Perforce Receives GSA Approval to Offer Its Software Configuration Management System to Federal Agencies

Alameda, Calif., June 22, 2010Perforce Software today announced that its Software Configuration Management (SCM) system has been approved by the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA). Now government agencies can use Perforce to version and manage all of their digital assets.

For example, Perforce’s ability to capture all modifications underpins the rigorous version documentation required for FDA compliance. To ensure compliance and accountability, Perforce provides full audit trails, complete notification for change reviews, and can include clear policy enforcement triggers.

“While we already have many government entities using Perforce, GSA approval will make it much easier for additional departments and contractors to adopt us,” said Charles McLouth, director of sales for Perforce Software. “Perforce is flexible, powerful, and offers granular access controls, which are particularly important to our government customers, especially those in the defense, aerospace and aviation fields.”

Several prominent features make Perforce particularly well-suited for federal agency use. Perforce easily manages all digital assets, not just source code. This can include documents, graphics, web pages, or any other type of electronic file. SCM, also referred to as change management or version control, provides a central repository where all software artifacts such as source code, documentation, and digital assets are stored to maintain and reproduce each iteration accurately.

SCM is essential to managing complex application development environments. The benefits of using Perforce include:

  • Better visibility into the development process
  • Efficient management of geographically distributed teams
  • Improved concurrent development
  • Improved cross-platform support

These benefits combine to make developers more productive and the development process more efficient, reducing development costs, speeding project completion and ensuring compliance and accountability.

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About the Perforce SCM System

Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award- winning tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

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