Perforce Signs Up Process Specialist Celix as a Partner in Germany and Austria

Wokingham (UK), 8 November 2012:Perforce Software today announced that it now has a new sales and solution partner in Germany and Austria: the Vienna, Austria based company CELIX Hard & Software VertriebsgmbH. The company specialises in process and project management for the software development area. Celix decided on the partnership based on the benefits of the Perforce Versioning Engine, which includes the best aspects of a shared versioning service and distributed version control.

"We have seen that development teams often experience problems when they use open source or older source control products to manage their vital intellectual property," explains Christoph Leithner, founder and CEO of Celix. "Without high performance, easy to use branch and merge support, tight IDE integration and flexible deployment architectures, development processes become complex and hard to maintain. Perforce has been built from the ground up to manage any type of file or document, not only source code files. Perforce is focussed on version management and recent innovations such as Git Fusion and Commons show they have a vision and capability to support collaboration across the modern business. And the quality of Perforce support is legendary in the market."

For more than fifteen years, Celix has been working on optimising processes and projects within development departments across multiple industries. The company believes that version management products should not only support individual developers, but also the team and management as a whole – without impacting the work of each individual or increasing their workload. This is particularly important in industries that develop several different variations of a product or launch new products at short intervals – scenarios typical of banks and insurance companies as well as of developers of embedded systems at automotive suppliers. In both cases, management and quality assurance staff need a clear overview of multiple development paths and teams. A consistent view across all of the teams and resources involved is critical for effective collaboration. The version management solution from Perforce fulfils these requirements.

"Effective software development requires both high quality tools and good processes," says Dave Robertson, Vice President, International, Perforce Software. "When organisations look at the problem from this perspective, they see their existing solutions in a different light and are only too happy to seek the advice of experts such as those at Celix. Our partnership will offer compelling software development solutions for these organisations."

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