Excel

SCOPE vs Excel® - Cost /Risk / Opportunity

Excel®

SCOPE

Benefits of SCOPE

Avoids Excel’s high risk of counters overlooking functions causing project estimates to be wrong
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ExcelScopeSCOPE’s inbuilt functions reduce count errors to avoid risking blowing budgets or delivering projects late
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Avoids Excel’s High costs for staff counting and auditing function point counts
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ExcelScopeSCOPE saves time and costs because it optimises and automatically reuses previous count data
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Avoids Excel’s High risk of count results being wrong due to corrupted Excel formulas
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ExcelScopeSCOPE protects calculation formulas and has inherent validation checks to enable you to trust the calculated results
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Avoids Excel’s High costs of counting by skilled experienced counters who need to remember the IFPUG rules
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ExcelScopeSCOPE reduces counting costs and makes counts more accurate by providing inbuilt rules and an expert system to guide count decisions
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Addresses Excel’s low capability to trace user requirements to count processes
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ExcelScopeSCOPE optimises auditability of counts and facilitates negotiation with business users by providing features to map user requirements to the count
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Avoids Excel’s high overhead costs to aggregate portfolio counts for management reporting
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ExcelScopeSCOPE’s single database with inbuilt portfolio reports for reporting by Change Request, by project or across application portfolio
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Addresses Excels limited capability to profile projects for input into management decision making
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ExcelScopeSCOPE has inbuilt capability to flag and filter functionality to assess different development opportunities for the project
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Addresses Excels inability to manage the integrity of the portfolio of counts
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ExcelScopeSCOPE has inbuilt functions to maintain the integrity of your counts
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Addresses Excels inability to ensure the security of the FP data
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ExcelScopeSCOPE has inbuilt functions to maintain the security of your counts
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Enables counts to be converted to another FP tool in a standardised format unlike Excel which has no industry standardised format
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ExcelScopeSCOPE has inbuilt functions to import counts from Excel and older function point counting tools such as Function Point WorkbenchTM
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