The Metrics Factory puts transparency and efficiency on the same side. In the case of software factories, for every 1 PF not identified or misidentified, even with a 5% measurement error, the Metrics Factory ROI is 298%.
The use of function points is a reality in organizations with more mature corporate governance. As a unit in software measurement, it is part of the management of SLAs and as an insum for the management of effort, deadlines and costs. In the case of Agile development in particular, it facilitates capacity planning, backlog management and roadmap prioritization at a higher level. But no use makes measurement more critical than its role in software contracts and software factories.