Wokingham, UK -  September 7, 2010Perforce Software has added subscription pricing to its licensing options, giving customers more choices when adopting its Software Configuration Management (SCM) system. Subscription licenses are sold for a one year term, offer a lower buy-in cost for new customers at $360 per user and can be used in conjunction with existing purchasing options.

”Some companies want a powerful and scalable SCM system but are uncertain how many licenses they may need long term," said Dave Robertson, VP International for Perforce Software. "Rather than pay full price up-front for a perpetual license, the subscription option makes it more cost effective for new and existing customers to add or remove licenses on an annual basis."

Subscription licenses enjoy the full power of Perforce, including all integrations and plug-ins, software upgrades, and technical support. Upon renewal, a portion of the subscription fees may be applied to the eventual purchase of perpetual licenses.

In addition to purchase and subscription options, Perforce offers free licenses to qualifying open source projects and educational institutions. For more information about Perforce licensing, please visit http://www.perforce.com/licensing

About the Perforce SCM System

Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award- winning tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

    

About Perforce Software

Founded in 1995, Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets and supports Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Perforce Software is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., and sells worldwide. The company has international operations in Europe, Japan and Australia. In addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a broad range of industries including game development, electronics, healthcare and financial services.    

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