iPhone popularity prompts free software from SAP
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by Jan Harris
SAP has announced that its new software for sales-force automation will be compatible with Apple’s iPhone. SAP is launching the software this month.
The software will load business contacts, information on sales prospects and account data onto the iPhone.
The popularity of the device with salespeople has led SAP to introduce versions of the new software for the iPhone ahead of versions for mobile devices more traditionally used by businesses, such as Research in Motion’s Blackberry smartphones.
The iPhone software features a Web-based interface with drag-and-drop tools similar to ones available on Google.
Apple launched the iPhone in France last week, on the orange network. In a separate piece of news, Orange has announced that it has already sold 30,000 iPhones in France.
As well as the usual mobile phone functionality, the iPhone also features an iPod music player, an Internet browser and other multimedia options.