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Helix VCS

Helix VCS

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Helix Core is an industrial-strength version control and collaboration platform that supports flexible workflows. Helix Core eliminates the complexity of large-scale, distributed product development – allowing you to build products faster while protecting your valuable IP.

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Helix VCS review by AJ J.
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"scalable enterprise solution for version control"

What do you like best?

User friendly graphical tools like the Revision Graph and file history graphs.

Securely manageable single repository as well as large repositories that delivers files quickly to distributed teams.

Efficient and effect support.

I think using the graphical interface to perforce (p4v) is a more effective way to work with perforce for most users. It makes it much easier to manage multiple workspaces, change lists, branch mappings, merging and most other functions.

Time lapse tool is just fantastic

I can not live without side-by-side diff tool at a mouse click

Command line tools are powerful but needs little more experience, that comes with time.

Applying the scripts is making daily work easy.

What do you dislike?

nitial learning is slightly rough when you come from GIT background, as you pick it up, it becomes fun. I watched online videos from basic to advanced level and now I am comfortable using it. Everyday there is something I learn from my coworkers.

Setting up Helix server is rigorous at the first go, but if you it once, then next time it is straight forward.

Recommendations to others considering the product

User-friendly

scalable

easily manageable

Good for large distributed teams

Merging and branching a piece of cake

File history easy to access

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

fast source code access in agile environments where each branch exists for short time period as we prefer to branch out, implement the functionality and then merge it back to main. We prefer short lived branches and frequent mergers than long waited mergers.

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Helix VCS review by Lennart K.
Lennart K.
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"Powerful versioning engine with excellent graphical interface"

What do you like best?

There are excellent graphical tools like the Revision Graph and the Merge Tool included.

The possibility to automate and access by scripts using command line and various API's is very useful.

There is very good support and knowledge base available.

The Swarm add-on to Perfore is exellent for collaboration and reviews but it actually should be even more tightly integrated as part of the basic product rater than an add-on.

Perforce is very good at handling large files and large repos efficiently.

What do you dislike?

The concept of a workspace and checking out files is non-intuitive and confusing to new users who are used to Git.

The convienient way of doing Rollback/Backout is good but it is very problematic when it comes to integration records (merges).

Server administration and setup gets a bit complicated when you need more advanced features like replication, broker, SSL-support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You need to take the time to understand the concepts and the features as traditional Perforce differs from Git.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Versioning of various types of development artifacts - all types of data.

What Version Control Systems solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Helix VCS review by Richard G.
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"Affortable source control solution with good visual interface that ease my software development."

What do you like best?

Graph and History give a very interesting visual information about source changes.

Customisation via scripts at submit or via P4Broker make the tool very flexible.

Merge tool is good visually and it works well to integrate changes from multiple branches, it is very functional.

Integration with Visual Studio IDE, SlickEdit, and other programming IDE is good.

What do you dislike?

Labels are too easy to change, it cannot be used to identify official release for us.

The fact that directory are not a controlled object in Helix (at least when not using Streams) force us to create dummy files to introduce file architecture for a project.

It would also be good support directory link, like Linux system (this is maybe possible with Workspace views but it was not that easy or even not functionning for our projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very interesting tool for multiple OS platforms. Good visual interface and command-line interface (plus API's to Python, C/C++). This tool can be extended quite easily to enforce our processes within the whole developpement teams.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Good collaboration among team members and track all changes to our code.

Il also allows us to perform efficient code reviews by shelving files with changes, without disturbing other developpers working in our branch.

Reconciling changes made locally during customer site-support is very good to keep all changes performed away from the office and submitting the changes once returning from these interventions.

Helix VCS review by Bruce C.
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"Functional, robust. "

What do you like best?

Consistent across all business units and developers. It keeps improving in ease of use and performance.

What do you dislike?

It is expensive, and not particularly easy to work with. It does not tie in well to our BOM system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Now comes with Git compatibility, so one interface is needed. It will handle multiple nested projects well, and is used for all of our documentation needs. It does need a "champion" or administrator willing to put in the time to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coordinating VCS between 50 software developers, and sharing updates to libraries. The learning curve is small for simple things like checkin and checkout, but branch and merge have to be done carefully.

Helix VCS review by Murray H.
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"Fast and Reliable"

What do you like best?

Perforce (Helix) is one of the best source control providers for medium to large projects and companies, especially those who need tight security. Their product suite has expanded to cover other needs like code inspections and git services which make it a more complete solution.. Many top tier companies rely on it, The ability to handle very large files is a must for us. They offer a free tier for up to 5 users which is a great way to get started. Every time i have dealt with support they have been fast, efficient and often local. They are not afraid to reinvent themselves which in this market with competitors such as git and microsoft team services is a must. They also offer service licences which is good to not have to use admin accounts for core services.

What do you dislike?

While they offer the main perforce server on windows, other services must be deployed to Linux machines such as gitfusion. Setting up some of these services require a lot of experience and I had to have a few support calls (which were some of the best I've had and local to my country Australia) to get going.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try out the free tier to see if it meets your business needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using perforce for source control management storing code, documents and binaries. We also use Swarm to manage our source code reviewing process. We were able to consolidate and move away from multiple vendors like our previous Code Collaborator program. We have dabbled in using their git solution for a few of our smaller projects.

Helix VCS review by Gabor M.
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"Enterprise level source control which can truly scale - and you can talk to it via Git"

What do you like best?

Helix is a state of the art tool which allows a lot of flexibility and is very fast. Many of the recent releases put out by Perforce Software, the maker of Helix, have given it similar capabilities to Git: distributed VCS aspects, the ability of using a Git client through Git Fusion, or the ability to connect it to GitLab, a solution similar to GitHub or BitBucket.

