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[Micronet] Departmental purchasing through Apple App Store

Greg Paschall-2
How does a department buy apps for its employees through the Apple App
Store? For example, how do we buy Mountain Lion? Does UCB Procurement
have a document somewhere? If not, why?

Thanks,

Greg

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Re: [Micronet] Departmental purchasing through Apple App Store

Baril
To all,

I second this for a variety of reasons.

1) Buying anything from the App Store requires an email address attached
to an Apple ID (and also a credit card number for items that are not free).
2)  Because of this, updating an App in the future requires the password
for the above original purchaser.
3)  This is a major pain as there isn't a secure or reasonable method of
purchasing site licensed software (or any software for that matter)
without having to go to the original purchaser to update the App.

So.... Where does that leave us? Apple must come up with a method for
Companies, Schools, Corporate entities to purchase site licensed
software in a way that bypasses the "individual" purchaser and enables a
"group" purchaser.

Just saying......

Best,

Roy

On 7/27/2012 10:32 AM, Greg Paschall wrote:
> How does a department buy apps for its employees through the Apple App
> Store? For example, how do we buy Mountain Lion? Does UCB Procurement
> have a document somewhere? If not, why?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Greg
>

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Re: [Micronet] Departmental purchasing through Apple App Store

Greg Paschall-2
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Thanks Vivian for the reply.

That's the solution for Mountain Lion and Apple's apps. How about for
non-Apple apps?

My buyer recommends I buy it and get reimbursed. But, I thought the
Campus wants to reduce employee reimbursements because they're "expensive".

Greg


Vivian Sophia wrote, on 7/27/12 10:50 AM:

> In the Bearbuy punchout, you can search for Mountain Lion, then purchase
> one of the items that comeup.
>
> On 7/27/12 10:32 AM, Greg Paschall wrote:
>> How does a department buy apps for its employees through the Apple App
>> Store? For example, how do we buy Mountain Lion? Does UCB Procurement
>> have a document somewhere? If not, why?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Greg
>>
>
>

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Re: [Micronet] Departmental purchasing through Apple App Store

Vivian Sophia
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Use BearBuy's Apple punchout and you will be able to buy licenses there.

On 7/27/12 11:10 AM, Roy A. Baril wrote:

> To all,
>
> I second this for a variety of reasons.
>
> 1) Buying anything from the App Store requires an email address attached
> to an Apple ID (and also a credit card number for items that are not free).
> 2)  Because of this, updating an App in the future requires the password
> for the above original purchaser.
> 3)  This is a major pain as there isn't a secure or reasonable method of
> purchasing site licensed software (or any software for that matter)
> without having to go to the original purchaser to update the App.
>
> So.... Where does that leave us? Apple must come up with a method for
> Companies, Schools, Corporate entities to purchase site licensed
> software in a way that bypasses the "individual" purchaser and enables a
> "group" purchaser.
>
> Just saying......
>
> Best,
>
> Roy
>
> On 7/27/2012 10:32 AM, Greg Paschall wrote:
>> How does a department buy apps for its employees through the Apple App
>> Store? For example, how do we buy Mountain Lion? Does UCB Procurement
>> have a document somewhere? If not, why?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Greg
>>


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Re: [Micronet] Departmental purchasing through Apple App Store

Beth Muramoto
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I third this and am on the same bandwagon as Roy.

We here all have snow leopard for the moment, but at some point we will have to update to Lion (I can't even think about Mountain Lion right now). For now, we're not rushing into it because certain pieces of software that we use won't be compatible once we do, since Rosetta is now out of the picture.

Still, the eventuality is there and looming and what about the cost for being  honest and legal? We're facing pretty steep budget limitations and facing having to make King Solomon-like decisions about what we buy  or don't buy, what we upgrade and what we don't.

If someone has a solution, I'd love to hear it.

Beth


On Jul 27, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Roy A. Baril wrote:

> To all,
>
> I second this for a variety of reasons.
>
> 1) Buying anything from the App Store requires an email address attached
> to an Apple ID (and also a credit card number for items that are not free).
> 2)  Because of this, updating an App in the future requires the password
> for the above original purchaser.
> 3)  This is a major pain as there isn't a secure or reasonable method of
> purchasing site licensed software (or any software for that matter)
> without having to go to the original purchaser to update the App.
>
> So.... Where does that leave us? Apple must come up with a method for
> Companies, Schools, Corporate entities to purchase site licensed
> software in a way that bypasses the "individual" purchaser and enables a
> "group" purchaser.
>
> Just saying......
>
> Best,
>
> Roy
>
> On 7/27/2012 10:32 AM, Greg Paschall wrote:
>> How does a department buy apps for its employees through the Apple App
>> Store? For example, how do we buy Mountain Lion? Does UCB Procurement
>> have a document somewhere? If not, why?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Greg
>>
>
> --
> Roy A. Baril
> Director of Technology
> Graduate School of Journalism
> University of California
> 121 North Gate Hall
> Berkeley, CA 94720
> 510-643-9215 -- Work
> 510-643-9136 -- Fax
> 925-352-9543 -- Cell
>
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Re: [Micronet] Departmental purchasing through Apple App Store

Baril
In reply to this post by Vivian Sophia
  Sorry to say that the punchout in the BearBuy site does not solve the
problem I have outlined below. You still have to use the App store to
download the software and the App Store is still linked to a specific
email address, Apple ID, logon and password. Caveat, caveat, caveat......

Roy
On 7/27/2012 11:17 AM, Vivian Sophia wrote:

> Use BearBuy's Apple punchout and you will be able to buy licenses there.
>
> On 7/27/12 11:10 AM, Roy A. Baril wrote:
>> To all,
>>
>> I second this for a variety of reasons.
>>
>> 1) Buying anything from the App Store requires an email address attached
>> to an Apple ID (and also a credit card number for items that are not free).
>> 2)  Because of this, updating an App in the future requires the password
>> for the above original purchaser.
>> 3)  This is a major pain as there isn't a secure or reasonable method of
>> purchasing site licensed software (or any software for that matter)
>> without having to go to the original purchaser to update the App.
>>
>> So.... Where does that leave us? Apple must come up with a method for
>> Companies, Schools, Corporate entities to purchase site licensed
>> software in a way that bypasses the "individual" purchaser and enables a
>> "group" purchaser.
>>
>> Just saying......
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Roy
>>
>> On 7/27/2012 10:32 AM, Greg Paschall wrote:
>>> How does a department buy apps for its employees through the Apple App
>>> Store? For example, how do we buy Mountain Lion? Does UCB Procurement
>>> have a document somewhere? If not, why?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Greg
>>>
>

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Roy A. Baril
Director of Technology
Graduate School of Journalism
University of California
121 North Gate Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-643-9215 -- Work
510-643-9136 -- Fax
925-352-9543 -- Cell


 
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