SAP, the German software giant whose United States headquarters are located in Newtown Square, will develop about 100 enterprise applications using the new software development kit it’s building with Apple, writes Steve Norton of The Wall Street Journal.
Some will be industry-specific, addressing fields such as health care and retail, while others will be more general, Steve Lucas, SAP’s president for platform solutions, told CIO Journal. All of the applications will be available on Apple’s App Store, and at least some of them will be free. The first applications will be available later this year.
“One application, called Copilot, will allow corporate users to connect to SAP systems across different lines of business,” writes Norton.
According to Norton, the apps are part of SAP’s announcement that it is creating a new software development kit for iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, that can access information from SAP’s HANA cloud platform.
“The partnership with SAP also pushes Apple, which last week said iPhone sales declined last quarter, farther into the enterprise,” writes Norton. “In recent years it has struck deals with IBM, Cisco, and others to sell more devices and improve how its products work inside corporate IT environments.”
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