In many organizations, administrators spend the majority of their software delivery time on a minority of advanced delivery activities. Managed Software Delivery simplifies advanced software deliveries by letting you deliver software as a unit, which can include multiple software resources as well as dependencies. For example, you can create a single Managed Software Delivery policy that installs an application and its associated patches and service packs. Managed Software Delivery can also run any task at any stage of the delivery. For example, it can run a task that performs a restart or runs a script.
Managed Software Delivery is a policy-based delivery method that lets you respond to an assortment of advanced delivery requirements.
The power of Managed Software Delivery lies in the following abilities:
To intelligently perform the compliance checks and the remediation actions that let you not only deliver software but also manage it.
To leverage the software resource information and the logic that is in the Software Catalog such as dependencies, packages, and detection rules.
To conserve bandwidth by downloading packages only when they are needed. If a client computer does not have the appropriate configuration for the software or if the software is already installed, the package is not downloaded.
To perform multiple delivery actions with a single policy.