platform that will streamline and combine operational and business data to support better decision-making and drive greater efficiencies.

The companies’ first area of focus will be the real estate industry, where building owners often need to pull data from disparate sources that are not normalised. This makes it extremely difficult to determine the true efficiency and utilisation of their portfolios.

The new offering will enable facility managers and building owners to reposition their portfolios through cost savings and newly identified efficiencies, while also helping to improve tenant experience. Honeywell Forge powers a new AI-driven autonomous control capability that makes automatic adjustments to maintenance, comfort and sustainability.

Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell, said: “Honeywell and SAP together will provide insights from the boiler room to the boardroom that make it easier for our customers to get a true picture of how to optimise building performance, lower carbon emissions to meet sustainability goals, reduce energy costs and help enhance occupant experience. Having this information readily accessible will allow our customers to generate tremendous business value while becoming more sustainable, and it will greatly enhance the appeal of their buildings to renters and tenants.”

The solution from Honeywell and SAP will provide customers with easy access to a wider range of pertinent real estate data, including energy performance, security, maintenance, rent, taxes, location, regulations, lease terms and other costs. The solution will include:

  • Predefined extensible dashboards combining information technology and operational technology KPIs, leveraging artificial intelligence
  • Monitoring and reduction of annual energy spend, resulting in reduced carbon footprint and greater energy efficiency, even as maintenance hours decrease
  • A harmonised data architecture that connects building data from Honeywell with real estate and financial data from SAP
  • Combined human comfort KPIs with measured experience KPIs

Christian Klein, CEO, SAP said: “Customers will greatly benefit from the single holistic view provided by our offering dashboard. With the addition of Qualtrics, companies can also collect employee sentiment data to provide a complete 360-degree experience measurement while optimising occupant productivity, building performance and their entire real estate portfolio. With embedded artificial intelligence and data analysis, our solution will enable managers to determine their optimal office use and adjust their portfolios to reflect varying economic, environmental and regulatory conditions.”

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