Manage and deliver a perfect and secure app experience.
Creating comprehensive App Lifecycle Management.From a seamless onboarding experience to empowering users to get the most up-to-date resources needed to be productive, apps are the crux of every step in a user’s journey.
Application Lifecycle Management is not just deploying an app to a user or patching an app; it’s more than just one step. It’s a workflow for managing every application in an enterprise: where admins get them, where they live and how they are reported on, updated and sent to your end users.
By thoughtfully considering each piece of the puzzle, organizations can successfully manage the complete lifecycle of applications in their environment to deliver a flawless user experience while keeping an eye on compatibility issues and security risks that come with outdated software.
A major component of App Lifecycle Management is patch management. Done right it can provide a flawless experience for both IT and enduser, done wrong and it can become a real headache.
Five phases of app lifecycle management
Admins often think about app management as using Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager to deploy an app, a policy to deploy a package or using a patch report for installed apps. But if you're like most organizations, not every app you use comes from the App Store with straightforward management needs. Those apps need more planning and attention to successfully manage throughout their lifecycle.
Where do you get your apps?
- Apple App Store
- Vendor-sourced and manually created packages
Jamf reduces app complexity by consolidating the different types of apps and sources used within organizations into one app catalog and intersects flawlessly with Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager.
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How do you store your apps?
- Apple App Store
- Jamf Cloud Distribution Service
- Cloud distribution point
- On-premises/file share distribution point
From cloud infrastructure to the ability to host custom apps, Jamf helps create a pipeline of software that can be delivered to users when they need it, where they need it.
How do you deploy your apps and keep them up to date?
- Packages and policies
- Self Service
- Volume purchasing
Jamf excels at deploying new apps and updates to apps in the way you choose, like:
- Apps with auto-update functionality
- Jamf Pro policies
- Patch policies
- Jamf Title Editor
Jamf supports hundreds of app titles, including custom apps, giving you the flexibility to maintain the apps you want to use.
What do you want your end-users' experience to be?
- Silent installation
- Install with no deferral option
Jamf can help admins give end users a consistent and frictionless experience in getting new apps and updates with the latest and greatest features and fixes. In addition, App Request makes it easy for users to request iPad apps directly from IT via Jamf Self Service for iOS.
What kind of data and how is it reported?
What kind of data:
- Installed App inventory
- App usage report
- App Versions
- Outdated software
How it’s reported:
- Jamf Pro dashboards
- Patch reports
- Advanced search
- Marketplace integrations: Splunk, Tableau, etc.
Gain visibility into how current apps are and identify any security risks the organization faces from currently installed apps.
Jamf App CatalogSimplify the complex.
Since Jamf acquired Mondada, a leader in patch management software solutions, Jamf has migrated titles from Mondada’s Kinobi product into Jamf Pro to offer hundreds of software titles. By combining this with Jamf’s Title Editor, an admin can then create and maintain their own software titles that are not included in the Jamf Pro patch feed.
Arm yourself with a more consistent workflow to monitor and maintain apps within Jamf Pro: all at no additional cost.