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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 file sizes * Speed * The server is very efficient * Perforce is one of very few… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The tool is central to our workflow. It does the following: * Drives continuous delivery and integration * Delivers large file sets to remote sites faster than anything else * Recalls history reliably

What needs improvement?

* Perforce does not appear to have an enterprise scale software test environment. We sometimes serve as their software QA department. * The database engine is very fast, but has proven difficult for… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Git and Revision Control System (RCS). These cannot handle our file sets. Git and Gerritt take a thousand times more infrastructure for the same user and file count and transaction rate.

What other advice do I have?

* Read the manual and the release notes. Configuration is intricate, but well documented. * Standardize your installation so you can move it around and upgrade it reliably. This server is more… more»

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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Helix Core customers

Intuit, Disney, Nvidia, Ubisoft, Samsung, Vmware, Adidas, Pixar, salesforce.com, EA

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