Honeywell’s AI Sales Guidance Journey With Aviso

Company: Honeywell International Inc.
Founded In: 1906
Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Employees: 110,000+
Industry: Aerospace, building technologies, performance materials and technologies (PMT), and safety and productivity solutions (SPS)
Honeywell’s <span class='uk-text-primary'>AI Sales Guidance</span> Journey With Aviso

Honeywell’s Need For A Revenue Operations And Intelligence (RO&I) Platform

In 2018, Honeywell defined a strategic initiative to implement a global design model (GDM) for its CRM solution. The initiative resulted in a high-level blueprint of recommendations with crucial inputs from more than a hundred Honeywell employees working across different functions.

As a next step, Honeywell looked for a suitable sales forecasting tool. The objective was to help business units improve sales forecast accuracy, enable informed decision making, and predict short and long-term performance.
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Challenges Faced By Honeywell

Before using Aviso, Honeywell faced numerous challenges such as:
  • Disconnected CRM instances maintained across business units
  • Inability to predict short and long-term deals and opportunity performance with high accuracy
  • Lack of real-time deal insights
  • Overspending on underutilized CRM licenses, and ineffective call recording tools

Partnership With Aviso: One Platform, Infinite Possibilities

Honeywell wanted an automated solution that would bring all sales processes onto a single platform, offer real-time insights, and boost efficiency. It evaluated several partners and vendors, including Aviso. Aviso’s product demo and conversations sparked curiosity with several key Honeywell stakeholders. The simplicity of Aviso’s demo and business-focused conversations helped elevate Aviso’s value proposition. Aviso was chosen over several of its closest competitors.

“Aviso does a great job of serving two masters. It gives management what management wants to see, but really, the heart of it is that it takes all the stuff that they put into Salesforce and it gives them insights back. So it becomes a two-way relationship.”

Charles Forsgard
Global VP, Sales at Honeywell

Why Did Honeywell Choose Aviso?

Honeywell intended to identify and select the right technology partner offering functionalities that would help achieve the impact and return on investment. Below are the must-have functionality requirements that Honeywell needed from vendors:
  • Forecast Data Tracking
  • Dashboard and Reporting
  • Deal Inspection
  • Pipeline Analytics
  • Opportunity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Communication and User Experience
    • Technology (MI/AI/platform) / Administration
    • Mobile Capabilities (iOS/Android)
      Among all the competing vendors, Aviso offered best-in-class functionalities combined with competitive pricing and attractive contractual terms (such as implementation, support, etc.). Besides functional requirements, Honeywell wanted a vendor with expertise in SFDC technology and prior experience in implementing appropriate technical and aesthetic solutions for Fortune 100 industrial organizations. Aviso fitted well with these requirements.

      How Did Aviso Enable Forecasting And Deal Guidance Across Honeywell?

      Honeywell operates across multiple global teams under a complex revenue process and uses a mix of sales tools and spreadsheets. Aviso provided Honeywell with a unified, global forecasting process that included roll-ups for managers across different teams and businesses. In addition, Aviso was able to customize the solution through bespoke columns and hierarchies. After successfully using Aviso’s sales forecasting solution, Honeywell later added deal guidance dashboards as well.

      Aviso’s sales forecasting tools allowed Honeywell's sales team’s to provide their individual perspective and predictions for success. Multiple and overlapping teams got both the combined forecast as well as individual components they’re responsible for. This enabled them to view customized dashboards for their own specific forecasts using the same Aviso tools. Sales managers were able to access multiple trends for the deal opportunities, which helped them identify exact closing risks and take actions to mitigate them.

      Aviso also provided Honeywell with effective deal guidance. Aviso focused on providing timely business insight to C-level managers, and sales reps. This enabled them to identify and engage target personas better, track activities and relationships in real-time, and make course corrections. By using Aviso AI and insights platform across different business units, Honeywell has been able to elevate its sales team’s success.

      “Aviso shows managers what deals in their team’s commit have a low chance of converting, and which deals in future have the best chance of being pulled in. They record forecasting calls between managers and reps and use NLP to improve predictions. Aviso enables us to take cost out of Salesforce licenses so GMs, regional sales leaders do not need Salesforce licenses.”

