The function point communities have developed over 20 variations of function points.
But there are other important topics that the function point community ignores. We need a suite of related metrics that can handle corporate measurement issues:
function points for software size
hardware function points for engineered products
data points for data bases and repository size
risk points for hazardous situations
value points that combine financial and intangible value topics
The idea is to have a fully integrated suite of measures for all important business and manufacturing topics. For a paper on this subject with samples send an email to Capers.Jones3@gmail.com.