Apple and SAP strengthen partnership for enterprise apps development

May 09, 2019 | 164 views

In a surprise appearance at Sapphire 2019, event held by SAP in Orlando (SAP), Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, talked about the evolution of the partnership of the two companies. The alliance, which began in 2010 with the adoption of iPads by SAP and was strengthened in 2016 as the companies collaborated in the mobile industry, gains new contours and now looks at increasing augmented reality use in companies and developing applications for the universe corporate.

"Augmented reality and machine learning will be critical to delivering the right information to the right person at the right time," Cook said. With a keen eye on this market, companies want to move forward in machine learning and augmented reality with the launch of Core ML, Apple's machine learning technology that will be available for the first time as part of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS.

The next version of the SAP Cloud Platform SDK, available later this month, will allow organizations to build intelligent and personalized iOS applications developed by SAP Leonardo. Machine learning models will be downloaded automatically to the iPhone and iPad so that applications can run offline and then dynamically upgrade while connected to the SAP Cloud Platform.

Through the partnership, SAP has rebuilt its mobile applications for SuccessFactors and SAP Concur solutions, which will be natively run on iOS. In addition, SAP also announced that it will expand its offerings for Mac applications.

For companies that need help getting started with iOS applications, Apple and SAP say they offer nine applications ready for deployment across multiple industries. The SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS was developed by Apple and SAP to help developers create custom iOS applications for the company, they revealed.

In-game privacy
Cook was asked by SAP CEO Bill McDermott about Apple's security and privacy concerns, Cook stressed that more than anyone else, the company focuses on protecting hardware and software.

"There is more data on people on their smartphones than on their homes. The same goes for business, "he commented. "We deeply believe in privacy. We can not imagine running our business without it, "he added.