SCOPE / FPW comparison

SCOPE 5.0 and FPW7

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Feature SCOPE Benefits of SCOPE

Interface designed for Microsoft Windows 8 by a Microsoft Partner. SCOPE works like Microsoft Explorer

Modern familiar interface means minimal training required to learn all SCOPE features.
Selectable multilingual interface (includes all screens, messages and reports) SCOPE is available in 10 Languages English - Japanese - German - Chinese - Korean - Portuguese - Dutch - Spanish - Italian - French
ISBSG compliant Metrics Repository to record all Effort, Defect and Environment Attributes for trend analysis and benchmarking SCOPE integrates all project, maintenance and support metrics into a central repository for centralised reporting.
SCOPE extracts ISBSG compliant metrics data and can email ISBSG with your submitted Project Data or export to MS EXCEL customisable pivot charts for graphical reporting. SCOPE can export an XML file of selected metrics data and email it to ISBSG as a submission for their ISBSG Development and Enhancement Repository or the ISBSG Maintenance and Support Repository.
Customisable 'numeric multipliers' - allows users to use templates or create their own numeric multipliers to report metrics based on size. SCOPE provides inbuilt Numerical Categories (NESMA Impact factors, Earned Value Reporting, Project Delivery Rates) or you can create and customise your own for quantitative reporting.
Synchronisation capability - allows users to count off-site and later merge the changes they have made into the baseline count without overwriting changes made in the meantime, by other counters. SCOPE allows counts to be done remotely without the worry of overwriting changes made by others when the count results are merged back into the same or an updated baseline.
Single SCOPE database file to simplify data storage and transmission of counts Makes transferring data from different storage media simple and easy, reducing the risk of database corruption.
Enables Project Managers to quantitatively track and interactively display the size of project rework displaying the history of changes online. Tracks when a process or data group is changed multiple times for the same project or removed from the project scope. Enables suppliers to easily measure rework caused by project scope-creep and changes to user requirements.
Imports historical count data from other industry FP counting software e.g. FPW Easy implementation of upgrades from other tools, without losing historical count data.
Allows Projects to be mapped to multiple applications so that counts are automatically aggregated at Project level as well as at Application Release level to display online interactively Maps the structure of your counts to the real-world structure of your applications development and maintenance environment for easy reporting and communication
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Allows multiple separate counts to be applied concurrently to the same baseline that can add, change and delete processes and data groups without overwriting other counts changes. Allows multiple counts to be done for multiple change requests that impact the same Release of an application avoids separate counts corrupting the master baseline with counts overwriting each other
Inbuilt expert assistance in IFPUG counting rules enhances ability to record and report accurate and detailed count information Reduces risk of giving incorrect sizing for decision making by ensuring more accurate and consistent counting. Saves time and costs of audits and recounts by providing expert assistance via an online mentor on counting queries.
All data entry and linking can be done on a single split screen without trekking through layers of stacked windows Saves significant time (therefore dollar costs) for a counter to record count results. Also assists in reviewing counts as all information is available on a single split screen and names are fully readable
Field lengths are virtually unrestricted to allow actual specification names to be used in documenting the count and display without truncation
Data groups can be hierarchically structured to individually document names of RETs and DETs which can be linked to Elementary Processes
Allows easy hierarchical cataloguing of Notes and Attributes with long field length or no field length restriction for complete count documentation Saves significant time (therefore dollar costs) for an auditor to review a count and for another counter to maintain a count since count decisions are easy to record, view and maintain
Online expert system to provide expert assistance in IFPUG counting rules Saves time and costs of audits and recounts by providing an online mentor on counting queries
Full Audit capability of all changes to count Tracks Author and date when all count details were modified including comments. Fully searchable so you know what changed and when and who made the change.