Comparison of development estimation software

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A comparison of notable Software development effort estimation software.

Software Schedule estimate Cost estimate Cost Models Input Report Output Format Supported Programming Languages Platforms Cost License
AFCAA REVIC [1] Yes Yes REVIC KLOC, Scale Factors, Cost Drivers proprietary, Text any DOS Free Proprietary Free for public distribution
Construx Estimate [2] Yes Yes SLIM, COCOMO II, Monte Carlo KLOC, Scale Factors, Function points, Historical data, Time and Resource Constraints, Prioritities proprietary, Text any Windows Free Proprietary
Costar [3] Yes Yes COCOMO II, COCOMO 81, REVIC KLOC, Scale Factors, Cost Drivers proprietary, Excel, CSV any Windows Commercial Proprietary
Cost Xpert sucCXess 2012 R2[4] Yes Yes COCOMO II Early Design and Post-Architecture (1997 - 2003); CX COCOMO 2009 - 2012; REVIC Various Excel, MS Project any Full web-based, collaborative platform Commercial Proprietary [5] No Yes ALA, COCOMO Function points, Cost Drivers, Use Cases, Work breakdown structure, Three-point estimation, User Stories, PERT, Historical data, Combination Excel, CSV, PDF, HTML Any through the API Any (Web-based) runs on any Java Application Server Commercial Proprietary Free for NGO and educational use
ProjectCodeMeter [6] Yes Yes Weighted Micro Function Points, COCOMO II 2000, COCOMO 81, REVIC Automatic Source Scanning, Cost Drivers HTML, Excel, CSV C, C++, C#, J#, Java, PHP, Objective C, JavaScript, UnrealEngine script, Flash ActionScript, DigitalMars D Windows Commercial Proprietary
Seer for Software [7] Yes Yes SEER-SEM SLOC, Function points, use cases, bottoms-up, object, features proprietary, Excel, Microsoft Project, IBM Rational, Oracle Crystal Ball any Windows Commercial Proprietary
SystemStar [8] Yes Yes COSYSMO 2005 Components, Cost Drivers proprietary, Excel, CSV any Windows Commercial Proprietary
TruePlanning [9] Yes Yes PRICE Components, Structures, Activities, Cost drivers, Processes Excel, CAD any Windows Commercial Proprietary
TSA Metric Studio [10] Yes Yes Function points Function points proprietary, XML, Microsoft Project any Windows Commercial Proprietary
USC COCOMO II [11] Yes Yes COCOMO.II.2000, COCOMO.II.1999, COCOMO.II.1998 KLOC, Scale Factors, Cost Drivers proprietary any Windows, SunOS Free Proprietary Free for personal and educational use


  1. ^ AFCAA Revic 9.2 manual Revic memorial site
  2. ^ Company founded by Steve McConnell, author of Code Complete [1]
  3. ^ Costar overview SoftStarSystems site
  4. ^ Cost Xpert sucCXess 2012 R2(Overview)
  5. ^ overview site
  6. ^ ProjectCodeMeter Documentation Project Code Meter site
  7. ^ Seer for Software Datasheet Galorath site
  8. ^ SystemStar overview SoftStarSystems site
  9. ^ TruePlanning PRICE H PRICE Systems site
  10. ^ Metric Studio TSA site
  11. ^ COCOMO software manual University of Southern California site

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