Alameda, Calif. (Vocus) November 13, 2008
Perforce Software, maker of the award-winning Perforce Software Configuration Management (SCM) system, today announced a strategic partnership with MOU Interactive, a South Korean software consulting company. MOU Interactive initially plans to target South Korean games and financial services companies.
"We believe MOU Interactive can duplicate in Korea the success we've achieved in the US and European games and financial services markets," said Nigel Chanter, chief operating officer of Perforce Software. "The challenge many of these companies face is managing complex development projects with distributed teams. This gives us the opportunity to provide a powerful SCM system that will serve as the foundation for their best-of-breed ALM solutions."
This partnership is another step toward increasing Perforce Software's presence in the Asia/Pacific region. Last year, Perforce opened a new office in Sydney to provide better support for its existing customers in Australia, Japan, India and China.
MOU Interactive chooses Perforce to replace ClearCase
Rebecca Park, in charge of the SCM division at MOU Interactive, explained why they switched from ClearCase to Perforce as their SCM solution for the Korean market:
"While the SCM market in Korea increases every year, the problem has been that commercial SCM implementation has been very costly until now. For this reason, many customers have opted for open source solutions, only to find in the end that these solutions cost more, due to their lack of technical support."
Park said customers have been obliged to purchase expensive SCM solutions like IBM Rational ClearCase or PVCS. "These solutions are not only costly, but are difficult to deploy and take a long time to implement. Moreover, our customers complained about the difficulties using those SCM systems in distributed development environments."
In addition to wanting a cost-effective SCM solution, Park said, MOU Interactive's games and financial services customers require SCM that easily scales to handle distributed development. "Perforce's distributed technology solution, its ability to run on a wide variety of platforms and its flexibility to integrate with numerous third party tools make it ideal for our Korean clients."
About MOU Interactive
Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, MOU Interactive is a software consulting and development services company established in 2006. MOU Interactive has many successful SCM installations in place in large and mid-size firms especially in the financial services market in Korea. MOU Interactive is now focusing on the Korean game development market with their first-class SCM professionals.
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, pharmaceutical and financial services.
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