In a large, complex environment, many functions may be customized over time, whether to provide integration to another product or simply to change a report. For an IT manager it is important to be able to identify how code has changed from environment to environment and whether a Service Pack or patch may impact their "live" environments. To increase productivity, Glovia provides a set of utilities distributed as run-time applications and bundled as "Code Comparison Tools." These tools are used to report the differences between the various source objects that are contained within a Glovia Development environment.
Glovia Code Comparison Tools can be used to compare two different named objects within the same Glovia environment, and same or different named objects between two different Glovia environments on the same platform, for example, comparing a Programming environment to a Test environment or comparing an export file to a Glovia environment. These powerful Comparison Tools, working with other Application Development tools, mean that migration, service pack installation and the management of multiple environments is made easier and more cost effective for the IT Department.