Created On:  21 September 2011

Problem:

What features are available with StarTeam Enterprise Advantage (STEA) that are not available with StarTeam Enterprise (STE)?

Resolution:

 

FEATURES STE STEA
WEB-CENTRIC REPOSITORY WITH SECURE ACCESS TO DATA    
Web-centric repository for central management of all digital assets Yes Yes
Server-based data security using industry-standard RSA encryption and strong password enforcement Yes Yes
Client/server architecture Yes Yes
Distributed (remote) development via TCP/IP Yes Yes
Support for Unicode character sets Yes Yes
Localized editions (English, French, German, Japanese) Yes Yes
ENHANCED ADMINISTRATION    
User and group access controls from the project level to the folder level—even to the individual asset level Yes Yes
OpenLDAP, Microsoft Active Directory user authentication reduces maintenance Yes Yes
LDAP QuickStart Manager eases the creation and administration of user accounts Yes Yes
Highly defined server tracing speeds time required to diagnose issues Yes Yes
StarTeam Import/Export Manager enables easy transfer of folders, projects, and views to different servers for backup or replication Yes Yes
MULTIPLE VIEWS    
Restricts individuals so that they see only the data they need to do their jobs Yes Yes
Supports powerful branching and merging capabilities Yes Yes
INTEGRATED COMPONENTS FOR ASSET & ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT    
FILE COMPONENT    
File management Yes Yes
Individual versioned files, sizes over 4 gigabits supported Yes Yes
Version control and locking to prohibit changes from being lost or overridden by other users Yes Yes
CHANGE REQUEST COMPONENT    
Change request management verifies that requested enhancements are made and defects are corrected while keeping all stakeholders notified Yes Yes
TASK COMPONENT    
Allows tasks to be assigned to team members to complete specific work and track estimated vs. actual efforts Yes Yes
Synchronizes with Microsoft ProjectTM Yes Yes
REQUIREMENTS COMPONENT    
Allows requirements to be created and managed in the StarTeam repository No Yes
Supports publishing requirements from Borland CaliberRM to StarTeam repository No Yes
TOPIC COMPONENT    
Provides a knowledge base of issues that team members can access through a centralized discussion forum Yes Yes
Threaded conversations Yes Yes
ASSET & ACTIVITY VERSION CONTROL, LINKING, AND AUDIT    
Version control, atomic adds and checkins for files, tasks, change requests, and topics Yes Yes
Asset & activity locking Yes Yes
Enforces automatic link creation upon file check-in and allows links to be pinned to specific file versions and versions of other assets & activities Yes Yes
Status capabilities inform users of whether they have an out-of-date, modified, or current file on their workstation Yes Yes
Labels, retrieves, and re-creates any version of an application in a consistent and repeatable manner Yes Yes
Allows easy access to specific items using URL links to projects, views, folders, and items (files, change requests, requirements, tasks, and topics) Yes Yes
Audit capabilities allow users to see all transactions Yes Yes
BRANCHING & MERGING    
View-based branching within projects (branch always, branch on change) Yes Yes
Visual view/branch comparisons Yes Yes
Visual merge manager Yes Yes
Pre-commit testing of merged files/components Yes Yes
Single-action commit of all merged files Yes Yes
WORKFLOW AND CUSTOMIZATION    
Workflow & Process rules Yes Yes
Custom fields Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Layout Designer Yes Yes
Simple workflow customization (state renames) Yes Yes
Advanced workflow customization (new states, custom flows, programmed process rules) No Yes
PROMOTION STATES    
Assign labeled builds to development states such as production, testing, and QA Yes Yes
Event-handling APIs Yes Yes
FILTERS, QUERYING, AND REPORTING    
Built-in reporting and charting for project analysis Yes Yes
Complex project queries that can be named, saved, and shared Yes Yes
Advanced filter and field display customization Yes Yes
Run searches across multiple projects and technologies No Yes
APPLICATION LIFECYCLE SUPPORT    
StarTeam embedded clients for Eclipse, Microsoft Visual Studio Yes Yes
Integration with Borland CaliberRM for transfer of requirements from business analysts No Yes
Integration with Borland SilkCentral Test Manager to synchronize defects and version test plans Yes Yes
Integration with Borland Together technologies to share application design models Yes Yes
Integration with Borland TeamInspector for continuous test and build, and development metrics Yes Yes
Integration with Mercury TestDirector for Quality Center to version and secure test plans Yes Yes
SERVER SUPPORT    
StarTeam Server for Microsoft Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes Yes
StarTeam Server for Linux Yes Yes
Support for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases Yes Yes
CLIENT ACCESS    
Cross-platform Java-based client Yes Yes
Integrations with most popular IDEs (Eclipse and Visual Studio) Yes Yes
Open API through SDK Yes Yes
Browser-based client with StarTeam Web Client (full scalability, non-developers)  Yes Yes
IE client with StarTeam Web Client (full feature, limited scalability)  Yes Yes
Universal command-line interface Yes Yes
SCC Integrations Yes Yes
DISTRIBUTED TEAM SUPPORT    
Proactive transmission of asset and activity status (via MPX) Yes Yes
Local caching of asset changes for LAN-level performance for remote teams No Yes
Local caching of form customizations for rapid startup for remote teams No Yes
"Trickle charging" of local caches for low network impact No Yes
Automated cache maintenance to reduce administrative overhead No Yes
FLEXIBLE LICENSING    
Supports both FlexLM and Borland license servers Yes Yes
Named user and concurrent user licenses available Yes Yes
ADD-ON INTEGRATIONS AND UTILITIES    
StarTeam Synchronizer for Mercury TestDirector for Quality Center Additional Price Yes
Datamart  Yes Yes

StarTeam Product/Component Availability

The StarTeam product is packaged and delivered in a large set of tightly integrated products and components. It is designed to be installed on various hardware systems to best support the development team that are using it to manage their digital assets and activities.

Product / Component Enterprise Enterprise Advantage
Server and Clients    
StarTeam Server Yes Yes
StarTeam Cross-Platform Client (CPC) Yes Yes
StarTeam Eclipse Client (plug-in) Yes Yes
StarTeam Visual Studio Client (plug-in) Yes Yes
StarTeam Web Client Yes Yes
Integrations    
StarTeam Synchronizer for Quality Center Additional Price Yes
StarTeam Version Control Plug-in for Quality Center Yes Yes
StarTeam SCC Integration Yes Yes
Octane Team for Agile Project Management Yes Yes
Administration Tools & Utilities    
Advanced workflow customization (new states, custom flows, programmed process rules) No Yes
StarTeam LDAP QuickStart Yes Yes
StarTeam SDK Yes Yes
StarTeam MPX (Message Broker, Multicast Server, Event Transmitter) Yes Yes
StarTeam Layout Designer (included on StarTeam Server media/download) Yes Yes
StarTeam Import/Export Manager Yes Yes
StarTeam MPX (File Transmitter, Cache Agent) No Yes
StarTeam Workflow Extensions (StarTeam Extensions, Workflow Designer, Notification Agent) No Yes
StarTeam Datamart Yes Yes