Perforce and Methodics Integrate Solutions to Deliver Highly Scalable IP Lifecycle Management

ALAMEDA, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO (June 8, 2015)Perforce Software and Methodics, Inc. today announced the integration of the Perforce Helix source code management (SCM) and collaboration platform with Methodics’ ProjectIC IP Lifecycle Management software. The partnership helps companies scale their systems to handle high levels of automation and ensures that teams using Methodics are working with the latest version of any asset.

Methodics offers advanced Intellectual Property (IP) qualification, distribution, cataloging and workspace optimization and management for companies creating analog and digital systems-on-chips (SoCs). It allows designers full visibility into enterprise IP resources and the corresponding data available to them, regardless of where they are located. Helix Versioning Engine is the industry’s most secure and scalable versioning system. It supports globally dispersed teams with their choice of distributed (DVCS) or centralized workflows. It features unparalleled security and IP protection for any type of SoC-related asset—from CAD/EDA designs to databases and documents.

“The semiconductor/IP industry has seen a huge increase in not only the size of files but the average number of files in a project as well. On top of that, the design and development processes themselves generate gigabytes of data each day,” said Jerry Brocklehurst, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Methodics. “All of these factors put additional stress on data management systems and increase complexity. We’ve partnered with Perforce so we can offer our customers a highly scalable integrated solution that addresses these demands.”

Helix is infinitely scalable and ensures that regardless of the type or size of a file, users can access the latest version, its entire change history and the relationships to other files.

“Large multinationals and small specialized IP design companies alike are dealing with the same complexity challenges while striving to reduce costs and improve efficiency,” said Dave Robertson, vice president of Channels at Perforce. “Methodics’ ProjectIC combined with Helix provides a sophisticated asset management solution that does just that while protecting a company’s most valuable IP.”

Methodics joins an expanding community of Perforce resellers and integration partners across the globe.

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, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.