Roundtable TSMS has proven to be a true game changer for Transitions Optical. “Roundtable has easily supported our year-over-year growth each step of the way,” says Schwartz. “I’ve been here over five years, and since that time we have easily doubled our workload without doubling our staff, and our projects have also grown increasingly complex. Having Roundtable in place has been essential to our team’s continued success.”
The ability to control versions has had a huge impact on Transitions Optical, both in terms of productivity and quality control. “We can have multiple projects in development and testing at the same time that are leveraging the same source code. But because Roundtable TSMS handles version control with little effort, we can be sure one project isn’t going to affect another. We can also leverage any customization we do in one version across others if we so choose. Another vital feature of Roundtable is that we can easily revert back to an older version if need be. For example, we might have a dozen versions of one object in our source code and decide that we want to revert back to an earlier object. The ability to do that without good source control software like Roundtable is difficult, if not impossible. And this is something we do frequently, particularly when we are working on multiple versions of the same program simultaneously. We may have one version in production, one in test, and one in development. It is so much easier to manage this process with Roundtable.”
Schwartz says that while he has never actually kept track, he is certain from personal experience that the application development team is more productive with Roundtable. “I have spent a lot less time since we implemented Roundtable trying to figure out if I have the right version or having to rework something. Now our efforts are focused on producing new work and moving the business forward.”
As part of a publicly traded company, maintaining compliance, particularly with SOX, is a high priority for Transitions Optical, explains Schwartz. “We have a number of strict audits we have to comply with each year. With Roundtable, we can easily provide an auditor with a report documenting everything our department touched during a given time and feel confident the data is completely accurate.”
Roundtable TSMS also provides increased security, such as access permissions, approvals/ gatekeeping tracking, and protection of source code, ensuring only those developers with the appropriate credentials can work within specific environments or put a version into production.
Schwartz says he values his long-term relationship with the Roundtable team. “I have had frequent interactions with the team over the past 10 years, including two implementations, and I have always been extremely happy with the support I have received—both in terms of timeliness and level of expertise. I would absolutely recommend Roundtable TSMS to any other company looking for a software configuration management solution.”