Experience® Service is a web-based software service for estimating and measuring IT software projects using function points as a base of measurement. The service application is a Project Estimation and Measurement System (PEMS). With it, the users are capable to measure the functional size of a software application, estimate the effort and cost of the project and collect the project data into the Experience® database.
Experience® Company Service is a service for analyzing IT project data, benchmarking IT project performance, and improving IT processes. Any organization having one or more Experience® Service users collecting project data can extend their use of Experience® database with this additional, company specific service. Every project collected and released by the company users will be added into the company specific Experience® dataset. The more active the data collection activity, the more opportunities and knowhow for effective process improvement actions your organization will achieve. Every Experience® Service user in your company will be available to use the company specific project performance information to make their estimates better and better, getting more accurate along with your growing company database.
Experience® Pro was a Windows XP compatible software tool that supported functional size measurement, estimating, progress reporting, closing, and organizational learning (learning from completed projects) for software development and enhancement projects. The tool may be used by some people still, although Microsoft stopped supporting XP. However, thousands of software projects were measured and estimated by Experience® Pro, and dozens of scientific articles and conference papers still refer to data collected by the tool. Experience® Pro got replaced by web based Experience® Service in 2013.