Cronholm, S. (1995). Why CASE Tools in Information Systems Development? -an Empirical Study Concerning Motives for Investing in CASE Tools. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-95-37, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. (bibtex),
Abstract: For developing of computer-based information systems (IS) there nowadays exist different kind of tools. This study deals with tools for earlier phases (analysis, design), so called upper-CASE. CASE tools usually contain support for one or more ISD-methods. Working with CASE tools means that the ISD-work is both method- and computer-based. This paper is concerned about the motives for investments in CASE tools. Why do organizations invest in CASE tools? What objectives are the organizations aiming at? This study is also interested in if the stated objectives are reached. Are the motives for using CASE tools fulfilled?
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