The complete ComponentSource white paper, The ROI
on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, may be downloaded here (PDF File)
The ROI on LEADTOOLS Commercial off-the-shelf Components
The preliminary results of a recent industry study conducted
by ComponentSource and published in a white paper called The ROI
on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, offers first-time measurement
of the high productivity returns that may be achieved by deploying LEAD Technologies'
advanced imaging expertise. The study applies industry averages for metrics
such as person months to develop and deploy 1,000 lines of code by development
environment; the cost per month of a salaried developer inclusive of office
overheads and - given the fact that most commercial off-the-shelf components
are feature rich - the estimated percentage of a COTS component that may be
used as part of an application. Source lines of code behind our product range
offer the most important measurable statistic to perform the Return on Investment
(ROI) analysis. The results displayed in the table below, offer companies
valuable insight on the potential cost avoidance in terms of lines of code
avoided and ROI compared to the cost of one developer license for some our
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LEAD Technologies has been producing imaging developer
toolkits for the past 18 years. The company is prepared to handle all imaging
needs - from common loading, displaying and image processing, to complex and
high performance imaging demands in the document, medical and Internet industries.
Specialist project support is available in areas such as raster imaging, vector
imaging or multimedia support, or even a combination of all three.
LEADTOOLS libraries are distributed with several world-class
commercial software and hardware applications including Microsoft's FrontPage
and Home Publisher, Corel's CorelDraw, Hewlett Packard's DeskJet and OfficeJet,
and Kodak's PictureCD, among others. The company powers the internal imaging
systems of several Fortune 500 companies, including Ford Motor Company, Reuters,
Adidas, Bank of America, Boeing and NCR. To date, tens of thousands of programmers
have used LEADTOOLS components to expedite their in-development efforts. There
is broad market share for LEADTOOLS libraries, with millions of copies
installed throughout the world to handle the rigorous demands of digital imaging.