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Templatized provisioning means streamlined onboarding

Adding new devices to your fleet can be time consuming. Provisioning is often a multi-step process that doesn’t scale — the more devices you have to kit, the longer it takes. That’s why a streamlined provisioning process with multiple options for Android and iOS is crucial for growth, regardless of device count.

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What is Device Provisioning?

Device provisioning is defined as setting up a device to work in a specific manner. How detailed that provisioning process is, however, can vary wildly. Sometimes it might mean something simple like disabling or enabling certain features and installing a few apps. Other times, it might mean replacing the entire operating system for specialized functionality. 

Provisioning works hand-in-hand with enrollment and configuration. In a typical deployment scenario, each of these would be handled manually, which makes the deployment process cumbersome and time-consuming. Fortunately, not all provisioning processes are the same.

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What is Device Provisioning?

Device provisioning is defined as setting up a device to work in a specific manner. How detailed that provisioning process is, however, can vary wildly. Sometimes it might mean something simple like disabling or enabling certain features and installing a few apps. Other times, it might mean replacing the entire operating system for specialized functionality. 

Provisioning works hand-in-hand with enrollment and configuration. In a typical deployment scenario, each of these would be handled manually, which makes the deployment process cumbersome and time-consuming. Fortunately, not all provisioning processes are the same.

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There’s More Than One Way to Provision a Device

Some may argue there’s no wrong way to provision a device, which might be true. But there are more efficient ways to provision hardware, especially at scale. At Esper, we offer several different ways to provision Android devices: 

Esper Seamless Provisioning

6 Tap QR code

Android for Work

Google Zero-Touch Enrollment (ZTE)

Knox Mobile Enrollment

Esper Device Provisioner

NFC

Manual installation

Each has its place, but there are clear differences in the simplicity. Manual provisioning could take 30+ minutes per device and requires constant attention. That isn’t a scalable process. 6-Tap and Android for Work simplify the process and reduce the time to roughly 10 minutes per device with the ability to do multiple at once. Esper Seamless Provisioning further simplifies by automating the entire provisioning and onboarding process — all you have to do is turn the device on. 🧠

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Enrollment, Provisioning, and Configuration in One Simple Step

Typically, enrollment, provisioning, and configuration are all separate processes. That doesn’t make much sense to us, so we combine them into a single step. We templatized the entire process so you can set your custom rules and device requirements once, then apply them to as many devices as you want, all at the same time. Whether you need to onboard a single device or 10,000, our one-step provisioning process is a real time saver. 

By streamlining this process and combining it into a single step, we reduce onboarding time, avoid unnecessary downloads, reduce repetitive manual actions, slash the number of required steps, and simplify the onboarding process. There’s nothing else like it. 

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Enrollment, Provisioning, and Configuration in One Simple Step

Typically, enrollment, provisioning, and configuration are all separate processes. That doesn’t make much sense to us, so we combine them into a single step. We templatized the entire process so you can set your custom rules and device requirements once, then apply them to as many devices as you want, all at the same time. Whether you need to onboard a single device or 10,000, our one-step provisioning process is a real time saver. 

By streamlining this process and combining it into a single step, we reduce onboarding time, avoid unnecessary downloads, reduce repetitive manual actions, slash the number of required steps, and simplify the onboarding process. There’s nothing else like it. 

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Enrollment, Provisioning, and Configuration in One Simple Step

Typically, enrollment, provisioning, and configuration are all separate processes. That doesn’t make much sense to us, so we combine them into a single step. We templatized the entire process so you can set your custom rules and device requirements once, then apply them to as many devices as you want, all at the same time. Whether you need to onboard a single device or 10,000, our one-step provisioning process is a real time saver. 

By streamlining this process and combining it into a single step, we reduce onboarding time, avoid unnecessary downloads, reduce repetitive manual actions, slash the number of required steps, and simplify the onboarding process. There’s nothing else like it. 

Spire Health uses remote control to debug issues on their patients’ devices, enabling them to help non-tech-savvy users without needing to be in the same room. 

Teach for India uses remote access so teachers can see what students are working on and help them with assignments. Remote control also comes in handy for device troubleshooting. 

Quick service restaurant chains use remote control so they don’t have to send an IT tech out to the field. What used to take days to fix can now be done in hours or even minutes, saving significant time and money.

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What Customers Say About Provisioning on Esper

Esper enables the INTELITY platform to globally deploy and manage devices across all of a customer's properties regardless of size.

Ira Dworkin
CTO, Intelity

Device set-up is simple, there is zero configuration needed by the patients, and Esper’s full-service solution detects connectivity and sensor failures ahead of time and alerts the Spire team for proactive outreach to our patients, often before they even notice an issue.

Neema Moravej, PhD
Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Spire Health

The speed of configuring Android devices is impressive. Instead of spending 30 minutes on each device, I can now have the device ready for a new user in just 5 minutes.

G2 User
Tech Leader

FAQ

What is device provisioning?

Device provisioning is the process of configuring a device with the necessary settings, software, and security credentials to prepare it for use.

Is enrollment part of the provisioning process?

Yes, enrollment is typically part of the device provisioning process and involves registering the device and associating it with specific user accounts or policies.

What’s the difference between provisioning and configuration?

Provisioning is the broader process of preparing a device for use, while configuration refers to the specific customization of settings and parameters on a device.

Is provisioning part of deployment?

Yes, provisioning is typically part of the device deployment process, which involves introducing and setting up devices within a system or infrastructure.

What is device deployment?

Device deployment involves the physical or virtual distribution and installation of devices in their intended locations, including tasks like logistics, transportation, installation, network connectivity, and initial configurations.