Apple Business Manager launches in U.S. ahead of global expansion with School Manager

After teasing a late spring launch for its new Business Manager platform for enterprise users, Apple announced the U.S. launch this week during a developer session at WWDC.

Apple Business Manager will then launch globally in 34 countries starting June 20, followed by an expansion to another 31 countries this summer alongside Apple School Manager. The Business Manager platform was previously in beta with a select group of partners since earlier this year.

Apple’s new Business Manager platform is essentially its enterprise version of Apple School Manager, giving companies a web-based portal for IT managers to deploy and manage Apple devices deployed in the workplace. According to Apple, the service offers streamlined device enrollment, the ability to purchase apps and books, and controls for assigning privileges and settings from one central location.