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Pros
"Jamf cut the time it takes to deploy a new machine to a new user.""The most valuable feature is the self-service, which lets users install their preferred application instead of installing all applications and filling the machine with junk.""Navigation is straightforward. It's not hard to create policies and manage the device. It's a lot simpler to create smart groups, view inventory, and see what the estate looks like.""One of the key features that I liked the most and a lot of the customer value as well is the geofencing. Geofencing is geographical locations. If the device is on a particular premise, then the policy applies. And when the device is not there, the policy goes away.""Jamf has made it achievable for us to easily deploy & manage Apple devices anywhere in the world, without the need for hands-on assistance from IT staff.""We can set custom deployments based on every available parameter in macOS.""One of the most valuable features is the ability to apply apply granular level restrictions to our machines, making them easy to manage remotely from the backend.""The most valuable features in Jamf Pro are the policies and config profiles, making our life easy to manage many different things in one place."

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"Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are strong points of this solution.""As a small business, the big thing for us is the ability to onboard new people easily. So, it's a matter of minutes to add new users, buy a new license pack for them, assign the licenses to them, and get them logged on. It takes 10 to 15 minutes.""It is easy to use.""It is easy to use.""The most valuable feature of this solution, in my opinion, is its simplicity.""The solution is very flexible and the UI is user-friendly.""The solution is quite stable. The performance is very good.""Microsoft Teams, without a shadow of a doubt, is the best platform ever. It is also very stable with a lot of options."

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Cons
"Patch Management needs work to be efficient.""We face issues when we do not have a script and have to write a script, we need to create extension attributes.""I'd like to see Jamf add Unified Endpoint Management, but it's not going to happen. It's too complex. We tried that for so many years, and no one can do this for Windows and macOS. It can be done with iOS, but that's not the case here. If you want device management for a real laptop operating system, you need two systems. They're very different.""In some places, GUI could be more reactive.""Every once in a blue moon, we wind up with a rarely-seen superbug that takes support weeks to months to solve.""I wish the inventory would have its own pane without having to do it as a search.""Technical support is in need of improvement.""I am always complaining about the reporting side of things. I love how reporting lets us create custom reports, however, I also feel like it could use some updating."

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"They can improve its price and make the way of sharing documents more secure.""The price could be better.""I am responsible for handling the licenses and was not happy with the amount of time spent during the auditing process.""It can have more integrations between the applications that are there within this product. In the newer version of Teams, there are some new features that allow you to share directly from Outlook, etc. It would be good if they continue to explore these types of integrations between applications.""The price can always be improved.""The user interface could be a bit better.""Attaching documents to email is a process that needs to be simplified.""The stability could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I know that as a school we get a discounted price, which is good because without it we would not be able to afford it."
  • "Don’t go into a sales call without knowing all the details of your system because Jamf has a ton of tools outside of Jamf Pro to offer and knowing them ahead of time is a must."
  • "JumpStart is available at an additional cost."
  • "This is a pricey solution."
  • "The price of a training pass for five people was $18,000 USD."
  • "JumpStart looks a little bit pricey; however, it is worth every penny."
  • "This product is surely worth the cost of implementation."
  • "The cost of any licensing is certainly outweighed by the time saved from manually managing Apple devices."
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  • "We do monthly billing, however, I'm not sure what the exact costs are. We may pay around $1,000/month. We started using the Microsoft Teams and we've started doing the conference call feature, so that's another $4 an account and we have a few accounts using that right now."
  • "USD $1,250 annually for the standard package."
  • "Pricing can vary a lot due to fluctuations in exchange rates and that is not favorable for planning."
  • "Now you can select different licenses, for example, if somebody doesn't need all of the features, it would cost $8 USD per month and if they didn't need the email application then it would cost $6 USD per month."
  • "It works out to be $12.50 per user per month."
  • "Microsoft 365 Business will be good to have if you have a large organization where you have more than 3000 employees. Other cheaper solutions, like Gmail, are easily available in the market."
  • "They are always a bit pricey. They should reduce their prices or make it free because we already have other solutions, like Google Suite, which are cheaper or free."
  • "It is expensive, and its price can be better."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    We have been able to keep our tech department lean and mean, maximizing our efficiency by utilizing Jamf to set up our iPads for us, rather than installing each app one at a time.
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    Cloud is worth the small increase in price, but make the switch before you need it, and not during a global pandemic.
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    Every once in a blue moon, we wind up with a rarely-seen superbug that takes support weeks to months to solve. The good news is that they are rare and not across the platform. Just us.
    Top Answer: 
    An area for improvement would be for Outlook to sync with Google Calendar.
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    Also Known As
    JAMF Software Casper Suite
    Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 F1, MS 365 Business
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    Overview
    A complete Apple management solution for IT pros to empower users and simplify the deployment, inventory, and security of Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Designed to automate device management for you while driving end-user productivity and creativity, Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) is the EMM tool that delights IT pros and the users they support by delivering on the promise of unified endpoint management for Apple devices.

    Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business.

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    Sample Customers
    Xero, National Geographic, Oxford University, Via, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Fallon, Cabela's
    Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization26%
    Computer Software Company14%
    University12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization6%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Jamf Pro is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 42 reviews while Microsoft 365 Business is ranked 1st in Mobile Device Management (MDM) with 202 reviews. Jamf Pro is rated 9.4, while Microsoft 365 Business is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Jamf Pro writes "Good workflow automation that we use to create a zero-touch onboarding for our users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Business writes "Very stable, great for collaboration, and can scale easily". Jamf Pro is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) and ManageEngine Desktop Central, whereas Microsoft 365 Business is most compared with ManageEngine Desktop Central, Microsoft Intune, Datto Workplace, Liferay Digital Experience Platform and HighQ.

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