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Perforce and Slack Integration Streamlines Collaboration in Helix Swarm

New Open Source Plugin Adds File Change and Comment Notifications to Slack

Wokingham, (UK), March 1, 2016 - Perforce Software today announced the integration of Helix Swarm, the collaboration engine within Perforce Helix, and Slack, the instant messaging and communication application. The integration will enable teams using Helix Swarm to track project modifications from within Slack’s communication environment.

Slack’s fast-growing communication tool is favored in development and IT departments all over the world for its ability to increase workflow continuity by consolidating notifications and file-sharing in a centralised environment.

Helix Swarm, a powerful collaboration engine for all types of intellectual property, unites project teams through a powerful web-based interface that automates content reviews for complex and extensive sets of data and code. It is part of the Perforce Helix version management and collaboration platform, which enables global teams to collaborate on any type or size of file through both centralised and distributed (DVCS) workflows.

Through Helix Swarm’s integration with Slack, developers and extended teams can seamlessly receive change notifications from Helix Swarm’s activity feed within the Slack application. This enables team members to track project updates and changes in real time without switching between applications. It also extends transparency and visibility to managers and external users who may not be core project contributors. By making the code collaboration and review process more accessible and streamlined for cross-functional teams, the integration facilitates leading development practices like DevOps.

“Many of our customers already use Slack for its ability to integrate with common third-party tools. Their teams receive important updates from a variety of applications within one central interface,” said Doug Miller, senior director of strategic partnerships at Perforce. “We’re excited to extend that functionality to Helix Swarm. Our customers are now able to collaborate in their preferred environment, whether that’s Helix Swarm, Slack or both.”

Open Source and Available Now
The new open source Slack integration plugin is available now for the latest version of Helix Swarm. Developers can contribute to its ongoing development, along with many other open source projects, at the Perforce Workshop. To download the plugin, please visit:

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About Perforce Software
Perforce Software helps companies build complex products more collaboratively and securely. Its highly scalable source code management (SCM) and collaboration platform, Perforce Helix, enables global teams to collaborate on any type or size of file. It supports both centralised and distributed (DVCS) workflows while safeguarding intellectual property with advanced behavioral analytics. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands including adidas, Samsung, NVIDIA, Intuit, Pixar, Salesforce, EA, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with offices in California, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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