A key feature of the new version is that — like JAMF — it supports Apple's Device Enrolment Program (DEP).
With DEP, a Mac purchased directly from Apple or though a participating authorised reseller can be registered as being owned by an organisation. When it is first switched on and connected to the Internet, it connects to an Apple server which recognises it as an enrolled device and directs it to the relevant configuration server which loads the required software and settings onto the device.
"Today's businesses are OS agnostic, and managing both Mac and PC using different tools can be challenging, so it is crucial that we make it as simple and easy to use as possible for IT admins," said Parallels president Jack Zubarev.
Other new features of Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM include support for macOS Sierra, Microsoft SCCM 1610 and Windows Server 2016.
It also provides new Mac admin tools for IT managers for improved deployment processes and device management, as well as new script commands, a Mac client push installation and inventory collection.
Parallels Mac Management 5.0 costs US$30 per Mac per year.