Dentsply Sirona: Taking A Bite Out Of Code
By Benjamin Metzinger & Miguel Coimbra | August 5, 2020
ABOUT DENTSPLY SIRONA
Unless you are in the dental industry, you may have never heard of Dentsply Sirona. Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of dental products and technologies, empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, and faster dental care. Dentsply Sirona manufactures leading dental products across multiple platforms, such as consumables, equipment, and specialty products. If you have ever been to the dentist, which we hope you have, then most likely your dentist is using Dentsply Sirona. On the other hand, if you’re in the industry, you're familiar with Dentsply Sirona's excellent products and seamless services.
SALESFORCE FOR BUSINESS
Many large organizations have turned to Salesforce for its SaaS business operations management tool. Since 2006, Dentsply Sirona has been a Salesforce customer, adding over 4,500 employees to the Salesforce platform across departments. Salesforce’s unique offering has made it an integral part of their business. As the platform grows, Dentsply Sirona embraces Salesforce by adapting to new service offerings. For example, Dentsply Sirona was one of the first companies worldwide to use Salesforce’s Einstein Analytics.
As Dentsply Sirona’s DevOps team grew, Salesforce became more complex and difficult to manage. Every week, Dentsply Sirona’s team deploys a new release. Previously, there was no strong governing framework to safeguard these releases. The Dentsply Sirona DevOps team needed visibility into their code in order to optimize their operations, efficiency, and time, and to mitigate risks.
When first introduced to CodeScan, it didn’t take long for the Dentsply Sirona team to decide that this was the right tool for them. The ability to offer a large ruleset, code health tracker, and ongoing notifications about code quality were some of the main features that they found beneficial in their daily operations.
The main product feature that Dentsply Sirona’s DevOps team appreciate is CodeScan’s ability to scan 100% of the Salesforce languages. Dentsply Sirona uses Visualforce, Apex, Aura and Lightning Web Components; they needed a tool that had the compatibility with those programming models and the ability to integrate with VS Code plugins and Azure DevOps. CodeScan offered it all.
Dentsply Sirona has been using CodeScan’s cloud solution for the past year. CodeScan is helping Dentsply Sirona apply Salesforce development standardization by identifying code and security vulnerabilities earlier in the development process before code is released to the production phase. Additionally, CodeScan has considerably improved and simplified the code review process. With 100% visibility into the code, Dentsply Sirona can track their code health via the CodeScan dashboard, is alerted through the notification system, if anything requires attention, and is able to better allocate the teams’ efforts with the transparency that the system provides.
CodeScan's solution helps with Dentsply Sirona's management and team efficiency, saving the company more than 20% of their time, along with a significant amount of money, while increasing the overall quality of their code.