As your business grows, so do the demands on your IT team. Automating repetitive processes is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to maximize efficiency without hiring new personnel. PDQ Deploy serves as an automated patch manager and software deployment tool so you can update more computers in less time.
Use Active Directory, Spiceworks, or PDQ Inventory
Script commands in PowerShell, Visual Basic, registry file, or batch file
Schedule software deployments
Schedule uninstalls at scale
Employ continuous delivery and continuous integration
On average, each business uses 110 SaaS applications. When we tally the total number of installations, software updates, and uninstalls, the work involved is staggering. Simplifying the application deployment process is essential for saving time, energy, and the IT team’s morale.
Leverage a software Package Library with 250+ ready-to-deploy applications
Craft custom multi-application deployments
Automatically retry failed deployments
Without an accurate idea of what software is on your machines, you may purchase too many licenses, inadvertently violate license agreements, or fail to update every device running a program. Maintaining an accurate software inventory that updates as you deploy new software gives you much-needed insight into your environment.
Run deployment reports
Receive email status updates
Scan machines for deployment history
Group computers by software, hardware, operating system, or custom criteria
Regulatory compliance requirements often dictate patching to ensure a strong security posture. The right software deployment tool can help protect your environment and prove compliance.
Apply patches quickly to thwart zero-day exploits
Access built-in reports
Develop custom reports
Simplifying software deployment puts more time, energy, and money on your hands. Use it wisely.
Deploy software with just a few clicks
Automate repetitive tasks
Software deployment can be a lonely process, but with expert customer service, you’re never truly alone. (Cue the sappy music.) We’ve got your backs if you encounter any roadblocks using PDQ Deploy and Inventory.
I used PDQ just last week to update 180 systems, and I did the entire creative cloud suite in three hours time. This would normally take me an entire week. Now that I have been doing this for several years, I think this has probably saved me years on my life.
Rocklin Unified School District
PDQ saves me so much time. We literally would not get everything done in a reasonable amount of time without it...
PDQ makes setting up a computer from scratch so simple. We have a custom package to install and it will take. I installed office, chrome, firefox, and an antivirus on an old computer all in 2 minutes. That alone saves you an hour and a half…
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
To incorporate a software deployment process, make sure to:
Assess your needs
Maintain a network inventory
Choose the best tool for the job
Develop a software deployment policy
Create a testing environment
Automate, automate, automate
Four key best practices for software deployment include:
Regularly review your software
Get rid of unnecessary software
Stay on top of updates
Apply patches as quickly as possible
Selecting the right software deployment tool requires weighing your needs and goals against the solution’s features. The following steps should help:
Assess your budget
Consider the solution’s functionality
Evaluate any included package library