Managed Applications help developers and IT professionals share or sell cloud applications. By including a declarative, customizable portal experience, it is simpler to deploy these workloads. As self contained entities, managed applications improve reliability by reducing post-deployment user error. Optionally, managed applications may be supported by individuals in your organization or a third party.
The Service Catalog allows organizations to curate a list of turnkey workloads which are ready for deployment. These turnkey workloads are purpose built. By curating the list of applications available, you can control which applications may be deployed. If desired, you can also provide management services to the consumer after app deployment.