April 19, 2012

Version Management across the Enterprise

Version Control

When we changed the Perforce tagline to “Version Everything” last fall, we thought it would help set the stage for new capabilities, features and products we’ll deliver in the months and years ahead. And while some might have found the term aspirational, a recent survey shows it’s actually not far from the current reality.

To see how much of “everything” our customers are versioning with Perforce, we conducted a simple online survey. We asked our customers what kinds of digital assets they’re storing in Perforce. More than 1,200 responses later, we found some very interesting results. As you’ll see in the chart below, Perforce is used to version much more than source code. Customers across any number of industries are using Perforce for any variety of business and technical documents as well as images and photos, web content, 3D/CAD design, multimedia, integrated circuit designs…the list goes on.

digital assets stored in perforce

The survey also shows that we could just as easily have made our tagline “Everyone Version Everything.” We asked which teams are using Perforce, and we’re very pleased to see our impact is felt beyond Engineering departments. We’re extending across the enterprise. And while software engineers still comprise the large majority of our users, Perforce often plays a role in Sales and Marketing, Operations, Manufacturing and Production, Documentation and Design, Human Resources, and more. Have a look at who’s using us these days:

departments using perforce

At the end of the survey, participants were given the chance to enter for a chance to win an iPad2. The lucky winner of that iPad is Bryan Sniderman with AMD! Bryan stores a variety of digital assets with Perforce, including executable programs, images/photos, multi-media assets, source code, and web content. Congratulation Bryan!

Finally, want to see first-hand how Perforce is helping organizations “Version Everything?” Sign up for one of our upcoming Road Trip events the U.S. or Europe this May.