March 31, 2022
Apple Business Essentials now available for small businesses
Thousands of small businesses in the Apple Business Essentials beta reported significant time savings and the ability to innovate to focus on their mission.
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced that Apple Business Essentials is now available to all small businesses in the US. The new service combines device management, Apple’s 24/7 support, and iCloud storage into flexible subscriptions. Apple also revealed new AppleCare+ for Business Essentials options that can be added to any plan. Additionally, a two-month free trial will be available to all customers, including those already using Apple Business Essentials in beta.
“Apple has a deep and decades-long commitment to helping small businesses thrive. From the dedicated sales teams in our stores to the App Store Small Business Program, our goal is to help each company grow, compete, and succeed,” said Susan Prescott, Vice President Apple Education and Enterprise Marketing said. “We look forward to bringing Apple Business Essentials to even more small businesses to simplify device management, storage, support, and repair. Using this new service saves customers invaluable time – including those without dedicated IT staff – so they can invest back in their business. ”
Apple Business Essentials supports small businesses through the entire device management lifecycle – from device setup to device upgrades – and provides strong security, priority support, and storage and backup. save data. The complete solution starts with a simple employee onboarding, allowing a small business to easily configure, deploy, and manage Apple products from anywhere. With the Collections feature, application pools can be distributed to employees or groups, and settings can be automatically pushed to devices, such as VPN profiles, Wi-Fi passwords, etc.
Employees simply sign in to their work account on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac with a managed Apple ID. Once signed in, they’ll have access to everything they need to be productive, including the new Apple Business Essentials app, where they can download work apps available to them. Managed Apple IDs can be created by linking to Microsoft Azure Active Directory and coming later this spring with Google Workspace identity services, allowing employees to sign in to their devices with a business username and password. Apple Business Essentials works with company-provided and personally owned devices, and with Apple’s User Subscriptions, employees’ personal information is kept private and segregated by password. code from work data.
In addition to a streamlined setup, Apple Business Essentials offers a work-specific iCloud account for simple and secure storage, backup, and collaboration on files and documents. Business data is automatically stored and backed up on your iPhone or iPad, making it easy to upgrade to a new device. And iCloud Drive keeps information synced across your Mac, making it easy to move between devices at work.
AppleCare + for Business Essentials
Starting today, businesses have the option to add priority support for employee devices with AppleCare+ for Business Essentials. This service includes 24/7 access to phone support, training for both IT admins and staff, and up to two device repairs per plan – by individual, group, or device. suffer – every year. Employees can initiate repairs directly from the Apple Business Essentials app, and an Apple-trained technician can be onsite within four hours to get their iPhone up and running.first
“The espresso machine is the ultimate culinary piece of art and the focal point of any coffee shop. We are proud to be part of an international coffee community with a superior customer experience in the Minneapolis area,” said Peter Kelsch, president of Espresso Services Inc. “I started this business in 1989 with Apple products and now iPhones, iPads and Macs are used in the sales, operations and servicing of the coffee equipment business. ours. Apple Business Essentials makes deployment and security simple for our business as we continue to grow, reducing IT management costs and streamlining our growth. It will be a game changer for our business. “
Pricing and Availability
Apple Business Essentials is currently available as a subscription to all small businesses in the United States. Flexible plans can be customized to support each user and device in your organization with up to 2TB of secure storage in iCloud, starting at $2.99 (US) per month after a two-month free trial. Plans include AppleCare+ for Apple Business Essentials starting at $9.99 (US) per month. Sign up today at apple.com/business/essentials.
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- On-site repairs are available with AppleCare+ for Business Essentials plans in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area to begin with, with more locations to come. Four-hour repair is only available for iPhones; Next-day appointments are available for Mac, iPad, and Apple TV.
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