The level of support offered with a Helix license is unparalleled. Bugs are fixed in a timely fashion and each major release brings about many exciting new features.

What do you dislike?

The initial learning curve is a tiny bit steeper than some of the other version control solutions. The concept of workspaces takes a little effort to fully understand, but it is workspaces which also make Helix more flexible than some of the other solutions out there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Safeguarding of intellectual property while providing fast source code access in agile environments.

Helix VCS review by Brian H.
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"Solid core server product"

What do you like best?

The visual interface is mostly intuitive. I think they are still working to bring the visual client in line with the server product's feature set so I expect things to improve as time goes on. They have made large changes to their offerings and while it's taking a bit to get things sorted it seems like they are heading in a good direction. Visual interface has a plethora of tools to visualize the changes in your code lines to see what has changed and when and by whom.

Perforce Support has been really good and helpful in resolving issues we've encountered as well as helping me get up to speed on administering their product.

What do you dislike?

The visual client seems to have multiple ways to accomplish certain things which leads to confusion as to which is the correct way to go about things. Not everything is intuitive and I've found myself digging on more than one occasion at first for how to do something. Once you're situated though it's not so bad and things are pretty simple to operate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting out of ClearCases managed network filesystems which gave us very slow performance for our developers. Perforce is much faster because it stores things locally in a workspace. It allows easy importing of other modules into your code line as well.

Helix VCS review by Scott G.
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"A powerful, scalable source control and security tool"

What do you like best?

Perforce is an incredibly powerful and flexible centralized source control management system whose support is second to none (not that you'll need it that often). Their development teams are always improving the existing core of the tool in addition to adding new features and support for elements such as security, distributed SCM, and many others. Surrounding the main Helix software are a plethora of equally well developed and maintained satellite services such as Git support (GitSwarm), team collaboration (Swarm), visual merge tools (p4 merge), etc. As to their reliability and scalability, you need only look to the companies who have trusted their source to Perforce to understand its capabilities in this arena, and I will mention again the first rate support you receive with the tool, I have experienced none better. Perforce is extremely stable tool as well, and once it is set up and running as required, it will faithfully continue to run without any fuss or muss.

What do you dislike?

As the sole (part time) admin of an 834 user system I have found myself wanting for greater granularity in the delegation of certain administrative functionality to trusted development team leaders. Perforce is adding these functions as the tool moves forward (currently running server version 2015.2 as of this writing) which will help me with this, but as of right now, this is a small pain point for me. Another difficulty that can be experienced, especially if migrating from a non-branch based SCM tool, is the learning curve for the use of client workspaces and proper branch policy. This is not an issue with the Perforce service itself, but it is a more powerful (and hence more complicated in some aspects) tool which may require more effort in initial training with the tool and its concepts. Well worth the effort however.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an enterprise grade, highly scalable and expertly supported centralized source control management tool, Perforce is the best there is. If decentralized SCM is preferable or then Git is a great option as well, but know that Perforce also support DSCM capabilities as well, along with excellent integration with Git repositories, again with excellent support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We migrated off of Microsoft Visual SourceSafe in order to make user of the concurrent checkout and branching abilities of Perforce. This was back in 2007. The benefits however extended far beyond the core benefits that the system provided us. Whereas in VSS most development was performed against the main trunk of development (development occurred on mainline in Perforce parlance), we could begin to practice stable mainline procedures within Perforce where development would take place in development branches and once vetted through a build and QA system, promoted to mainline once deemed stable. The "copy up, merge down" process allowed us to further ensure the integrity of our mainline and allowed for development branches to catch up with mainline when it changed.

We have not implemented Streams because they do not currently fit into our use of the system, but provide yet more ability to enforce process on the movement of code and maintaining the correct hierarchy of codelines.

The various tools that come with Perforce out of the box such as the Merge tool, Revision graphing, stream graphing, distributed source control, Time Lapse Vies, etc are also a boon for developers as it allows them to track down where modifications to a file were received from, and by whom.

It has also allowed us to improve our resilience through the use of replication servers, proxies, and in the future Edge servers (where remote sites can hold their own set of metadata [database] files while still syncing source to the primary server). Our checkpoints can happen nightly against the replica server, leaving the master server online to continue to serve users non-stop.

And of course, I'll mention for a third time the Support team at Perforce, which is absolutely fantastic.

Helix VCS review by Jordan T.
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"Integrates well, is easy to use, is great for the company"

What do you like best?

My favorite aspect is the ability to interact with 3rd party software or even with our own in-house-built applications. Additionally, the ability to use it at my own home-owned server to test various aspects is just fun to do.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, there are a few small things that annoy me about the product, but they are so easily worked around that I can't even remember what they are.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Out of the box, it's incredibly easy to use. It integrates well with a lot of other products that you may not even know exist, and it's easy to use for everyone involved, from the admin to the end-user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to create our own way to deploy fixes to customer sites by using changelists. We can create release notes from the changelist descriptions (with filters to determine what is only meant to be seen by customers), and it's been an easy process to accomplish this.

Helix VCS review by Simon P.
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"Perforce Helix - version control for all."

What do you like best?

Perforce Helix is a very fast and reliable source control engine. It's client tools are easy to use and provide great visualizations of file and branch differences. Time lapse view is a very useful way to see the evolution of one files changes. Managing branches with a streams depot is easy and makes enforcing a branching methodology simple.

What do you dislike?

Some of the concepts surrounding merging between branches can be a tricky to explain to all users.

Merging changelists between branches where files have been moved, renamed or deleted can be a bit tricky with obscure error messages. Better guidance on how to resolve these issues when they occur would be appreciated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A fast and reliable source control system. P4V, the dekstop client for Perforce is easy to use for most operations, and its integration with Visual Studio is excellent.

