Perforce Software Announces Winners of Its First Annual Customer Innovation Awards: The Versionaries

ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 24, 2013) – Perforce Software today announced the winners of its inaugural Versionary Awards for customer innovation. Elite organizations were recognized for their excellence in applying Perforce software to challenging collaboration and development requirements, such as continuous delivery and third-generation globalization. Winners in 10 categories will be recognized at Merge 2013, the Perforce conference, held this year in San Francisco, April 23 - 26.

"We are continually impressed by our customers and are honored to play a supporting role in the many innovations and creative work they deliver," said Christopher Seiwald, CEO of Perforce. "We started the Versionary Awards as a way of recognizing our customers who are stretching the boundaries of what can be done in software development, and who boldly go where no version management has gone before."

Versionary Award winners were selected from 114 nominations submitted from around the world. Categories and recipients include:

Best Adoption of Continuous Delivery Principles –
Version control is essential to establishing a continuous delivery pipeline. This award recognizes the Perforce customer who most completely adopted these principles, storing all product source code, configuration, environment and related documentation in a single version control platform.

Best Versioning of Everything for Everyone – McKesson Specialty Health
This award recognizes Perforce customers who are opening up versioning to users and content beyond developers and source code.

Best Third-Generation Globalization – Ruckus Wireless
In 3G globalization, development teams across continents and time zones all commit to the same project. This award recognizes those companies that are using Perforce to enable this challenging, but rewarding development style.

Best Use of Open Source with Perforce – Bank of America
This award recognizes companies that are using Perforce to version and connect their open-source and in-house components.

Best Perforce Product Developed by a Customer – ALOC A/S
Perforce customers often use Perforce technology as a versioning platform on which they build advance new applications and capabilities. This award recognizes these innovations.

Most Innovation Application of Perforce – AMD
This award recognizes companies using Perforce in unique and creative ways.

Best Use of Perforce for Auditing and Compliance – GE Healthcare
This award recognizes companies that are managing risk by using Perforce to track key deployment information.

Perforce World Records:
Versionary Awards are also given to companies that raised the bar in their use of Perforce and include the following:

  • Most Unusual File Stored in Perforce – Pixar Animation Studios and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (co-winners)
  • Highest Changelist Number – Blackberry
  • Most Varied File Types in a Single Depot – Ubisoft


Perforce Enterprise Version Management products power the world’s most demanding development environments. Versioning and managing any variety of digital assets—from software and firmware to documents and artwork—Perforce fosters collaboration on a global scale and enables enterprises to enjoy the benefits of greater productivity, security and compliance. More than 400,000 users in over 5,500 organizations—including Fortune 500 companies, world-class innovators, emerging market leaders—use Perforce as their enterprise version management platform.

Free for 20 Users

Commons is available today from Teams of up to 20 users can use Commons completely free of charge. It is also free to for all existing users of Perforce Software Version Management products. Commons pricing starts at $12 per month for new users with quantity discounts available. For more information about Commons, visit

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

Media Contacts

Colleen Kulhanek
Perforce Software
Ph: +1 612-517-2069
[email protected]

Maxine Ambrose
Ambrose Communications
Ph: +44 118 328 0180
[email protected]