SAP blesses the iPhone

SAP blesses the iPhone

Summary: SAP has jumped on the iPhone bandwagon, announcing that a version of its salesforce automation software coming out this month will be compatible with the Jobs iPod/phone.iPhone support comes ahead of more popular business smart phones--BlackBerry, Treo and Microsoft devices.

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SAP has jumped on the iPhone bandwagon, announcing that a version of its salesforce automation software coming out this month will be compatible with the Jobs iPod/phone.

iPhone support comes ahead of more popular business smart phones--BlackBerry, Treo and Microsoft devices. Bob Stutz, SAP senior vice president for CRM software and technology, said that the prioritized iPhone support came at the request of its salespeople who prefer the iPhone. I guess it helps to have a real browser and a touch screen running on the device to get salespeople motivated.

SAP's iPhone software will enable access to business contacts, sales prospects and account data. Salesforce.com and NetSuite also have announced support for the iPhone in their applications, including salesforce automation.

Topics: SAP, Enterprise Software, iPhone, Mobility

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  • iPhone not for business?

    So many experts were saying that iPhone would never make inroads into enterprise. I
    guess enterprise never got that memo.

    iPhone is clearly making headway in the smart phone/handheld computing space,
    even beating out 10 year old MS CE in just 6 months:

    http://smallurl.co.uk/?1943
    Len Rooney
    • Apple zealots need to pick a stance

      Funny how when the [b]exact[/b] same statistics (from the same site) are used to show that Vista (9.19%), in 1 year, has more marketshare than OS X has been able to gather in 7 years (3.59% + 3.22%), the Apple zealots say [i]yeah, but, um, website tracking statistics are no good, are totally inaccurate, and can't be used to make any sort of statements about marketshare.[/i]

      Now we find out that, when convenient, website tracking statistics [b]are[/b] representative of marketshare. So, which is it? Has the iPhone surpassed WinCE by 0.03% (you then need to admit that Vista is a bigger hit than OS X and has surpassed OS X by >2%) or is all of this garbage, meaningless, and no statements about iPhone's marketshare can be made based on the statistics you've provided. You pick, I'll live with either one.

      snicker, smirk :)
      NonZealot
      • But Vista should have been a slam dunk upgrade.

        And it bombed (makes Leopard look like a screaming success even with its birthing
        issues). A 6.8% market share for OS X is a HUGE climb from where they came 5
        years ago.

        But you really don't like reality do you; you simply hate Apple... I think I know the
        reason too....

        http://quotes.nasdaq.com/quote.dll?
        page=charting&mode=basics&intraday=off&timeframe=5y&charttype=ohlc&splits
        =off&earnings=off&movingaverage=None&lowerstudy=volume&comparison=on&i
        ndex=&drilldown=off&symbol=MSFT&symbol=AAPL&selected=MSFT

        You forgot to buy in when many of the rest of us did. You put your $$$ in
        Microsoft (the light blue line going nowhere) ;-)
        Bruizer
  • What is this based on ?

    The SAP CRM 2007 press release is here --> http://www.sap.com/about/press/press.epx?pressid=8651

    No mention of the iphone
    martin.english