WORKBENCH™ - Publisher
Personalise, Customise, Standardise
The Power of Publisher
The Function Point WORKBENCH - Publisher is an XML
based tool designed to integrate Function Point WORKBENCH count
information and other information sources. Publisher provides a
comprehensive basis for reporting of sizing and estimation information in
whatever context is most relevant to your business. Publisher makes it easy to report
your count information in any format, in any
context or, indeed, in any language. At present Publisher supports
English, German, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. However, the
Publisher lexicon can be easily extended with any language you wish.
Publisher integrates neatly and easily with
standard tools, such as Word and Excel. However, the power of Publisher
goes beyond simple manipulation and transference of text reports. Using
Publisher, the WORKBENCH's Transactional Hierarchy
can be recreated as an active document in a web browser – with
all its associated colours, flyovers and summaries.
You determine what information you need and in
what format. Publisher provides the power to communicate that
What Does This Mean in Practice?
Reports that People Read
Reporting in your own language simply makes life
better and easier for everyone. All standard WORKBENCH reports can be translated
into meaningful local information using Publisher – in any
Even better, Publisher provides dynamic
reporting with drill down information is instantly available in a standard
With the power of a XML interface tool, flexible
integration possibilities are unlimited. Generating your own custom
reports and integrating additional data from multiple sources becomes a
simple and practical reality. Simplification and automation of the
integration and reporting process provides substantial practical benefits in
reduced costs, improved relevance and more effective information.
For contractual reasons, a WORKBENCH client was required to exclude
certain rework from the generated sizing/work total reports. In the
past, that had led to continual (expensive) manual extraction and
manipulation of the sizing information within a spreadsheet.
Using Publisher, however, the client was able to devise a customised
reporting framework that completely eliminated the manual extraction and
manipulation process and therefore saved considerable time and money.
Publisher gives you a serious edge when it comes to
analysing/understanding the meaning and relevance of sizing/estimating
information. Labels and Notes applied to the WORKBENCH's functional model can form the
basis of any relevant tracking or analysis need. This allows you to use and
relate to other definitions and deliverables, and even other sizing metrics.
Become Familiar with Publisher
Have a play with Publisher – it is simple, it is
fun and it is truly an effective tool. And, best of all, Publisher is