Using a widely accepted cost assessment tool, COCOMO (Constructive Cost Model), AGI conducted a comparison of three software development alternatives for a hypothetical project:
1. Custom development
2. "Freeware" integration
3. AGI software integration
Based on nominal settings for the custom development and "freeware" cases, and worst-case licensing assumptions for AGI software, the analysis found the integration of AGI software to be the lowest-cost and lowest-risk approach.
Accelerates Time To Market
A 2008 study by Frost & Sullivan found that customers using AGI software accelerated their time to market for developmental efforts by as much as four times compared to other options, which included developing software in-house, using government-built software and purchasing other commercial products. AGI software was also linked to substantial increases in productivity (up to 69.8x), and in one case nearly eliminated design costs for a project. In most instances, the software paid for itself within weeks of becoming operational.
Increases User Productivity
According to the majority of Frost & Sullivan interview subjects, increased productivity attributed to AGI's software was a contributing factor in the success of their businesses and/or missions. Productivity increases led to internal cost and time savings on projects, faster contract turnaround and avoidance of technical computational errors. All factors helped increase profitability and brought repeat business. A number of the benefits that customers experienced were attributable to the off-the-shelf nature of AGI software. Much of the cost savings came from reduced design and development cycles and reductions in ongoing costs for operational systems.
Minimizes Risk Through Flexible Licensing
Commercial software license fees, often viewed as a risk factor, can actually be used to the advantage of development programs to minimize cost risks throughout the program life cycle. Of course, this requires cooperation of the vendor. AGI implements flexible licensing elements that actually reduce risks compared with other options that are driven by labor costs:
Customer Success Stories
AGI software has been used across the globe by more than 500 leading space, defense and intelligence organizations to reduce cost, schedule and risk.