Perforce Helix -- Easy, Fast, and Rock-Solid
November 09, 2020

Perforce Helix -- Easy, Fast, and Rock-Solid

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Perforce

At my organization, we have several departments using our implementation of Perforce Helix. Perforce has made it easily possible to track changes to our software, documentation, and assets for over two decades. Whenever there is a question as to why a change happened, who approved it, what exactly was changed, it only takes a second or two to find out. Due to combining different organizations, we also use other version control software for some projects, but Perforce Helix is the best, by far.
  • Perforce is fast.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It is easy to administer.
  • There is nothing that can beat it when it comes to flexibility.
  • Support is top-notch.
  • Perforce (the company) needs to market itself better.
  • While their Support is the best there is, account management could be better.
  • They could be better about notifying users of new features.
  • Perforce Helix is fast, both to retrieve and submit files.
  • It is easy to administer, and requires very little time.
  • Perforce helps us produce better software, faster.
  • It allows us to meet compliance requirements with ease.
New users of Perforce Helix can be up and running in less than thirty minutes. It is easy to use, but also very powerful. Bitbucket is slow, prone to outages, and (for large teams) requires a team of dedicated administrators. I've had request for information from Bitbucket that requires hours to pull together that would take me less than 30 seconds in Perforce Helix. Large file storage in Bitbucket is clunky and requires you to jump through too many hoops. It's not even something you have to think about with Perforce Helix, as you are only limited by your OS.

Perforce Helix is very easy to use even for non-developers. I wouldn't dare ask a non-developer to store their documentation in Bitbucket.

With Perforce Helix, you can use it via the command line, via P4V, or any of the other APIs included with the product. It is extremely easy for new users to get up and running. Users of Perforce Helix only have to pull in the files of interest to them. Also, Perforce is very easy to script and integrate into your CI/CD pipeline. Streams allows you to have pinpoint control of your workflow, and P4Search is the absolute best--I wish Perforce (the company) would talk more about this. It is absolutely fabulous!
I am always telling my friends -- not only is Perforce Support the best I have ever dealt with in the business, Perforce Support is the best support of any product I have ever purchased in any industry. They respond promptly--I have never waited more than an hour to get a response to an email, even on the weekend. Because the product is so good, every significant issue I have had is due to my (or my coworker's) own stupidity, but they've been there to save our butts--promptly, efficiently, and great care.

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While Perforce Helix is the best version control software out there, it can also be used to track your documentation, training videos and materials, and requirements. If you have strict compliance requirements, it can be used to ensure that those requirements are satisfied.

Perforce Helix is incredibly flexible and can meet the needs of individual users as well as companies with thousands of users.