SAP has released a version of its Business One customer relationship management package for Apple iOS devices in yet another boost for the iPhone's enterprise credentials.
Business One is free to customers with an SAP maintenance contract and professional user licence for Business One 8.8 patch level 12 or higher.
The iPhone application will let sales teams check on inventory levels and customer records, access reports, receive alerts and process approval information in real time, the firm claimed.
Use and functionality is a "two-way street", according to SAP, and users can update and edit customer and partner records. Any changes made via the mobile application are automatically updated to Business One back at the office.
Other tools include the ability to check historical and industry pricing.
The iPhone Business One application is available now through the Apple App Store.
The move reflects increased interest in Apple iOS among enterprises, and comes hot on the heels of guidance from analysts suggesting that, in mobile computing at least, the handsets will beat other devices including tablets.
Business applications such as these will become the main way in which business users interact with corporate data in the future, EMC's chief strategy officer Mark Lewis told V3.co.uk at a recent conference.
"These small apps are the future, but they are almost non-existent for business use today," he said at the time.
"Look at how well they help productivity in our personal lives, and any business would be a fool not to adopt them in a similar way."
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