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Perforce Integration: Keeping Track of Software Versions Technological innovations over the years bring in a number of changes in the information technology infrastructures deployed in an organization. Further, with the developments in the technology comes the ever-changing demand from customer for faster and better products and services in tune with technology. The work of the software development team however, continues beyond the initial deployment of the software and involves handling of defects and issues. The frequent changes in the software and applications developed also need to be accounted for. Software developers have designed and developed software configuration management tools such as Perforce, which would, facilitates a better management of the software versions and accelerate agile ALM. Perforce, a client–server system is a centralized revision control system wherein the server is the central database with the master repository of software versions. The users work on software development life cycle using the client workspaces and submit changes in the change list. The SCM tools like though one of the indispensable tools for the software development teams, for application lifecycle management this is just one among the critical tools for the success of the software implementation, others being the requirements management tool, Change management, test management and release management. The leading software developers and service providers thus use Perforce Integration in the application lifecycle to provide an unprecedented ecosystem for the development companies. By bringing about Perforce integration with the web-based application lifecycle, management, organizations can avail the benefits, performance and flexibility of the leading software configuration management tools. The integration can be created using the Omnibus Integration Bus technology, which ensures a vendor neutral ALM stage. These integrations leads to the macro level benefits for the organizations- such as customized service, communication in real time, complete visibility of the perforce jobs, change lists, changes in files and version as well as coding changes, ability to trace both forward and backward, streamlined and synchronized process with improvement in software quality. Perforce integration also provides value additions to the business process in the form of automated data replication across the integrated tools, thus eliminating the possibility of human errors and manual processes. Further, this integration process provides clarity and end-to-end visibility across teams, irrespective of management levels and locations. The process facilitates the team to work in familiar environment saving the time and effort of the developing team in adjusting to the new environment and new tools. Hence, by integrating SCM tools with agile ALM solutions, end-users can now efficiently integrate the software delivery process as per their needs.

Perforce Integration: Keeping Track of Software Versions