The time for even better mobile device management is almost here! In just a few short days, our much-requested and long-awaited support for Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) will be released. The new support is set to make Miradore Online one of the best Apple MDMs out there, and our continued focus on user experience certainly makes us the easiest to adopt and use. What’s more, with our unbeatable price of just $2 per device, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck, too. Read further to find out just how much bang we’re talking — you’ll be the office hero in no time.
1. Centralize your license management
So you want to install paid apps. Previously, you had to either buy voucher codes from Apple to distribute to your users, or waste considerable resources on approval and expensing if you let your users buy their own software. In addition, the licenses used to be permanently coupled with the user’s Apple ID, which meant they were essentially gifts for your users. With VPP and iOS 9, that’s history. You can buy all your licenses in one place and distribute and revoke them at will. No more wasted money or resources!
2. Install your apps silently, with no need for an Apple ID
Until now, app installations always required the user to enter their Apple ID and password on the device for authentication. For devices with iOS 9 and above, Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program allows us to install apps silently. The best part is that it works for both paid and free apps, so there’s no need to have separate workflows for the two. And in case you’re working with BYOD devices or devices that leave the company for other reasons, all it takes is one click to return the license to the pool. Less work, more result, no money wasted.
3. Automatic delivery of device management
Before the advent of Apple’s Device Enrollment Program, users were required to go through the enrollment procedure themselves in order for their iPhones and iPads to become managed. The user also had the power to remove the management at any time, and if the device was factory reset, it became unmanaged.
For devices purchased through your company VPP, you have none of this nuisance. You can order your devices directly to your users and they will become managed straight out of the box. Even if they are wiped, they’ll remain under management, making it impossible to lose track of them. Less work, more security, more reliability!
4. Stop losing money on labor and eliminate human errors
DEP allows you to enroll your devices automatically and make sure they remain managed with zero effort, and VPP allows you to install your apps silently. When you combine these two with Miradore’s Business Policy Enforcement, you can rest assured your devices will always not only be managed, but properly set up with the correct apps installed. Once set up, this means zero touch management. More productivity from your workers, zero setup cost for new devices and 100% reliability.
If you’re an engineer, get on board now, making sure you’ll be the one to stay when the boss realizes most of your team’s work can be done automatically. And if you’re the boss, tell your top engineer to get in on this. Either way, you’ll be hailed as the cost savior in no time.
So how do I get started?
If you’re not already a VPP member, get your D-U-N-S number and business address ready and enroll now! There might be a week or two of jumping through the bureaucracy, but it’ll be worth it. After that’s done, sign up for Miradore Online. Unlike Apple’s bureaucracy, ours is minimal and you’ll be up and running in less than a minute. Once you’re done, drop a line our way or use the contact feature within your site to send a message. If you say you’re interested in VPP, we’ll give you a free 30-day trial of our Enterprise Plan features. And if you’re already a user, check out this webinar on how to get set up so you’ll be ready and rearing to go.
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