Choosing the Right UEM Solution for Your Business
Unified Endpoint Management or UEM software gives your business’s IT team a single access point for managing all of your business’s company-owned laptops, tablets, and other devices. Your company’s UEM software helps to streamline the organization of the various endpoints of your business to make them easier to manage. By increasing the overall cohesiveness of the various elements of your company’s network, your UEM platform increases the ease of keeping multiple aspects of your network running alongside one another as efficiently as possible. Here is an overview of how selecting a UEM platform can benefit nearly any business in any industry, as well as what to look for when choosing the right UEM solution for your business!
How Can a UEM Platform Benefit My Business?
The right UEM platform can make running nearly any aspect of your business significantly more cohesive. Here are some of the main benefits of adding the right UEM platform to your business!
Quality UEM platforms can benefit nearly any type of business by improving your cybersecurity measures. Your UEM solution can streamline security measures for a wide variety of types of programs and devices, rather than forcing your employees to keep track of each individual program or device’s passwords and other important credentials that may otherwise be lost.
Businesses can consist of dozens of endpoints, and keeping everything running smoothly can be challenging. Implementing a UEM solution can make your configurations, applications, services, security protocols, and other aspects of your business easier to manage.
Your business’s employees get more done when they are comfortable with the tech products they are using, and utilizing a UEM solution cuts down on the amount of details they have to remember when it comes to quickly using several programs and devices. This way, time that might otherwise be spent on searching for login credentials or refreshing on how to use a particular product can be better used to allow employees to get more accomplished in less time.
Things to Consider When Selecting the Right UEM Solution
Although most UEM solutions can likely benefit your business, some will be more helpful than others. Here are four of the most important things to look for when selecting the right UEM solution for your business!
Operating System Support
First and foremost, the UEM solution you choose needs to be a good fit for the tech brands your business primarily uses. Considering whether your business uses Windows and Android devices, Apple devices, or a combination of the two is a helpful starting point in determining which UEM solutions your business is eligible to use, and you can then consider more specific factors to help you determine which of the potential UEM solutions that make it past this round best align with the needs and goals of your business.
Support BYOD Programs
If your business allows employees to utilize their own cell phones, laptops, and other devices for work purposes instead of providing company devices for all your employees, making sure that your UEM solution provides adequate support for a wide variety of devices is a must.
Your employees likely own several Apple and Samsung devices, but it is also important to account for Amazon tablets, Chromebooks, and lower-cost Android phones with less memory and fewer features to ensure that your UEM solution does not leave out employees who do not own flagship devices. Your UEM should ideally provide an approximately equal amount of support for both Apple and Android devices with no major gaps between the two operating systems to ensure that none of your employees are at a disadvantage.
Integration With Your IT System
Your UEM solution should integrate flawlessly with the rest of your company’s IT products to ensure that it does its job of making life easier for your IT team, rather than making things more complicated. Your login platforms, business software, security systems, and other programs need to work smoothly in order to ensure that your business continues to function well, and this requires that any additional tech products that are added to your existing IT system not interfere with any element of a system that is currently working well.
Price Is Ideal for Your Business
Although it is generally not a good idea to base major decisions for your business on cost alone, it is important to make sure you choose a UEM solution that fits into your business’s budget in order to ensure that it will not become an additional financial burden that does not allow you to get your money’s worth from your investment. Your UEM program should fall within a reasonable range that ensures that you are getting a quality program without going over your budget.
While it is possible to purchase a UEM program on its own if you do not currently need anything else and are not interested in making upgrades to any of your other business, security, or other IT programs when you are looking to add a UEM solution, you are likely to find one for a better price if you purchase it as part of a bundle with other programs.
In fact, many of these bundled UEM programs come at a significantly lower cost than what you could expect to pay if you purchased one by itself. If there are other programs you have been considering purchasing for your business or you are interested in upgrading another software program to better meet the needs of your business, several other types of software programs can be found in bundles with many of the most common UEM programs. This way, you can get the most out of your investment by meeting more than one business need for little more money than you might otherwise spend on a single program.
At Rea & Associates, we prioritize helping our clients find ways to make running their businesses easier. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of using a UEM solution to streamline your technology or to get started!