CSM is suitable for different environments

Centero Software Manager packs application updates to an easily distributed form and distributes the installations to workstations automatically. We have different versions of CSM for different distribution services and operating environments. You can find more information on implementing and maintaining the different versions from our data bank here.

Features

Check out this table for the features in CSM’s different versions.

Included
Not included
Upcoming feature
For extra payment
FeatureCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
Application DeploymentCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
Fully automatized application deployment process
Deploy and update your environment’s CSM supported applications automatically.
Scheduled application deployment
Schedule the application deployment using the flexible scheduling settings.
Application updates
Keep the CSM supported applications always up to date. Never compromise with cyber security.
Application installation in the background
Install and update applications silently in the background without any disturbance to the end user.
No unexpectedly closing applications
You can ensure an undisturbed working environment for the end user with the application restart disabled.
No unpredictable boot behavior
With the controlled delivery of application updates, you don’t need to worry about uncontrollably booting devices.
Modifiable
Benefit from device groups when defining the schedule and deployment settings. For example, you can create a separate testing and product deployments.
Device- and application-based deployment targeting
You can manage which application will be installed on which device.
Ability to uninstall applications deployed by CSM
Uninstall CSM supported applications from your environment when they are no longer needed.
Deployment of customer-specific applications
You can deploy your organization’s own applications as well.

Customer-specific application settings
Application settings can be defined according to your organization’s needs.

Application PackagesCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
No adware in application packages
Clean installation packages without any bloatware.
Installation packages made for organizational use
Installation packages can be used for manual installations or, for example, when installing devices.
Manual use of installation packages
All installation packages are thoroughly tested on all supported operating system versions and in every phase of life-cycle like installation, updating and removal. We also always check the packages for malware.
Thoroughly tested installation and operation of packages
All installation packages are thoroughly tested on all supported operating system versions and in every phase of life-cycle like installation, updating and removal. We also always check the packages for malware.
Microsoft UpdatesCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
Microsoft update management
You can also manage the updates for Microsoft products.
InventoryCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
Inventory for devices, operating systems, and applications
You’ll have access to inventory reports for your environment’s devices, operating systems, and applications. This will help you to keep up to date on the current status of your environment. It's always possible to use also reports of your existing management system.
PlatformCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
No need for client software on workstations
With CSM for Intune, CSM for SCCM and CSM for WSUS, you don’t need client software on workstations for application deployments. However, if you wish to use the inventory reports, you need to install the client software.
Serverless configuration
When using CSM Cloud, all that you need to do is install the client application on workstations. That’s the only service platform you’ll need. Neither CSM for Intune needs on-premises servers because it's cloud-based management system.
Customer-specific platform as a service
In case the cloud version (CSM Cloud) isn’t a suitable solution for you, you can also get your own service platform (SCCM or WSUS) as a cloud-based service. We can also help you to get Microsoft Intune up and running.

ManagementCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
E-mail notifications
You can send e-mail notifications on ongoing application deployments to the test group or directly to the end user.
Toast notifications
You can show (or not to show) Windows 10 toast notifications to end-users regarding application updates.
Web-based management portal
You can configure the service, select applications and manage settings using a web-based management portal.
Maintenance windows
Define a suitable maintenance window for installing the application updates. You can define the time, day of the week, etc.
ReportsCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
Intelligent reports
Make observations on your environment’s status based on a variety of intelligent reports.
SupportCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
Customer support
Free and unlimited customer support for the main-users of customers.
PricesCSM for IntuneCSM for SCCMCSM for WSUSCSM CloudCSM for Servers
Fixed monthly fee
50 €50 €50 €50 €200 €
Unit price per application per workstation
0.10 €0.10 €0.10 €0.20 €0.10 €
Unit price per workstation
0.20 €0.10 €
Maximum total application fee
1,000.00 €1,000.00 €1,000.00 €1,000.00 €
Unit price per server
5 €
Task Sequence Auto-Update
100 €

CSM Cloud

If you are not using SCCM or WSUS, Centero Software Manager Cloud is the right service for you. Once the CSM Cloud is installed, application management can be done entirely as a cloud service.

With CSM Cloud, you don’t need your own server for the application update distribution!

CSM for SCCM

CSM is fully compatible with Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager or SCCM service. Centero Software Manager for SCCM can automatize the distribution using SCCM’s standard interfaces. CSM downloads new versions of the applications in question and creates SCCM-distributions according to the distribution process defined in the CSM-configuration.

CSM for SCCM works without any installations on workstations!

CSM for WSUS

CSM is also compatible with another Microsoft update service, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). In this version, CSM automatically downloads the new versions of the chosen applications and configures WSUS to install application updates on workstations according to the desired schedule.

Centero Software Manager for WSUS works without any installations on workstations!

CSM for Servers

Do you want to manage server operating systems in addition to workstations? If so, Centero Software Manager for Servers is your choice. CSM for Servers ensures that your operating systems are always up to date and safe for use.

CSM for Intune

CSM is fully compatible with the cloud-based Microsoft Intune management solution. Centero Software Manager for Intune makes the distribution of updates automatic with Microsoft Intune interfaces. CSM downloads new versions of selected applications and creates Microsoft Intune distributions according to the distribution process defined in the Centero Software Manager configuration.

CSM for Intune does not require a separate installation to workstations!

Count your savings

With our handy calculator, you can check how much you can save with CSM.