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The Application Development Virtual Engineering & Simulation Services (VESS) team and the IT Global Product Creation (GPC STAR) team have something in common: both believe that knowledge sharing and cooperation among teams are great One Ford behaviors and great ways to support the business.
The 2011 Pulse Survey results in Product Development highlighted the need to automate the backup of critical data that was residing on user machines. In the spirit of Go Further, the AD VESS team took on this assignment which had a very short lead time and identified a solution that would meet user needs. SyncBack Pro (not to be confused with Ford SYNC) was just the solution that the users needed. The VESS team was able to fast-track reviews and approvals through the TMC and EAA processes, while the GPC STAR team worked with Purchasing to come up with a favorable licensing agreement for the application, enabling prompt closure of the open PD action item related to Pulse Survey concerns.
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