The development of software is a time consuming and tiring process. It requires proper planning to ensure it is completed within the time frame. EstimatorPal is digital tool to allow you plan and estimate time to be taken to complete as well as schedule all the tasks required in programming any software. It runs on three components namely cost, schedule, effort and size estimation. All these are based on foundation of task- based estimation. It uses all the 11 programming techniques in giving estimates. They include: LOC method, object point technique, function point technique, intermediate COCOMO, use based point, task based estimation, cost estimation, FPA mark II andschedule estimation for exporting MS project through spreadsheet packages.
The software has all the formulas in-built in the interface to allow you create and design the program. The interface is simple and flexible in that you need a short time to understand it and start keying in the formulas and programming tools. The estimates are displayed on the screen, saved and integrated with a sharing function as an attachment.
A prior knowledge of software development is required to run the operations of the software smoothly
It is part from other tools category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The EstimatorPal demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.