Agile Central On-Premises versus SaaS

CA Agile Central's On-Premises Edition provides you with many of the features of CA Agile Central, running in your own IT environment. While our SaaS products are constantly updated, the CA Agile Central On-Premises Edition is released on a periodic basis.

Feature Differences between On-Premises versus SaaS

Service On-Premises Features SaaS
Feature Updates and Bug Fixes

Targeting 2 major releases per year, minor release (software update) 4 x year.

  • Major releases that are semi-annually may require new VM install and require migration process and brief downtime.
  • Minor releases occur thru the Admin Panel portal. Will require brief downtime.

    Continuous Delivery, with multiple releases per day including:

    • New Features
    • Defect Fixes
    • Early preview of upcoming features in beta pages with availability to provide direct feedback.
    Data Backup/Restore
    • Ability to schedule automated and ad hoc backups to a SFTP/S3 location or local VM.
    • Restore
    • Migrate data from old release (2018.1) into CA Agile Central On-Premises
    • Real time data replication within each data center across multiple hosts.
    • Real time data replication between multiple data centers in unique geo locations.
    • Ability to switch from hot to warm datacenter in the event of a major incident.
    • Test data centers switches on a quarterly basis.
    •  Ability to request an ad hoc subscription export (doesn’t include certain data).
    Administration and Security
    • Ability to conduct vulnerability security scanning. 
    • Ability to review releases before upgrading.
    • LDAP synchronization.
    • Ability to restrict network access by controlling your IT infrastructure and environment.
    • Ability to restrict certain attachment types.
    • Supports basic authentication for WSAPI API and integrations.
    • Single Sign-On w/ SAML 2.0 Support
    • Ability to restrict certain attachment types.
    • Ability to restrict access to IP range.
    • Supports basic authentication and API Keys for WSAPI API and integrations.
    Team Productivity
    • Team Planning
    • Team Iteration Status (Scrum Teams) 
    • Quick Detail Pages
    • Quick Detail Page Collections 
    • Team Board
    • Work Views 
    • Quality Management

    On-Prem features and additionally:

    • Personalized Navigation
    • @mentions
    • Watches
    • Full Detail Pages (editor)
    Team Reporting and Insights
    • Team Iteration Status Velocity and Sprint Metrics
    • Iteration and Release Burn Ups and Cumulative Flow Diagrams

    On-Prem features and additionally:

    • Insights
    • Cumulative Flow, Cycle Time, and Throughput reporting
    Portfolio Planning and Execution
    • Release Timeboxes
    • Portfolio Backlog
    • Portfolio Kanban
    • Portfolio Release Tracking
    • Milestones
    • Dependencies
    • Risks

    On-Prem features and additionally:

    • Portfolio Capacity Planning
    • Portfolio Plan Progression
    • Portfolio Funding Increments
    Portfolio Reporting
    • Iteration and Release Burn Up and Cumulative Flow Diagram reporting
    • Epic Story Burn Up and Cumulative Flow Diagram reporting

    On-Prem features and additionally:

    • Portfolio Items Burn Ups and Cumulative Flow Diagram reporting
    • Release Burn Up with Plan vs. Actual Trend reporting
    • Milestone Burn Ups and Cumulative Flow Diagram reporting
    • Time series reporting API
    Custom Pages and Apps
    • Community App Catalog and 100s of apps.Some SaaS apps not available in CA Agile Central On Premises.
    • Community App Catalog and 100s of apps.
    Languages and I18N support
    • Support for English
    • Support for English, German and French.
    • Supports 3rd party integrations via WSAPI API.
    • Third Party Context
    • Supports basic authentication for WSAPI API and integrations.

    On-Prem features and additionally:

    • Webhooks
    • Integrations Administration and Metrics
    Administration and User Communication
    • Can set a custom banner displayed on all pages for the subscription after log In.
    • Can set a custom banner displayed on all pages for the subscription after log in.

    Features Not Included in Specific Version of CA Agile Central

    Agile Central On-Premises 2018.1

    • Quick Detail Page Collections
    • Third Party Context
    • Plan Progression
    • Quality Management
    • Team Board
    • Capacity Planning
    • Work Views
    • Watches
    • Webhooks
    • New Personalized Navigation
    • New search
    • @mentions
    • Agile Central Application Manager and API Keys
    • Integration Metrics
    • Single Sign-On
    • Insights
    • Ability to disable sessions
    • Non-English languages (such as German)
    • The following apps are not available to Agile Central to Go customers because they use Lookback API:
      • Cycle Time Chart (Community)
      • Cycle Time Data (Community)
      • Milestone Burnup
      • Milestone Cumulative Flow
      • Portfolio Item Burnup
      • Portfolio Item Cumulative Flow
      • Portfolio Item Scope Change Chart (Community)
      • Project Cumulative Flow
      • PSI Feature Burnup (Community)
      • Release & Iteration Burndown
      • Super Customizable CFD (Community)

    Agile Central On-Premises 2017.1

    Agile Central On-Premises 2016.2


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