- This still remains the main objective of autocoding software, but functionality has been expanded to encompass quality assurance and OEE performance data.
- In 2009, Marks and Spencer introduced a code of practice for the labelling of products that stipulated an autocoding system must be used on every production line.
- In 2013, it was estimated that autocoding software protects over 1500 lines in the United Kingdom; the largest supplier is Olympus Automation, which protects 723 food production lines.
- Both terms derive from the phrase " automatic coding ", which referred generally to programs which eased the burden of producing the numeric machine language codes of programs . ( " Autocoding " is seen occasionally, and can refer to any kind of programming system . ) In some circles " autocoder " could be used in a rather generic way to refer to what is now called a macro-assembler.