SpectrumSCM 3.1

SpectrumSCM is the first platform-independent, truly integrated enterprise-level Source Configuration and Management solution.
SpectrumSCM is the first platform-independent, truly integrated enterprise-level Source Configuration and Management solution, which includes version control, process management, release management, advanced branching, issue tracking and much more, all integrated into one tool.

In addition, it allows users to construct automated workflow engines and interfaces to external systems through the SpectrumSCM API. SpectrumSCM also incorporates advanced security features through the Java Security Model, LDAP and SSL.

The client software can be run as an application or accessed over the Web as an applet or through Java Web Start. It also includes a full-featured commandline interface, strong IDE integrations, and a SpectrumSCM Proxy for remote users.

Here are some key features of "SpectrumSCM":

Key Benefits Include

Fully integrated functionality not an interoperation of different applications
True platform portability versus multi-platform solutions of peer SCM tools. Buy once, use anywhere. Install once, run anywhere.
Change-based work allows users to focus on total task, not files and file version
No file-label operations required
Easy, reliable drag-and-drop release operation that ensures only approved changes are included
Provides complete traceability in managing changes to any source documents for compliance and audits (SOX, CMM, CMMI, etc.)
Supports ITIL framework including Configuration Management, Change Management, Release Management, Problem Management and Incident Management
Easy to install, deploy, learn and manage
No system administration requirements
Floating-user client licenses, not named-user
Economical with Lowest Total Cost of Ownership - offers best combination of functionality and cost

Architecture

100% Java client and server ensuring complete platform portability
Client and administration interfaces have an identical look and set of functionality regardless of the client platform or acess method (LAN, WAN, VPN, Internet, Intranet, etc.)
Users fully collaborate using a single data repository
Fully integrated version control, issue/change management, release management, workflow, reports, and more
Built-in real-time E-Mail notifications
Integrated reporting and auditing functions
TCP/IP communication between client and server - no additional communication software required
High levels of security
Proxy plug-in for support of low bandwidth environments

Administration

LDAP and Active Directory support
Access control to configure access rights of users based on roles
Database is essentially self managing. No DBA required for installation or on-going support
File transmissions between client and server are compressed to reduce network resource utilization
Wizard-driven process available to help set up new projects

Configurability

End user preferences in GUI appearance
End user choice of editors
User roles and access permissions
Fully customizable Change Request attributes to facilitate recording, tracking and reporting key project quality or data metrics
Change Request life cycles/workflow on a project by project basis
Interface with external applications using open API and Command Line Interface
Interface with external build tools using Command Line Interface
Export report data to other report writers such as Crystal Reports, Excel, etc.

Ease of Deployment

Server and database self-install in less than five minutes
Java download to each client via the web
Java WebStart to start application without any locally installed Java apps
LDAP and Active Directory support

Ease of Use

Integrated version control and issue/change management - no need to use separate systems
One consistent, full-featured interface regardless of client operating system
Simple, intuitive, informative user interface
Extensive context-sensitive and on-line help
CR Filters - to enable the user to focus on key issues of interest
Work in connected and disconnected mode
Workspace Synchronizer and Analyzer - easy to keep repository and local workspace synchronized

Wizard-driven process available to help set up new projects
User training class two days in length

Strong Integrations

Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
Microsoft Office Suite (2000, 2003, XP)
Eclipse 2.1 and 3.x
BEA WebLogic
Borland Control Center
Borland CodeWright
IBM WebSphere Application Development (WSAD) through Eclipse
PowerBuilder
All Microsoft SCCI compliant IDEs
Command Line and open API for integration with products outside of SpectrumSCM

Issue/Change Management

Integrated from initial design as a fundamental requirement
Change-based SCM solution using Change Requests as the unit of work
Change Request automatically associated with managed objects required to affect the change
Moving a Change Request through its life cycle automatically moves the affected files
Change Request attributes are easy to create and add to form
Releases made by selectively migrating Change Requests into the release using simple drag-and-drop
Change Request may have unlimited description field, notes and attachments for better communication
Work Breakdown Structure associates Change Requests in parent-child or peer-to-peer relationship
Search capabilities within Change Request header, description and notes
Integrated chat allows users to communicate quickly

Licenses

Floating (Concurrent)-user license model, not named user
Site licenses with unlimited client licenses available for large enterprise installations
Lowest cost Annual Maintenance Contract among enterprise class SCM solutions on the market

Release Management

Integrated from initial design as a fundamental requirement
Releases made by selectively migrating Change Requests into the release using simple drag-and-drop
No file labels required
File dependency checking ensures that no Change Request goes into a release if it contains file(s) that depend on an earlier version that is not yet ready for release

Reports - Metrics and Audits

Multiple reports included and available immediately
Reports range from simple Change Request reports to complete Bill of Materials report
Provides complete traceability in managing changes to any source documents for compliance and audits (SOX, CMM, CMMI, etc.)
Easy to create new customized reports
Add new reports to a running server without taking the system off line or system reboot
Export report data to other report writers such as Crystal Reports, Excel, etc.

Scalability

Scale form small group to enterprise-wide implementation
Federation of databases model allows virtually unlimited growth
Size of repository restricted only by operating system and available storage

Security

TCP/IP communications between client and server
SSL and SSH between client and server for high security levels
Firewall support configurable to limit port access for users outside the firewall
LDAP and Active Directory support
Role-based security within projects
Access Control Lists (ACL) to limit user views down to directory and file levels
E-Mail configuration supports full SMTP authentication
Password Expiration and Management

Version Control

Integrated from initial design as a fundamental requirement
Agile file rename and move capabilities
Graphical two-way and three-way diff/merge tools
Client-side merge
Supports text and binary files, any electronic file
Advanced branching models available on a project-by-project basis
CR Integrator to assist with automatic branch differencing and merging
Workspace difference tools - to find and report file differences under selected directories and/or to view the differences through the 2 or 3 way diff/merge viewers.
Search capabilities within repository for text strings and file metadata
Keyword expansion

Workflow and Process Management

Integrated from initial design as a fundamental requirement
Simple workflow included as a model out-of-the-box
Workflow easy to create and modify to meet project requirements
Uses ad-hoc or rigid process workflow models
Ability to customize the workflow and interface with external business processes using built-in generic workflow engine

Economical

Concurrent client user license starts at $750
Server license $1,500
Site licenses with unlimited client licenses available for large enterprises
Lowest Annual Maintenance Cost among enterprise class SCM tools in the market place

Spectrum Software, Inc.

Free 60-day evaluation
100% Money-back guarantee
Technical support via telephone and email
Service Level Agreement (SLA) - guaranteed response within one business day for any technical support query from anywhere in the world
On-site consulting and training services
Product references

Limitations:

Free 60 Day Version

What's New in This Release:

New features include a graphical dashboard which presents change request and task information in powerful graphs and charts.
Project and branch/generic views were added to filter the displayed items to just those desired.
Files and folders can now be dragged and dropped between the CM repository and the desktop or filesystem.
CR creation can be done through drag-n-drop.
Enhancements were made to workflow and Microsoft-source code control integration.
Work breakdown structures were improved.

last updated on:
September 17th, 2009, 12:36 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Spectrum Software Inc.
homepage:
www.spectrumscm.com
license type:
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What's New in This Release:
  • This release adds several new features and maintenance fixes.
  • Extraction can now be done by time period.
  • 2-way and 3-way diff/merge editor enhancements were made.
  • CR attachment was enhanced with drag and drop.
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