Helix VCS review by Brian P.
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"Mission Critical Tool for Company that does Software Development"

What do you like best?

1. You can use Helix VCS as is for keeping version control of software. You can also use the Helix VCS server by installing a middle-ware, which gives you the capability of git command line to access the repository.

2. We also used the "Forwarding Replica Servers" for distributed sites. If you use ClearCase Multi-sites, you will realize that the designed from Helix VCS is maintenance free. You only need to setup it up once and you're done. As for ClearCase Multi-sites, you are required to learn how to use the ClearCase Mastership.

3. The final thing I want to mention is the support from Helix VCS support team is second to none. Making a great product and the support team is paramount in a "Mission Critical Application" in the software industry.

What do you dislike?

There is a learning a learning curve on how to manage git server using Helix CVS.

Once you learn how it operates, it works as advertised.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can use Helix CVS to keep our version control of the software.

If we want to use Git, it is possible without changing the backend.

Ease of Multiple sites development setup

Lower maintenance cost.

Easy to maintain.

Helix VCS review by Rajan T.
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"Game Development with Helix (Perforce) Source Control"

What do you like best?

The Helix ecosystem of products (server and clients) is mature and stable and because of its paradigm of not tracking local file edits it is fast. The GUI clients make it easy for a wide variety of users (in our case, engineers, artists, game designers and sound designers) to understand source control.

The APIs and triggers on submits allow sophisticated tools to be built to streamline the development process.

The 24/7 response team always quickly answers queries.

The Helix Swarm tool is great for code reviews.

The free 20 user option allows you to try it out though it does take some effort to set the server up well.

What do you dislike?

My main issue with Helix as that the clients are not updated very often and a number of issues with the user interface have remained unaddressed for years. Also the MacOS client is much less stable than the Windows client.

In our particular use case where we use Unity the integration between Perforce and Unity is still in need of further work though it is useable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are building graphically rich video games which requires a team of many disciplines with differing levels of technical expertise and for the vast majority of users Helix's user interface does make it easy to work with source control.

Game development also involves the creation and management of a lot of digital assets and Helix's storage scheme does store them efficiently and deliver new changes to a distributed team quickly.

Game development is increasingly about building and maintaining a great live service with frequent updates to the game and Helix helps support this by allowing updates to be developed in different streams with different release dates.

Helix VCS review by User in Computer & Network Security
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"Pretty good version control software"

What do you like best?

It integrates fairly well with MadCap Flare, allowing us to keep a version history of documents that we create so we can roll back if necessary. It is easy to use once you know the layout, and the check-in/check-out system is great for version control.

I also like that the desktop client lets you see your full file directory and open files from there in different programs.

What do you dislike?

By default, you are allowed to check out and make changes to a file that someone else has checked out. If you don't know this and don't have exclusive checkout enabled, it's possible to lose changes that you make

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We primarly use Perforce for version control and history. We need to make sure that multiple people have access to the same files, but all changes are tracked and saved and no one loses their changes because two people were editing a file at the same time

Helix VCS review by Nicola F.
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"Fast and reliable version control system"

What do you like best?

Perforce is feature full and allows us to do pretty much what we want to do. It helps with our productivity and to manage the data of our large scale productions.

I like the UI tool (P4V) but also a the command line tool option which we use extensively in our continuous integration system.

The new Helix4Git is also a new and interesting feature within Helix Core.

Easy to administer user and group rights.

What do you dislike?

There is a little bit of a learning curve when new people join our teams and they do not have Perforce knowledge. It is somewhat different from other version control systems like Git.

Not worth it if you have a smaller team with smaller projects, something like GitLab would be more suitable..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Large-scale production repositories with a lot of data and big files.

Helix VCS review by Thiagu M.
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"Best versioning tool i have used so far"

What do you like best?

I like perforce as the best versioning tool I have used so far in my 12 years of career in software engineering. If u r looking for client-server model versioning engineer perforce is the best solution u can get. now they have updated with git clients and perforce server which is closing the gap between distributed and client-server model of versioning.

What do you dislike?

not having the facility of creating personal branches and tracking versions for them

Recommendations to others considering the product

its a good tool if u r considering client server versioning model

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

our source code repo is in perforce wihch enables us to track the code changes across the sites and able to build it with full control on whats, which and when it is build

Helix VCS review by Teresa K.
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"Best for large-scale deployments as well as the little guy."

What do you like best?

1) It's so easy to learn, even artists, writers, and other "less-technical" users can get it right away; 2) It's FAST; 3) It's a very, very strong product, best I've ever tried; 4) It scales really well. One depot can handle ALL of your needs; can handle file-sizes and types that Git can only dream about; 5) The Perforce Support organization is THE BEST; 6) Free for up to 20 users; 7) up-and-running in minutes; 8) DVCS option; 9) Support. And FAST; 10) Did I mention it's FAST? And no one does Support better; 11) Their Support is FAST, too.

What do you dislike?

They need to do a better job of letting people know how great their product is. Seriously, more people need to use it. It lets us develop better software, faster.

Up until recently, it used to be very easy to find older versions of the product. This could be pretty useful. Currently, it's much harder to find the older versions. I get that this is what companies do, and I understand that they might not want to *support* older versions, but it's really a nice thing to have if I want to do some testing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take it for a test drive. Talk to Support. It's free for up to 5 users, so give it a whirl. Used to be 20, which I preferred. I think they'd be better off giving it away for free and just charging for their excellent Support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its spectacular scriptability makes it easy to do continuous integration and continuous delivery. It is also easy for non-developers to use.

