Global Technical Support

Responsive Support from Industry Peers

We are available to help you from the moment you begin evaluating Perforce. Our support engineers typically have more than 10 years of technical experience across a variety of functions and roles. With this depth of expertise, we’re able to advise you as a peer, not just as someone reading from support manuals or decision trees. More importantly, we take pride in resolving your issues quickly and precisely.

Our Support Offerings

We provide two levels of Technical Support. See the comparison chart below to choose which offering best meets your requirements.


Standard Support

24x7 Critical Care

New product updates and patches
Custom alerts on all new releases
Online support including downloads, technical knowledge base, active user community, and the Perforce Public Depot
Phone and email support during normal business hours
Online case logging
24x7 support for critical issues with guaranteed rapid response times  

Your first-time purchase of Perforce includes 12 months of Standard Support. This level of support includes:

  • Technical Support: Direct phone and email access to Perforce's renowned technical support engineers. With support offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, we provide you with complete international coverage. Standard support is available during normal business hours as detailed on our Support & Services page.
  • Upgrades and Downloads: Product upgrades and patches are available for download from our website. You can be notified of new releases by email or RSS feed.
  • Knowledge Base: The Perforce Knowledge Base is a web-based repository for Perforce and general SCM topics. It is highly indexed and easily searched.
  • Perforce Workshop: The Workshop supports our community and open source developers at large in building and sharing tools using Perforce.
  • Online Community: Join the Perforce user community to seek advice and share opinions with experienced Perforce users. Our online community is active, supportive, and thriving.

24x7 Critical Care is offered as a supplement to Standard Support and the Designated Contacts Plan, and includes:

  • Committed 24x7x365 support for critical issues and production-down emergencies.
  • Guaranteed response time of one hour or less.

Maintenance Support

Products for our supported platforms are thoroughly tested and backed by active engineering and support teams. Beginning January 1, 2016, our standard practice will be to provide patches for Severity A bugs for...

  • Server Products: The latest server releases and earlier server products for two years after their initial availability
  • Desktop and Web Apps: Latest releases and earlier releases for one year after their initial availability

Customers also have the option of paying additional fees to extend maintenance support for a specific Perforce server product release by as much as 2 additional years or a specific Perforce desktop or web app for 1 additional year.

Please upgrade to our latest product releases regularly to take full advantage of our ongoing innovations and to ensure you are always on a supported release.

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