P4Polarion enables you to trace source code changes from your Perforce versioning engine (P4D) to Polarion Work Items, for improved version control throughout the development lifecycle and across projects.
The changes can be linked manually, just by selecting and linking the revision, or by automated process, just by referring to Work Item ID in the Perforce changelist description.
P4Polarion extends Perforce's unique federated architecture across each stage of the software development lifecycle, enabling better collaboration, access control, traceability, compliance and scalability for distributed development teams.
- Improved Security: Companies using Polarion and Perforce can expect the industry’s strongest traceability features supporting compliance with a wide range of industry standards, such as ISO 26262/IEC 61508, CMMI, SOX, FDA, SPICE and more. Perforce’s indelible history of every edit and version of an asset adds superior, built-in global IP protection across the lifecycle.
- Real-time Collaboration: Polarion’s industry-first, multi-directionally linked workflows, combined with Perforce’s 3-way file merge feature, enable individual contributors to easily work in parallel on any asset or codeline. Changes are automatically merged and synced across the entire ALM pipeline without the need for manual conflict resolution.
- Global Capabilities: Perforce’s federated architecture extends the benefits of P4D and Polarion ALM to distributed teams. Using Perforce federated capabilities, globally dispersed teams can reduce workflow latency with LAN-speed access to enterprise assets stored securely in a fully-functional local repository.
- Automation Improvements: Perforce supports highly automated development practices like Continuous Delivery by giving teams a single source of truth for all their source code, art files, build artifacts, documents and other assets. Having a unified repository enables automation at every step of the development lifecycle by allowing file changes to be immediately integrated, tested and corrected, at scale, without introducing additional manual processes.