Helix VCS review by Tommy S.
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"Overall positive once the helix quirks has been learned"

What do you like best?

There are three things that I especially like

- the revision graph view is excellent, and very nice to get an overview.

- p4merge visual layout

- The fact that there is no shadow folder, like in subversion or git

What do you dislike?

The way workspace view is setup. It is very often the biggest obstacle when introducing new users.

Also, it is very annoying that there is no easy way to download something from perforce, e.g. with a oneliner. If I have the p4 commandline installed,, and credentials, I think you should be able to download something, just to current directly, e.g. like git clone and them rm .git

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The primary reason for our department for using Helix VCS compared to e.g. git is the innate support for big files.

Helix VCS review by Laurent B.
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"Solid versionning software that is scalable"

What do you like best?

The tool do it's job.

It's easy to customize it to adapt it to your need. Whether you want multiple depots, branches, workflow with intergrations, reviews or lock submit unless code is do build you can do that with little troubles.

It's scalability with clustering make it now an awesome tool that can be strong and efficient.

What do you dislike?

Beginners users will get lost in the tool chain by not understanding how p4 work exactly. The concept of file workspace knowledge based on the server side is hard to assimilate for them and leading to troubles

Admin could get lost in the knowledge base that is sometime too scattered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the pain of versioning files and ability to revert and jump back to a previous version. Ability to have several teams working on different feature in the same set of files without conflicts.

All what you can ask of a versioning solution but without the troubles of others

Helix VCS review by Radu P.
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"Powerful software but hard to learn and punishing for beginners"

What do you like best?

Perforce is the most fully-featured versioning system I've worked with. You can resolve pretty much any scenario you can think of. The shelving feature is extremely useful on occasion. It's very stable - never had it hang or crash.

What do you dislike?

It has a steep learning curve. Taking advantage of all the features requires putting some serious time and effort. It's a tool for the tech savvy. "Checking out" files is confusing when you're coming from SVN. Programmers on our team, as well as IT, are routinely asked for help with using even the visual client. Overall it's great for large projects where most people on the team have in-depth knowledge of how to use it. I would still use SVN for small projects where conflicts are less likely.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perforce is great if you have a tech savvy team, working on fairly large projects. For small teams (<10 people) I would still recommend SVN or Git.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're a games studio using Perforce for version control on all of our projects. Perforce is invaluable for programmers maintaining their sanity on larger projects.

Helix VCS review by Mitchell R.
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"Perforce Helix is a great and powerful SVN client for small teams!"

What do you like best?

Helix is a great alternative to other git services because any project you make is private and free. My team and I had gone through at least four other services and had left them either because of the limits in file size uploads, or we had simply hit the storage cap way too fast.

Perforce Helix in my opinion is the best solution short of renting your own server for indie game devs.

What do you dislike?

My only real complaint about helix is that their versioning client (P4V) tends to act up. When setting up my repo for the first time it decided to send it to System32 instead of the destination I had specified. P4V also seems to dislike stashing or discarding changes which can make it hard to consistently have new data from your project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Helix is great, free, and powerful, but be aware of possible bugs like the ones I had mentioned in my review and make sure to read through the tutorials and documentation to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Perforce solved our source control problem quite will after fiddling with it and getting used to its quirks, all in all it is a great service and can only get better from here.

Helix VCS review by Ankit M.
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"High Performance Version Control for heavy lifting!"

What do you like best?

Perforce can handle heavy artifacts like it is cakewalk and the security settings along with permission system is really comprehensive, best suited for large organizations which need good security.

What do you dislike?

The distributed features are not inherent to the VCS and traditionally it is a Client-Server VCS remodeled to copy features from git. I feel there should be more self-innovated features rather than just copying git.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am helping our client secure their source code by providing a secure alternative for storing source code and artifacts in a safe place.

Helix VCS review by Gnana Sekhar S.
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"Perforce performance is good with with Helix"

What do you like best?

P4V made life easy with visual version control.

Added Swarm review improved our code quality.

What do you dislike?

Some times it asks for P4V password while doing some operations. But there is no way to authenticate password. Only way is to change password.

Swarm is good, for big teams there are high chances same file modified by other people same time.

After Swarm review approved and if we merge others changes it asks for review again. This blocks our check-in for review again delays our development time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is easy to learn and use.

Amazing features needed for developers and organizations with big number of people.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control for many models by branching same code. Merge restrictions for Integration branches etc.

Helix VCS review by Amy M.
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"Solid reliable source control "

What do you like best?

The software is easy to manage from an administrative standpoint. We installed and it just keeps going. I support a wide variety of apps, and this is by far the easiest to upgrade/patch. For the few times we have had to do any sort of recovery, it was also quick and painless. This product is a software administrator's dream.

What do you dislike?

I wish that the platform had some sort of reporting capability. The biggest request I get from the community is asking for metrics on the repository that I can't give without some creative scripting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When we added Helix Swarm to our existing P4 installation we were finally able to do code review between different geographical sites efficiently. Swarm has helped standardize our code review process, and given us the ability to track our reviews more easily.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Integration functionality is fundamentally flawed"

What do you like best?

Generally, I like that Helix operates well at large scales; I have to support almost 1000 users, and the performance problems are much smaller than they could be.

What do you dislike?

I have major issues with the integration functionality, two specific problems in particular. For one thing, the fact that Helix is smart enough to recognize when files have been moved, but by default chooses not to use that power in integration, seems fatally flawed. Second, it is bizarre to me that the only way to undo an integration is to delete metadata; Helix provides both "rollback" and "backout" capabilities, but none of those touch the integration history, which inevitably leads to the situation where a developer wants to back out changes and then re-integrate from trunk, but is forced to perform an elaborate hopscotch routine of integrations, backouts, and re-backouts to do so. This is absurd

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At the moment, Helix supports 90% of our version control needs.

