Apple launches subscription service for small businesses
Apple launches subscription service for small businesses

Apple announced the launch of Apple Business Essentials, a new service that combines device management, 24/7 support, and iCloud storage into a flexible subscription plan for small businesses with up to 500 employees.

Apple Business Essentials is designed to help small business owners manage the devices their employees use.

The service is similar to the management software that companies like Microsoft sell to large companies to set up and maintain their mobile devices, laptops, and tablets.

But Apple's version is simplified for companies with 50 to 500 employees. It either has a small IT department or no department at all.

The cost of the service ranges from $2.99 ​​to $12.99 per user, per month, depending on how many devices the company wants to manage from each employee and how much cloud storage the company wants.

For an additional monthly fee, the company also offers services to repair or replace damaged equipment within four hours. Despite the fact that he did not specify a price for this service.

Apple Business Essentials is designed to simplify every step of managing employee devices in small businesses. From onboarding, qualification exams and upgrades to express service and priority support. At the same time, make sure that data is protected and secure so that the company can focus on business operations.

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“Small business is at the heart of our economy,” said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of marketing and corporate education. We are proud that our products have helped these companies grow.

She added, "Time is running out. For small businesses, this is one of their most valuable resources. When they start to rise, the time required increases. Service can replace running a business and doing what the business has to do. Apple Business Essentials can save valuable time for businesses." small while growing.

The combination of management software and maintenance service subscriptions is unique in the industry, said Maribel Lopez, founder and chief analyst at Lopez Research.

"People think that part isn't important," she said. But I think they underestimated the importance of good service.

Apple introduced a new Apple Business Essentials app that employees can use to install business apps and get help.

The company has begun testing Apple's business fundamentals in the US. It will be free until the end of the trial period next year. The service will be fully launched in the spring of 2022. Executives said that Apple plans to expand it to other regions in the future.

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