Moscow. May 6. German American Apple and SAP signed a partnership agreement, according to a joint press release of companies.
They will work together to help developers in creating applications for iPhone and iPad using databases and Analytics company SAP, which is the world’s leading manufacturer of software for enterprise management.
“This partnership will completely change the approach to the use of iPhone and iPad in the corporate tasks, where innovation and safety unite iOS with deep SAP knowledge in the field of enterprise software, said Apple CEO Tim cook. – Having the lead in creating enterprise applications … SAP is the ideal partner that will allow us to really change how companies around the world will use the iPhone or iPad.
“Thanks to the new iOS development tools (SDK) we provide more than 2.5 million developers SAP the ability to create native apps that take full advantage of SAP HANA cloud platform and leverage the incredible capabilities of the iOS devices”, – he said.
“We are proud of this unique new partnership between Apple and SAP, said SAP CEO bill McDermott. – Providing people with easy and intuitive ways of doing business, we open them to new knowledge and opportunities for work. By combining powerful tools SAP HANA cloud platform and SAP S/4HANA with iOS, best and most secure mobile platform for enterprise tasks, we will help to provide relevant data at any point, where it is convenient to working people. Apple and SAP share a common mission: to shape the future, open to new ways of working and to improve the lives of people”.
The companies plan to create a new set of application developer SAP HANA Cloud Platform for iOS, which will provide companies, designers and developers the tools to quickly and efficiently create native iOS apps for iPhone and iPad using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, an open platform SAP in the format of the service. Such a native app will provide access to critical data and business processes in the SAP S/4HANA will be able to use all the features of the iPhone and iPad, like Touch ID, location services and notifications.
A new design language for iOS SAP Fiori raises the UI of SAP Fiori to the next level: now in a corporate environment will be available for iOS, created for all categories of users. This will allow to fully meet the needs of users in the corporate sector, and for developers to create completely new applications.
Under the partnership, SAP will create iOS applications for business critical tasks. These iPhone and iPad apps are written in Swift – modern, safe and interactive programming language Apple. They offer the familiar in SAP Fiori user experience on the iOS design language, is spoken in the message of the companies.
With applications and services SAP employs about 310 thousand companies and public sector organisations. According to the German developer, 76% of all business transactions in the world pass through the SAP system.
In late April, Apple reported that in the second quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, which ended March 26, recorded a decrease in iPhone sales for the first time since the launch of smartphones in 2007 and the first decrease in earnings since 2003. During a teleconference with analysts cook announced the company’s readiness to major acquisitions of assets to solve financial growth.