enterprise apps for iPhoneApple and Accenture have announced a partnership aimed at developing enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad devices to help drive new revenue, increase productivity, cut costs and improve customer experience, the companies announced today.

“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,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release.

Accenture is creating a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios at select locations worldwide. The companies’ goal is to launch tools and services to improve and enhance how customers engage with organizations through the iPhone and iPad. Experts will include visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and scientists and hardware and software designers, according to the press release.

Tools and services in three basic areas will be created:

  • 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.

Apple partners with a variety of firms for similar partnerships. Partnering companies have also included Cisco, Deloitte, IBM, and SAP.