Managing business applications and application packaging is a complicated and time consuming IT process as it needs a lot of steps, implementation techniques and development languages. The complexity of the process leaves room for mistakes which could cost you a lot of time and money.
Atea Application Manager Online acts as a DML by organizing all software in a single location, including original files, installation and packaged media information. It allows System Center Configuration Manager 2012, current branch and all other deployment systems integration. Application Manager Online enables you to manage application entire lifecycle. All the way from Ordering, Discovery, User Acceptance Testing and Documentation processes, right through successful automatic deployment of the applications to your end users.
Atea Application Manager Online is a purely cloud solution. Meaning that dedicated Windows, SQL, file storage servers can be decommissioned from your server room. Hence servers’ perpetual licenses, hosting, maintenance, support, backups, disaster recovery expenses can be simply cut out from your IT budget. In replacement you get a clear model, based on a monthly subscription which allows you to plan and predict costs.
Atea Application Manager Online also acts as an interface between end-customer and service providers to deliver application packaging services. It is a portal where end-customers are able to submit an application repackaging request and receive a repackaged applications ready to be imported into end-customer deployment system and further silent deployment to user acceptance test, pilot group or production environment.
The solution is being continuously developed, improved and maintained. We are using top-notch cloud technologies to secure zero down time in solution operations. Meaning that such phrases as “maintenance window”, “freeze period” and “offline” are whipped out from our vocabulary. New product version will be released continuously and seamlessly.
Yes, and No. Application Manager Online helps your packagers to keep track of the process, but it has no packaging tools at this point.
No. All Application Manager Online features are available to all users from the very begging and does not depend on subscription level. Even if you only have 4 applications in your DML absolutely all solution features will be available.
Yes. We will migrate all you existing DML including all application entries, documentation and files without any additional consultancy charges.
Application Manager Online is able to integrate with any deployment system which has a public API. At the moment Intune API is being actively developed by Microsoft and we will secure it integration upon the Intune API will be officially released.
Application Manager Online pricing model is based on the solution usage by the end-customer. A total amount of registered application entries in end-customer application portfolio library is collected every month. Registered application phase and state is not taken into account. AppUpdate registered applications are not taken into consideration due to the fact that AppUpdate service has its own pricing model. Previous month invoice historical data has no impact on next month consumption calculation.
No, Application Manager Online supports also Active Directory/LDAP and AD Federation Services integration. Hence you will be able to authenticate with your own AD account.
No, there is no requirement for SCCM. If you do have SCCM you can benefit from Application Manager Online integration with that system. You can use features like Template Deployment. Without SCCM you need to install the application on the machines dedicated for testing manually.
Yes. Both versions are supported, and you can even set up Application Manager Online to support multiple deployment severs in parallel. This is quite common when you are doing an SCCM side-by-side upgrade.