Software Editions

The RapidRep Test Suite and the RapidRep Reporting Suite can be licenced in three different editions, which differ from each other in their functionality as well as the systems and platforms they support. Products of the Exress Edition cannot be licenced.

Express EditionTemporally limited evaluation version under Windows; no essential functional limitations; activation required
Desktop EditionStandalone installation under Windows; suited for the individual employment on your local PC; does not support exchange in a team
Team EditionA central repository enables working in a team; automation in batch processing possible; Client Access Licence ("Floating") or on rent
Enterprise EditionSame as Team Edition but with additional option for Cloud Computing, connection to further test and defect management systems, four-eye-principle, and much more

In the following, you will find a precise listing of the differences between the individual editions:

Function/FeatureExpressDesktopTeamEnterpriseDescription of the function
Team RepositoryYesNoYesYesAccess to a central repository
Integrated development environmentExpressDesktopTeamEnterpriseDescription of the function
Connection to any SQL data sourcesYesYesYesYesDefinition of connections to SQL data sources via JDBC
Connection to XML files and web servicesYesYesYesYesConnection to any XML content and access via SQL
Wizard for CSV and fixed length filesYesYesYesYesWizard for connecting CSV and fixed length files
Wizard for comparing two data sourcesYesYesYesYesWizard for the comparison of content from two data sources
Four-eye-principleYesNoNoYesRelease workflow for quality assurance
Language support for SQL, JavaScript and text replacementYesYesYesYesSyntax highlighting, proposal lists and tooltips
Database browser with SQL wizardYesYesYesYesDrag & drop of database objects and SQL text blocks
Result output to Excel incl. VBA supportYesYesYesYesRendering of data in a user-defined Excel template
Persistence and cashing of dataYesYesYesYesDiverse strategies for runtime optimisation
Versioning in the repositoryYesYesYesYesStores different intermediate results and development versions
Authorisation managementExpressDesktopTeamEnterpriseDescription of the function
Central authenticationYesNoYesYesDistinguishing the RapidRep users
External authentication (LDAP/JDBC)YesNoNoYesEnables user authentification per LDAP/JDBC
Synchronisation of user groups (LDAP/JDBC)YesNoNoYesCompares external groups and affiliations
Permission (Grant) rolesYesNoYesYesStructuring of grants by roles/profiles
Authorisation on object levelYesNoNoYesRegulates access for operations on RapidRep objects
Rule-based assignment of grantsYesNoNoYesPromotion of authorisation rules
AutomationExpressDesktopTeamEnterpriseDescription of the function
Command Line Interface (CLI)YesYesYesYesBatch processing via script commands
Password encryption (Password token)YesNoYesYesRequirements for passwords
Advanced security requirements
Limitation on execution (user/computer)YesNoNoYesGoverns execution depending on computer and OS user
Password token with limited validityYesNoNoYesRegulates validity of passwords in scripts
Connection to a test and defect management system (only relevant for the Test Suite)ExpressDesktopTeamEnterpriseDescription of the function
RapidRep Quality Master
Single workstationYesYesYesYesTest and defect management on local computer
Team supportYesNoYesYesTest and defect management in the network (dispersed)
Expandable data modelYesNoYesYesCustomization (will be available in Quality Master 2.0)
3rd-Party test management
HP Quality CenterYesNoNoYesConnection to HP Quality Center/ALM
IBM Rational Quality ManagerYesNoNoYesConnection to IBM Rational Quality Manager
Microsoft Team Foundation ServerYesNoNoYesConnection to Microsoft Team Foundation Server
3rd-Party defect management
HP Quality CenterYesNoNoYesConnection to HP Quality Center/ALM
IBM Rational Quality ManagerYesNoNoYesConnection to IBM Rational Quality Manager
Microsoft Team Foundation ServerYesNoNoYesConnection to Microsoft Team Foundation Server
JiraYesNoYesYesConnection to Jira
Cloud OptionNoNoNoYesCloud Computing operation model (SaaS)
Operating system(s)ExpressDesktopTeamEnterpriseDescription of the Function
Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)YesYesYesYes 
Linux (RedHat, SUSE)NoNoYesYes 
IBM AIXNoNoNoYes 
Solaris/OpenSolarisNoNoNoYes 
HotlineNoNoYesYesFree telephone hotline included in SMP
Premium Forum SupportNoYesYesYesAccess to the premium area of the forum after buying an SMP
Community ForumYesYesYesYesWriting and reading rights in all Community forums

Special limitations of the RapidRep Express Edition

  • Run-time: 6 months (for universities and other educational institutions unlimited)
  • Labelling of all sheets of an Excel report
  • File names of all workbooks start with "Free RapidRep Express Edition"
  • Title windows of all GUIs start with "Free RapidRep Express Edition"
  • Login and frequently used dialogs contain "Free RapidRep Express Edition"
  • The wizard for the comparison of data sources is limited to 10 columns of comparison