Features by edition

Each edition brings a set of new add-on features on top of those supported by the lower level XStudio edition.

Features incuded in the PROFESIONAL column adds to the COMMUNITY edition.
Features listed in the BUSINESS column adds to the PROFESIONAL edition.
Features listed in the ENTERPRISE column adds to the BUSINESS edition.



XStudio Professional XStudio Business XStudio Enterprise






MySql & MariaDB Support

If your company wish to use MySql or MariaDB database, this feature will be necessary. This will allow you store all your data in a MySql or MariaDB database..   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.0 and greater

This feature is included in all versions of XStudio (included free version).
  




Custom fields

This feature allows customizing details for the items managed within XStudio. Hence, requirements, specifications, test cases and bugs could have additional custom fields.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.5 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Configuration
TODO
Custom fields
TODO
New custom field




All metrics at the SUT level

This feature allows getting ALL the usual metrics at the SUT level. This includes:
  • Requirements quality (quality index on each requirement, and number of test cases covering this requirement with their results)
  • Specifications quality (quality index on each specification, and number of test cases covering this specification with their results)
  • Test results
  • Test cases results
  • Steps results (with a visual indicator of the steps along with their results)
  • Quality index

You can also add some optional columns (i.e. attributes, custom fields, params) in the tables, reorder the columns, resize the columns and filter out the content from criteria on all the columns.
Thanks to this add'on you get all the metrics you need on your SUT based on all the results obtained in the past.

Probably the most useful add'on!
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.9sp4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
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Requirement's quality
TODO
Test results
TODO
Test case results
TODO
Step results
TODO
Overall quality of the SUT




All metrics at the campaign level

This feature allows getting ALL the usual metrics at the campaign level. This includes the same thing as presented above for SUT.

You can also add some optional columns (i.e. attributes, custom fields, params) in the tables, reorder the columns, resize the columns and filter out the content from criteria on all the columns.
Thanks to this add'on you get all the metrics you need on your campaign based on all the results obtained in the past.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.9sp4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.


All metrics at the session level

This feature allows getting ALL the usual metrics at the session level. This includes the same thing as presented above for SUT.

You can also add some optional columns (i.e. attributes, custom fields, params) in the tables, reorder the columns, resize the columns and filter out the content from criteria on all the columns.
Thanks to this add'on you get all the metrics you need on your session based on all the results obtained in the past.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.


All metrics at the category level

This feature allows getting ALL the usual metrics at the category level. This includes the same thing as presented above for SUT.

You can also add some optional columns (i.e. attributes, custom fields, params) in the tables, reorder the columns, resize the columns and filter out the content from criteria on all the columns.
Thanks to this add'on you get all the metrics you need on a specific category based on all the results obtained in the past.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp3 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.


All metrics at the test folder level

This feature allows getting ALL the usual metrics at the test folder level. This includes the same thing as presented above for SUT.

You can also add some optional columns (i.e. attributes, custom fields, params) in the tables, reorder the columns, resize the columns and filter out the content from criteria on all the columns.
Thanks to this add'on you get all the metrics you need on a specific test folder based on all the results obtained in the past.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp3 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.


All metrics at the campaign folder level

This feature allows getting ALL the usual metrics at the campaign folder level. This includes the same thing as presented above for SUT.

You can also add some optional columns (i.e. attributes, custom fields, params) in the tables, reorder the columns, resize the columns and filter out the content from criteria on all the columns.
Thanks to this add'on you get all the metrics you need on a specific test folder based on all the results obtained in the past.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.


Residual campaigns

Let's imagine you have ten people working on different campaigns. They executed several instances (sessions) of these campaigns and you need now to consolidate and execute only the tests that have failed at least once or have never been successfull. Just select several sessions, pick the rules you want and the system will generate for you automatically the residual campaign!

Check out the article on our blog about the residual tests campaigns.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.7 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Automatic generation of residual campaigns




Exploratory testing

Starting with scripted tests is sometimes not feasible because the specifications you've been provided with where not so good. Anyway, it's always advised to "explore" the product at some point by yourself to find the potential problems.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.9 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Exploratory testing




Test case procedure grid editor

Apart from the formatted desciption text field you have the possibility to edit your detailed test case procedure using the standard tree editor. This add'on will allow you to opt for an alternative simpler and more flexible grid editor.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.8 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Grid editor




