Let’s learn how to Streamline application management for SCCM and Intune with Patch Connect Plus | Endpoint Manager. Patch Connect Plus is a popular enterprise solution, particularly for the third-party patching capabilities offered by the product. Enterprises often choose Patch Connect Plus when an existing endpoint management solution such as Microsoft SCCM or Intune is in place.
In this blog, we’ll have a closer look at the application deployment capabilities of Patch Connect Plus and how it significantly improves performance as opposed to using SCCM or Intune with factory defaults for the management of applications to your enterprise.
Benefits of application management using Patch Connect Plus
For starters, Patch Connect Plus comes with its own extensive library of third-party applications ready to be published to SCCM and Intune for deployment. SCCM or Intune, on the other hand, requires you to download the latest file for each third-party vendor such as Adobe or Java.
Patch Connect Plus has you covered in that it supports over 600 applications across 32-bit and 64-bit formats. This ManageEngine product has a template in hand for every third-party application out there!
Another interesting aspect to consider is the customization options for granular control over deployment. With SCCM and Intune having limited customization options, Patch Connect Plus allows you to choose from an array of different deployment templates. Furthermore, you will be able to attach custom pre/post scripts to any application deployment workflow.
How to access application management in the Patch Connect Plus console
The Application Management feature is currently supported in the Enterprise edition of Patch Connect Plus. To access it, you can start by first opening the web console and then clicking on Application Management from the main navigation.
Here you can find that applications are further split according to ‘SCCM’ and ‘Intune.’ Select the required Microsoft platform for which you would like to publish third-party applications before moving to the next step. What do you know about application management for SCCM and Intune?
After selecting the desired platform, click on the ‘Available Applications’ tab to find the complete list of third-party applications. Select your desired third-party applications, choose from the given deployment templates and instantly publish to SCCM or Intune.
You can optionally upload your custom pre/post scripts for granular control over deployment. Once the required applications are successfully published to SCCM or Intune, they become available for deployment to client machines.
Download the free-trial and begin managing third-party applications
Patch Connect Plus unites on-premise and Cloud management in a way that enhances the user experience. Let’s learn more about application management for SCCM and Intune.
Although this feature is only supported in the Enterprise Edition, Patch Connect Plus offers a fully functional 30 day free-trial for you to have a first-hand experience at using the solution. As seen with most ManageEngine products, the pricing is competitive and starts at $325 for 250 computers.