SAP declared an extensive collaboration with Apple to take iOS to SAP’s enterprise customer base. The proclamation came nearly after two years Apple made a same agreement with IBM.
SAP Announces Collaboration with Apple to Extend iOS Enterprise
President for SAP’s Digital Enterprise Platform, Steve Lucas reveals that while it’s expected to witness resemblances between the two deals, two large enterprise companies doing a deal with Apple, but still there are differences. For initiators, he says SAP is steadfastly an enterprise software company and it has made a cloud platform to access all of the software it has developed.
As with IBM, SAP has been working diligently with Apple to bring its profound strategy intellect to this endeavor. The goal of this collaboration is no less than to transform work on the iPad and iPhone, Lucas informs.
It’s no secret that Apple wants a larger share of the enterprise market and these type of deals help set their enterprise place and drive Apple hardware sales within companies.
SAP has publicized many plans to help drive iOS to its customers beginning with a new set of apps for the iPad and iPhone that take benefit of data kept in SAP tools. It’s also offering an iOS SDK for SAP HANA, letting establishments to not only use the apps that SAP is creating, but also providing them the chance to make their own convention apps using data stored in HANA.
“We are approaching the building out of these apps entirely differently, largely due to the way Apple thinks about app design. I believe firmly they will fulfill mission of revolutionizing work on iPad on iPhone.”
Similar to IBM it wouldn’t be an agreement lacking an educational factor to execute it, therefore SAP is also delivering SAP Academy for iOS as an exercise ground for SAP programmers to learn to use the HANA iOS SDK.
SAP is also planning to create 100 apps. The apps and the SDK are not accessible yet, but they say they should start in Beta later this year. According to Lucas many of the apps are developing but aren’t ready for shipping yet.