Press Release: Southpaw Technology Upgrades Open Source TACTIC; Brings Code to GitHub
Press Release: Southpaw Technology Upgrades Open Source TACTIC; Brings Code to GitHub
Posted on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

New Ingestion Widget, Perforce Integration, MongoDB Integration and GitHub Implementation Expand the Workflow Options and Code Availability for TACTIC Users


Toronto, Ontario. — Nov. 05, 2013 — Southpaw Technology announced today that they have launched an expansive upgrade to the backend and frontend of their open source digital workflow platform, TACTIC. Major enhancements include a drag n’ drop ingestion widget, a MongoDB integration, a Perforce integration, an internal messaging tool and more. They have also deployed their code on GitHub for those coders serious about collaborating on the TACTIC open source code base. The latest version of TACTIC can be downloaded from the TACTIC Community site or from the TACTIC GitHub project.

“Since launching open source TACTIC, we’ve seen thousands of downloads across a number of vertical markets, including consumer packaged goods, defence industry, government, broadcast, healthcare,  film and video game companies ,” said Gary Mundell, CEO of Southpaw Technology. “These latest upgrades to TACTIC are all part of a larger initiative to ensure that TACTIC can be implemented more easily across very different data and file system environments, and to ensure that we continue to provide the tools that speed digital workflows for all work environments.”


TACTIC is a dynamic, open-source, web-based platform that allows users to manage the development and delivery of digital assets through the entire content creation process. Designed for busy work environments with high volumes of content traffic, TACTIC streamlines workflow by applying business logic to disparate data and file system environments and by dynamically visualizing every aspect through web-based delivery. The platform seamlessly combines elements of DAM, PAM, CMS and ECM technologies, offering users a set of tools to create a wide range of customized enterprise workflow solutions or smart process applications.


Latest TACTIC Enhancements:


MongoDB – TACTIC can now treat any arbitrary data source as a first-class data source. The initial implementation of this abstraction is an integration into the leading noSQL database, MongoDB. Other NoSQL databases will follow soon.


Perforce Integration – Coders using TACTIC alongside the software configuration management system, Perforce, can now check in files to a Perforce repository directly from the TACTIC interface. Naming conventions are automatically enforced to ensure they are organized properly.


Ingestion Widget – A new ingestion widget allows users to drag n’ drop any file from Windows® Explorer or Mac® Finder into TACTIC. This is particularly useful for companies just getting started with TACTIC that have thousands of files to ingest.


Messaging – A central messaging tool allows users to communicate more easily with each other all along the workflow pipeline. Messages can also be automated based on events, such as file status changes or file check ins.


Performance Enhancements – Drag n’ drop file uploads, asynchronous loading of interface elements and folder-like browsing of assets, are designed to boost the performance of TACTIC and enhance the user experience.


Deployment of the new TACTIC features can be supported by the Southpaw Professional Services team, which provides workflow advice and technical expertise for companies needing to rapidly extend the functionality of TACTIC across departments, studios and entire enterprises.


The latest version of TACTIC is available today and can be downloaded from the TACTIC Community site or from the TACTIC GitHub project.


About Southpaw Technology Inc.

Southpaw Technology provides digital workflow software to companies of any size. Available via commercial or open source licensing as a web-based solution for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux, TACTIC combines the workflow management, file management and configurability that teams, departments and companies need to make, move, store and share digital data across heterogeneous computing environments. Customers include Procter and Gamble, Lockheed Martin, Blohm and Voss, Astral Media, Legend3D, 2G Digital, Inhance Digital, and many others. The company is headquartered in Toronto, ON. For more information, visit us at, our community site or follow us on Twitter at




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