The application shopping experience has become as natural as shopping for clothes or food for most people with a smartphone. Even within enterprises, we are seeing the rapid adoption of internal “app stores” to allow staff to select the apps they need for their work and have them delivered and installed without any intervention from IT.
1E Shopping provides the leading solution for businesses to provide their own, branded and customized enterprise application store and the new release, Shopping 5.3.100, furthers the 1E innovation in this growing area.
Besides on-going maintenance, this release also includes:
- Improved Application mapping
Shopping now leverages our new, powerful and comprehensive software and hardware catalog and therefore can differentiate between key attributes of a software title be that edition, multi-part version or colloquial version. For example – one can define different application migration rules for different versions or different editions of the same application – for e.g. Winzip Pro 10.1.2.300 and Winzip Pro 10.1.3.423.
This enhances our application mapping capabilities that allow:
- Shopping to extract important inventory information from AppClarity 5.1 (1E’s Software Asset Management product) for improved collaboration between the tools.
- Configuration of rules that decide whether an application be retained, upgraded or replaced as part of a operating system deployment (for example rolling out Windows 10).
- Complete 508 standards compliance
A lot of Shopping is about the end-user – to engage users in a manner that lets them interact with the portal in the most interactive and intuitive manner.
I am pleased to say that the Shopping Web portal is completely compliant with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act so that all users, regardless of disability status, can access the enterprise application store.
If you’re new to our enterprise app store and want to learn more about how you can benefit from these features, contact one of our experts.