Businesses Can Now Build SAP Apps for iOS

Apple CORE ML will be introduced to SAP Cloud Platform SDK

SAP CEO Bill McDermott and Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a stage at SAPPHIRE NOW to make a game changing announcement.

The latest evolution of the SAP / Apple partnership will make use of Apple’s machine learning and leverage AR, allowing businesses to create their own iOS apps. For the first time, Apple’s CORE ML will be available as part of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS.

Since 2016, SAP has been rebuilding business apps to run natively on iOS platforms, allowing greater mobility and agility for businesses and human resources. On forming the partnership with Apple, Bill Mcdermott said:

“In giving people an agile and intuitive business experience, we empower them to know more, care more and do more. By combining the powerful capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud Platform and SAP S/4HANA, together with iOS, the leading and most secure mobile platform for enterprise, we will help deliver live data to people wherever and whenever they choose to work. Apple and SAP share a commitment to shaping the future, helping the world run better and improving people’s lives.” 

Later this month, powered by SAP Leonardo, the SAP Cloud Platform SDK will enable businesses to create their own intelligent iOS apps. Machine Learning models will automatically sync with devices, allowing native offline use and dynamic online updates.

SAP made a further announcement that their fferings will also expand to Mac use. Apple’s Tim Cook announced:

“Enterprise customers are seeing real business benefits when they use iOS. We are excited for SAP to extend these experiences further on iPhone and iPad, as well as bringing them to the Mac for the first time. This is an important milestone for our partnership, and we are thrilled to be working together with SAP to empower our customers with the world’s most-trusted business process data on iPhone, iPad and Mac — the best devices for business.”

SAP has also announced that, in addition to rebuilt apps for SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Concur solutions and SAP Asset Manager, the iOS experience will be expanded across further applications, starting with SAP Ariba solutions.

Bill Mcdermott declared:

“Our customers love the unmatched security and ease of use iOS is known for, and that it gives them a superior platform to build game-changing business apps. We have a strong partnership, and today’s announcements show SAP’s commitment to continue our innovation with Apple.”

A suite of nine ready-to-deploy apps is available for businesses starting out with IOS – click here.

Read more on the Apple / SAP announcement here.

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