Dentsply

Streamlines Change Management Across Multiple Locations
Industry

Industrial & Manufacturing

Company

Dentsply International Inc. is a leading designer, developer, manufacturer, and distributor of products for the dental market. Founded as Dentists' Supply Company in 1899 in New York City, Dentsply distributes products in more than 100 countries under some of the most well established brand names in the industry. The company has maintained a strong tradition of research, innovation, new product development, and clinical education, and is at the forefront of driving innovation in dentistry.

Challenge

Keeping up with Dentsply’s volume of application development and change control needs in a timely manner was becoming increasingly difficult. The lack of a structured code process, combined with an inability to quickly identify which programmers were working on which tasks, was compromising efficiency. Poor visibility into the process also increased the potential for generating multiple versions of source code, further straining the company's valuable programming resources.

Results

  • Automated software development throughout production
  • Established and enforced a structured change management process
  • Improved efficiency and code quality

Products
Applications

  • Software Change Management

 
The enhanced visibility into processes created new opportunities for the organization to increase productivity and maximize development resources. For example, programmers gained a view of any and all program objects using user-controlled filters. This made it simple for them to determine who was working on what code at any given time, to prevent costly duplication of efforts.
 
Tim Keys
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Dentsply