[Case Study] Want to See How UGL Boosted Productivity after Migration to SourceAnywhere Version Control from Visual SourceSafe?

 Our developers have found the migration to using SourceAnywhere to be quite smooth, with minimal retraining required. In addition, we are benefiting far more in productivity because of SourceAnywhere’s significantly improved performance, particularly when using remote access.”

Bhargav Srinivas, 
Senior Project / Systems Engineer, UGL

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SUMMARY

UGL® Limited, a global diversified services company with end-to-end outsourced engineering, construction, asset management and maintenance services resulting in annual revenue of $2.2+ billion has software developer teams that rely on a collaborative environment. For a long time, UGL used Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe software as a main repository of development activities. But, the software became old and was no longer supported – it stopped meeting UGL’s performance requirements. The company had to find a new source control solution to maintain a highly collaborative environment for developers regardless of their locations. UGL found Dynamsoft™ and its SourceAnywhere™ source control solution. SourceAnywhere was selected due to its similarities in operation to the previously used product. It also had available migration tools to enable an easy transition from SourceSafe. SourceAnywhere has proven itself in providing a significant boost in overall performance, particularly in security and remote access.

THE OBSTACLE

Software development teams from UGL’s engineering, fabrication, modeling, technical services and other related business sectors rely on a collaborative environment. To this end, the company has long employed the use of version control software to help foster developer collaboration. Over the years UGL relied on Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe software as the main repository of development activities.  But, it was heavily a flat file systems and support for it has ceased. And, the official replacement has been found to not suit UGL’s needs. The software has become quite slow to access repositories from satellite sites.  The team was able to improve remote site access. However, this was a limited improvement and required third party caching products to integrate with SourceSafe.

UGL had to find a new source control solution to maintain a highly collaborative environment for its developers regardless of their locations. As a result, strong security and performance for remote access would be key features to have in the new solution.

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