Integrated Traceability: The Secret to Surviving Your Next Software Development Audit

Traceability has tremendous value for companies operating in any industry, but it’s critical for those in regulated industries. Regulatory bodies recognize its impact on product quality and safety, which is why traceability guidelines are included in several government regulations and international standards — FDA 21 CFR Part 820, IEC 62304, and ISO 13485, just to name a few.

So for regulated industries, traceability isn’t just “nice to have” — it’s actually a regulatory requirement.
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WEBINAR: Predictability at Scale

Join us live on Wednesday, March 15, with Perforce’s CTO of ALM Solutions, Rick Riccetti, and Anthony Washington, Senior Solution Engineer, to see firsthand how companies are benefiting from putting predictable processes in place to increase the pace of innovation, improve development efficiency, or drive quality higher.

What is Predictability At Scale?

Predictability at scale is about achieving a better idea of the outcome due to the processes put in place and the tools used to drive those processes.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how a modern ALM solution, such as Helix ALM, can help you achieve predictability at scale while gaining:

  • Real quality improvements
  • Increased development efficiency and faster time to market
  • Instant, auditable evidence of work performed

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Introducing TestTrack 2016.1: Unify your team with JIRA support

Recently released TestTrack 2016.1 features out-of-the-box integration with JIRA. Now, if you need to create a JIRA issue from a failed test case or attach a JIRA issue to a requirement, TestTrack 2016.1 has you covered!

Out-of-the-box JIRA integration

TestTrack 2016.1 also includes improved rich text editing, an upgraded modern web client, and more.

Don’t have TestTrack 2016.1 yet?

Upgrades are free if you have a current TestTrack support and maintenance plan. If you’re not already using TestTrack, try it out today.

Perforce Recently Acquired Seapine–Why I’m Excited and Why You Should Be Too


If you’re a customer who has followed us for a while, last month’s acquisition announcement was probably a complete surprise. Rest assured, you’ll find it was a wonderful surprise.

The ink was barely dry on the acquisition agreement, announcing Seapine Software, Inc. would join Perforce, LLC, when customer inquiries began to arrive. “What is going to happen to the Seapine products?” “Are you going to continue to provide the same great level of support?” And so on. Reading these, I couldn’t be prouder of what Seapine meant to our customers. It was clear we succeeded in what we set out to do when Kelly and I founded Seapine 21 years ago—create products that positively impact how people build quality software and create a company that sets a high standard for friendly, responsive customer interaction. It also reinforced the benefits of the acquisition.

21 years is a long time to sustain a company in our industry. And while capital constraints often dictate a carefully measured path, I’ve always wanted to do more and do it faster. So this year, I decided it was time to enter the capital market. And a wonderful thing happened, I met the new management team at Perforce LLC, a long-time partner (since 2001). It was clear from the first meeting that Perforce and Seapine were a perfect fit. From the similar histories of our founding and growth, to the “customer first” emphasis we place on high quality support, to the focus on helping companies innovate faster with higher quality, our two companies were meant to be one. So it became.

The team at Perforce shares our vision for tackling the difficult development challenges you face. Now, as partners with Perforce, Seapine has access to the resources to accelerate our product development. If you like what you’ve seen from Seapine over the years, prepare to be amazed.

I am excited to be joining the Perforce team as CTO, ALM Solutions, where I will be leading the ALM product strategy and direction. I’ll be working closely with Tim Russell, CPO and Janet Dryer, CEO of Perforce. We’ve just begun this journey together and will start firming up the long-term product roadmaps over the next month or so. We’ll communicate with you as the plan develops and, as always, your input is welcome.

So stay tuned. I’m excited about Perforce + Seapine and I think you will be too.

Traceability’s Importance for Life Sciences Product Development

Product complexity continues to increase in the life sciences industry, making it more important than ever for companies to effectively leverage traceability in their product development process. However, more than half of industry experts surveyed say they are unable to use traceability for more than compliance purposes, according to the 2016 Life Sciences Product Development Survey Report. What prevents them from making better use of this key product development component?
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