Recently, SAP, a provider of ERP solutions, announced that they will be deploying 17,000 iPads to its employees. SAP already has 17,000 BlackBerry’s in the hands of employees throughout the organization, but within 12 months SAP expects to have just as many employees utilizing iPads.
The sheer number of iPads being deployed isn’t the only impressive part of this rollout. The iPad has been receiving constant praise from the enterprise, and the various tasks that the iPad tablet is being leveraged for is just as impressive. The iPads have been deployed across SAP’s marketing, pre-sales, sales, and mobile app development teams with access to Citrix software for server based applications and business intelligence tools by Business Objects. Also being used is the Mobile Sales for SAP CRM app built by Sybase, a recent SAP acquisition.
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