Most enterprises find that application packaging is one of the largest bottlenecks in getting applications ready for end users, or for a migration project to proceed. Layer on the Evergreen IT management efforts required for Windows 10/Microsoft 365 Servicing and platform changes such as Windows Virtual Desktop and Intune and many application management teams are quickly overwhelmed. Application owners are often tasked with locating source media, providing installation instructions, testing their application and coordinating with the application management team, all of which can be a significant overhead and disruption. In these scenarios, application packaging is labor-intensive, time-consuming, and tedious, resulting in productivity loss and inefficiencies. But, in today's complex yet agile IT environments, efficient, quick, and easy application packaging is vital because constant and careful testing, packaging, and managing of your application estate is critical to successful Evergreen IT management.
With AppM Packager, Juriba's automated application packaging solution, you can create, update and convert application packages in any modern app format, such as MSI, MSIX, App-V, IntuneWin, and MSIX app attach. It allows you to store and manage all of your application assets in one centralized repository, making them easily accessible to everyone that needs them. But more importantly, AppM Packager empowers your non-technical application owners to package their own apps using self-service, resulting in huge overhead reduction while minimizing business disruption and accelerating the process.
Working together, AppM Packager and its sister product, AppM Tester, significantly accelerate the entire process from application discovery to deployment and release. As a recent customer example shows, AppM was able to package and test a mix of four simple, medium, and complex applications (MSI and App-V format) in 53 minutes, while the same task took 91 resource hours to complete manually. That is a time savings of 97%!
Many of our larger customers struggle to keep pace with the ever-increasing velocity of technological change they have to manage every day! AppM Packager is an important puzzle piece that will make Juriba's Workplace Automation platform an even more powerful Evergreen IT Management solution — particularly for Windows 10 Servicing, Office 365 Servicing, and the move to Intune and WVD. Because of the already significant integration with Dashworks, our customers can accelerate application readiness for their projects, programs and in business as usual (BAU) right away."
Barry Angell, CEO of Juriba
Together with its sister product, AppM Tester, AppM Packager is part of the AppM Platform. As part of the Juriba family, both products are fully integrated with Juriba's Workplace Automation platform, Dashworks. Teams can use AppM as a standalone Evergreen smoke testing solution, as part of the AppM Platform for end-to-end application packaging and testing automation, or as part of a complete end-to-end IT Transformation project or Evergreen IT management process using Juriba Dashworks.
Eliminate hours of manual effort (and lots of frustration) by storing all source media, install documents, videos, licensing agreements, discovery information and details, package results, package media, and much more in one central repository. This means no more chasing after App owners that have left, or digging for information stored elsewhere. And best of all, the package status can be fed into Juriba's Dashworks platform to help accelerate project delivery.
Because our packaging engine streamlines and simplifies the entire application management process, even non-technical users can now easily package and test their applications. Should they get stuck, non-technical users can request assistance from support who then can securely connect to guide the user through the installation process without having to disrupt the entire process — making it efficient, accessible and highly efficient.