Collaboration platform supports engineers & enterprises

5th March 2015
Siobhan O'Gorman

Designed for enterprises building modern software products, IoT devices and digital media, the Helix SCM and content collaboration platform has been introduced by Perforce Software. The platform provides enterprises with distributed workflows, Git management, advanced threat detection and new deployment options.

Modern product development involves a combination of software development, product engineering and industrial design. The Helix platform is suitable for everything that is involved in product development, including source codes, CAD files, product specifications, multimedia, build scripts and environment artifacts.

Perforce’s platform is a hybrid management solution that supports both distributed and centralised version control. The Helix platform combines the developer advantages of a DVCS workflow with the security, scalability and performance required by large enterprises.

The platform supports the pure Git-based workflow many developers prefer. GitSwarm provides a Git experience that synchronises with the Helix Versioning Engine for enterprise-grade visibility, security and control.

Advanced behavioural analytics within the Helix platform automatically detect potential IP theft across all accounts, projects and assets in the platform.

A cloud version of the Helix platform is also available. Helix Cloud provides powerful file storage, sharing, collaboration and versioning through an web-based interface. The SaaS offering eliminates the need for infrastructure or set-up.

“The platform’s hybrid DVCS approach suits the needs of engineers as well as the enterprise,” said Julie Craig, Research Director, Application Management, Enterprise Management Associates. “Previously, the workflow tools preferred by developers often lacked crucial support for security, compliance and reliability required by the business. The direction that Perforce is taking delivers both, a win-win for all stakeholders.”

“DVCS is widely used by individual contributors across various institutions because it lets developers work offline seamlessly," commented Anuj Shroff, Software Engineer, MathWorks. “These developers will welcome the ability to use a local server and a local code base while executing Perforce versioning commands. Companies using other SCM systems-distributed and centralised-would benefit from switching to Perforce because of its ability to handle large code bases."


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