Apple, IBM Deliver More Than 100 MobileFirst for iOS Apps
IBM and Apple are working to transform work across 14 industries and 65 individual professions by delivering more than 100 iOS apps for business.Apple and IBM today announced the release of a new wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, increasing the number of apps in the portfolio to more than 100 and expanding it to more industries and professions. Since partnering in 2014, the Apple and IBM collaboration has yielded a slew of made-for-business apps – nearly 50 in the last month alone -- that transform work across 14 industries and 65 professions. The apps cover professions from banking and wealth advisors to flight attendants, first responders, nurses and retail buyers. Additionally, the companies are expanding the portfolio to new markets, including consumer products, automotive, aging and chemical and petroleum. Among the new banking apps announced today is the Discover Needs app, which gives wealth advisors access to all necessary information, including meeting schedules and customer profiles, portfolios and goals, so they can maximize their time in the field with customers. Open Account, another new banking app in the MobileFirst for iOS portfolio, simplifies the process for opening a bank account -- reducing the time it takes for bank employees to assist customers.
“Thanks to the unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM, we are unlocking new value for our private banking customers by providing them a unique digital banking experience that will foster lasting relationships, and offerings tailored to their individual preferences and financial goals," said Andrzej Rosłaniec, director of private banking at Alior Bank, in a statement.