Sphero Adopts Duro to Reduce Costs and Increase Collaboration

June 11, 2023

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About Sphero

Sphero designs and manufactures programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create, and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts. From the early white orb version of the Sphero robot to their vast educational platform, Sphero has delivered ground breaking products that both inspire and expand the possibilities of how teaching critical problem-solving and computational thinking skills has become the #1 STEAM-based learning solutions provider.

The Challenge

Sphero had spent years on a legacy PLM, struggling through dated features and spending way too much time getting the platform to work for a very distributed team. The engineering challenges included incompatible IT systems, software tools, and processes that conflicted with the way they wanted to work. On top of that, adjustments or updates to the systems required long waits, extra engineering labor, and led to a reduction in productivity, all of which was a cost hit to the team.

“We’re really impressed with Duro’s software and approach.  It is clear they are trying to solve problems with the legacy solutions from an actual use point of view.”

– Paul Copioli, CEO of Sphero

The Solution

With Duro the team at Sphero was able to get away from the engineering challenges and costs inherent in a legacy tool. During the transition, Duro’s modern and intuitive interface made it easy to onboard Sphero’s entire distributed team in a matter of days. Once up and running, Sphero found the Duro team responsive to requested adjustments and enhancements that better facilitated their preferred workflows.

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