MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2016) - JAMF Software, a leader in Apple device management, today announced a new release of Bushel, the Apple device management solution for everyone. Today's release includes Industry Recommendations, a new capability enabling non-technical users to easily select curated apps and pre-configured settings for their specific industry.
"More and more, small businesses are leveraging the power of Mac, iPad and iPhone to run their organization," said Dean Hager, CEO, JAMF Software. "Because a small business staff member wears many hats, they need a solution that makes macOS and iOS device setup easy, so they can spend their valuable time doing other work. Industry Recommendations make it easier than ever before to customize and deploy apps and settings for groups of devices -- in minutes and all from one place."
Bushel is a cloud-based solution designed from the ground up for non-technical users to configure, manage and protect their Apple devices anytime from anywhere. Today's addition of Industry Recommendations offers the following new features:
Pre-configured Settings by Industry
Users can choose to implement pre-configured settings designed for a device use-case, such as an iPad being used as a Point-of-Sale (PoS) device, or an industry, such as retail. Settings include recommended configurations for security and restrictions.
Curated App Recommendations
JAMF is part of an ecosystem of mobile app providers working with Apple to deliver solutions that help organizations tap into the power of the iPad and iPhone to transform the way they run their business. With app recommendations, users can select from a curated list of industry-specific apps to help support their business needs.
Faster, Easier Out-of-the-Box Deployments
The new release also provides support for 26 international App Stores, bringing full support for Apple's Volume Purchase Program regions to Bushel. By leveraging Apple's Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP), Bushel can pre-configure device settings and applications so users can hit the ground running and be productive as soon as they unwrap their device.
Industry Recommendations offers support for the following industries: advertising and marketing, construction, consumer, education, field sales, field services, healthcare, hospitality, non-profit, real estate, restaurant and food services, retail and transportation.
Bushel continues to see rapid adoption by small- and medium-sized businesses and is now being used by more than 5,000 organizations to manage iPad, iPhone and Mac. For more than 14 years, thousands of organizations worldwide have relied on technology from JAMF Software to manage Mac, iPad and iPhone, as well as keep up with new Apple operating system updates, hassle-free.
Pricing and Availability
Industry Recommendations is a new feature fully integrated within Bushel, which is free to customers for up to three devices, forever. Beyond three devices, customers pay two dollars a month for each additional device. Bushel features a pay-as-you-go monthly pricing model, with no long-term contracts. For more information, please visit: www.bushel.com.
Comment on the News
"Gardner Builders is a hospitality company in the commercial construction industry. We work closely with our clients and are in constant communication with them. In order for us to be a great partner, we feel that it is important to have great technology. We have 133 Apple devices both out in the field and in the office. Bushel helps us secure those devices by providing an inventory list of our devices and centrally manage things like password and Wi-Fi credentials as well as deploy key business applications," said Bob Gardner, president, Gardner Builders. "Bushel saves us at least 350 hours per year by managing devices from a centralized solution instead of manually setting up and updating each device. Plus, the new Industry Recommendations in Bushel will be a huge time-saver for both new and existing customers who can immediately leverage the recommended apps and settings."
Bushel Rebranded to JAMF Now
Due to the rapid popularity and adoption of Bushel, JAMF is announcing its plan to rebrand the solution to JAMF Now.
"Rebranding Bushel to JAMF Now sends a clear message to the market," added Hager. "We've leveraged our 14 years of Apple management experience to package a simple solution that doesn't require software, documentation, training or a sales person. Any organization can benefit from this cloud-based solution right now. Nothing is faster than JAMF Now to deliver value."
To ensure clarity among both current and new customers, JAMF will transition its brand from Bushel to JAMF Now over the next several months.
About JAMF Software
Since 2002, JAMF Software has been solely focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. JAMF is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education, and government organizations via its Casper Suite and JAMF Now software, and the 38,000+ member JAMF Nation Community. Today, more than 8,800 global customers rely on JAMF to manage 6.6 million Apple devices. To learn more, visit: http://www.jamfsoftware.com.