Do the commenters know that APFS is only for SSD's? It's not a replacement for HFS+ on HDD's. Many of Quest's customers won't have huge swathes of SSD's in their Macs yet.
You could run a post install task with:
diskutil apfs convert <relevant partition/slice reference>
but you might want to build some intelligence around it to detect whether there is an SSD there in an environment where you have both HDD and SSD Macs.
There can be complications with older Macs that need their firmware updated to be able to read APFS. These firmware updates are embedded in the Install macOS app and not officially available as standalone updates. This could be an additional hurdle for Quest to get around. Some folks have come up with a standalone method to apply the firmware updates, but I haven't personally tried this yet. You'd need to get the firmware updated prior to conversion.
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This is resolved for the SMA but not the SDA v5.1. I have not been able to check SDA v6.0 yet.
They need to add a custom option too, ala the patching schedule design.
Allegedly, there was a security issue that forced Quest's hand with this one. I think it was rushed. The so-called advanced schedule is rudimentary. No custom option. No weekdays option. It also seems to have limitations because when I asked it to send magic packets to all of our Windows devices it didn't work. It works with labels with smaller numbers of devices. This means we need more schedules. Combine that with the missing weekdays option and we've multiplied the number of schedules we'll need to create by a factor of 10. It's an admin nightmare.