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SpectrumSCM release 3.1 [message #567304] Tue, 15 September 2009 14:05
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Spectrum announces availability of its latest SpectrumSCM 3.1 Release.

Atlanta - September 14th, 2009: Atlanta based Spectrum Software, Inc., a
systems designer and developer of
software productivity tools, announced today the immediate availability of
the latest SpectrumSCM 3.1 release
of its flagship process-centric, full-featured, enterprise class, Unified
Source Configuration
Management/Change Management product. This release adds several new features
to the already rich set of
SCM functionalities available for all levels of users of SpectrumSCM. This
release includes maintenance fixes,
and new features/enhancements, including a number of enhancements requested
by our current customers as
part of our wish list initiative.

SpectrumSCM is the first truly integrated, process centric, platform
independent, full-featured (Version Control,
Issue/Defect Tracking, Change Management, Process Management, Workflow,
Release Management, Parallel
Development) Source Configuration Management system in the market place.
SpectrumSCM brings in the best
practices for automation of Project lifecycle processes through unified
configuration management and
change management by providing full CM functionality with one truly
integrated SCM system and not as a
suite of bundled applications. SpectrumSCM makes it efficient to undertake
comprehensive source
configuration and change management for any 'e-Asset' (software code, text,
binaries, engineering drawings,
images, web pages, documents, excel, powerpoints, contracts, proposals,
training docs, curriculum material,
SAS program files etc.), from origination through delivery, maintenance, and

SpectrumSCM Version 3.1 enhancements include:
+ Extract by time period: Since SpectrumSCM is a task-based system, in
general the extractions of files
and their appropriate versions are performed through the
task/change-request. However, under a couple of
(customer requested) scenarios it is most useful to be able to extract by
i. What has changed since last week/month
ii. What was the state of the repository/files last week/month.
A time based extraction gives the user the capability to specify the time
period of interest and only the
specific file versions existing (or changed) within that time-frame will be
+ 2-way and 3-way Diff/Merge Editor Enhancements added the "Quick-Bar" which
gives easier access to
difference related information and actions. Adds real-time difference counts
and quick resolution buttons to
be able to resolve differences directly without further mouse-clicks or
cut&paste type operations.
+ Attachment options: Added and expanded drag-N-drop and save capabilities
for Change Request
attachments. This further enhances the ease with which users can attach and
manage supporting
documentation to their issues/tasks, which in turn improves trackability and
+ Checksum command line function: Checksums were already directly available
through the UI under the
workspace difference tool. This enhancement adds the matching functionality
to the commandline to
facilitate quick and easy verification of the accuracy of files. For example
a list of checksums could be
obtained/stored when a release is extracted such that comparisons at a later
point in time can verify whether
anything has changed. This is very useful, particularly when dealing with
support situations on production
or customer systems.
+ Administrator unlock of concurrent edits: Extend the existing unlock
capabilities to support
concurrent/parallel edits i.e. where multiple users have the same file out
for edit at the same time. This
feature allows the administrator to specifically select which edit session
he/she desired to unlock. The
affected user will be automatically notified if automaic notifications are
+ Additional action buttons on Release management and Package management
screens. To facilitate
release management type actions a number of extra capabilities (that were
available elsewhere) have been
brought together directly under the release/package-management screens.
Specifically this adds direct
access to extraction and reporting capabilities.
+ Report enhancements: (CR by state and/or severity report, CRs not assigned
to release report). A number
of enhancements continue to be made to a number of reports.
+ Ability to hard delete the soft deleted items from the Delete log screen.
A customer requested item to
facilitate repository clean-up activities.
+ Improve LDAP/Active Directory diagnostic capabilities. When configuring
SpectrumSCM to work with
corporate LDAP/Active-Directory installations a number of different
configurations and security issues can
arise. This enhancement helps the SpectrumSCM systems administrator diagnose
and resolve such items.
+ Add Create CR to Assign/Modify Screen - Add a (customer requested)
shortcut from the Change Request
Assignment dashboard over to the Change Request creation screen, so that
when managing CRs, the user
can easily create new tasks or sub-tasks.
+ Updates to workspace diff tools - Enhance the Workspace difference/merge
tools to add the "Quick-Bar"
functionality. Also added difference counts to the directory differencer.

SpectrumSCM, is available directly from Spectrum Software, Inc. For pricing,
demos and sales information,
please contact Spectrum sales representative (email:
at 770-448-8662 (North
America, Eastern timezone).

About Spectrum
Spectrum Software, Inc. is a 16 year old, proven software systems design and
services firm providing costeffective,
efficient and quality software products and services to large, medium and
small businesses. Spectrum
Software has three divisions: Software Products division, which engineers
software tools and
products;,Software Services, which focuses on outsourcing and leading
software development projects for
clients and Spectrum Multimedia, which creates multimedia-based software
products for children.

The SpectrumSCM product is seen as a very attractive alternative to many of
the existing market leading
competitors. Because of its tightly integrated Process management and change
management architecture,
SpectrumSCM has been repeatedly acknowledged to be one of the most
economical, full-featured enterprise
SCM tool that offers the best combination of value and functionality by its
customers. SpectrumSCM
provides High-end CM capability at the price of a competitor's single
function tool. Fully integrated
solution implies that users do not have to use different applications with
different interfaces to relate change
requests with the files that are being affected. Administrators are no
longer responsible for maintaining
"bridging" software or scripts to relate different applications such as
version control and issue management, to
enforce process compliances steps, validate release artifacts etc.
SpectrumSCM is a true task/change based
source configuration management system with change management being an
integral part of its architecture.

In May 2006 SpectrumSCM was Voted Top Java Product as JavaPro Reader's
Choice Award, as the Best
Pure Java Packaged Client/Server or Distributed Application. For more
information on Spectrum Software or
SpectrumSCM, check out the company's Web site at,
email or call 770.448.8662.
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