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Perforce and Polarion Partner to Tighten Security of Intellectual Property across the Application Development Lifecycle


Integration of Leading Version Control and ALM Platforms Optimises Development Workflows and Enables Global Teams to Collaborate without Conflict

WOKINGHAM, UK and STUTTGART, Germany/SAN FRANCISCO (September 25, 2014)Perforce Software and Polarion Software today announced the integration of Perforce’s version management solution, P4D, into Polarion® ALM™, the unified, 100 percent browser-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) offering from Polarion.

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This integration extends Perforce’s unique federated architecture across each stage of the software development lifecycle, enabling better collaboration, access control, traceability, compliance and scalability for distributed development teams. Benefits include:

  • Improved Security: Companies using Polarion and Perforce can expect the industry’s strongest traceability features supporting compliance with a wide range of industry standards, such as ISO 26262/IEC 61508, CMMI, SOX, FDA, SPICE and more. Perforce’s indelible history of every edit and version of an asset adds superior, built-in global IP protection across the lifecycle.
  • Real-time Collaboration: Polarion’s industry-first, multi-directionally linked workflows, combined with Perforce’s 3-way file merge feature, enable individual contributors to easily work in parallel on any asset or codeline. Changes are automatically merged and synced across the entire ALM pipeline without the need for manual conflict resolution.
  • Global Capabilities: Perforce’s federated architecture extends the benefits of P4D and Polarion ALM to distributed teams. Using Perforce federated capabilities, globally dispersed teams can reduce workflow latency with LAN-speed access to enterprise assets stored securely in a fully-functional local repository.
  • Automation Improvements: Perforce supports highly automated development practices like Continuous Delivery by giving teams a single source of truth for all their source code, art files, build artifacts, documents and other assets. Having a unified repository enables automation at every step of the development lifecycle by allowing file changes to be immediately integrated, tested and corrected, at scale, without introducing additional manual processes.

According to Gartner, "Modern AD projects are characterised by evolving requirements, geographically distributed teams, constant stakeholder engagement and continuous delivery, bounded by tighter budgets, intense competition and increased regulatory requirements. The success of this model relies heavily on process automation and team collaboration, resulting in user demands, including: traceability and reporting for compliance; support for collaboration across roles brought on by the adoption of agile practices or distributed teams and the ability to deal with complex requirements and varying complexity."[1]

Perforce, Polarion and joint customer Scania will host a live webinar on Tuesday, September 30 at 10:00am EST. To sign up for “Agile Car Development: 26262 Compliance, Continuous Integration, and Asset Management,” please click here:

[1] Gartner, How to Choose ADLM Products as Mobile and Cloud Technologies Proliferate, Maritess Sobejana, Jim Duggan, Thomas E. Murphy, 14 April 2014

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About Polarion Software
Polarion Software is a leading provider of a 100 percent browser-based and unified platform for Requirements, Quality, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). The company helps global organisations in a wide range of industries from automotive to medical device and aerospace -- creators of products that people trust – achieve agility, traceability and compliance for their complex products. More than 2.5 million users worldwide rely on Polarion to fuel collaboration; integrate ALM and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM); and more efficiently bring their high-quality products to market. For more information, visit

About Perforce Software
Perforce offers the industry’s most advanced version management and collaboration platform. Perforce protects its customers most valuable IP and enables teams to collaborate without conflict on any type of file - from source code to industrial designs to business documents. The company’s technology is unique in its ability to manage large binary content while scaling to support globally distributed teams - a vital capability for organisations looking to produce better products faster through Continuous Delivery practices. Perforce serves more than 10,500 customers, from the thousands of start-ups that rely on its free 20-user edition to some of the most innovative and impactful brands in the world, such as Samsung, NVIDIA, SAP, Pixar, National Instruments, and the New York Stock Exchange. According to an independent study, companies that migrate to Perforce improve developer productivity by 15% and release their products 25% faster. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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