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Apple builds national enterprise sales team for IBM partnership, targets industrial, healthcare, financial customers


Apple is looking to hire individuals across the US for a team of IBM Business Development Executives that “will be accountable for all aspects of the Apple and IBM partnership for a defined geographic and account set territory.” That means Apple is hiring a team of individuals that will act as company liaisons to help roll out and oversee sales teams pushing the new Apple/IBM iOS solutions to enterprise customers. The positions, which are industry and region-specific, also show Apple’s plan for the upcoming expansion of its enterprise solutions for new industries including manufacturing and healthcare. 

Apple says the team will “play a pivotal role in the U.S. success of the recently announced Apple partnership with IBM.”

Apple is hiring the IBM Business Developer Executives to act as liaisons for the various industries that Apple and IBM have been developing solutions for. Currently the company is hiring for the position in Seattle and LA for the Healthcare & Retail industries, in New York City for the Financial Services & Retail industries, and in Dallas and Chicago for Manufacturing and Retail.

Industry field liaison to IBM – will operate in specific industry capacities. For example, if an Apple AE has a ‘retail industry oriented territory’, the BDE will help facilitate connection to IBM’s retail leadership and team so Apple and IBM can be more meaningful in their strategic partnership, for retail industry customers. The BDE will also work to build like industry communities across the geography to ensure that we are collaborating well and sharing learnings and best practices to be greatly successful in all of those industry customers in the territory.

The positions for healthcare and manufacturing sectors are particularly intriguing, as Apple hasn’t yet announced solutions with IBM for those industries. At its Q1 earnings call late last month, however, CEO Tim Cook announced that another 12 apps through the IBM partnership would arrive in Q1 of this year. That would bring the total of solutions to 22 and add solutions for new industries including healthcare, energy & utilities, and industrial products.

Apple announced back in December that the first wave of software developed through the IBM partnership was ready with a number of new “MobileFirst for iOS” solutions for the enterprise. The companies announced 10 new apps designed specifically for businesses including banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines. Apple will likely be hiring more of these liaisons for its sales team as it rolls out additional apps for other industries.

When Apple originally announced the partnership with IBM back in July of last year, the companies said they would collaborate to bring over 100 enterprise apps & cloud services to the iPhone and iPad while launching a new AppleCare service specifically for enterprise customers.

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Intuit’s Mint iPhone app updated with faster personal finance tracking including fees, alerts, more

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Users of Intuit’s Mint Personal Finance app for iPhone will be seeing a workflow speed boost with the latest version. Finance data like recent transactions and used accounts, fee and high spending alerts, and budget information is now available for tracking faster in an added Updates section. You can see an example of the new view in the screenshot above.

The newly added Updates section follows previously added features including the ability to track your credit score for free without having to add a credit card as well as support for unlocking the app with your fingerprint using Touch ID for iOS 8 users with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Intuit also released a redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac earlier this year including sync support for the Quicken Money Management app for iPhone. You can view the latest change log for Mint below:

What’s New in Version 3.7.0

* Mint Updates View (iPhone only)
Updates is a faster, easier way to see a detailed view of the most recent changes to your finances. When you open the app on your mobile phone, Updates shows contextually sensitive cards that highlight important changes such as:
• Recent transactions
• Fee alerts
• Fast approaching budgets
• High spending alerts
• Recently used accounts

Mint Personal Finance is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, although the new features are currently only available for the iPhone version.

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Intuit debuts redesigned Quicken 2015 for Mac with free mobile apps

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Intuit is out today with a new version of its personal finance app with the release of Quicken 2015 for Mac. The latest version of Quicken boasts an overhauled design to simplify the app as well as “new investment capabilities”, Intuit says. The new Mac version is accompanied by a sync compatible, updated Quicken Money Management app for iPhone which supports snapping and saving receipts as well as displaying charts on-the-go…

Intuit says the new version of Quicken carries over the features from previous versions and introduces new capabilities as well.

This includes the ability to view and manage financial statements from “14,500 different banks, credit cards, loan and investment accounts” to assist with tracking money spent as well as creating and managing budgets and scheduling bill pay. Below you can see what’s new in the latest version of Quicken for Mac.

Quicken 2015 for Mac lets users:

Make smart financial decisions on the go: The free mobile companion app syncs customer data across desktop and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android. Quicken users can check account balances, transactions and household budgets anywhere at any time, and snap a photo to store receipts to keep track of important purchases.

Easily track portfolios and plan for taxes: Detailed investment tracking allows users to view and track portfolio value, investment transactions, cost basis, unrealized and realized gains, and create Schedule D tax reports for capital gains. The product simplifies tax time by tracking deductions and creating tax reports.

View and understand finances in a flash: A refreshed interface optimized for OS X makes it easy for users to see where they stand with their finances.

As for product commitment (you probably recall Intuit’s history with keeping Quicken up-to-date with the Mac’s move from Intel and OS X Lion’s support drop for Rosetta), Intuit’s Consumer Ecosystem Group SVP and general manager Barry Saik said in a press release:

“With Quicken 2015 for Mac, we’re reaffirming our commitment to serving our loyal Apple customers and delivering the dependable, easy-to-use solutions they’ve come to expect.”

In addition to the those features, Intuit says it expects to release new features and capabilities regularly through the year to continue making Quicken a better product.

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For now, Quicken users can pick up the new version of Intuit’s finance software digitally from the Mac App Store or Amazon for $74.99, and the company says a boxed version will be available in retail stores later this fall starting in October. As for the mobile Quicken users, those can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iOS and Play Store on Android.

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Yahoo Finance updated with new design, pre- and after-market data, news section, more

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Yahoo has released a new version of its Finance app for iPhone and iPad featuring the addition of a new tab bar for quicker navigation and other visual changes. The update still features the basement view on the left as well as the search view for adding stocks to your watch list on the right, but the overall app is organized much cleaner now.

The new tab bar consists of the primary Home view for information related to stocks you’re tracking, a new News tab for following general finance news and information, and a Markets view for an overview of U.S., Europe, and Asia finance data.

The updated version of Yahoo Finance also adds support for viewing pre-market and after-market data for items on your watch list. Yahoo Finance 2.2 for iPhone and iPad is available on the App Store.

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