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AccuRev

9 Ratings

Perforce

16 Ratings

AccuRev

9 Ratings
Score 4.3 out of 101

Perforce

16 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AccuRev

Very slow and not intuitive; it would be my last choice for version control systems.The UI is a little confusing at times and seems a little outdated. It needs a lot of improvement. It is suited for small projects and fewer number of projects. But if there are huge projects and many projects to be maintained in a portfolio, its a little hard to manage.
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Perforce

The most important question to answer when choosing between Perforce and other [version control] packages is how technically proficient your users will be. Most developers can easily get the file they need, while some will want more specific file sets and will need some assistance or documentation to get their client spec just the way they want. For managers, who tend to be less technically on average, they will probably need much more help up front and over time. And for either of these groups, certain tasks will become difficult, however Perforce is processional and robust, and those who have the time and patience will come to appreciate the added power at their fingertips.
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Pros

  • Overall strong user interface.
  • Overall layout and icons seem easy to follow and pickup
  • Merging interface - Easy to follow
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  • Perforce Visual tool (P4V) is very extensive and pretty well organized. Perforce has a built in history tool.
  • Very good history view: you can see when your code was last changed, committed, and by whom.
  • You can add a lot of columns and history view, and sort a file by any of the columns.
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Cons

  • Ability to zoom in/out for stream-view. We currently have many streams/substreams and unable to view the entire workflow. Zooming in/out would benefit.
  • Being a designer, I use Adobe Flash and SWF files. When updating the SWF files, Accurev does not see these files as being changed and you will be unable to promote. In order to push changes, you must totally rename the SWF file.
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  • The UI can be hard to navigate for people new to the product.
  • It could do with some simplification in areas such as connecting to servers, etc.
  • UI seems dated.
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Likelihood to Renew

AccuRev6.1
Based on 3 answers
I give it this rating because I found an alternate application that is much more cost effective and quicker
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Perforce6.6
Based on 5 answers
It's the de facto version control software in the industry.
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Usability

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Perforce5.0
Based on 1 answer
Simple tasks and setups are pretty straight forward, more complicated tasks are extremely complicated compared to other packages. Perforce's GUI and Command-Line tools are easy to use, and clean, which helps to limit confusion when you know what you are trying to accomplish - the knowing isn't always obvious, however, and for more complicated tasks, you will likely need outside help.
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Reliability and Availability

AccuRev7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Perforce9.0
Based on 1 answer
In our large environment, Perforce is rarely "down". We have regular maintenance windows and from time to time Perforce can feel a little slow, but its always available. Tech support has always worked with our engineers and IT department to make sure that any real performance or stability issues are addressed quickly.
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Implementation

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Perforce7.0
Based on 1 answer
This rating is related to setting up an environment from an existing Perforce repository. Initial setup of Perforce as the repository for the company was done by a separate team long prior to my inception.
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Alternatives Considered

Git is one obvious alternative. However, Git is leveraging the command line and has minimal interface. Developer must be acclimated with command line in order to use Git.
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Perforce is superior in every way to Subversion. I'm never going back.
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Return on Investment

  • Stable and safe promotions which leads to increased employee efficiency
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  • Perforce works well on enterpirse level
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Pricing Details

AccuRev

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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Perforce

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details