Science Publishing Group
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technologies have emerged over the past decade. COTS technology gained significant popularity by developing the optimal, efficient, economically and quickly software system that mapping business requirement. As a consequence, the need for designing effective strategies for enabling large scale reuse, whilst overcoming the risks involved in the use of a particular technology, still remains. In this situation, the use of \"COTS\" technology introduces many problematic factors that still have not been fully solved; some of them are the lack of inclusive tools, efficient methods to manage and collect the required information for supporting COTS software selection.