Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) latest announcement unveils partnership with Germany-based software solutions corporation, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP).
The two parties released the news on Thursday, featuring the incorporation of SAP’s HANA system — which enables businesses to analyze data and make predictions — in new iPhone and iPad business apps. Additionally, the deal includes the respective iOS software development kit and training academy, which is designed to facilitate the procedure of developing business apps for iOS.
In a nutshell, the particular integration allows businesses to tackle complex tasks via their own apps. As CNET Australia has correctly pointed out, a utility company worker (for instance) can make use of the services while being on the field, by monitoring the health status of its tools remotely.
Had he did not have the apps, he would have to check-in back with the offices. Thanks to the application’s data predictions, the company will manage to subject the tools to maintenance on time and therefore avoid potential damages.
Furthermore, Cupertino had signed a similar agreement with IBM, though that one was covering less complicated assignments.
Apple CEO Tim Cook’s comment on the new venture reads as following,
This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS with SAP’s deep expertise in business software. As the leader in enterprise software and with 76% of business transactions touching an SAP system, SAP is the ideal partner to help us truly transform how businesses around the world are run on iPhone and iPad. Through the new SDK, we’re empowering SAP’s more than 2.5 million developers to build powerful native apps that fully leverage SAP HANA Cloud Platform and tap into the incredible capabilities that only iOS devices can deliver.
Furthermore, the new SDK, design language and academy will be launching before the end of 2016.