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SCMAdmin425
Real User
SCM administrator at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* Fine grained access control. * Ability to handle very large file counts, very large version counts, and very large... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tool is central to our workflow. It does the following: * Drives continuous delivery and integration * Delivers... more»

What needs improvement?

* Perforce does not appear to have an enterprise scale software test environment. We sometimes serve as their software... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you need to version millions of files, it’s worth the money.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used Git and Revision Control System (RCS). These cannot handle our file sets. Git and Gerritt take a thousand... more»

What other advice do I have?

* Read the manual and the release notes. Configuration is intricate, but well documented. * Standardize your... more»
Matt Luebbering
Real User
Software Developer at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Branching * Change list * Revision graph: Has been instrumental in figuring out confusing merging issues and determining where the issue occurred * The ability to add additional... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Perforce has given us the capability to manage our deployments on different environments. We lacked a build and deployment tool to do this for us. Thanks to the revision graph... more»

What needs improvement?

The part of Perforce that could be most improved is its automatic resolving of code merge conflicts. It takes a great deal of experience with Perforce merging to obtain an... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at their user base. We are a small shop that works in a single building. A centralized source control system works very well for us, and we don’t need the dynamics of a... more»
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Nary Andriamampandry
Real User
Senior Data Manager at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* We moved all our collaborative storage into Perforce servers. It fits our types of assets (big size, mostly binaries). * Perforce is very... more»

What needs improvement?

* The branching strategy of helix is still too technical to handle for a non-technical user, like a graphic artist. * The concept of workspace... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For small companies and students, the free limited user version can work. (It used to be for 20 users, and now it is for five users). Otherwise,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Like most of the companies of my industry, we used Microsoft SourceSafe before this solution. We are still using DVCS solutions, but we didn't... more»

What other advice do I have?

Use a Linux server and get good training at the beginning to minimize newbie mistakes.
ConfigManager967
Real User
Configuration Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What do you think of Helix Core?

What is most valuable?: The excellent traceability of all changes made to the product and the support for collaborative work. • How has it helped my organization?: It has provided a common platform for team collaboration. • What needs improvement?: I would like to see installation and support for Git-based workflow. • For how long have I used the solution?: We have been using this solution for eight years. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: I did not encounter any issues with stability. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: It scales well, but installation and server management gets technically very complicated when the installation grows. • Which solutions did we use previously?: We used several other solutions,...
Ashirvad Jain
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Feb 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The code comparison functionality and the command line options for automation are valuable features. It gives a nice pictorial view of different file versions. It is easy to... more»

What needs improvement?

The offline versioning needs to be improved. The auto-sensing features of local branch changes to remote, once it comes online.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have not used any other solution before this.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good product with all the required features in it.

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What is Helix Core?

Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is a tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

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