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Apple and SAP Collaborated to Develop iPhone and iPad Applications for Businesses

Frankfurt: In order to boost the usage of Apple smartphones and tablets in businesses, Apple Inc. and SAP SE signed an agreement to develop applications specifically for iOS operating systems to target -doctors, industrial field technicians and retailers. These applications would enable Apple to expand its business presence.

According to the agreement, both the companies would release a Software Development Kit (SDK) by the end of 2016 to enable SAP to write native applications for Apple devices leveraging the feature of its devices, such as location, touch sign-in, etc. This would further give access to Apple to reach number of organizations running SAP’s business software.

According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, “Enterprise has not really taken advantage of all great things that happens with mobility.” This agreement between both came on that time when consumer market is getting saturated and Apple shares have witnessed decline more than a quarter of their value in the past year, and now company is trying to expand its business presence in the enterprise space.

SAP’s i-applications would be written in Apple’s Swift language that allows faster response time and better access to iOS technologies, as apps connect SAP systems to Apple’s data centres directly. These applications will further be able to connect to SAP’s S/4 Hana Software suite, which would enable these applications to pull required information from Hana database as well.

TechSci Research depicts that with introduction of applications designed especially for enterprise combined with Apple’s product reach in businesses would not only revolutionise mobility in enterprise space when trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is witnessing an upswing, but also would enable Apple in catching up the sales in the coming quarters as well. 

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