Widespread Adoption of Continuous Delivery Driving Uptake of Perforce Swarm™

ALAMEDA, Calif. (May 13, 2014) - Perforce Software today announced that its social code collaboration and peer review platform, Perforce Swarm,TM is rapidly displacing legacy solutions in the enterprise as Continuous Delivery drives the need for faster code review and better collaboration.

Updated recently with full support for Git, Swarm is used by thousands of developers at global companies including Salesforce.com, Samsung Research America, Playground Games, Toshiba Medical Research Institute, Leica Biosystems Aperio, WMS Gaming and u-blox, among others. Swarm helps teams work together more efficiently, improving their Agile practices, sharing ideas in real time and receiving early feedback from peers.

"Swarm is a code collaboration tool our developers find easy to use," said Matt Lussier, game development software engineer at WMS Gaming. "It makes us faster as a team, improves the quality of our code, and it's tightly integrated out-of-box with our versioning repository."

According to Forrester Research, “Rapid delivery cycles require real-time collaboration. In the dynamic, distributed world of modern application delivery, effective communication is essential to increasing speed and reducing waste.”1

“We first looked to Perforce because we needed a solid version control system, but now we’re hooked on how easily our developers can collaborate with team members across the globe to review each other’s code,” said Andreas Thiel, executive vice president, Wireless Product Development and co-founder of u-blox AG. “As most innovative companies, we have the vision of Continuous Delivery where collaboration is key to success.”

A recent survey on Continuous Delivery adoption found that 96 percent of IT professionals believe that their collaboration platform plays a very important role in Continuous Delivery. To release better products faster, development teams need to share creative ideas immediately, collaborate on the fly, and get early feedback from continuous integration and deployment. Swarm is centered on a more frictionless and natural social experience, allowing teams to work together with full visibility on pre- and post-commit changes to code and artwork.

1 Navigate The Modern Application Delivery Landscape, Forrester Research, Inc, February 12, 2014

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.

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