Application Packaging

Traditional application packaging methods no longer meet the needs of business users, who are accustomed to instant application access. To overcome these challenges, ChangeBASE built automation into standard processes, significantly improving application packaging and virtualization delivery times and costs without compromising the quality or security of the application installer. ChangeBASE brings much needed efficiencies by automating:

  • Conversion of any legacy installer into MSI
  • Conversion of legacy installer into virtual application format
  • Remediation of applications for OS or virtual format compatibility

Once the package files are created, skilled packaging resources can tweak the package where necessary.

The increasing adoption of application virtualization makes it difficult to justify expensive third- party packaging tools to manage mainly MSI packages. That’s why ChangeBASE has bundled a full MSI editing tool within the product for no extra charge.

Benefits

  • Reduces the need for third-party packaging tools
  • Enables a centralized deployment mechanism
  • Ensures corporate policies and standards are met
  • Saves time, prevents errors, and helps meet user demand

How it works

ChangeBASE provides the automated application packaging utilities needed to convert all existing applications into MSIs. From there, you can automatically generate and package virtual format applications from native desktop MSIs and deploy them to Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenApp, Symantec SWV, and VMware ThinApp. This allows you to prepare up to 100 applications in a single day, compared to the 2-4 applications possible with manual packaging. Application packaging features include:

Automated Corporate Packaging Standards – Develop customized QA tests for issues related to in-house and packaging (MSI) standards and apply automated fixes to ensure compliance.

Automated Application Virtualization Package Creation - Automatically virtualize multiple applications into the format of your choice.

MSI Editing - Convert all legacy application formats into standardized Windows Installer packages (MSI) and allow users to edit packages using MSI Studio. Read more MSI Studio.