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Mac Business Solutions

Apple-Centric solutions for

Higher Education

Apple® products have helped both students and educators create, learn and develop for decades. Whether you are a public university, private institution, or community college, MBS can provide your organization with the devices, support and services you need to support your strategic initiatives for student success.

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Flexible Procurement Solutions

MBS can help your organization buy Apple products like Mac®, iPad® and iPhone® in a multitude of ways.

With industry leading expertise, MBS has the ability to integrate simply and easily with best in class procurement solutions. Whether it’s a standalone purchasing website hosted by us or a punchout solution, our team can help support your procurement workflow without skipping a beat.

MBS also works directly with Apple Financial Services to provide a variety of financing and leasing options to support your institution's budgetary needs.

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Professional Services

With over three decades of experience deploying best in class Apple solutions, MBS is a trusted partner to support your organization’s success with Apple. Our team of engineers and project managers can help you deliver an exceptional experience and scale your ecosystem with ease.

MBS can handle planning, integration, and deployment support all the way to full managed services, in addition to staff supplement and contracting to fit your business needs.

As a long standing Apple Authorized Service Provider, MBS can provide you with a full stack solution for device repair. We can handle in-warranty and out-warranty repairs, or even work with you to develop a customized solution that offers flexibility and agility to supplement your AppleCare® strategy. MBS can support on-site and remote repair options.

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Apple School Manager

Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators that provides a fast, streamlined way for you to deploy Apple devices that your organization has purchased directly from MBS. You can automatically enroll devices in a third-party mobile device management (MDM) solution such as Jamf without having to physically touch or prepare the devices before users get them.

Using MDM, you can simplify the setup process for users, configure device settings, and distribute apps and books you purchase in Apple School Manager.

ASM allows you to:

  • Merge your data Sync user accounts from your Student Information System, Google Workspace, or Microsoft® Azure Active Directory, or with files you create and upload using SFTP.
  • Manage devices You can automatically enroll devices in your mobile device management (MDM) solution without having to physically touch or prep the devices before users get them.
  • Buy content in bulk Buy apps and books in bulk, then assign them to devices for your staff, instructors, and students to use. You can also reassign apps from one device to another.

Lifecycle Management

By partnering with Mac Business Solutions you're getting access to the experience needed to plan, deploy and support your entire mobile fleet, including software/hardware support and lifecycle management.

  • Asset Management The inventory of all accountable property is tracked and reported upon for the lifecycle of the contract from initial distribution, to replacement of defective, damaged, or missing devices, to final collection upon completion of the contract.
  • Technology Refresh An assessment of all hardware and software is conducted every six months to determine if any upgrades are needed based upon technology innovation, age of the devices, condition of the device or operating system in use.
  • Asset Obsolescence Ability to refresh devices more quickly and to easily dispose of and recycle older devices gives your institution newer technology on a regular basis and eliminates the labor-intensive process of device disposal.
  • Decommissioning All mobile device kits are distributed to the employee or student. Defective or damaged mobile devices are collected and replaced in a timely manner.

Trade In & Upgrade

While some computers don't maintain their value well, Apple devices typically have a great resale price which will creates a great opportunity to keep your inventory refreshed and under warranty.

We can manage the entire trade-in operation, including logistics, warranty management, MDM enrollment/decommissioning and proper recycling or reconditioning of all traded-id devices.

How it Works:

  • Get an estimate Get an estimate We will give you a an estimated value for the devices based on age and condition. We grade devices in four categories from A to D, plus "no value" (we will still take in "no value" devices and properly recycle them).
  • Send the devices for review Your devices will be checked and graded. You will receive an inventory report with estimated values/grades for each one of your devices, identified by serial number.
  • Get Credit Once you decide which devices you want to trade-in, we will process them and credit your account. Devices you don't want to trade-in will be returned to you at no cost.

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