Simplified Cisco Collaboration Provisioning
Akkadian Labs is proud to announce the release of akkadian Provisioning Manager Express (aPME) 4.0. The latest version of aPME simplifies the tasks of modifying, adding, changing and deleting users from Cisco’s Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) environment. aPME brings value to businesses by allowing IT teams to manage devices through the use of templates, saving thousands of resource hours per year while significantly decreasing margin for error.
Drag and Drop Management
While developing version 4.0, Akkadian Labs focused on building a tool that offers usability, security and time-saving properties. In fact, the user interface has been completely redesigned, now featuring drag and drop functionality to template creation.
By allowing the user to drag and drop elements, aPME4.0 templates are very visual, aiding non-technically trained employees tasked with provisioning to see the relationship between devices,Akkadian Labs CTO Tom Bamert explains.
Cisco UCM & Unity Connection
The modular approach to templates brings flexibility; it is now possible to manage multiple CUCM, Unity Connection and instant messaging in one template.
Usability, Speed and Ease-of-Use
Increasing the usability of aPME means it is now possible for help desk level employees to step-up their roles in provisioning. In response, aPME includes the ability to limit provisioning by location, and assign permissions for specific access levels. “Security controls are critical when you’ve designed a product that is as easy to use as aPME,” Bamert adds. An administrator now has the ability to delegate specific responsibilities.
Developers spent a lot of time thinking about how to simplify the provisioning process because simplification brings speed. One task that provisioners using aPME may avoid is searching for an open DN. Moreover, aPME integrates seamlessly with CUCM 8.5-10.0. aPME4.0 may also be installed on a Linux operating system.