Perforce Adds Enterprise Agile Planning Tool With Latest Acquisition of Hansoft

Acquisition Adds Modern Project and Portfolio Management to Existing Portfolio of Developer Productivity and Lifecycle Management Tools

Minneapolis, Minn., September 26, 2017 Perforce Software, a global provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility and scale during all phases of the technology development lifecycle, today announces its acquisition of Sweden-based Hansoft Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise Agile planning tools. The acquisition deepens the Perforce portfolio of solutions by adding a robust Agile planning and project management toolset.

“At Perforce, we’re on a mission to connect teams to the efficiency, insights, support and security they need to innovate without limits. With this latest acquisition, we’re pleased to build on that undertaking with a unique solution that provides both macro- and micro-level views into enterprise Agile projects,” says Janet Dryer, Perforce CEO.

Favored worldwide by AAA game studios and Internet of Things pioneers alike, the Hansoft software empowers entire teams — from developers to managers to executives — with planning, management, and collaboration tools that improve efficiency and productivity. The software achieves this by synchronizing two entities that often have conflicting needs in Agile enterprises: the development team and the management team. Using Hansoft, team members are free to use their preferred combinations of Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies, including changing methodologies in flight, while managers and executives can make informed decisions with real-time insights and status provided by comprehensive visual dashboards.

"The Hansoft tool for Agile enterprise project management is a great example of strong technology coming out of the capital region of Sweden. Now, with the global resources of Perforce this great technology can reach a much bigger audience worldwide," said Patric Palm, Hansoft co-founder and former CEO.

“Together we’re a powerful team. And a great fit,” says Rikard Nilsson, Chief Product Officer, Hansoft Technologies. “We’re excited to continue enhancing Hansoft for our devoted customers, while extending it to enterprises needing an Agile planning solution that scales with their needs.”

The announcement comes mere weeks after Perforce unveiled its latest solution, Helix TeamHub Enterprise, a code hosting and collaboration solution for multi-repository types that delivers significantly improved build performance for large-scale Git environments.


About Perforce

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles – from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content – source code, art files, video files, images, libraries - while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.

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