What's new

Helix ALM 2020.3 includes the following key features. For a complete list of features and enhancements, check out the release notes.

Use baselines to preserve a collection of items

Baselines preserve data for a collection of items at a point in time, such as a project milestone. Information in a baseline cannot be modified, so they provide a reliable way to see historical information about your products and releases. Whether you need to survive an audit or quickly review what changed, baselines can save time, provide insight, and make collaboration easier.

Add baselines

Adding a baseline is easy. You select the source items to include, which can be any Helix ALM item type — requirements, requirement documents (including all requirements in the documents), test cases, test runs, issues, and folders (including all items and subfolders in the folders). Capture full traceability information by automatically including items related or linked to the source items.

When a new milestone occurs and it is time to add another baseline, you can duplicate an existing baseline to add the new one with the same collection of items.

Attach files to baselines

After you add a baseline, you can attach files to it to save for future reference. For example, you may want to attach a PDF file of a report or exported Microsoft Word document related to a baseline.

View differences between two baselines

You can compare two baselines to see what changed. You can see a side-by-side list of all items included in each baseline and easily identify added, removed, changed, and unchanged items.

You can also view differences for items to see detailed changes made between the baselines, such as changes to fields, workflow, links, folders, and more depending on the item type.

View differences between a current item and the item in a baseline

When you are working with an item, click the Baselines tab to see baselines the item is in. You can compare the current item to revisions captured in baselines to see how the item changed.

Run baseline differences reports

When you are viewing differences between two baselines, you can run reports in HTML or PDF format that include information about items that changed. Reports can contain a list of differences between both baselines, a grouped list by item type, or summary of changes.

Note:  Baseline features are currently only available in the Helix ALM web client.

Only allow users in a security group to add or remove users in the group

Administrators can limit the users who can add and remove users in a security group to only those users already in the group. See Adding security groups.