Who Uses This Software?

For large or globally distributed teams who need granular control, performance, and scalability. Best for organizations versioning source code alongside graphics, videos, and build artifacts.


Average Ratings

20 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Perforce
  • www.perforce.com/
  • Founded 1995
  • United States

About Helix Core

Helix Core is enterprise-class version control that enables faster, more collaborative development among teams independent of size or location without putting your valuable IP at risk. Helix Core boasts lightning-fast workflows, support for all file types and sizes, code review and collaboration, support for Git at scale, and a broad suite of integrations and apps. The world's most innovative brands trust Helix Core, including Pixar, NVIDIA, Scania, EA, Ubisoft, and VMware.


Helix Core Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development
  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Analytics
  • Animation
  • Asset Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • eCommerce
  • Network Management
  • Physics
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality

Helix Core Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Great tool, easy to use but missing some important functions like searching capabilities and sorting

Oct 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, has most common features intuitive.
I like most the revision graph that assists in finding the history of a file.

Cons: Search capabilities are poor. There is not enough filtering capabilities while searching for files, jobs, Change Lists or any other entity.
I would also expect the ability of more complex searches to combine filters. e.g. search all jobs/Change lists by a certain user for a specific branch. Such option does not exist.

Overall: It is a good source control program

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I love properties of perforce like finding differences, merging, code review capabilities and UI

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: File comparison between different versions. Labeling and branching. Filtering with different user names, dates, and changelists.

Cons: Merging should be more intelligent. I get sometimes unwanted changes also merged when automatic merge is on. The merge UI is not so great.

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High quality product with new features being added continually

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Excellent control at file level, easy tracing of history, multi-platform support, good UI interface. We've had hundreds of developers using it for thousands of lines of code in hundreds of branches over many years and been very happy. We've had very good support.

Cons: It is difficult to rename or move files without causing issues for merging. I hear our enterprise license is very expensive.

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Helix Core Review

Oct 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: the GUI interface with side-by-side compare is very useful.
the shelve feature is also something better than git stash

Cons: I had a hard time install p4 command line version in Ubuntu 14.
https://www.perforce.com/downloads/helix-command-line-client-p4
it downloaded the website index.html, not any installer file

it might be better to support apt-get for ubuntu version. Or have the app in the Ubuntu marketplace

There were no real problems yet, everything is just fine

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, everything works as described in manuals and I don't know of any user (20 users) having any complaints

Overall: Our development process became much cleaner and smoother

Very good product. Easy to use. Stable.

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The Perforce diff and merge tool. Very nice way the tool works when merging files, split screen and colors.

Cons: Installing updates or recover the database (we had a server with a defect HDD) is for me a kind of avoiding thing. I have had errors when recovering the P4 server, and in the end skipped the update, waited for the next release, which recovered without errors.

Easy to download and easy to work with.

Oct 03, 2017
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All files are arranged neatly and in order for easier access. I find the information on all files to be up to date and time stamped according to when they were last edited.

Cons: I had to manually set up my own workspace folder. Again once this was set up correctly the features seen in the depot folder are available in my workspace.

Overall: Ease of use.

I have been Perforce Administrator for the last 4 years, the customer service is the best in Perforc

Oct 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and simple user interface is very simple to use. We did not need to explain more about the product to the new users.

Overall: We use this for version controlling and to document our artifacts

It just works !!!

Oct 02, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, developers are familiar with Helix Core and are easily able to check files in and out. Great Version Control.

Cons: Sometimes there is latency. Getting new users up to speed takes a bit longer the average. We still have to contact support for some of the administrator tasks.

Overall: Great version control, it always seems to work, developers never complain.

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Sep 29, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's amazing to use Helix Visual Client (P4V) on different OS platform with similar user experience, really like perforce's strong notion of a changelist.

Cons: It would be expensive for small & medium scale project. If the data infrastructure is loosely bonded (there is off-line time), svn rocks. You can do a lot even if the server would not be reachable. Perforce essentially requires an always-available server connection.

