Apple just made a deal with German database giant SAP in order to introduce more iPhone and iPad devices to enterprises around the world.
This is the latest agreement concerning enterprises-focused that Apple signed. Apple already teamed up with IBM and Cisco. To increase its revenue and profit, Apple has been working hard to attract more major clients and establish business relations with them.
The cooperation between Apple and SAP will be concentrated with HANA platform. HANA is the interacted database system that SAP uses for accounting projects. The database aims to store a great amount of business data, including the inventory level, transaction information and other details. It is so called Enterprises Resource Management.
Tim Cook stated in the statement that:” As a leader of enterprise software industry and 76% of trade transactions have been done via SAP system, therefore, SAP becomes the ideal cooperative partner to Apple. SAP system would help us change global modes of business for iPhone and iPad devices.”
In fact, SAP developers would help Apple to launch new iOS applications which are compatible with SAP data based on this cooperation. The latest SDK software will accelerate the launch of those applications.
SAP will develop the localized applications for iPhone and iPad in accordance with the terms they signed. SAP claimed that the localized applications will be designed on the basis of Swift. Swift is the programming language that launched by Apple.
This cooperation is another milestone to Apple. Even though Apple has enrich experience in selling iPhone and iPad to enterprises, it is still lack of knowledge, skills and experience in building database which could compete with SAP. The cooperation with SAP will be a important part for Apple’s sustainable development.