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.