New Site Makes it Easy for OEMs to Research and Buy Sensing and Control Components
Honeywell Sensing and Control has launched a new easy-to-use, full-featured website that makes it easy for developers and OEMs to find, order and purchase the right sensing and control components for their industrial, medical, transportation, test and measurement, or aerospace solutions.
The newly upgraded sensing.honeywell.com web environment encompasses a variety of microsites, portals, customer resources and web-based applications. These include a new distributor inventory stock check tool, sales rep/authorized distributor (Rep/AD) portal and product sample portal for channel partners, a supplier microsite, and the unique TruStability® product configurator.
“The Sensing and Control website was redesigned to better meet our customers’ needs,” said Tony Sugalski, president, Honeywell Sensing and Control. “Customer feedback was very clear; they wanted the same experience and simplicity of functionality they are accustomed to in popular consumer websites. And that’s what we did. We updated our website to be more intuitive, efficient and easier to use.”
The new site offers four key improvements:
- Faster and more intuitive search capability. The new enhanced search engine is now more efficient and comprehensive with drop-down navigation functionality.
- Spotlight on new products. All the information for new products, including downloadable data sheets, is now directly available from the home page.
- New Distributor Inventory Stock-Check application. After selecting a product, a list immediately displays which Honeywell channel partners have the product in stock and for what price. The customer can click on a link that automatically populates the distributor’s shopping cart without leaving the Honeywell S&C site. The customer can easily compare and choose from multiple distributor shopping carts simultaneously.
- Smart phone enabled. Mobile version of the website with the core functionality our users asked for.
“The reconstructed site now includes speedy, highly intuitive site search and navigational tools that put the information customers need at their fingertips – quickly and easily,” said Kim Anderberg, Director of Marketing Communications and e-business. “I like to call it B2B eCommerce on steroids – an easy, seamless way to transact with our web-based channel partners’ shopping carts without leaving the Honeywell environment.”
Rep/AD and Product Sample Portal
For Honeywell sales representatives and authorized distributors, the password-protected Rep/AD Portal is now directly accessible from the My Links section of the website, providing a single source for all Honeywell Sensing and Control communications including sales tools, product announcements, order management tools, policies and more. Also available exclusively to Honeywell channel partners, the new Sample Portal is accessible through the Rep/AD Portal and offers suppliers a simplified and automated process for product sample ordering.
TruStability Product Configurator (available February 2012)
Also available for Honeywell sales representatives and authorized distributors is the TruStability Configurator, a web-based application that helps customers narrow their search within Honeywell’s TruStability platform of pressure sensors. The platform includes more than 250 product options and variables that translate into more than one million permutations. This new tool also provides a customized data sheet that is user-friendly and dynamic, offering ‘like product’ options to customer-input application and time to delivery parameters.
New customers can also request samples on the new site. Found under the My Links section on the Home Page, the sample request link provides a request form that a customer can fill out and submit for follow-up by a Honeywell sales representative.
Smart Device Friendly
Honeywell Sensing and Control’s new website is also available in a mobile version. It can be accessed with any smartphone or mobile tablet device. Once bookmarked to the device’s home page, an icon appears which enables the site to perform like an app.
The new supplier microsite provides information including policies, code of business conduct, self assessment, shipping information and more for our suppliers.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com)
Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor
January 23, 2012