Apple has finally announced the launch of its Business Manager platform in the U.S. this week at the time of a developer session at WWDC. This would be followed by the Business Manager’s global launch in 34 nations beginning on 20th June, along with a further expansion to another host of 31 countries during summer, along with Apple School Manager.
The platform of Business Manager was in beta, previously with a selective group of partners.
The new Business Manager Platform of Apple is the Apple School Manager enterprise version, providing companies with a portal, which is web-based for IT managers to effectively manage the devices of Apple, which have been deployed in the workplaces.
Apple stated that the service offers enrolment for devices in a streamlined manner, ensuring people’s ability to purchase applications and books and also provide controls for getting privileges and setting assigned from a central location.
The 31 countries in which Apple is set to launch the software this summer include, Iceland, Bulgaria, Israel, Lithuania, Qatar, Bahrain, Malta, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Korea, Ukraine, Philippines, Malaysia, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panamá, Peru, Nicaragua and Paraguay.
Apart from all these countries, Apple has announced that support for the book is coming over to Canada and Germany, where previously, only applications were supported. The Platform’s Volume Purchase Credit feature is all set to come to 10 new European Union countries, which include Belgium, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
There is an updated support document on Apple’s website, which offers several instructions to those businesses, who are interested in getting themselves upgraded to Apple Business Manager from their present set of programs for device deployment, which include the Device Enrolment Program and Volume Purchase Program.
After Apple had teased people with the launch of their new Business Manager platform for getting used by enterprises, there is a lot to look forward to later this week, when the launch actually takes place.