What Helix Core Does

Perforce version control — Helix Core — tracks and manages changes to your source code, digital assets, and large binary files. But it does so much more than that.

Helix Core Enables World-Class Development…

Helix Core helps development teams move faster, even as they develop more complex products. And it provides a single source of truth across development. Contributors can sync their work into Helix Core from the tools they’re already using.

…at Enterprise Scale

Plus, Helix Core can handle everything. 10s of thousands of users. 10s of millions of daily transactions, 100s of terabytes of data. And 10,000+ concurrent commits. It can even deliver files quickly to remote users without the WAN wait. And it can be used on-premises or in the cloud.



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Helix Core helps your team move faster, whether you’re on a small team of 5 or a large team of 100s. See why. Get started for free — for up to 5 users and 20 workspaces.

Helix Core Is the Center of Perforce Version Control

Perforce version control is built around Helix Core.

You can get more out of Helix Core with add-on products. It comes with code review (Helix Swarm) for free. And you can add Git support products (Helix4Git and Helix TeamHub).

Helix Core also has apps, plugins, and integrations, so teams can collaborate better — and keep working in the tools they prefer.

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Add a Free Code Review Tool

Helix Swarm is a free web-based code review tool for Helix Core that scales better than the rest. Teams use it to improve collaboration during the code review process.
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Keep Using Git Tools

Helix4Git allows Git users to store data natively and get a single source of truth in Helix Core. When used with Helix Core, you can accelerate builds up to 80%. Plus, you can add Helix TeamHub to manage multiple Git repositories and do Git code reviews (across your repos). Learn more >>

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Integrate Your Favorite Tools

Helix Core apps (P4V, P4Merge, P4), plugins (P4VS, P4Eclipse, etc.), and integrations (Jenkins, Jira, etc.) let teams version files and assets without switching tools. At the same time, they maintain a single source of truth in Helix Core.

3 Key Features Development Teams Love


Perforce Streams

(Branching With Brains)

Perforce Federated Architecture

(Global Replication)


(Merge and Diff Tool)

Why Helix Core Is The Right Choice

Helix Core helps development and DevOps teams do their best work. And it’s the tool of choice for developing complex systems — and scaling to meet the needs of growing teams. 

Helix Core provides a single source of truth across development. You can store code, large binary files, and digital assets (including media files) in one central repository. And it can handle both hardware and software assets. 

Distributed, global development teams prefer to use Helix Core for that very reason. It handles 10,000+ concurrent commits and intelligently syncs across locations. That means every developer is working with the latest version — no matter where they’re located.

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Helix Core includes an unrivaled scalable architecture: Perforce Federated Architecture. This technology provides replication for high performance development and builds.

Remote teams get faster access via edge and replica servers. And they keep all your files synchronized with a central server. Large files. Large numbers of projects and files. High volume automation (millions of transactions a day). Your global teams get it all fast at LAN speed — without compromising security.

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Helix Core offers enterprise-grade security for your intellectual property — code, binary files, and digital assets. 

Helix Core provides granular access control — down to the individual file level. It brings the principle of least privilege to version control. So, you can secure your valuable assets by giving developers access to only the files they need to use, instead of entire repos. 

You can use enterprise identity and access management (IAM) infrastructure with SSO, with AD/LDAP and SAML. 

Perforce version control (Helix Core) provides multifactor authentication and other security controls that protect your IP.

Helix Core delivers customizable, automated workflows through Perforce Streams, Helix Core extensions, and Helix Swarm code review.

You can set up pre-defined, controlled branch/merge patterns, and other customizable workflows in Perforce Streams. You can also customize workflows and extend server functionally through extensions, a new feature in Helix Core 2019.1.

If you’re using Helix Swarm, you can customize workflows for code review and submission flows.

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One of the best version control benefits with Helix Core is Perforce Streams (flexible branching).

Helix Core maintains an immutable history for every change ever made. This includes what the change was, who made it, and why. 

You can use Helix Core’s version history and log recording features to satisfy audits. It can even help you deliver the information you need for regulatory and business compliance needs such as:
•    ISO 26262
•    PCI/DSS
•    21 CFR Part 11 (FDA)

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Why use version control for compliance? Helix Core provides an accurate history of every change ever made, which makes compliance easier.

Helix Core has a global support team with experts ready to help you. If you’re on a maintenance plan, you get access to our support team for questions or help when you need it.

You can even utilize our expert experience, tools, and process for migrating from existing systems (such as SVN or ClearCase) to Helix Core. And you can leverage our consultants, who have vast experience in source code management, for tricky projects.

Learn more about your support options with Helix Core. Get support info >>

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Who Uses Helix Core?

Development teams across industries rely on Helix Core to do their best work at scale.


19/20 Top AAA Game Development Companies

Helix Core helps artists and developers manage all file types, terabytes of data, and millions of files.


9/10 Top Semiconductor Companies

Helix Core helps semiconductor companies unite hardware and software teams.


Who Else Uses Helix Core?

Automotive software developers. Medical device developers. Financial systems developers. And you...

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You can get started with Helix Core for free for up to 5 users and 20 workspaces. 

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