Application packaging services
Eliminate the headache of maintaining and migrating desktop environments with ‘on-demand’ application packaging services.
I manage internal IT
I need application packaging for my organisation.
I’m an IT service provider
I need applications packaged for my client’s projects.
Constant changes to underlying operating systems, packages, and deployment methods mean no application estate remains unchanged for long. Staying on top of developments can be slow and costly.
We’ll do the heavy lifting
It makes sense to allocate application packaging to the specialists and stay on top of your project. And with Algiz Technology, you’re always in control.
We can help you at all stages of your packaging project. The only thing you need to do is provide the source media for the applications. This could be installation CDs or applications stored on your network. Once we have that we can take the load off your shoulders.
Working with you, and your partners
We can work with you directly but also hand-in-hand with your existing technology partners.
So, if you have an existing arrangement with a local or global System Integrator, let us know and we’ll work through them to make everything run more smoothly.
We have a sharp rise in demand for application packaging. We need short-term help.
We’re running behind on application packaging projects. We just can’t keep up!
Director IT Infrastructure | Vital Energy, USA
An unexpected uplift in your application packaging workload or not having the relevant skills in-house can be more than just an annoying inconvenience, it delays projects, and the knock-on effects can be painfully expensive.
Not having specialist packaging skills in-house can affect your relationship with your clients in two ways. Firstly, it means you miss the opportunity to help them with their migration or virtualization project and the revenue that generates for you. Secondly, if you do start, but the project grinds to a halt because of packaging, it can have a knock-on effect on your relationship.
Partner with Algiz Technology early on in the process, and you get to miss out on the finger-pointing and angry emails when projects falter.
Working with you, and your clients
We can help you at all stages of your packaging project. We can work directly with your client to hunt down source media, package and test applications, and give you regular updates on how things are progressing and where we need your assistance.
You can be as hands-on or off as you want, but we know that our success comes from keeping your clients happy, and with Algiz Technology, you’re always in control.
My clients need packaging but its not something we offer. We need external assistance.
We need specialised skills for complex applications that are holding up client migrations.
CEO | Enterprise Solutions, Ireland
On-demand application packaging services
Our cost-effective Pay-As-You-Go application packaging services get applications to your end users quickly, irrespective of whether you use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenApp or VMware ThinApp to deliver installation packages.
Manage demand effectively
Stay on top of workloads from discovery to deployment with our 24/7 service. Get as much assistance as you need.
Reduce project complexity
Overcome delays and complete projects on time with standardised, repeatable packaging processes and clear, consistent documentation.
Stretch budgets further
With fixed charge, ‘per-app’ pricing for packaging you can forecast costs more accurately and avoid unforeseen over-runs.
Reduce helpdesk calls
Applications are packaged using industry best practice. This means fewer issues for end users and fewer headaches for your support team.
Get the right skills first time
With extensive experience across hundreds of projects, you get the right blend of skills for your project right from the word go.
Free up resources
Reduce the time you and your team spend on application management to focus on new, high impact projects and technologies.
Discovery and validation
During this phase we identify the applications that exist in your estate as well as who uses them and how. Once all the media has been identified, it is categorised and prepared for packaging.
We can provide guidelines if discovery is something you wish to do in-house.
Applications are packaged by our team in the UK where there is also an option to have dedicated resources on-site.
Packaging for international clients is performed remotely.
Every package you receive is accompanied by documentation which provides details of the package construction and a completed quality assurance checklist.
Packages may also include additional documentation that we feel would help you with deployment in a live environment.
Testing and deployment
Once we have tested the applications on your chosen platform we release them for comprehensive testing by clients.
By agreeing and adhering to packaging standards we ensure a very high standard of packaging and acceptance.
The leaky bucket approach
Your migration or application packaging project has a lot of dependencies, and it’s just madness to get all of your packaged applications on day one. You may not be ready for them. In fact, by the time you get to the last application, it may already be out of date and need packaging again!
We make sure applications are packaged and delivered to you when you’re ready for them. We don’t flood you with apps you can’t use just yet. Source media goes in at the top and packaged applications trickle down to you just when you need them.
All packages have one simple, ‘per-app’ cost. This helps reduce the risk of budget over-runs once your discovery phase is complete because complexity is no longer a limiting factor.
There’s no limit on the number of applications we can package either. You can start with one or a handful, and then request more when you need them packaged.
We use a combination of onsite and remote packaging to keep your costs down and get more applications into you hands when you need them
The pioneers of fixed price application packaging services
At Algiz, application complexity doesn’t change the price you pay per app. It only determines the SLA for delivery.
Migrated 5,500 users to Windows 10. Deployed using SCCM.
Deliver apps to 70,000 users using clients existing delivery tools.
Centralised application delivery
Delivered virtualised applications to 4,000 users using Citrix.
Migrated 6,000 users to Windows 10 using Intune to deliver applications.
Rest assured, we do this a lot
Big or small, local, national or multinational. VMware, Citrix, App-V, MSI’s, SCCM….
We’ve got you covered.
Happy customers and partners
Real enterprises and systems integrators with real problems solved.
Your questions answered
What experience do you have with application packaging?
Our team of packaging experts has delivered 1,000s of high-quality applications for customers ranging from SMEs to multinationals and across all industry sectors. For UK clients, we can provide both ‘off-site’ and ‘on-site’ services. For US and EU customers, we provide ‘off-site’ application packaging services.
What type of applications can you package?
We can take any type of working application in any file type, whether it be vendor, in-house or not even in installer form and turn it into a Microsoft Installer or virtualised application.
What information will you need to package applications?
As much information as possible always helps, but to make it easier we have created a simple application discovery template which you can use to speed up the discovery phase.
Algiz will be happy to assist with discovery as part of the service if desired.
Will I have to replace existing application packagers?
No. We work best in conjunction with your in-house team. It makes our lives easier because they know your network and are best placed to perform UAT. If you don’t have in-house packagers then we can still do the discovery and testing tasks, as well as the packaging, for you.
Is there a different cost based on application complexity?
Not at all. All packages have one simple, ‘per-app’ cost. This helps reduce the risk of budget over-runs once your discovery phase is complete because complexity is no longer a limiting factor.
How easy will it be to manage your packages?
We adhere to industry best practices when packaging applications.
Self repair and removal – application features built into our created installers provide automatic issue resolution in the event of user changes. The MSI is aware that files have been changed and will attempt to automatically fix itself.
Clean un-install – built-in features let you cleanly remove our applications when the product reaches end of life. This eliminates the chances of files or folders causing issues on the machine once an application is no longer required.
Let’s work together
Find out more about what we do or tell us about your project and your objectives. We’re ready to help you complete your project successfully!