Rich text on test case procedures

In the free version, XStudio does provide simple procedure edition (no grid view, only tree view) with simple plain text for steps, parameters and expected results. This plugin brings rich text in the game so that you can format your texts in the steps, parameters and expected results descriptions.   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Rich text on test case procedures - Edit mode
TODO
Rich text on test case procedures - View mode




Integrated screen capture

This add'on will allow you to have the possibility to capture some screens (even if you have a multiple screens desktop) or a selectable area of one screen and to embed the screenshot in your rich-text component in one single click.   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Undo Ctrl-Z / Redo Ctrl-Y on all rich text fields

This add'on will allow you to undio/redo the last edit you made on any rich-text field in XStudio (including the rich-text steps and expected results grid).
Of course, this feature is also accessible through the Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-Y accelerators for an even faster authoring.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp8 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Progress metrics

Where are we in the testing? how much time is necessary to complete test execution? This feature provides these metrics immediately from the campaign tree.

Progress can be retrieved using 2 different units:
  • remaining number of test cases to perform
  • estimated time (in dd:hh:mm:ss) to complete
    (based on automatic capture of spent time on previous executions of each test)

  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.6 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Progress metrics




Public search/filters

If you often filter the requirements, tests, bugs etc. based on some specific criteria, just save your filters and share! You'll also be able to print reports on your filtered list of bugs.

Check out the article on our blog about the public search/filters.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.7 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Public search/filters




Graphics in reports

Did you ever need one time to import manually XStudio's graphics to your reports?

Then, this feature is for you. It includes in the generated documents all the graphics you can get in XStudio's GUI.

This includes progress details, results pie charts, coverage bar charts and many others.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.3 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Graph in requirement report
TODO
Save function in dependencies graph
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Graph in sprint report
TODO
Graph in session report
TODO
Graph in test plan
TODO
Graph in defect report




Risk analysis

It's important to have the ability to assess risks on your requirements.

With this plugin, you'll be able to set a risk to each of your requirements either manually or using the Risk Analysis wizard.
You'll also be able to automatically create campaign including all the tests covering high-risk requirements.
And of course, you'll be able to customize how the risk is calculated.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.3 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Set a risk manually
TODO
Set a risk using the Risk Analysis wizard
TODO
Calculation customization




Manual tabular interface with results at steps level

The tabular_step_manual.jar launcher is based on the new tabular_manual.jar launcher but allows to set the results and the rich-text comments at each procedure's step rather than at testcase level.   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.1 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Manual tree interface with results at steps level

The tree_step_manual.jar launcher is based on the new native interface in XStudio and allows to set the results and the rich-text comments at each procedure's step level.   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.2 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Reusable test cases

With this add'on, you'll be able to create "reusable" (or shareable) test cases and reference them in as many tests as you want.

Reusable test cases can be created in the assets tree (so that they can be easily found) and can include parameters as a normal test case.
When you reference a reusable test case in a test, you then provide a dataset or let the system generate parameters combinations.
This way, you can reuse/factorize the design work on the procedures but ensure that the different tests including them can use specific/adapted datasets.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.2 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




SQL custom reports

You may need to create your own reports by accessing directly XStudio's database. This add'on will allow you to register your favorites SQL queries (possibly based on specific ids) to get custom reports. This feature will also allow you to share your reports and export the results to Excel speadsheets in one single click.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.8 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
SQL reports




Suggest linked tests

When you create a new campaign (or edit the content of an existing test campaign) several tools in XStudio allow to select automatically the tests (based an attributes, or select all the tests covering one specific SUT). But when you select manually some tests you may want to automatically add all the ancestors (parents, grand-parents etc.) or the descendants (childs, grand-childs etc.) tests.
This add'on will recursively compute and suggest all the tests you may miss and will propose you to automatically include them in the campaign.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.8 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.



TODO
Suggest linked parent tests
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Suggest linked child tests




Reports in .docx format

Standard reporting is giving you the ability to generate any textual report (CSV, XML, HTML etc.). You can also create your own report templatewhich is giving you a great flexibility. This add'on will extand again this capability by allowing to generate the documents directly in Microsoft® Word format (.docx).   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.9sp2 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Formatted text checker

All the text descriptions that needs formatting can be entered in XStudio using a wiki-style widget. This allows embedding bold, italic, underline, images, URL etc in a standard/neat content into the database so that it can be easily converted in HTML for rendering. However, the user can make typos and provided invalid formats which make the treatment of the text impossible especially when generating Microsoft® Word documents. This add'on will validate any formatted text you enter before submitting to the database and will parse on your request the whole database to search for invalid XHTML content so that you can correct it.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.9sp4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Results per session comparison matrix

