SAP and Apple Partner to Revolutionize Business Mobile Solutions
It was only a matter of time before two of the largest tech leaders in the world came together. On May 5, 2016, SAP and Apple announced a new partnership focusing on “revolutionizing the mobile work experience.” SAP is known for its high-performance business intelligence, data integration, and integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including SAP Business One and SAP S/4 HANA. Apple, on the other hand, has firmly established itself as one of the top manufacturers of computers and smart mobile devices all over the world. Together, these two powerhouse tech companies promise to “transform” enterprises of any size through advanced business mobile solutions developed specially for iPhone and iPad.
SAP’s ERP and analytics platforms are some of the fastest-selling and highest praised business software systems worldwide. More than 50,000 small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 150 countries depend on SAP Business One for fully integrated business data, real-time analytics, and comprehensive enterprise management applications. This software is especially popular among wholesale distributors, retailers, and manufacturers who need an efficient and cost-effective way to simultaneously manage inventory, customers, and financials. To ensure that enterprise leaders can effectively manage their organizations anywhere in the world, Business One already provides mobile applications with the full capabilities of the on-premise ERP system. With this partnership, SAP hopes to extend the capabilities of its mobile business solutions even further with the top notch security and broad functionality of Apple’s iOS devices.
Enterprises Will Build Custom iOS Applications for Essential Business Management Processes
At the core of this initiative is a brand new software development kit (SDK) developed by both Apple and SAP. The SDK is designed to build powerful native iOS applications using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Businesses and developers will be able to use this SDK to build business mobile solutions and apps that can perfectly meet the needs of their enterprises. It will combine the outstanding data management capabilities of SAP S/4HANA with many security features unique to the iPhone and iPad, promising to drive business process efficiency further than ever thought possible. SAP is also unrolling a new SAP Academy for iOS, providing training and education to its 2.5-million strong global developer community. SAP hopes the Academy will empower developers to build “next-generation” business mobile solutions with the new iOS software development kit.
“Apple and SAP share a commitment to shaping the future,” said SAP CEO Bill McDermott. “In giving people an agile and intuitive business experience, we empower them to know more, care more, and do more.”
Cornerstone Consulting Provides Powerful Business Mobile Solutions from SAP to Florida SMEs
There are more than 12,000 SAP partners all over the world. In Florida, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) can depend on Cornerstone Consulting for the highest quality SAP software products and business optimization services. Since 1983, we have provided growing enterprises in the industries of wholesale distribution, manufacturing, and online retail with the most cutting edge ERP systems and solutions available. We are passionate about helping these businesses achieve incredible success and expansion through streamlined, simplified, and accelerated operations fostered by the right enterprise software and business mobile solutions.
If you’re ready to increase enterprise efficiency, employee productivity, and data accuracy with an SAP Business One ERP solution, call Cornerstone today.