SAP represents the first of Apple’s enterprise partnerships that bring tools directly to developers. Both companies want to simplify the process for developers to integrate their apps with SAP’s massive backend systems of transactional data. The goal, through the release of an SDK and API library, is to transform the amount of information developers can use and call upon in their apps.
The SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS is scheduled for release on March 30. “It’s real now, it’s not just a partnership of words,” Knowles says. “It’s a partnership of an actual deliverable that’s going to impact our customers and our partners that are going to be leveraging this going forward.”