Pro Cloud Server Features
As mentioned in the Introducing Cloud Repositories Help topic, even without a License the Pro Cloud Server can be used for hosting Cloud Repositories to be accessed by Enterprise Architect. When using a licensed Pro Cloud Server a number of additional features are available, as outlined here.
One of the most requested features from the Enterprise Architect user base recently has been the ability to access Enterprise Architect models on mobile devices or from desktops without the need to install the Enterprise Architect application.
WebEA has a large array of configuration options that give the Enterprise Architect customer the power to control exactly how each model can be accessed and what types of action can be performed.
The Pro Cloud Server 'WebConfig' is a web-based configuration client, which can be used as an alternative to the Windows-based 'Configuration Client'.
The WebConfig allows you to add and configure Cloud connections, set up integration plug-ins, manage floating licenses, and view Pro Cloud Server logs, all from a Web Browser.
OSLC RESTful API
The OSLC RESTful API (OSLC Architecture Management v2.0) provides direct access to a wide range information from your Enterprise Architect Cloud Repositories.
Also called Server Based Plug-in Interface (SBPI), this is a framework developed to extend the Pro Cloud Server via Plug-ins. The Integration Plug-ins allow you to link Enterprise Architect elements to elements or objects in external products.
Prolaborate represents the next step in effectively delivering rich models and designs to the broader community and in enabling high level executives, business process managers, process implementers, consultants, customers and other Stakeholders to see their personal and curated view of the model in a way that they are personally comfortable with!
Prolaborate is a tailored set of views that reduce complexity, focus attention and increase the accessibility of model information for non-modelers and others who are more concerned with consuming the model than directly editing it. Prolaborate provides a social platform 'outside the model' that supports talking about the model from a different viewpoint to those actively engaged 'within the model'. Prolaborate also provides dashboards, impact analysis and other 'outside the model' features that derive information from the model or provide unique windows into the model for a custom audience, such as Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Officers and customers.
Floating License Server
The Floating License Server provides a mechanism to allocate and share Enterprise Architect and other Sparx System Product licenses between multiple users. Licenses are only allocated to users when they open Enterprise Architect, once the application is closed the license is released back into the pool and is available to another user. Therefore this mechanism of sharing licenses can allow an organization to purchase a smaller number of licenses and make more efficient use of the licenses purchased.
The 'Visibility Levels' feature within Enterprise Architect gives model managers the ability to restrict access to certain sections of a model. Only models hosted by a Pro Cloud Server are able to make use of this feature. Visibility Levels are implemented by taking advantage of the Row Level Security feature included in Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.