Sony Honda Mobility Leverages Salesforce Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships

Sony Honda Mobility, a mobility tech startup, is utilizing Salesforce solutions—including Automotive Cloud, Data Cloud, Tableau, and MuleSoft—to deepen its customer relationships through enhanced data and insights. Sony Honda Mobility Inc. is a Japanese joint venture automotive company established by Sony Group Corporation and Honda Motor Company in 2022 to produce battery electric vehicles. The company will market its vehicles under the Afeela brand.

Why It Matters: A significant 81% of business leaders report challenges with data fragmentation and silos. This disconnected, disjointed information often leads to immaterial and generic customer interactions, which is problematic as 80% of customers expect superior experiences given the extensive data companies collect.

Key Developments: Sony Honda Mobility plans to launch its first electric vehicle in the United States in 2025, followed by Japan in 2026. To scale globally and stand out in the market, the company is empowering its service team with real-time data and insights on customer interactions with its products and services.

How Is Salesforce Driving Change

Data Cloud: A unified data platform that consolidates application, workflow, and data lake records, making it easier to train AI models, gain business insights, and improve customer relationships. Sony Honda Mobility is leveraging Data Cloud to integrate disparate data seamlessly across applications.

MuleSoft API Integration: This integration connects data from Sony Honda Mobility’s vehicle and customer platform to Salesforce, ensuring a cohesive data flow.

Automotive Cloud: Inside Automotive Cloud, Sony Honda Mobility now maintains a comprehensive profile of each customer and their vehicle, based on data from Data Cloud. This integration allows for personalized service and experiences at every touchpoint. The platform also streamlines contact center management, query handling, internal FAQ creation, web actions, and ongoing service support for incident and customer information management.

Tableau: With Tableau’s visualizations of vehicle operation conditions and service usage status, Sony Honda Mobility can make quicker, more informed decisions about each customer’s needs.

Customer Perspective

“We aim to elevate our customer service and experiences to new heights. We are confident we can achieve this with Salesforce’s global expertise and proven track record in CRM, trusted AI, and data analytics,” said Yasuhide Mizuno, Chairman and CEO of Sony Honda Mobility.

Salesforce Perspective

“We are thrilled that Sony Honda Mobility has chosen the scalability, reliability, and expertise of Salesforce technology. By integrating their customer data on a single and trusted platform, we are excited to support Sony Honda Mobility as they scale excellent service to customers worldwide,” said Shinichi Koide, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce Japan.

The Result

By harnessing Salesforce’s advanced technology, Sony Honda Mobility is poised to revolutionize its customer service and experience, ensuring a more connected, efficient, and personalized interaction for its customers globally.

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