When software is purchased from manufacturers for use in enterprise-level networks, it often needs to be configured or customized by IT personnel to meet the needs of the end-users receiving it. By creating "packages", any changes or configurations can be created prior to distribution, so that the software arrives at the end-user already pre-configured and ready for immediate use. Creating packages that are tailored to end-user configurations allows IT administration to save time and resources-as well as network bandwidth, since only the required data is being distributed.
Composer is a utility that creates such packages. Part of the Casper Suite, as well as being available as a standalone application, Composer lets users point-and-click their way through the package creation process. In doing so it quickly and easily creates software and/or file installation packages, in .pkg or .dmg format, for deployment with Apple Remote Desktop or any other patch management system.
Composer helps IT administrators to easily do all this and more.