XOS provides a new 'seamless' view of your CA Gen development world, irrespective of the nature of the objects you wish to manage: CA Gen or external. 

Bitmaps, icons, OLE files and other external objects can be downloaded at the same time as the CA Gen subset checkout. Integrity checks similar to those in CA Gen ensure that conflicting changes cannot be made to the external object whilst it is checked out. 

GuardIEn impact analysis tools provide greater visibility of the impact an external object change will have on other externals and CA Gen objects, speeding the development process and ensuring changes are carried out in an ordered fashion to ALL objects affected by the change.