Helix VCS review by User in Computer Software
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"Great VCS with poor platform support and vendor lock-in"

What do you like best?

Perforce is a solid VCS. Its centralized nature makes it faster and more scalable than git or mercurial, but its merge tracking is far better than Subversion's. It's very reliable too. It also comes with a decent built-in code review tool, Swarm.

What do you dislike?

p4d is proprietary software, with all the attendant problems. It's needlessly difficult to install, because Perforce doesn't understand how the OSS community distributes software. Worst of all, after many years Perforce dropped support for our operating system, FreeBSD. They even accept payment for our license renewal without telling us that they were abandoning it. Now we're in a bind. We can't easily migrate away from Perforce because it stores merge tracking information in a way that is incompatible with other VCS tools. Worst of all, we have good reason to believe that newer versions of p4d aren't using any APIs unavailable on FreeBSD. So if we had source access, we could simply recompile it. But that sadly isn't an option with proprietary software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't. Use an open-source VCS instead, or you may get trapped.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's our primary VCS. It does everything that any VCS would do.

Helix VCS review by G2 Crowd User in Computer Games
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"A nice version control for content creators"

What do you like best?

Perforce Helix is much more than the version control you are used to, be it Git, SVN or even Dropbox. It brings much more features than you expect: history, branching, reviews, locks. Everything in a unified platform.

What do you dislike?

Don't expect to use it like Dropbox, it's not as easy as dropping files on a directory. The same goes for developers used to other VCS. Coming from git was not smooth.

All the features bring complexity for the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perforce Helix should be taken in consideration if you team is big enough and the usual VCS tools already look too simple for you use case.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a creative studio focused on game development, website creation and animation. With our team growing on the past project we found it really hard to manage the assets generate by the art team. Perforce appeared as a VCS solution, suited for the creative world.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Medical Devices
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"Perforce makes version control easier and more secure. Everything is in one place."

What do you like best?

Perforce is fast and I know exactly which repository to start looking at... there is only one and we have it replicated to multiple sites providing rapid access to users all over the world with lower bandwidth requirements.

Perforce support is amazing. They really take the time to help with workflows, understanding how to build a more efficient pipeline and many other things.

The Auditing capabilities allows us to see how people are using the product and helps us find trends.

What do you dislike?

Perforce upgrades could be more automatic, but I like the security of knowing what versions are running. We

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Perforce we are able to keep everything where it can be found easily. With Git we have to sew back together our codebase it is so easy in perforce to branch and to merge branches, sewing together git repositories is a huge challenge.

Helix VCS review by Rebecca H.
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"Love the benefits, hate the price"

What do you like best?

Having the repository centrally controlled, without having a .svn or .git folder on your drive is a huge boon. Another feature is the ability to mark files as "one copy on server" only so that binaries can be kept in sync quickly.

What do you dislike?

The integration with game engines like Unity leave a bit to be desired. there doesn't appear to be support for the "p4config" file which we rely on for maintaining multiple servers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

the free version is a bit limited, and they insist on buying a support contract when buying the software. We NEVER once called their support line, so it's just a money grab

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do game development with a virtual team, source code control is crucial

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Games
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"Perforce is Industry standard for medium-large teams!"

What do you like best?

It's fast and easy to track the changes my team is making to our repo. I can quickly look at the history of an asset and manage a large number of branches with relative ease. Simple enough for almost anyone to use, but very powerful suite of options for customizing it to your team's needs.

What do you dislike?

Some admin functions still require command prompts that require sifting through documentation and lots of trial and error to figure out. I wish it were easier to lock/unlock checked-out files with admin privileges.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control is imperative for any medium-large team working in a fast-paced development environment.

Helix VCS review by User in Entertainment
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"Powerful Ecosystem"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the fact that minimal adoption is simple, still using git and the tooling around the base code repository management that most developers are used to. All the other tooling on top is amazing, when used properly. The integrations with the design tool and the office tools looked like they did the job well, although I never had direct hands on with them.

What do you dislike?

Without a proper adoption or internal champion, the software gets mistreated and used only for git repo usage. This isn't a fault of the software per-se, but the adoption process of the software. I would love to see more integrations with 3D modeling and audio tooling, as I work in video games. Additionally, the GUI visual merge tools could do with a little more polish - but I generally use the command-line for my interactions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Helix is a great toolset, but make sure you processes are in a point to support all it offers. If you implement a software like this in hopes of building processes, you won't get the full benefits or get proper adoption. Trying to give tools to a designer without proper understanding of the end-goal of versioning is not the best way to adopt such a wonderful tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are mainly trying to have internal git hosting, but I am sure upper management wanted to keep tabs on our interactions. Some staff had been known to take files from projects and use them in their personal work. I am sure that helped shed light on those aspects with some of the detection tooling. We were also trying to get designers and non-poweruser-developers into the entire project versioning mentality.

Helix VCS review by Guy D.
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"Everything you need from version control for larger projects."

What do you like best?

Being able to shelve changes and unshelve them on other branches and other machines is fantastic.

What do you dislike?

The UI can be a little slow. The fuel gauge in the bottom right of the window seems to bear no relation to reality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a huge code and data solution which Helix easily swallows and versions for us quite happily.

Helix VCS review by Kirk C.
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"Helix Perforce for Source Code Management."

What do you like best?

I like the File Explorer and Photoshop plugins for Windows. This allows me to very quickly check in and check out files without having to find them in the p4v client.

What do you dislike?

