Endpoint Central comes with 10,000+ predefined templates that can be used to create packages across Windows, Mac and Linux. The template contains the installable and silent switches from the vendors which aids in easier package creation. Having predefined templates saves an admin's time and effort in searching for installable from the respective vendors. All templates are up-to-date and also have the option of auto updating the templates before creating a package. The benefits of creating packages using template are as follows -
Pre-filled fields such as installation/uninstallation commands
Save time by just defining the targets and the package is good to be deployed
Ensure that you define valid proxy credentials and provide access rights for automating the package creation process from the Templates section of Software Deployment.
Software templates can be updated automatically, meaning, every time there is a latest version of the software, the corresponding template will be updated automatically. This gives you an edge when it becomes momentous for every software to be updated to the latest version. Autoupdate Templates is applicable only for Windows and will be carried out after every successful sync, once everyday.
The perks of updating your software templates automatically are -