In July 2015, Accusoft'sSaaS Applications team was tasked with integrating the recently acquired edocr application with our existing Prizm Share community for publishing and sharing documents. While this integration offered numerous challenges with data migration, feature parity, and cohesive branding, we are going to focus on the architectural changes that resulted from the project.
Both projects were initially built as LAMP applications—edocr on Drupal 5 and Prizm Share having been built in-house by a fledgling apps development team. Throughout their independent evolutions, they each had the expected increase in features and correlated increase in code base size and technical debt. The decision to merge the two products under a single brand and code base meant choosing a target platform.