codeBeamer enables making Version Control Systems a tightly integrated tool in your collaboration environment and makes source code itself a first class asset in your projects.
Navigation: codeBeamer allows searching and browsing repository content, repository histories and change sets.
Security: codeBeamer helps to maintain granular read/write access control over repository entries (directories and files).
Traceable: codeBeamer also enables associating change sets with issues for traceability. A source code change can be traced back to its originator task and even to the requirement that the task was derived from.
Information Accessability: team members can easily follow source code changes via codeBeamer's flexible subscription system and highly configurable notification emails.
Even better, these features are largely VCS independent. Configuring write permissions is essentially the same for Subversion and Git, for example, since codeBeamer hides all the details of the different vendors.
CVS Starting from version 9.0.0, CVS is not supported anymore.
Managed Repositories versus External Repositories
CodeBeamer distiguishes between managed and external repositories. A managed repository has several advantages over an external (unmanaged) repository. The primary benefit is an ability to control repository permissions by role. For more information about managed repositories see Using Managed Subversion, Git & Mercurial Repositories.