From one simple portal, AppsAnywhere lets you control everything you could possibly need to when it comes to deploying apps to students and staff.
AppsAnywhere lets you choose how to deliver apps (i.e. the delivery method), set who has access and to which apps, control which devices get which apps, and set software licensing restrictions. You can also control your Cloudpaging and Parallels RAS settings and all the other compatible application delivery methods.
Unified application delivery
Access apps, anywhere.
All you need is a device and a browser. When software is launched, AppsAnywhere automatically chooses the most appropriate technology to use to deliver it (based on location, OS & device), without the user needing to do anything other than click ‘launch’.
Delivery technology integrations
AppsAnywhere integrates with all leading delivery technologies so you can deliver software in any context, no matter what your IT stack looks like.
- Cloudpaging - Deliver 100% of windows apps
- Parallels RAS - Deliver Windows apps to non-Windows devices
- Citrix - Enterprise grade virtualization solutions
- VMware - Modern & consumer simple VDI solution
- Microsoft App-V, SCCM, RemoteApp - Out of the box delivery tools
- Jamf Pro - Deliver mac apps to managed mac devices
Application delivery methods
Application virtualization or VDI may not always be viable or may not be the most effective tool for delivery. If a piece of software is already installed on a machine then launching the already installed app is likely to be the most efficient option! AppsAnywhere is capable of utilizing traditional delivery methods for efficiency whilst maintaining a stellar user experience.Application Delivery Methods
There's more than one way you'll want to deliver apps, so we've developed Smart Prioritization. Set multiple delivery methods for each app and order them in terms of preference. AppsAnywhere then chooses the best way of delivering the app to the user, based on a variety of factors such as device type, operating system, geographical location and whether a machine is user-owned or managed.
The best part is, all the students see is one 'Launch' button, and everything else happens in the background. Students have enough to think about, without needing to choose between complicated software delivery methods.
License control & reporting
License control & customer application provisioning
Once you've chosen each app's delivery method (Cloudpaging, Parallels RAS, RemoteApp etc.) you can set how the apps are provisioned, guaranteeing you comply by licensing restrictions. Through AppsAnywhere you can provide or restrict access to apps using geographical location, students' courses, or what they're using to access the apps (e.g. OS, device type or user-owned machines). You can also set requirements for license verification on an app-by-app basis – such as having a specific piece of software require a network connection periodically.
Application usage monitoring
With our reporting tools you can see which software titles are being used and which aren’t, so you can find out where you might want to increase your licenses to make software more available, or where you can save money on licensing!
Custom Branding and banners
AppsAnywhere looks beautiful out-of-the-box, but we know you'll really want to make it your own.
By adding your university's branding and corporate colors using the admin controls in AppsAnywhere, you can give your students and staff a recognizable, trusted way to access all of their apps. And because it's compatible with multiple application delivery methods, it's a consistent one-stop-shop for university software.
You can also use AppsAnywhere as a communication portal with end users for IT announcements by uploading custom banners featuring your content and graphics.
Intuitive UI/UX Controls
Organizations may have hundreds, or even thousands of applications to deliver to different groups of end users. AppsAnywhere has been designed with the end-user experience in mind and is elegant and intuitive to navigate thanks to a number of UI features, such as filter-by-category, favorites, search, grid-and-list view, and multi-language support.
Accessibility & VPAT 2.0 Compliance
Research suggests that up to 20% of AppsAnywhere users have some form of disability or impairment which affects their use of software and digital products. Committed to providing a consistent and elegant experience to all users, AppsAnywhere is compliant with VPAT 2.0 standards. Fully navigable by keyboard and speech, significant screen-reader functionality and easy to access content, AppsAnywhere is truly accessible to all users.
A university of any size may serve hundreds or even thousands of software titles to its students. Providing a single point of access to all of those titles is instrumental in delivering a high-quality and intuitive user experience. However, if the navigation and location of apps within the single point of access is frustrating and fraught with repetition, then the benefits will be likely negated. Introducing App Lists. This feature of AppsAnywhere allows software titles to be arranged into lists that are accessible from within AppsAnywhere, can be distributed via URL or even embedded in your VLE of choice!
AppsAnywhere case studies
See how universities and colleges from across the globe are using AppsAnywhere, leading the way in software delivery and using application virtualization to improve the student experience.
Learn more about how AppsAnywhere helps universities of 5,000 users/students or less solve their software delivery challenges whilst minimizing the consumption of precious resources, person-hours and costs.
Software delivery solutions tend to cater to the extremes when it comes to organization size; either very small or large. This presents a significant challenge for medium-size organizations looking to deliver their software intelligently and make for an awesome student experience.
As organizations move toward a decentralized IT model due to their size, effectively delivering software becomes significantly more challenging, potentially spread across different departments, all with their own jurisdiction. AppsAnywhere provides an easy-to-manage solution to this, allowing IT to refocus upon key strategic goals.