Branching is lacking. Unlike Git, branching is very linear. This makes it difficult to identify the ancestry of a commit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Here at work, we are using Helix Perforce as the version control system for our local web and software development.

Helix VCS review by Warwick H.
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"Perforce has been the corner stone of our software business since we started 17 years ago."

What do you like best?

I can have one massive repository (depot) or lots of small ones. I can control exactly which parts of any depots I want to download, I don't have to sync an entire depot.

What do you dislike?

Some of the IDE plugins (third party) can be immature and sometimes buggy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software development.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Games
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"Perfect for Game Development"

What do you like best?

Our repository is very large due to the various binaries we store. This eliminates many of our other options out there. Our studio of veteran game developers have been working with P4 throughout their professional careers. After a brief stint with SVN and Git, it was nice to come back home to P4.

What do you dislike?

I wish P4 had its own depot hosting service that could accomodate out very large repository

Recommendations to others considering the product

Amazon AWS EC2 with elastic block storage

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Depot for code, art assets, and binaries

Helix VCS review by Scott P.
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"Not Overly Complex "

What do you like best?

It does the job without the clutter and overhead of more complex alternatives. It is easy to use and performs a lot faster and reliable than the previous two source control products.

What do you dislike?

Streams needs to be updated to be able to manage multiple releases better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It help me maintain multiple common code lines and provide a visual development workflow using streams.

Helix VCS review by User in Telecommunications
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"My Go to for source control software"

What do you like best?

1. How intuitive and user friendly the software is.

2. The user guide is very helpful

3. Easy to use UI.

4. Speed of getting results

What do you dislike?

1. There are some bugs which need fixing.

2. Constant refreshing is needed.

3. The results are not always updated soon enough.

4. Sometimes there is a mismatch between what is there in the server and what is shown at client side

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. Source control

2. Automated build.

3. Automated testing

Helix VCS review by Esteban R.
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"For college and work an essencial tool in the developing process."

What do you like best?

It has its own user interface, I don't have to depend on third party programs to use them as User interfaces. We are using perforce for source control management storing code, documents and binaries

What do you dislike?

I still haven't figure out the best way to create a branch of a older version. I always run into issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For college, I can have repositories and depots to work on my projects safely creating branches and directories.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Good but expensive"

What do you like best?

Reliable, have used for the past two decades and have never had any data loss.

Command line based (there is a GUI as well but not nearly as good). Powerful and easy to learn.

What do you dislike?

Helix4Git. Causes lots of internal pressure as some developers like git and others perforce, so this is used as a wedge for git users rather than having a consistent environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Git is free. The yearly cost for perforce is not small, and while support is awesome, if you are a good admin, git is not a major burden.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Source code management

Protecting source code from data loss

tracking where source code goes (primarily for security purposes)

Helix VCS review by User
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"Easy to use, scalable and fast"

What do you like best?

Native support for DVCS is my favorite feature with streams being an equal. I cannot state enough how important it is having a stable version control system that does not lose your history and shows you what streams have to be updated by changes made by other users.

What do you dislike?

My biggest grip is with p4v for macOS, in which you can connect to a DVCS, but the connection only works once and after that, there are failures reported by the app that does not seem to be addressed by Perforce.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Understand that p4helix supports not just p4 but other systems like git and svn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development of iOS and macOS apps.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Entertainment
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"Outstanding Versioning Control."

What do you like best?

What I like best about Helix is the centralized features, full support of Git, and user-friendly and intuitive UI. It's easy for non-technical users to understand which is critical to small and large teams alike.

What do you dislike?

The P4V versioning client seems to have problems from time to time which can cause delays in production. 3rd party tools integration support would be nice to see.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend that you give the free trial a chance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Source code control with an international team can be a difficult task to handle. Perforce helped with this issue and made it easy for all our staff, including non-technical employees, to understand versioning.

Helix VCS review by Thandesha K.
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"Perforce for everything"

What do you like best?

It is best suited for small project, big projects - projects of any size.

Granularity of access control is great.

Great tool for today’s CI/CD solutions.

Excellent support

What do you dislike?

It demands for bigger HW resources compared to GIT

It demands for larger admin team compared to GIT

Not dynamic as GIT

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must checkout tool for your SCM solutions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Build a single source of truth for all our IP

Helix VCS review by User in Entertainment
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"This is a great versioning engine!"

What do you like best?

The best part of this software is how elegantly it handles merges and easy it is to use. Shelves are awesome to allow others to look at your work and everything else just makes sense.

What do you dislike?

The interface is not the most attractive, but it works. It can be confusing to understand how workspaces and streams work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I definitely recommend that you use this for version control if it works with your develop environment. It is way better than SVN or Git and causes way less problems in the long run.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software helps us version control our code and helps us make games efficiently.

Helix VCS review by User
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"A great source control solution especially for projects containing a lot of binary files."

What do you like best?

Setting up a depot in Helix Cloud is simple and only takes a few minutes. The web interface gives non-technical team members access to the depot without having to deal with the normal perforce client.

What do you dislike?

Helix Cloud's web interface is great for basic operations but there is still a lot that you have to do through a client. I would like to see it's functionality expanded.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to add a team member through Helix Cloud's web interface and they can start downloading and uploading files without having to walk them through how source control software works is hugely beneficial.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Helix Swarm offers power & control"

What do you like best?

Helix Swarm allows me the power to review my team's code, automate QA verification status, and limiting commits to approved & verified code.

What do you dislike?

Swarm allows a lot of automation, but it would really be useful if the Perforce 'changes -i' command worked with shelved changes (as opposed to committed changes), to more easily identify change origins from integrations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helix allows us to maintain versions of code going back over 10 years, and gives us the ability to rebuild any historical version. Helix also gives us the ability to work on both private and group branches, to more easily segment our workflow.

