Apple and Deloitte have announced a partnership.
Deloitte is creating an Apple practice with over 5000 strategic advisers who are solely focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise, from customer-facing functions such as retail, field services and recruiting, to R&D, inventory management and back-office systems.
Apple and Deloitte will also collaborate on the development of a new service offering from Deloitte Consulting called EnterpriseNext, designed to help clients take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace.
EnterpriseNext from Deloitte Consulting will provide businesses with expertise spanning more than 20 industries, and offers customers:
- EnterpriseNext Value Maps for iOS to help them discover the highest impact possibilities for iPhone and iPad within their industries, align their mobile opportunities and prioritise digital resources
- EnterpriseNext Workshops for iOS to quickly take ideas from prototype to custom-built iOS solutions, and
- iOS architects, designers and engineers – housed within Deloitte Digital Studios around the world – to help produce easily deployable, high-quality native apps that integrate seamlessly with existing business platforms including ERP, CRM, analytics and HR.
With Apple’s existing relationship with IBM moving forward, it’s clear that Tim Cook’s Apple is looking to increase its reach from consumers to enterprise.