Perforce Reports Rapid Adoption of Its Free 20-User Offering

Perforce Reports Rapid Adoption of Its Free 20-User Offering

Free 20/20 Edition of Version Management Software Enables Smaller Companies and Teams to Establish a Collaboration Platform for Future Success

Key Points:

  • All Perforce version management and collaboration products are provided free of charge—including full access to Perforce technical support—for up to 20 users or workspaces.
  • Since its inception in 2012, the Perforce 20/20 Program has helped thousands of start-ups and smaller businesses benefit from the same, full-featured version management used by many of the world’s largest software companies.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (July 31, 2013) – Perforce Software today announced a successful first year for its 20/20 Program, which gives organizations no-cost license options for Perforce version management and collaboration products. With the Perforce 20/20 Program, the company provides its full product family free for up to 20 users or workspaces and unlimited files. Thousands of start-ups and smaller teams have implemented this offering in order to start today with the version management solution used by globally distributed teams managing hundreds of terabytes of data.

“We first launched Perforce in my garage, so we remember what it’s like to be a start-up,” said Christopher Seiwald, CEO of Perforce. “Our 20/20 Program helps young companies build a strong base on which to grow their businesses. We are thrilled to see how many companies have taken advantage of our 20/20 offering since we started it little more than a year ago.”

Perforce 20/20 Program

The Perforce 20/20 Program makes it easy for any organization to use Perforce products. The program includes Perforce Software Version Management solutions as well as recently announced Perforce products—Perforce Commons, an easy-to-use document collaboration tool, and Perforce Swarm, a powerful code collaboration platform.

  • Free for up to 20 users and 20 workspaces, and an unlimited number of files; or free for an unlimited number of users and up to 1,000 files
  • Access to Perforce technical support, rated best in the industry in a 2012 survey conducted by UBM TechWeb
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Customer Quotes

“We set up 22 Cans last year with just three of us, and today there are over 20 on the team,” said Tim Rance, CTO and co-founder of 22 Cans, a new games company based out of the UK. “Perforce is still the best fit for us. The games market is moving faster than ever before. In the past you could take a couple of years working on a game whereas these days, you are talking about less than a year, often just months. We don’t have time to learn complicated systems that need to be administered; we just want something we can rely on that does the job without getting in the way. And that’s exactly what Perforce gives us.”

“Perforce 20/20 enables us to focus on driving innovation and crafting compelling RPG game experiences,” said Ash Monif, CEO of Grimm Bros. “As an indie developer there is a strong temptation to cut corners and reduce costs, however we will not compromise creating a great game. It’s a tremendous help to have free use of all the full-featured Perforce products. Grimm Bros can now perform with the same toolset as the biggest and most successful software companies in the world.”

Also Free for Open Source and Academic Use

Additionally, Perforce is available at no cost for use in open source projects and to educational institutions.

“One of the constants at VFS is to ensure that, whenever possible, we emulate the real world within our educational model,” said Marty Hasselbach, managing director at Vancouver Film School. “Perforce is so prevalent throughout the industry, it goes without saying that we needed it integrated here. We’re happy that through this program we’ve been able to do just that.”

About Perforce Software

Perforce Software is trusted by industry-leading companies like, SAP and the New York Stock Exchange to manage their most valuable IP. Perforce products help teams work in concert on important digital assets including software code, documents, multimedia, spreadsheets, images and more. They are unique in their ability to handle large and distributed collections of content, enabling higher productivity, lower costs, improved security and compliance. With the addition of its document collaboration tool, Commons, Perforce is now making it easy for everyone to take advantage of its powerful versioning capabilities. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with international operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit



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