A unique position on the market when it comes to code quality, transformation and platform governance.
September 18, 2018

A unique position on the market when it comes to code quality, transformation and platform governance.

Thomas Vochten | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Rencore

In the Office 365 and SharePoint ecosystem, code quality, platform stability and governance are a pretty big deal. Especially in on-premises SharePoint installations, bad customizations have been the root cause of performance issues. But also in the new cloud era quality assurance is of the utmost importance.

We use Rencore to provide our customers insights into the code quality of the solutions they purchased or developed and to check if SharePoint Online environments are used according to the company's guidelines. We also use Rencore during our SharePoint health checks. More often than not, Rencore provides our customers valuable insights into long-standing performance and quality issues. In addition, Rencore enables our developers to transform exiting legacy codebases to the new world of client-side programming.
  • Unique expert knowledge of their target platforms. Not many companies have such a unique position in their target market. Their employees have a deep understanding of SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure and also regularly advise Microsoft on these matters.
  • Community involvement and contribution to open source projects. Key employees at Rencore are considered thought leaders in their area of expertise and contribute to high profile Microsoft open source initiatives.
  • Rencore's unique position when it comes to code quality analysis in the SharePoint space sets it apart. There's really no alternative.
  • Platform governance is another Rencore strength. No other product provides the insights into your SharePoint Online environment with full auditing of not only configuration changes but also who changed which code where and when. Again no alternatives exist.
  • Rencore's product line is of course still a bit of a niche: SharePoint code quality is not something every organization on the planet is concerned with - although Rencore does much more than that.
  • We feel Rencore's marketing efforts are mainly targeted at technologists. There's a lot of other potential, especially for their platform governance product.
  • Valuable insights into large existing SharePoint customizations that would otherwise would have taken weeks to analyze and assess on quality.
  • Without Rencore's tooling, it would be impossible to track changes to client-side code. For example, we can tell exactly who changed which JavaScript in which webpart in the environment.
  • Transformation tools helped developers migrate their existing code bases to the cloud, while already providing an automatically translated code base to start from.
For code analysis and code transformation there are no alternatives.
Other cloud governance vendors mainly focus on security and permissions, whereas Rencore main focus is customizations.
If you have a lot of managed code running on SharePoint, Rencore will provide you with a unique understanding of its potential problems like memory leaks, security holes or developers not following best practices. Customers are often amazed at how much information Rencore can gather without even having the source code available! The transformation tooling is often even more compelling: it not only offers guidance on how legacy server-side code can be migrated to newer client-side technologies, it also translates a lot of code for you - automatically.