An environment is a workspace shared by several people.
Several projects can be created in a given environment.
An environment is a closed workspace where a team member can contribute to one or several projects. Only people who are invited by the administrator of the environment or the project manager can access the environment’s projects. It is considered as a private space.
An environment can be managed by one or several administrators.
You can create as many environments as you want. If you have critical customers it allows you to create a dedicated environment for them. Customers can then only see projects of the environment to which they were invited.
Other companies use two environments, one for internal projects and another one for the projects with subcontractors.
Others use only a single environment and it fulfills most of their needs.
In an environment you can create dependencies between projects.