GitHub provides an enterprise-grade development platform that helps its customers increase development efficiencies and produce better code. It also helps mirror an open-source culture inside the organization that contributes to these benefits and increased collaboration. GitHub commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying GitHub Enterprise, subsequently referred to as GitHub. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of GitHub on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed four customers and surveyed 107 additional employees of organizations using GitHub. These customers said that GitHub makes their developers more effective and efficient because GitHub is very easy to use and they are now using a platform and tools they are familiar with. Customers also said that overall code quality improved, as did developers’ satisfaction and retention.
Prior to using GitHub, the customers typically used a mix of homegrown and Git-based vendor solutions that could be either on-premises or in the cloud. However, these solutions could no longer support growth and/or development requirements. These limitations led to delays in code delivery and wasteful effort, which meant that organizations could not fully meet business objectives.