Ever wanted to simply compare the results you got in different campaigns you executed? With this plugin you can see for all (or a selection of your choice) the sessions the results of the tests. This is the best and more intuitive way to see what changes occur in your results in the past.
Definitely a MUST-HAVE!
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.1 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Results per configuration comparison matrix

Check the impact of the configurations by just looking at this simple grid showing all the results statistics depending on the campaign configuration.   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Results per agent comparison matrix

Check the impact of the agent (i.e the OS of the computer executing the tests) by just looking at this simple grid showing all the results statistics depending on the agent. Just run the same campaign on several agents using different OS/configurations/settings and compare the results!   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Results per agent comparison matrix

Check the impact of the test operator by just looking at this simple grid showing all the results statistics depending on the operator. You can for instance have a single campaign executed by different testers and compare to be sure of your results.   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Import links from Excel + Import from QC

XStudio includes a powerful import module that will let you import SUTs, Requirements, Specifications, Tests, Test cases, Steps and Bugs from simple Excel sheets.
See the tutorial for more details.

This add'on will allow you to also import links in between all those items. You just need to have in your Excel sheet the unique path of the objects to links. The system will browser the database to identify each object and will create the links accordingly.


This add'on also includes the ability to import directly QC data. This includes the QC requirements, tests and the links in between.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.2 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.



TODO
Options to import links or QC Excel files




Horizontally scrollable tables

When you have tables with many columns, all the columns are by default automatically resized so that the whole table fit the available spaces. The information can become hardly readable if you have reallt a large number of columns (i.e. if you added some custom columns - custom fields, test case parameters etc. in the results table). With this add'on you have the ability to select if you prefer having all your tables scrollable horizontally (as well as vertically).   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp8 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.



TODO
Tables configured to be not scrollable horizontally
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Tables configured to be scrollable horizontally




Public tracks

Did you ever dreamed to configure your homepage with your preferred metrics/graphics? This is what tracks are about. When you log in XStudio you get straight and real-time the data you need!

To configure your public tracks, just select a SUT (your release, product etc.) and pick from the catalog the charts you want to embed as well as the layout you prefer. That's it! all the users will get real-time progress on the charts you picked.

See also the Private tracks feature if you wish each user to be able to configure his own private tracks.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.



TODO
3 tracks to following specific quality metrics




Test scanner

If you're using automated tests, you probably create/edit your tests from your favorite test automation framework IDE (or just any editor). Once your tests are working as expected you need to reference them in XStudio.
This feature will allow you to automatically search for new tests directly from XStudio. A list of tests will be listed and you'll just have to confirm which you want to import in XStudio.
The guarantee you don't forget some and a great time saver!
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.



TODO
Configuration of the test scanner
TODO
Some tests that have automatically been found from disk using the test scanner




Redmine integration

Redmine is an open-source issue-tracking Tool.

This plugin is necessary to interface XStudio's bug-tracking module with Redmine. All your Redmine issues will be available real-time within XStudio's bug tree and you'll be able to create and link those with the rest of the traceability matrix.

  Compatibility:

XStudio 3.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Professional, XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Microsoft SQLServer Support

If your company wish to use only Microsoft SQLServer database, this feature will be necessary. This will allow you store all your data in a MsSql database..   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.7sp3 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Quality metrics

The overal quality of a product is hard to estimate. This feature will provide great reports to measure this.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.6 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Quality metrics




Timeshifting

The Timeshifting feature allows setting some tags (the "timetags") over time so that you can get back to this point whenever you want.

This is a kind of time machine. Hence, you can recover your system the way it was in the past and for instance re-run some tests as they were at this point.

All the assets part of the usual traceability matrix are manageable using the Timeshifting feature: SUTs, requirements, specifications, tests, test cases, bugs, exploratory sessions, sql reports, ALL the attachments and also ALL the links between objects on the system.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Freezing

The Freezing feature allows precenving some items to be modified in any way.
This is required for instance if you need to meet FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance's rules.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 3.0 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Clearquest integration

IBM Rational Clearquest is a leading ALM solution.

This plugin is necessary to interface XStudio's bug-tracking module with Clearquest. All your Clearquest issues will be available real-time within XStudio bug tree and you'll be able to create and link clearquest issues with failed tests. Hence, impact of the bugs on spécifications, requirements and SUT will be available and managed from XStudio.

Projects, status and issue types are filterable so that you can see in XStudio only what you need.

