I work for a subsidiary, and our parent company uses Microsoft Intune as MDM and for using Office 365 Mobile. There were some issues with deceased employees returning factory-locked iPhones either with a personal AppleID email or with an AppleID email from the company that already had the company mailbox deleted.
I want to be able to monitor the iPhones so that I can reset the phones, even if the original AppleID is no longer available. I can not use MDM because I have a minimal budget and our company vendor pointed out that iPhones can not have two MDMs at once.
I wonder (before I decide to buy a Mac Mini) whether I can first monitor the phones with Apple Configurator 2 (or similar) and then set up and deploy them as usual for the users, so I can either disable or disable them Bypass activation lock (I see some mention of a bypass code) should be necessary.
(Our vendor has the option to register these phones in Apple Business Manager, but it states that this requires an MDM.)