pure::variants Server Edition offers comprehensive support for collaborative development.
With Server Edition, the organisation's Product Line models are developed in a shared, central repository.
Access to models is controlled through roles to ensure that confidential data is kept secure, and to allow changes to models to be be made only by authorised users.
Furthermore, all modifications made by a user to a model are immediately available to other users working with the model. This supports effective collaborative development both within the organisation and across organisations in the supply chain.
pure::variants Server Edition supports a number of collaborative scenarios including:
- Development Unit - A single business unit is responsible for all software development. Server Edition can help partition the work of the department into different roles and responsibilities.
- Multiple Development Units - Multiple business units share responsibility for all software development. Server Edition can help divide up the work of core asset development and application development across the different units.
- Core Asset Unit - A single business unit is responsible for producing the core assets of the Product Line. One or more other units are responsible for using these assets to create specific product variants. Server Edition can limit the ability to change the core Product Line models to the Core Asset unit while making the models available to the units building the product variants.
- Hierarchical Units - Multiple departments or multiple organisations collaborate on parts of the product lines. Server Edition can support effective collaboration by limiting access to different models and model elements to specific departments or organisations.