Often, SLR stations are owned and operated at the institutional level. This can lead to ‘multi-generational’ and heterogeneous control systems, iterated over several tenures, often difficult to operation, to maintain and to extend toward modern SLR operations. At the GFZ campus in Potsdam, such a situation was presented and led to the development of DiGOS’ proprietary control software, SCOPE. This engineering task replaced a variety of software packages designed for heritage computing systems, with a modular, upgradeable, and user-friendly package. SCOPE is quickly becoming a new standard in SLR control.