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"Jamf Pro allowed us to patch and manage endpoints while collecting log data to help improve operational efficiency.""The most valuable features are the Jamf agent and the API.""Users love that instead of having to wait for tickets to be resolved, they can open an app and run a specific policy.""We were able to dramatically enhance our cybersecurity, and better support our users.""It's a great way to keep track of all of our licenses and the software we use daily.""The full API lets us write custom scripts and apps to enhance even further the end-user experience.""The features that have been the most life-saving for us are pre-stage enrollments and self-service.""Policies are a great feature that allows us to push certain restrictions to devices that require them, such as the younger generation of students we have."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the Patch Management.""The ability to run event viewer, task manager, services, command, file browser, certificate all remotely without interrupting users is the most valuable aspect. Software deployment and prohibiting, allowing us to standardize on the software that has been deployed through the environment and then prohibiting illegal software such as torrent applications has been valuable.""Desktop Central has improved these organizations and this is why it has been repeated multiple times at multiple organizations. If something works and is getting better it is worth repeating.""Since deploying Desktop Central our endpoints are all updated. We use configuration management to deploy shortcuts to our users' desktops with ease. Also, we use configuration management to map logical hard drives to our users. Our users are very happy with how much ease IT can solve their problems.""Honestly, I have to say all features together have become the Swiss army knife of desktop management. They all work hand in hand. Software deployment saves an unbelievable amount of time installing an application on hundreds of computers.""ManageEngine Desktop Central has greatly improved our organization by utilizing Service Desk Plus to monitor and keep track of issues that our end users report to our Help Desk Department. We also have written in the ode of our company's software to notify Support if an end-user experience an issue and does not report it.""The most valuable in Desktop Central is the way it is tightly coupled with the rest of the modules and the entire gamut of ManageEngine.""The most important feature we found to be useful in the COVID situation is the secure connection, which gives the IT support staff the ability to seamlessly connect with the users remotely and in a secure way."

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"The list of applications for patch management isn't sufficient.""There are known issues with the mobile configs that need to be fixed.""If it could do ticketing and non-Apple devices then that would be huge.""This solution would benefit from more focus on Self Service, such as Office 365 and GSuite integration.""There is still no feature for properly patching T2 Security Chip-enabled Macs.""A more modern UI in the next release will make the product absolutely perfect.""The ability to ask a device to run a policy regularly would be a real advantage.""An in-house chat room would be a great way to communicate with your team when you aren't physically present with them."

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"The Deployment scheduler needs updating to support various methods for deployment.""I would like to see more click to complete actions such as - USB lockdown for Mac, the ability to check AV compliance on servers, bit locker controls, printer tracking or print page tracking, self-help for self-healing like "BMC my IT" and more options in the self-service menu other than just software - maybe add integration in ADSelfService at the self-service menu.""Computer imaging is powerful but breaks frequently. The reason for this breaking is not clear and requires heavy amounts of attention to keep operational. There is a lot of room for this tool to do more but the reliability of this process should be focused on first to ensure core competencies are being fixed before more features are added.""We would like to see options for deploying Microsoft 365 accounts into Outlook. For now we only can use it to deploy exchange accounts. Also we would like to see an option do decline Windows 7 ESU patches in a bulk.""I really feel like asset explorer should be a component of desktop central. That would make it the ultimate desktop management tool. This would also simplify the asset management role since an agent is already being deployed and assets could be added at the same time.""Not many things are needed for improvement, everything seems to be great as it is. One thing that would be good to have would be the ability to add MDM to a tablet running Android 5.0 using the EMM Token Enrollment. If we wanted to add MDM to an older tablet, we just have to go the "long route" to get it added.""The performance sometimes lags a bit because the solution is demanding on system resources.""The pricing is lower than other well-respected solutions in this category."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The setup cost is in the training, which is the most important step of your journey.""The cost of this solution is expensive but worth it.""If you have the in-house capability to support Jamf, then paying for onboarding / JumpStart training is a no brainer.""With respect to pricing, Jamf Pro is the better bet.""The total ROI is worth every penny.""The setup is pricey upfront for support and setup.""Setup and licensing prices are getting to be too high.""Licensing cost is dependent on the footprint and foreseen growth."

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"The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get.""Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs.""I have been using the free version and am in the stage where I have to decide if I will proceed with the paid license, or instead choose another product.""We pay about $250 a year for our license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Having the ability to automate our workflows has been great.
Top Answer: It's hard to say with this. A lot of the resources are great and enable Admins to configure the environment solo for the most part. I would recommend you have at least one of the Admins go through the… more »
Top Answer: One of the big areas in need of improvement is automated device naming for computers. You can do this via mobile devices in the pre-stage but not for computers. Having the ability to assign devices to… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could be better. The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions. Right now, it's not the best.
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution to run on all the desktops in our company. We have unique requirements, and this was the only solution that really met them.
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Also Known As
JAMF Software Casper Suite
Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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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.

A web-based windows desktop management software that helps in managing 1000s of desktops from a central location. It can manage desktops both in LAN and across WAN. It automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches, and service packs, standardize the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc. In simple terms, it helps administrators to automate, standardize, secure, and audit their windows network.

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Sample Customers
Xero, National Geographic, Oxford University, Via, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Fallon, Cabela's
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
Top Industries
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Educational Organization23%
University13%
Healthcare Company11%
Computer Software Company11%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Educational Organization6%
Retailer5%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Manufacturing Company11%
Engineering Company11%
Retailer11%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company18%
Government8%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise44%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Jamf Pro vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
474,038 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Jamf Pro is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 33 reviews while ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 4th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 11 reviews. Jamf Pro is rated 9.6, while ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.8. 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 ManageEngine Desktop Central writes " Patch and upgrade many devices simultaneously in a DevSecOps pipeline which is effective but demanding on resources". Jamf Pro is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, SCCM, Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) and BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite, whereas ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, SCCM, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, VMware Workspace ONE and N-able N-central. See our Jamf Pro vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central report.

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