Overall: It helps me manage all digital content¿even large files¿in a single repository, and delivers files quickly to large, distributed teams.

it was awesome and very user friendly

Sep 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: it was so good very user friendly, especially features like label and conflicts tracking. checkin and checkout features are awesome..

Really good tool for maintaining documents and code.

Sep 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Integration with C# and Java application - API features.
Label feature - to bundle the code
Merge and Integrate feature - it is must for teams working in multiple iterations of code.
Very easy and intuitive look and feel.

Cons: Renaming of folder looses version history. There got to be some easy mechanism to keep a log of operations on the folder (renamed)

Its pretty decent version control software and easy to understand and use.

Sep 28, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: File level permissions.
Difference against multiple versions of source code.
Can work on it while offline. Its centralized to my organization.
Very flexible (and partial) checkouts (with customizable workspaces/clients), whereas it only supports full clones

Cons: Somehow I feel that is slower than git and also it takes lots of space in disk. I have to keep track of merges in P4v.

Mostly setting up Proxy server and troubleshooting basic tcp connection issue

Sep 28, 2017
4/5
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Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Dont have much of maintenance to do once the initial installation is in place.
But straight forward but once you know about it.

Cons: The installation step on windows are not so clear for first time user(installer).
The no GUI interface for the configuration of a proxy.

Overall: Personnaly nothing just my users that getting the benefits of it :)

But for my part minimal maintenance required

Easy simple and efficient!

Sep 28, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is easy to understand who has certain documents checked out. The work space is easy to define and use. I enjoy that any file can be put on revision control.

Cons: I dislike how when you switch computers it is difficult to keep the documents check out. I got a new computer and I had to contact the admin to release some documents that I had checked out.

I have grown accustomed to this software.

Sep 28, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like the Eclipse plugin. Branch history display is fairly intuitive. Merging tool works pretty well.

Cons: Sometimes something will go wrong with a check-in and your files will get locked. Eclipse requires restart to reconnect to eclipse plugin. Eclipse perforce client does not remember my password. With the upgraded perforce Helix client some of my changelists are now indicating different colors (blue and black) and have become difficult to resolve. The eclipse plugin does not recognize added files.

Overall: Peace of mind for source control. Being able to roll back changes.

i don't think i would trade this software for anything

Sep 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: i have used other CM systems before Helix. this product has all the features of the others, works on more platforms, and is easier to use.

Cons: sometimes administration can be a little counter-intuitive. there are certain administrative tasks the force you to go from screen to screen to screen to find what you are looking for. also, the upgrade process requires too many manual steps (at least it used to, perhaps that has changed).

Overall: it keeps track of everything. i find the labelling feature particularly useful, so you can retrieve all the files (exactly) that went into a particular release.

Fairly easy to use

Sep 28, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Requirements documents have made running through our test cycles must faster. Easy to create test cases off the requirement docs my company creates.
I also like the ability to regenerate test runs.

Cons: There is no good way for us to 'only' use Helix for releases. We must rely on other ways to track when releases are started, in development, ready for QA, and ready to be deployed. Right now we use folders for only QA, but it isn't ideal.

Overall: We are transitioning to use test track as our primary management system for releases. It helps keep track of everything with the releases.

Overall good

Sep 28, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Features are good. I found it convenient. I don't have much experience with other competitive tools.

Cons: Sometimes finding a help is difficult online. Would be better if they provide chat session for customer support.

Overall: Good for editing and submitting code.

Very easy to use but hangs often

Sep 28, 2017
4/5
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Pros: Easy to use. Most of command line functionality is available via UI.P4 admin allows easy access to creation and deletion of users.

Cons: Hangs often especially p4admin. I use mac. It hanged during a demo which made the demo totally useless. Because of this issue getting difficult to work with only solution seem to be is to kill and restart application.