Helix VCS review by User in Computer Software
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"Intermediate Software QA"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, ease to admin. The capability of Helix to handle such a huge code base of the company with so much of features to offer.

What do you dislike?

Swarm allows a lot of automation with shelved changes (as opposed to committed changes), to more easily identify change origins from integrations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software QA

Helix VCS review by Sumit P.
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"Perfect tool in making daily life easier for companies in such a demanding market ."

What do you like best?

The capability of Helix to handle such a huge code base of the company with so much of features to offer.

What do you dislike?

The Helix behavior with in house written perforce trigger should be supported.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We deliver lot of products on daily basis and development team will create lot of branches which helps them in fixing & testing the bug very fast.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Biotechnology
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"Perforce SCM"

What do you like best?

Pretty good SCM overall. Perforce has very good tech support.

What do you dislike?

Perforce have some well known limitations that have to do with the origins of the product.

For instance it has no ability to create empty folders. User cannot work offline like in Git for example.

Also a couple things in the client software could be improved.

Overall, it works well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralizing the source code for the division.

Helix VCS review by User in Computer Software
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"User-friendly version control for developers and designers"

What do you like best?

Perforce comes with a user-friendly and feature-rich GUI client. Keeping the learning curve low is very important for big production teams, which usually consist of people with different technical background.

What do you dislike?

Version control systems should not make use of the read-only flag on files to keep track of open-for-edits. The server only runs on Windows, and there is no straightforward way to backup the depots.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control for source code and digital assets. Perforce is a good option if you need good binary file support out of the box.

Helix VCS review by User in Entertainment
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"Great product for large scale development."

What do you like best?

Perforce and Helix are great solutions for version control. Compared to Git, there is much better control over binary assets, which is extremely important for certain projects. Perforce is heavily used at other companies working on similar products, and many users are more comfortable with these products.

What do you dislike?

Not open source and requires a little more legwork to get set up. Is overkill for small, single person projects or strictly code-based projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Group collaboration and keeping everyone in sync and working on the same version of the product.

Helix VCS review by User in Telecommunications
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"Enterprise level centralized Version Control System"

What do you like best?

Perforce is a scalable system that works well in a large organization with a lot of users and different permission requirements. Integration with third-party systems like Jenkins and Jira is good.

I like the Swarm review system and possible integration with Jenkins for blocking commits based on test builds.

What do you dislike?

Without proper replica servers, a centralized perforce server can be slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perforce works well in an enterprise environment especially with a lot of large files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficient exchange and tracking of IP in a large organization.

Faster development on multi site projects.

Helix VCS review by Martin B.
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"Easy Scaleable and helpfull"

What do you like best?

Scalability and easy administration.

Amazing serverside data compression.

Great support

What do you dislike?

There could be even more integrations to other systems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version management system

Helix VCS review by Mike W.
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"Developer Support"

What do you like best?

It is easy to pull and maintain along with a good command tool

What do you dislike?

This is a good product, but if there was something that I would improve would be the GUI

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using to pull and maintain local builds of our application for debugging and maintenance.

Helix VCS review by Lovepreet S.
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"Preforce is Great for Independent Developers"

What do you like best?

I am an independent developer who uses Preforce to back up data to a local external storage. The program is great and allowed me to recover my data when I did something wrong by accident and restore to a previous storage I had saved.

What do you dislike?

It was a bit difficult to set-up initially.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Bitbucket had limitations to file sizes so this product was a more ideal solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Recovering data and restoring data to a previous state.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Games
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"Fastest source code control software on the market"

What do you like best?

I like the speed, and handling of binary assets, and integration with Git via Git-Fusion

What do you dislike?

Git-Fusion performance is too slow, and doesn't support locking of binary assets. It's one of the last remaining things they need to fix.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better Git-Fusion integration. We think the new Graph depo is not in the right direction. Please improve Git-fusion and make it faster and more easy to interoperate with P4V.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

all of our company source code, game design documents, and art is stored in Helix.

Helix VCS review by Sangwoo L.
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"Java Souce Version control "

What do you like best?

Branch Release, Hige speed performence.

Swarm code review.

Gii-fusion.

What do you dislike?

When we first used it, it was hard to use it as a difficult term.

And it had difficulty understaing login tikect policy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

High performance.

Branch management extensibility.

Code review.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Release Souce Management.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Finally version control for our digital assets!"

What do you like best?

The ability to roll back to a distinct point in development. The free Proxy Server.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes administration of Helix Server is a bit complicated and often involves support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time by being able to roll back to certain versions. Better continuous delivery.

Helix VCS review by Vivek K.
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"excellent "

What do you like best?

version control , easy to upload and download

What do you dislike?

workspace should be chose by user. as current it automatically generate the work space name which is tough to remember .

Recommendations to others considering the product

NA

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

backup. it help to store backup of multiple version

Helix VCS review by Vaibhavi J.
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"Good interface, good user experience and user friendly tools"

What do you like best?

Other tools that come in handy like p4 merge and command line interface. UI also does a great job

What do you dislike?

incapable integration with IDE's, incapable parallel development frameworks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

integrating JIRA with code repositories, maintaining older versions of code

Helix VCS review by Martin B.
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"Safe working"

What do you like best?

It runs and does everything that it is supposed to. Team is great you get quick support.

What do you dislike?

German support would be great because of different time zones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VR Experiences creating with Unreal, Maya and Max

Helix VCS review by User in Nanotechnology
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"Highly recommended development tool"

What do you like best?

Tools like Helix Versioning Engine are a must for any SW company. The amount of downtime a loss of data can cause is unacceptable and retaining data against corruption or versioning should be your #1 choice. If I had a choice between no source control and the source control, I'd always pick the "the".

