What is app management?
App management, a subset of mobile device management (MDM), is the process of overseeing and controlling the lifecycle of applications across devices. With SimpleMDM's application management software, you gain centralized control for convenient management, improved security, and reduced expenses.
Recurring tasks associated with mobile app management include the following:
App updates and patching
Mobile security management
Must-have app management features
The right app management solution makes an admin’s job infinitely easier. SimpleMDM empowers organizations to optimize their app ecosystem, enhance corporate data protection, and deliver a seamless user experience across Apple devices.
Remote app deployment
Distribute mobile apps and desktop apps without ever laying a hand on a user’s device. It’s more convenient and less germy!
Take advantage of an array of app distribution methods, including the App Store, Apple Apps and Books (formerly VPP), Shared Apps, automatic app installation on managed devices, and custom app uploads. It’s like performing magic (top hat optional).
Provide an app store with preselected mobile applications employees can pick and choose for themselves. Give them the illusion of complete control without letting them run rampant.
Cater to your unique business needs by adding and distributing your own in-house custom apps with the tailored functionality your users need to be productive. Bonus: You’ll also rack up infinite cool points in the process.
Cater app settings and configurations to meet your organization's requirements across all your Apple devices.
Fully hosted Munki integration
To enhance device management functionality beyond the native Apple MDM protocol, SimpleMDM has a fully hosted Munki integration.
SimpleMDM vs. leading app management competitors
SimpleMDM’s app management
Flexible deployment options
Advanced configuration capabilities
Hosted Munki integration
Powerful REST API
Custom app distribution
Installed app inventory reporting
Quick, convenient setup
Robust knowledge base
Fast, friendly customer support
App management FAQs
What are the benefits of app management?
Effective mobile application management streamlines operations and enhances data security. These two main effects can reap a whole host of other potential benefits:
Enhanced productivity and performance
Increased scalability and flexibility
Improved resource allocation
How do you incorporate app management?
Implementing app management requires an understanding of your environment and careful planning. These steps may help:
Plan a strategy
Choose the right app management tools
Define common processes
Allocate resources and assign duties
Monitor application performance
App management is an ongoing process, so you’ll need to revisit your approach and tools as technology evolves and your business needs change. Taking a proactive approach is critical to maximizing the benefits of your app management program while reducing potential drawbacks.
What are app management best practices?
Following app management best practices helps ensure smooth operation, security, scalability, and maintenance of the applications on your Apple fleet. Here are some key best practices for app management:
Design your program for scalability
Document policies and procedures
Maintain visibility of your application portfolio
Update apps regularly
Monitor app usage and performance
While these best practices are applicable to most environments, precise needs vary between organizations. Continue to evaluate and adjust your app management program based on what works for your business and users.
How do you choose the right app management software?
To choose the right app management software, you should assess your organization’s priorities, needs, and existing workflows and compare them to the following solution features:
Ease of use
When you find an app management tool that seems like a good fit, schedule a demo to see the product in action and ask relevant questions.