At Bushel, we listen to what our customers ask us for. And one of those things continues to be a way for consultants, resellers and other organizations to monetize referring customers to Bushel. And we listened. And yesterday, we announced that we will release an affiliate program in May. The Bushel Affiliate Program will allow our partners to define sales teams within a special affiliate portal, then refer Bushel and receive a commission for all of the referrals.
At Bushel, we like to reduce intimidation and make things as simple as possible. As with the rest of Bushel, the affiliate portal will be low-friction. The signup should take 2 or 3 minutes and you should be able to have your customers signed up and deploying devices within 15 minutes of starting to sign up to be an Affiliate! The Affiliate Program is perfect for members of the Apple Consultant Network, resellers, carriers and others. We are offering generous commissions and look forward to welcoming you to the JAMF Nation!
One of the greatest features of Bushel is the ability to have an Apple device shipped to an employee in a far away place. That person then opens that beautifully designed box themselves. Bushel then automatically sets the device up with all of your apps, mail settings and security policies. In short, Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP for short but also referred to as Streamlined Deployment) joins your devices to the Bushel servers automatically to facilitate this process. DEP-enabled devices can also use device supervision rather than have to plug into Apple Configurator, which gives you a whole slew of new options.
Note: All devices that enroll in an MDM via DEP are automatically supervised no matter the Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution being used.
DEP-enabled devices also have another awesome attribute in that DEP is the only way you can lock a device to an MDM solution. This means that if a user wipes a device, the device will automatically re-enroll into the MDM upon activation. A feature key to anyone wanting to truly guarantee policy enforcement.
The DEP program is available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and of course, the United States. When introduced, DEP was only available to customers that had a terms account with Apple and that purchased devices directly through Apple. In November, Apple announced that resellers would also be able to sell DEP-enabled devices. Now, if you buy devices from a reseller you can take use of DEP on those devices as well! And we’re finally starting to see the first devices purchased through resellers being enrolled! Contact your reseller to see if they’re ready for DEP and if they’re not, please feel free to apply a little bit of pressure, ’cause it’s awesome!