Addigy's Policies provides you with a way to structure software to be deployed and managed in a hierarchy. You may want to create a top-level policy to deploy certain software to all organizations/locations you manage, while having very specific software for the Marketing department, as a child policy. You may choose to simply add software from the Public Catalog or add custom software via pkg or shell files.
Child policy items do not necessarily install before parent policy items. Policy Items are pushed out in this order,
MDM Profiles (Prior to 3/30/2020, MDM Profiles were deployed last.)
Addigy Utilities (Lan-cache, FileVault-Manager, Splashtop)
Smart Software / Public Software / MS Office Updates
macOS System Updates
macOS System Updates With Restarts
Child policies inherit Software (Smart and Public), macOS Updates, MS Office Updates, MDM Profiles, Monitoring, Maintenance, OS Users and MDM Enrollment Profiles from Parent policies.
Child policies do not inherit the Restart Settings option from macOS Updates, the Application in Use setting for MS Office Updates, Suppressed Updates, Integrated Systems Settings, Apps & Books tokens, Automated Device Enrollment. Child policies cannot have independent software schedule and system update schedule deployments when there is already a scheduled window for a parent policy.