Apple and SAP Announce New Partnership Combining Native apps for iPhone and iPad with the SAP HANA Platform

Today, Apple and SAP announced a new partnership that will combine native apps for the iPhone and iPad with the capabilities of the SAP HANA platform.

This joint effort will also deliver a new iOS software development kit (SDK) and training academy so that developers, partners and customers can easily build native iOS apps tailored to their business needs.

687474703a2f2f63646e322e68756273706f742e6e65742f6875622f3132373237332f66696c652d323330333036343433362d706e672f426c6f675f70696374757265732f7361702d68616e612e706e67“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

The companies plan to deliver a new SAP HANA Cloud Platform SDK exclusively for iOS that will provide businesses, designers and developers with the tools to build their own iOS apps for iPhone and iPad, based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s open platform as a service.

These native apps will provide access to core data and business processes on SAP S/4HANA, while taking full advantage of iPhone and iPad features like Touch ID, Location Services and Notifications.

A new SAP Fiori for iOS design language will take the SAP Fiori user experience to the next level by combining it with a consumer-grade iOS experience to enable developers to build next-generation apps.

sap-hana-cloud-platform-product-road-map-q12016-5-638As a part of the partnership, SAP will develop native iOS apps for critical business operations.

These apps for iPhone and iPad will be built with Swift, Apple’s modern, secure and interactive programming language, and will offer a familiar user experience with the SAP Fiori for iOS design language.

Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP applications and services enable approximately 310,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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