      Charles Forsgard
      Global VP, Sales at Honeywell

      How is Honeywell Expanding The Use of Aviso Solutions?

      After reorganizing their sales forecasting around the Aviso AI-guided platform, Honeywell is confidently adding new Aviso capabilities to fulfill their sales technology adoption requirements. From 2019 to 2021, with the implementation of Aviso’s AI-guided selling solution, Honeywell has expanded the platform’s use into several additional divisions, such as Honeywell PPR (Productivity Products) and Honeywell UOP (Universal Oil Products). Aviso has been named Honeywell’s standard solution for intelligent forecasting.

      When Aviso first introduced conversational intelligence (CI) as an anchor solution on its platform, Honeywell put Aviso up against an extensive pilot they were running with Gong. Aviso was the clear winner against Gong and was awarded a Honeywell-wide RFP. Aviso is now Honeywell’s standard solution for CI in addition to being named the standard for Forecasting & Revenue Guidance.

      “Aviso is core to my regular weekly pulse and is one tool for our business from global all the way down. Game-changing.”

      Ujjwal Kumar
      VP, Sales at Honeywell
      Aviso’s CI is uniquely positioned to help Honeywell as Aviso is tied in deeply across their revenue stream. Aviso CI supports Honeywell with email and calendar integration as well as engagement analysis. Aviso delivers relationship insights to help Honeywell’s sales teams understand the true level of customer engagement. Aviso’s Forensics on sales representatives’ relationships and activities over time is helping resolve single-threaded deal risks.

      In addition, Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) is pioneering Aviso CI at the company level, and expansion plans have been identified for 2022. Honeywell’s SPS business unit will onboard 100+ Inside Sales Reps (ISRs), working across three different salesforce instances, into the Aviso AI platform. SPS will be implementing Aviso’s Relationship Intelligence (ability to see scheduled meetings, most and least engaged contacts, contact relationship map, and deal interactions over time) and Aviso’s CI (recording and transcription of customer calls to perform sentiment analysis and closure recommendations).

      The Results (Benefits)

      With Aviso, Honeywell has changed how its sales teams work and are getting them future-ready. Honeywell is leading the way for other companies to move from traditional systems of record like CRM towards predictive artificial intelligence. The collaboration provides sales teams with better visibility into their customers’ needs and insights that can improve their performance.

      With improved forecast accuracy, sales managers and leaders across Honeywell are able to shift their focus from forecasting and reporting to team building, and better coaching. Honeywell's sales leadership gets the accurate forecasting numbers they need to grasp opportunities, track team activity, and make better business decisions.

      Here’s what happened for Honeywell when Aviso applied AI guided selling and revenue forecasting to their sales processes in the last two years:

      Estimated one-year benefits for Honeywell

      $ 150M+

      of total estimated revenue won annually

      $ 1M+

      of CRM cost savings

      $ 100M+

      of estimated topline benefit

      Additionally, Honeywell observed


      increase in virtual customer encounters


      increase in pipeline activity


      increase in deal creation (even in a down economy)

      “I am bullish about Aviso. They connected to our SFDC instance and gave us a baseline based on AI. Their model predicted CRM Wins for Q3 with more than 95% accuracy without any tweaking. The technology out of the box easily answers questions we have around what deals to focus on.”

      Charles Forsgard
      Global VP, Sales at Honeywell

      How Aviso Helps Both Sales Managers AND Sales Reps

      About Aviso

      Aviso is the AI-guided Revenue Operating System that provides sales and go-to-market teams a single pane of glass to accelerate growth, win more deals, and reduce risk. Aviso AI delivers integrated revenue intelligence for all Go-to-Market team members, drives team-wide actions and course corrections, and enables AI augmentation to help sales teams reduce the burden of CRM.
      With demonstrated results across Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as Honeywell, NetApp, Seagate, Elastic, Armis, Ivanti, RingCentral, and Marlin Equity Partners, Aviso works at the frontier of AI applications across deep learning, speech recognition, decision management, and computer vision.

      Aviso's AI has generated over 350 billion insights, analyzed $400B in the pipeline, and helped customers win $164B in deals across customers. By using Aviso, sales teams close 20% more deals with 98%+ accuracy and can reduce CRM cost burden by up to 30%. Aviso is backed by Storm Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, and leading Silicon Valley and global technology investors.

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