Apple teams up with Accenture to make iOS better for business

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Apple and Accenture are new partners.
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Apple has joined forces with Accenture to make iOS an even better platform for business users. The two companies will combine their services to help enterprises unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience, and reduce costs.

iOS is now the leading mobile platform in enterprise, but Apple’s job is never finished. It continues to work towards making its software even better for business customers, and already has an ongoing partnership with IBM for enterprise solutions.

Now the company is teaming up with Accenture to bring together the best services both companies have to offer.

Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world, which will have experts from Apple co-located with its own teams. The duo will also launch a new set of tools for enterprise clients.

Those tools will be aimed at helping users transform how they engage with customers using iPhone and iPad. They will take advantage of the latest Apple technologies and Accenture’s leading digital and analytics capabilities.

“Starting 10 years ago with iPhone, and then with iPad, Apple has been transforming how work gets done, yet we believe that businesses have only just begun to scratch the surface of what they can do with our products,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences and together we can continue to truly modernize how businesses work through amazing solutions that take advantage of the incredible capabilities of Apple’s technologies.”

Here are some of the things we can expect from this partnership:

  • New ecosystem services to help clients address the full range of iOS integration requirements to connect to back-end systems, leveraging Accenture’s systems integration expertise and the unique iOS advantages built by Apple with key partners like SAP and Cisco.

  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) services featuring new tools, templates and predesigned code to help clients take greater advantage of the data from IoT platforms in their iOS apps, putting more power into the hands of workers.

  • Migration services to help clients to quickly and easily transfer their existing legacy applications and data to modern iOS apps.

“Based on our experience in developing mobile apps, we believe that iOS is the superior mobile platform for businesses and are excited to be partnering with Apple,” said Accenture chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme.

“By combining Accenture’s vast digital capabilities and industry expertise with Apple’s market leadership in creating products that delight customers, we are in a perfect position to help our clients transform the way they work.”