How Accurate Was SAP on the SAP & Apple Partnership?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has said great things about Apple and SAP partnership.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About the Apple and SAP Partnership

On May 05, 2016, Fortune published the article “Apple and SAP Team Up for Blockbuster Partnership.”

This appears to be a paid placement by SAP where they state.

“Apple just partnered with another business technology giant in hopes of winning mind share as a serious corporate technology supplier.

The Mac maker and enterprise software titan SAP have joined forces in a partnership that will see SAP building corporate apps tailored for Apple’s mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad.

Additionally, SAP also will create a new software development kit that corporate developers can use to build their own iOS apps for their companies. The new software development kit will let coders build corporate software powered by SAP’s HANA database technology.”

What Actually Happened with the Apple and SAP Partnership?

SAP did release an SDK for iOS.

However, outside of this basic and low effort initiative, the iOS is little seen on SAP projects. Newsflash to SAP, no SDK is necessary for the iOS. Companies are doing just fine developing in iOS and SAP is not successful in mobility, as is covered in the article How Accurate Was SAP Being Number One in Mobility Due to Sybase Acquisition?

This is a repeating story for SAP. iOS has no natural connection to SAP.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 5% accuracy rating on SAP and Apple making meaningful headway on a partnership.

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles on a specific topic, that support a larger research calculation. For the overview of the research calculation for all of the SAP topics that were part of the study, see the following primary research A Study into SAP’s Accuracy.

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