What do you dislike?

3rd party tool integration could be better but not everyone can play nice. 3rd party client interfacing for mixing with competitor software would be a bonus for already established systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This tool can easily be overlooked as a necessity, don't let it slip your thought before its too late.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Retaining data from various sources against loss of data and change migration is key.

Helix VCS review by User in Animation
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"Helix Review"

What do you like best?

What I like best is the Ease of use of the product.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike the most is the Graphical UI. Feels outdated.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharing assets. Organization of assets..

Helix VCS review by N V N Pavan K.
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"Version everything, Control everything, protect everything"

What do you like best?

Its fast, Low maintenance, APIs, Clients

What do you dislike?

Replica re-seeding in case any issue issue with master

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version everything, Control everything, protect everything. enterprise level issues and managing different components.

Helix VCS review by User in Defense & Space
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"Perforce use from Experienced SW Developer"

What do you like best?

Stable P4 tools and integration with SW Development tools

What do you dislike?

Broad functionality sometimes requires resort to command line tools

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software Configuration Control in a large group

Helix VCS review by User in Semiconductors
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"Helix VCS review"

What do you like best?

Like the ease of use and some of the investigative features it offers.

Easy to use features for integration and branching

What do you dislike?

Nothing I have encountered so far.

One of the things I look forward to is graphical display of differences between versions in linux. I use it currently with a combination of tkdiff and other custom scripts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control and code management.

Helix VCS review by User in Security and Investigations
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"Nice integration"

What do you like best?

HCS has nice options for integrating in all (3) of our IDE's, and exposes all of the day to day functionality that a developer needs

What do you dislike?

The P4Admin UI is not as mature as the P4 Client and can be clumbsy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have development centers in 5 countries, on 3 continents and have been able to integrate all

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Games
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"Excellent Customer Service Backs up Solid VCS"

What do you like best?

Rapid and thorough support experience - every time I have a problem they're always on hand and useful.

What do you dislike?

Error logging not thorough enough - sometimes problems don't really seem to log at debug levels sufficient to indicate where an issue may lie.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This provides excellent version control with a suite of tools and API's to give ease of access.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Information Services
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"Helix VCS perforce"

What do you like best?

The new distributing software is really well written and very easy to use and administer. It is yet another great addition to the feature set of Perforce.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike except maybe some more UI improvements as the initial setup can take some time if you haven't done it before.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Source control and

Helix VCS review by Michel K.
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"Nice Tool to have"

What do you like best?

Customer service. I had a great experience

What do you dislike?

Flexibility to create move and erase file

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Files Version controlling

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Works great"

What do you like best?

Works really well for regular git use, would love to see more repository method support

What do you dislike?

I dislike the setup and selection process, its very hard to figure out exactly what you want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps with managing code

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
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"Helix was intuitive and easy to use"

What do you like best?

I tested the Helix platform and found it to work as described and fit the needs of the business at the time.

What do you dislike?

There were not many things to dislike, for budget constraints we were unable to proceed with the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It greatly helped us with the version control portion of our code.

Helix VCS review by User in Machinery
User in Machinery
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"no hassle powerfull vcs"

What do you like best?

The clear visual client, the plugins for almost all major softwares, the included Diff tool is also better then other diff tools

What do you dislike?

not possible moving files with keeping file version numbers, not really useable for technical people

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

our own software build management system is build upon the helix API

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Good Experience"

What do you like best?

manages all digital content especially large files — using repository, and delivers files quickly to large, across distributed teams.

What do you dislike?

The product User Experience sometimes complexes things. Ability to add and remove features from UI could be very helpful

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to control source code across multiple teams

Helix VCS review by Y. Andy C.
Y. Andy C.
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Business partner of the vendor or vendor's competitor, not included in G2 Crowd scores.

"My experience"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use of the software and the intuitiveness of the platform

What do you dislike?

It took a bit longer than I had expected to get the system up and running

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

trying to solve problems on identifying opporutnities and perform competitive analysis

Helix VCS review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Simple and lightning-fast"

What do you like best?

lightning-fast and easy to learn and use. Freshers also can easily understand the concept of version control through this.

What do you dislike?

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats, Rust and Ruby, Without the Glue

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control of the software deployed at line of work. Its very useful.

Helix VCS review by Administrator in Entertainment
Administrator in Entertainment
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"Decent alternative to other VCS systems"

What do you like best?

Once setup, the UI was great to work with.

What do you dislike?

Setting/porting up via Git was more complicated than it needed to be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient with the setup process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wanted to checkout swarm for code review and collaboration.

Helix VCS review by User in Defense & Space
User in Defense & Space
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"Effective Version Control"

What do you like best?

Coming from subversion, I appreciate the effortless branching and merging.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how history is tracked on file moves.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helix VCS provides security while making code changes to ensure previous functionality is accessible if needed.

Helix VCS review by User in Internet
User in Internet
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"Decent version control system"

What do you like best?

Easy to use Perforce/Helix UI client for basic usercase

What do you dislike?

Harder to use the functions as you use it more....

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the complex functionality like check in and other other features easy to use or learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control for configuration

Helix VCS review by Executive Sponsor in Wireless
Executive Sponsor in Wireless
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"very good"

What do you like best?

Advanced features, liked everything , seems to be working efficuienty and directly

What do you dislike?

Not much, I liked everything , seems to be working efficuienty and directly

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

improved our productivity

Helix VCS review by User in Wireless
User in Wireless
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"good experience"

What do you like best?

user interface, easy operation, friendly reminder

What do you dislike?

menu outlook, font too tight, may need upgrade in the future

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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