Surround SCM Helps Siemens AG Boost Productivity and Efficiency

With Surround SCM, Siemens AG has better control over the software code in its development process and enhanced collaboration for better productivity and efficiency.

How Perforce has helped Siemens

Increased productivity and efficiency

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Better control over the software code

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Welcomed collaboration across distributed locations

Surround SCM offered us the best ROI.

It gives us a complete set of capabilities that meets our product development requirements. 

 

AT A GLANCE

Organization: Siemens AG

Web Site: www.energy.siemens.com

Headquarters: Munich

Description: Surround SCM gives Siemens AG better control over the software code in its development process and enhanced collaboration for better productivity and efficiency.

 

The Oil and Gas Division of Siemens Energy is a leading supplier of the oil and gas industry. Its portfolio includes solutions for power generation and distribution, compressors with electrical and mechanical drives, process and automation technology, water management,
and integrated IT solutions. 

The Siemens AG Industrial Steam Turbines business unit required a comprehensive source code management solution that could support their complex branching requirements and enable enterprise-wide configuration management and collaboration for its large, geographically distributed development team. 

 

Better Control over Code in Development

With Surround SCM, Siemens AG has better control over the software code in its development process and enhanced collaboration for better productivity and efficiency.

“We continually evaluate technology solutions that can advance our competitive edge and help our customers deliver higher quality products,” said Thomas Petzold, software development team manager for industrial steam turbine R&D, Siemens AG Oil and Gas Division. “After conducting a long-term cost of ownership analysis, Surround SCM offered us the best ROI for the investment. It gives us a complete set of capabilities that meets our product development requirements.”

 

Helix ALM Solutions Used Throughout Siemens

Siemens AG has implemented other Helix ALM solutions in software development and IT departments at various divisions. For instance, the IT group at the Financial Solutions division uses Helix Issue Management (IM) to effectively manage the change request process for a wide range of financial activities, facilitate collaboration among its globally dispersed IT team, and enforce regulatory compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley mandates.

The Siemens Enterprise Communications division uses Helix ALM and Surround SCM to manage issues, test cases, and the software change process. Other product development and IT organizations at Siemens have also implemented the Helix ALM solutions to ensure best practices and deliver quality software products.