Software undergoes change because of major development related to financial sector reforms, which come out every few years. Clients’ specific versions are modified based on their needs and/or changes in the SLIB product line. To handle this, the company needed a tool to manage multiple software versions, make sure the versions were coherent, and respond to security concerns. In particular, developers were faced with the problem of simultaneous modification of the same programs. They also needed to create cross references.
“SLIB chose ARCAD-Skipper in 1998,” explains Philippe Cognet, General Director of SLIB. “While the first version of the product only handled a development center dedicated to a single product for a single client, ARCAD
Software transformed it to adapt it to our situation, with multiple versions of
products transferred to production at various times for a variety of clients.
SLIB can now internally manage 100 to 200 combinations of software versions
in its application.”