Users of the COSMIC Method

This section lists the names of some major organizations that use the COSMIC method of
measuring a functional size of software.
The list has been compiled from names of organizations that have acknowledged their use in
some way e.g. by publishing experience or research findings, or from which several individuals
have passed the COSMIC Entry-level certification exam, information that is in the public domain.
Major suppliers of estimating tools that accept COSMIC-measured sizes as input have their own users and we have no knowledge of those organizations.
This list of users is very far from complete and contains only a small sample from each country.
Often we hear of users of the method, but they wish their use to remain confidential. The names
of many smaller users of the method have also been excluded. Further, the COSMIC method is
very easy to use, so many organizations start to use the method and we never hear from them at
all. Also not included are names of the many universities where the method is taught or
consultancies that teach and support the method. Many of these have their own clients that we
do not know. We are informed, for example, that very many organizations have been trained in
the method in China and Japan.

(Last updated July 2014)

Australia

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

AON Australia Risk Mgmt., Insurance

Belgium

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

European Commission, the Taxation and Customs
Union Directorate
Government
Siemens IT Solutions and Services Software house

Brazil

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

HP Software house

Canada

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

National Bank of Canada Banking
CGI Software house
Desjardins Sécurité Financière Insurance
National Defence Department Defence
CRIM Montreal Research Centre
Pyxis Technologies Software house

China

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

FOXCONN Group Contract manufacturer
MITAC (Shanghai) Research and Development Center Software R&D
Zhong Chuang Software Outsourcing

Denmark

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Systematic A/S Software house

Finland

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Nokia-Siemens Telecommunications

France

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

 ATOS-Origin Software house
 Renault France Embedded software
Bosch France Embedded software

Germany

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Eurocopter (part of EADS) Avionics
T-Systems Telecommunications

Greece

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Intrasoft International Software house

India

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

AmitySoft Software house
Cap Gemini India Software house
Cognizant Technologies Software house
Computer Sciences Corp India Software house
Logica India Software house
Nomura India Banking
Philips Bangalore Embedded software

Italy

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

CSI Piemonte Government
InfoCamere Government
INPS (Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale) Government
Tecnologie nelle Reti e nei Sistemi Software house

Japan

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Fujitsu Electronics
NTT East (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone East) Telecommunications
OGIS-RI System development &
operations

Mexico

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Avantare Software house
Softek Software house
Springere Software house

Netherlands

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

CGI (formely Logica Nederland B.V.) Software house
Metri IT Advice
REAAL Insurances Insurance
Rabobank Banking
Sogeti Nederland Software house

Poland

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Cap Gemini  Software house
HP Software house
Sygnity (formerly ComputerLand) Software house
UHC Medical Infomatics Medical systems
UNIZETO Technologies Software house
ZUS (Polish national social insurance institution) Government

Spain

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

INDRA Software house
Sadiel Software house

Sweden

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

SAAB Embedded software

Turkey

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

Havelsan Software house
Turkcell Telecommunications

United Kingdom

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

HM Revenue & Customs SD&D Government
SITA (Sociëtë Internationale de Tëlëcommuncations
Aëronautique)
Software & Telecoms for
airlines

United States of America

Country/Organization

Industry Sector

General Motors Embedded Software
Several trials underway Financial services