Perforce Expands its Global Reach with New Sales Partner Bechtle

London (UK), Nov 21, 2013 — Perforce Software today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with German IT e-commerce provider, Bechtle AG. The partnership will allow Bechtle, as well as its Comsoft associated subsidiaries to sell the full version management portfolio from Perforce, including its latest code collaboration and document collaboration products.

Bechtle plans to make the Perforce solution portfolio a core part of its overall Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution stack. The agreement gives Bechtle the rights to sell all Perforce products across Europe.

"We carried out an extensive evaluation to find the best-of-breed vendors to fill-out our ALM stack" says Mathias Schick, Head of Portfolio Management C-Software at Bechtle. "Perforce met all of our requirements for a scalable and robust Version Management System. Its unique ability to support large, distributed teams, hundreds of terabytes of data and even the largest binary assets was unique in the market."

Bechtle joins a growing partner eco-system at Perforce. Sales partners, such as Asia-based Toyo, ESL in Israel, Antycip in France and Evocean in Switzerland, ensure that enterprise-grade version management technology is available worldwide with some of the partner network providing localised support.

"We are delighted to have Bechtle join our ever-growing partner network," says Dave Robertson, VP of Product and Channel Strategy, at Perforce. "The fact that Bechtle chose Perforce, over the other solutions in the market, is testament to our long standing heritage and continued innovation in version management."

About Bechtle

Bechtle has 65 system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and is one of Europe's leading IT e-commerce providers. Bechtle has seen steady growth since it was founded in 1983, and in 2012 revenues reached almost 2,1 billion euros. As a vendor agnostic organisation, Bechtle provides one-stop shopping for all the IT infrastructure needs of our more than 75,000 customers from various industries in both the private and public sectors. It has almost 6,000 employees throughout Europe to ensure that its customers receive a competent and reliable service. www.bechtle.com/company

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.