Frestimate Components and Editions

These are the features of the Software Reliability Toolkit and each Frestimate Edition.  The Software Reliability Toolkit is a macro enabled spreadsheet.  It provides the basic prediction capabilities.  Frestimate is a Windows based product.  It has more features than the toolkit and an easy to use interface.  The Manager's edition has more features than the Standard edition including the WhenToStop module and advanced sensitivity analysis.  The three products are architected to be both upward and downward compatible.  If you try the toolkit, you can upgrade to the Standard Edition by paying the difference. The Frestimate software actually uses the macro enabled Software Reliability Toolkit files as a database engine.  Software reliability toolkit licensed users can email their macro enabled licensed spreadsheets to a licensed Frestimate user and that Frestimate user will be able to read and edit the toolkit files.

Feature Software Reliability Toolkit Standard Edition Manager's Edition
System Software Reliability Analysis Module - Import the predictions into a system RBD or system FTA Standalone module which can be purchased as an add on to the toolkit Standalone module which can be purchased as an add on to the Frestimate edition Standalone module which can be purchased as an add on to the Frestimate Manager's edition
Basic defect density models - SEI CMMi lookup table, industry lookup table prediction modules and using your own historical data Yes Yes Yes
Shortcut prediction model- short 23 question survey prediction model Yes Yes Yes
Fullscale model - detailed prediction model. Between 98 and 300 questions related to efficient versus inefficient techniques; experience of people; organization; "code a little, test a little"; good versus bad requirements, design, code and test plans; scheduling practices. Yes Yes Yes
Closest Database Match This model compares your development practices with those of the projects in our database and finds the closest match to predict defect density. No No Yes
Sensitivity Analysis- establish improvement scenario with lowest relative cost, time and biggest predicted impact No Ability to view the relative cost, time, and impact of each of the prediction inputs Full capability to perform a sensitivity analysis and establish and compare scenarios quantitatively
Staffing projections for maintenance, warranty and testing support No Yes Yes
Rome Laboratory module - detailed prediction model geared towards aerospace and aircraft No No Yes
WhenToStop estimation module - reliability estimation growth models used during testing to forecast reliability and establish testing resources No No Yes
Cost Available only with 2 day Software Reliability Toolkit Training Class or with purchase of Frestimate Standard or Managers Edition Pricing Pricing
License Single user Single user Single user
Media Macro enabled licensed spreadsheet Windows application which uses the macro enabled licensed Software Reliability Toolkit as a database engine. Windows application which uses the macro enabled licensed Software Reliability Toolkit as a database engine.
System requirements Microsoft Excel versions 2007, 2010 or 2013. The ability to enable macros in Microsoft Excel Windows 7 through 10. Microsoft Excel versions 2007, 2010 or 2013.
The ability to enable macros in Microsoft Excel
Windows 7 through 10. Microsoft Excel versions 2007, 2010 or 2013.
The ability to enable macros in Microsoft Excel.
Upgrades Not provided Available for 1 year Available for 1 year