We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
With respect to pricing, I would suggest reaching out to a sales rep and discussing all of the options. I would advise them to evaluate their infrastructure and what is required. For example, whether an on-premises or cloud-based deployment is more suitable. 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.
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. For us, it is necessary to have a good MDM as the demand for technology rises.
The cost of Jamf is certainly worth the investment.
Licensing cost is dependent on the footprint and foreseen growth. I think another positive is Jamf's flexibility to understand what you need to be done while molding the product to be as successful as possible.
Pricing is the one area I feel definitely needs improvement. Setup and licensing prices are getting to be too high. I would like to see the price drop a bit, especially for educational customers.
The setup is pricey upfront for support and setup. However, I do think it's necessary to get your environment up and running, especially if your techs have not been exposed to Jamf Pro yet. The prices definitely could be better for smaller companies.
The total ROI is worth every penny.
With respect to pricing, Jamf Pro is the better bet.
If you have the in-house capability to support Jamf, then paying for onboarding / JumpStart training is a no brainer. It will help you get up to speed on the product. It will not, however, cover the enrolment of all of your client devices into Jamf, so make sure to set aside time to do this. If you don’t have a tech team, buy Jamf MSP. You won’t have access to manage the product yourself, but your Jamf MSP reseller can do that for you under some sort of contract / SLA.
The cost of this solution is expensive but worth it. For sure, invest in support for the initial setup. Follow articles available to the letter.
Licensing is based on the number of devices. JumpStart looks a little bit pricey; however, it is worth every penny.
The setup cost is in the training, which is the most important step of your journey.
If you can afford to go cloud services rather than on premises install go for it, it makes life easier when JAMF handles the physical server and JAMF Pro updates.
For the number of management tools you have available and the ease of deployment, I believe the cost is worth it.
I think it's on par with other enterprise solutions. It really comes down to how seriously your organization wants to take Mac management.