  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp1 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




VersionOne integration

VersionOne is a leading Agile Management Tool.

This plugin is necessary to interface XStudio's requirement and bug-tracking modules with VersionOne. All your VersionOne's Stories and Defects will be available real-time within XStudio requirement and bug trees and you'll be able to create and link thoses the rest of the traceability matrix.

  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.0sp6 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Agents pool

Need to load-balance your test execution? just select all the agents in a pool and let the system picks the first available agent.

Check out the article on our blog about the agent pools.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.7 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Agents pool




Assets management

This module allows managing many types of assets (hardware, software, environments, meeting room etc.).

You can set some assets required to execute some tests and set some assets available on some campaign sessions. If a campaign session does not have enough assets available to run some of its tests, the tests are skipped and marked as not executable.

Assets are also associated with a cost so that in the future we can report on the cost of some activities.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 2.1 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Audit log

If a user delete an object you have no way to track who did it as the history on this object is not accessible anymore. With this feature you will be able to trace all the activities performed by the users including the deletion. Dynamic filtering on users, action type is alaso available.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.8 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Audit_log




Kalistick integration

With this feature you will be able to trace your test activities in Kalistick and import automatically the non-regression campaigns to re-execute.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.6 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Kalistick integration




Exploratory to Scripted Converter

Once you've created and executed your exploratory sessions, you have nice metrics and lot of notes describing what the testers performed. It would be even greater if you could convert automatically thoses notes to scripted tests isn't it? that's exactly what this add'on is doing. Notes written using pseudo-natural language PDNL (Procedure Description Natural Language) based on the simple keywords: testcase, do, check and and can be automatically converted in scripted test cases in XStudio.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.9 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Exploratory to Scripted Converter




Customization of all the visuals

With this feature, you will be able to personalize your instance of XStudio at 100% with your brand logo, splashscreen, title in the window's header, logo in the reports, headers of your .docx reports etc.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.9sp2 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Private tracks

Private tracks are like public tracks (see above for more details) except each user can configure some in his own dashboard.   Compatibility:

XStudio 2.4 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Business and XStudio Enterprise.




Oracle support

If your company wish to use only Oracle database, this feature will be necessary. This will allow you store all your data in an Oracle database.   Compatibility:

XStudio 1.6 and greater

This feature is included only in XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Oracle support




LDAP/Active Directory integration

If you don't want to manage your users separatly in XStudio and in your LDAP directory this add'on is for you. You'll be able to simply select which users in your LDAP/Active Directory will be registered in XStudio and that's it! Those users will now directly authenticate to the central server with their usual password.

All LDAP-compliant dictionnaries in the market are supported:

Active Directory    Open LDAP    Openid

and many others...

  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.8 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Enterprise.




Load and Stress

This feature extends the way you can run your tests. When you create a campaign session, you will be able to select not only one but several agents to execute your tests in parallel. In addition, you will be able to indicates how many simultaneous threads to run on each agent. Each agent can run a different number of threads epending of the capacity of the host.

Hence, this feature transforms XStudio in a nice Load and Stress platform!

During the execution, you can check each agent's individual instance's progression and the individual or consolidated statistics.

Last but not least, you can choose among several options to synchronize (or not) the instances together.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.4a1 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
multi-instances
TODO
multi-agents




Monitoring

If you're using the Load and Stress feature, you probably want to stress your SUTs and verify performances and the status of some components of the SUT while you're doing so.

The monitoring feature allows to monitor any server on the network in real-time while you're running your tests. Monitoring graphics are dynamically updated just next to the test results graphics.

The Monitoring is based on SNMP v1.0 and the SNMP OIDs you wish to track are customizable and saved in configurations. By default and without any customization you can track CPU, Storage and Memory usage of specific processus on remote hosts.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.4a1 and greater



This feature is included in XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
multi-monitoring




Auto-purge (cleaning tool)

This feature is particularly necessary for maintenance of systems handling big databases. Indeed, XStudio stores quite a lot of data in its database: logs, different versions of requirements, specifications, tests, test cases, documents and attachments, statistics etc.

As the database gets bigger and bigger, performances may decrease and backup getting problematic.

This feature allows to cleanup your database on specific items or globally by removing all the very old data that you don't need anymore. You define the scope and a date and the feature will cleanup nicely the database for you - taking care about all the dependencies between elements.
  Compatibility:

XStudio 1.3 and greater

This feature is included in XStudio Enterprise.
TODO
Auto-purge




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