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How Has Apple Influenced Enterprise Software Development?

It’s no doubt that Apple has revolutionized the consumer experience, but how have they affected the enterprise?

Our friends at Software Advice recently posted an intriguing article on how Apple has influenced enterprise software development.

Before Apple’s consumer innovation, enterprise software would drive consumer software, but now, the tables have turned. Today’s enterprise developers are now looking to Apple for inspiration in both design and user experience. The age of IT only approving Apple products for designers is over—today, 92% of Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying the iPad.

Because of this, enterprise software developers are turning to Apple for:

  • A mobile user experience that mirrors the look and feel of Apple iOS
  • Creating an ecosystem of mobile app develops
  • Selling apps in their own enterprise marketplace

When it comes to design, Apple has set the precedent for look and feel, influencing everything from typography, to minimalistic style. With the advent of mobile apps, Apple design started the “Web 2.0” look—rounded corners, glossy buttons, and who could forget, reflections. Once the Apple look was mimicked by designers, developers began to mimic the user experience on Apple’s belief that everything should be intuitive.

Today, enterprise developers such as Salesforce and SAP provide app developers with a native platform to expand upon. In fact, Force.com developers have created more than 1,300 apps for Salesforce customers, mimicking the idea of opensource development and the app marketplace.

While Android phones are gaining popularity in the consumer marketplace, Apple’s iPhone was still the first popular consumer-grade smartphone that now drives the way we live, work and play.

How have you seen Apple’s influence within your enterprise? Share your thoughts by commenting below, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.

Hasbro Uses SAP to Reinvent Their Processes

Watch and learn how SAP was able to help transform Hasbro’s processes for ultimate efficiency.

SAP, a leader in empowering people and organizations to work together more efficiently by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices, recently released a video case study. The video details how SAP was able to help Hasbro, the global toymaker, streamline their processes, allowing them to reinvent and reignite their play brands for today’s market, ultimately enabling consumers to experience the Hasbro brands anyway they want. Watch the video below, and learn more about how SAP could help your business.

Psion Teklogix and SAP: A Logistics Dream Come True

Psion Teklogix recently announced that version 3.0 of its Mobile Integration Suite (MIS) has been re-certified by SAP for integration with SAP applications.
The Psion Teklogix MIS is an enterprise middleware that enables full integration with SAP ERP applications and offers the ability to enable voice picking solutions. The Suite consists of three components: TekRF, TekConsol, TekConsoleSC, and TekSpeech.

A middleware solution that connects Psion Teklogix devices to SAP.

Similar to TekConsole, but connects synchronously via SAP BAPI.

An alternative to SAPConsole that can also be used for radio devices.

A software solution to use speech devices.

Suresh Babu, Director of IT at Great Lakes Cheese Co. uses Psion Teklogix and SAP to ensure an efficient warehouse, stating, “Software from both Psion Teklogix and SAP are critical technology tools for our business.”

Learn more about what SAP and Psion Teklogix can do for you business.

December 2009 ADC Events & Webinars

With December just around the corner, it’s important to be aware of all the great ADC events coming up. Many of them are Webinars, so you won’t even need to leave your chair!

UID Summit

When:December 2-3, 2009
Where:The Amsterdam Hilton
Description: The UID Summit is dedicated for European defense officials and industry suppliers discuss Unique Identification (UID). The Summit will focus on opportunities for improvements in asset management, item visibility, UID compliance, implementation tactics, and efforts to tie UID to RFID for complete in-transit visibility.
For more information, learn more here.

DotCode: The New 2D Symbology Webinar

When:December 9, 2009, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Description:AIM, the global trade organization for automatic identification, is hosting a Webinar featuring the DotCode. Conducted by the inventor of DotCode and Aztec Code, Andy Longacre, will provide an in-depth look at the 2D matrix symbology.
To register for this event, learn more here.

Seminar – Field Operations Information Session

When:December 15, 2009, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
Where:Pier V hotel in Baltimore, MD
Description:Barcoding Inc., Honeywell and Apacheta will be hosting an Information Session on field service solutions.
To register for this event, learn more here.

Mobilizing SAP in a Day Webinar

When:December 16, 2009
Description:Barcoding Inc., PsionTeklogix and Sky Technologies will be hosting a webinar about some of the latest advances in mobile SAP integration, including how to mobilize SAP in a day.
For more information, learn more here.

Data Capture and Bar Code Series: Long-Range Scanning

When:December 31, 2009
Description:Tracy Hillstrom, Group Manager for Data Capture Systems at Intermec, will discuss long-range barcode scanning and the latest technologies that help make it possible.
To register for this event, learn more here.

The 2D Revolution – Take Your Data Capture in New Directions

When:December 31, 2009
Description:Find out what impact 2D barcodes could have on your business.
To register for this event, learn more here.

Learn How to Assess the True Cost of Mobile Computing Ownership

When:December 31, 2009
Description:Learn how to assess TCO and properly evaluate the costs of an IT investment.
For more information, learn more here.

Special Solutions for SAP Applications: NiceWatch

nicewatch enterprise business softwareNiceWatch Enterprise Business Connector, by NiceLabel, globally connects identification requirements to business needs. NiceWatch provides users with a rugged and innovative label printing system that features:

  • Native thermal printers support
  • Direct and certified connection to SAP Applications
  • Graphic template designer
  • SAP Certified

NiceWatch supports printing by featuring a rugged, high-performance print-engine that handles the printing needs of the most intensive high-throughput operations. By implementing NiceWatch, users can enjoy increased printer speeds, true Windows drivers, simultaneous printing to several printers, and streamlined automation.

Graphical Designer
Users can easily create custom label designs NiceWatch… no experience necessary!

Since data connectivity is a large concern for any streamlined enterprise, NiceWatch supports the following protocols:

  • XML files
  • Oracle XML files
  • SAP RFC and AII connections
  • HL7
  • ActiveX programming interface
  • Command line and file
  • Data messages
  • Web service
  • Unstructured files
  • Common Database Standards

Maintenance and Management
Since NiceWatch is a server application the functions as a single gateway for all printers, it provides easy control over the entire network, in addition to reports that can aid in identifying error-prone locations.

For more information on NiceLabel and their products, learn more here.

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