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What is Helix Core?

Cloud-based application development solution that allows businesses to track and manage changes to source code, digital assets & more.

Who Uses Helix Core?

Application and game development solution for businesses of all sizes that enables users to manage version histories, automate workflows, track changes made to source code and more.

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Reviews of Helix Core

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.1

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
59%
4
38%
3
3%
Dominic
Dominic
Quality Assurance in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Games, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Hard to master

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Perforce is great, when you master it. It becomes a very powerful and useful tool once you know how to use it.

Pros:

Perforce is the perfect software if you want to work with a team remotely on the same project. In video game development, you could have 500 people working on the same game at the same time. Perforce allows everyone to work on specific things within the project from their own computers.

Cons:

Perforce's user interface is very complicated to understand and to master. Many people that I know, including me, make a lot of mistakes after and there is not enough information online to figure it out.

Matthew
Senior Software Engineer in US
Biotechnology, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Solid easy to use source control

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: We use Helix Core to store everything related to software - source code, artifacts, design documents, tests, test results, etc. It handles everything we throw at it with ease. In over 15 years of using Helix Core, we have not had any issues with data integrity, speed or storage.

Pros:

The software is hosted by our company, is easy to manage, easy to maintain and does it's job. The primary focus for the tool is source control. While Helix Core allows for integration with other applications, it has remained true to being first and foremost a world-class source control management tool.

Cons:

Remote depots were slow and confusing, though that has seen much improvement in the past few years. Setting up the remote depots was not difficult in the final analysis, but getting our remote contractors to manage Helix was problematic. We would use remote depots again if the need arose, but internet speed increases, remote clients can just VPN into our network.

Michael
Engineer in US
Computer Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Easy to download and easy to work with.

3.0 7 years ago

Comments: Ease of use.

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.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer & Network Security, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

best source control software around

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: i've been using this product for almost 20 years, and i'm not planning to change any time soon. it does what i want. it's pretty easy to use. it can do just about anything you need it to do. the company stands behind their product, and they support it very well. what more needs to be said.

Pros:

i have been using this product (both as Helix and Perforce) since 2000, and it's wonderful. it has just about every feature you could want. on those rare occasions when i had to contact their support department, i got answers immediately, and whatever the problem was, it was resolved very quickly. over the years, there was only one thing i wanted that the software couldn't do, but i easily created a workaround that did exactly what i needed.

Cons:

several years ago there was a feature called "windows explorer integration". that feature has gone away in the more recent versions, which is too bad, as it was quite useful. there are other ways to do the same thing, but it was a nice feature to have around.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Games, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Helix

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Helix is used in the main big studios to share files in a project. And is very important to learn and understand well this software before working in the industry.

Pros:

Perforce is used in a lot and studios and also used in many 3D animation school. You can share large document/ modify them and post them back in the project

Cons:

It could get confusing , there aren't tutorials and you can easily erase files in a important project. without a good internet connection transfering file could take alot of time