Multiple Criteria Decision Support Software

 

The primary objective of this chapter is to report on the state of commercially or otherwise readily available multiple criteria decision support software. The software is organized into seven areas based on the type of problem to which the software is applied.

  1. Qualitative Problem Structuring

  2. General Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM)

  3. General Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM)

  4. Multiple Criteria Sorting Problems

  5. Portfolio Analysis

  6. Group Decision Support

  7. Some Application Specific Software

Below is a list of the software within each area listed in alphabetical order. Please contact me [Click here to contact me] if you would like to recommend other software to be added to the list.

1. Qualitative Problem Structuring

2. General Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM)

  • Criterium Decision Plus
  • DAM (Decision Analysis Module)
    V.V. Podinovski. A DSS for multiple criteria decision analysis with imprecisely specified trade-offs. European Journal of Operational Research, 113:261–270, 1999.
  • Decision Lab
  • ELECCALC
  • ELECTRE IS
  • ELECTRE III-IV
  • Equity
  • Expert Choice
  • HIVIEW
  • Logical Decisions
  • MACBETH
  • MacModel
  • M&P
    B. Matarazzo. Multicriterion analysis of preferences by means of pairwise actions and criterion comparisons (MAPPAC). Applied Mathematics and Computation, 18(2):119–141, 1986.
    B. Matarazzo. Preference ranking global frequencies in multicriterion analysis (PRAGMA). European Journal of Operational Research, 36(1):36–49, 1988.
  • MIIDAS (The Multicriteria Interactive Intelligence Decision Aiding System)
    Y. Siskos, A. Spyridakos, and D. Yannacopoulos. Using artificial intelligence and visual techniques into preference disaggregation analysis: The MIIDAS system. European Journal of Operational Research, 113(2):281–299, 1999.
  • MINORA (Multicriteria Interactive Ordinal Regression)
    J. Siskos, A. Spyridakos, and D. Yannacopoulos. MINORA: A multicriteria decision aiding system for discrete alternatives. Journal of Information Science and Technology, 2(2):136–149, 1993.
  • MUSTARD
    M. Beuthe and G. Scannella. MUSTARD User’s Guide. Facult´es Universitaires Catholiques de Mons (FUCaM), Mons, 1999.
  • NAIADE (Novel Approach to Imprecise Assessment and Decision Environments)
  • OnBalance
  • PREFCALC
    E. Jacquet-Lagr`eze. Interactive assessment of preferences using holistic judgments: The PREFCALC system. In C. A. Bana e Costa, editor, Readings in Multiple Criteria Decision Aid, pages 225–250. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1990.
  • PRIAM (PRogramme utilisant l’Intelligence Artificielle en Multicrit`ere)
    P. Levine and J. C. Pomerol. PRIAM, an interactive program for choosing among multiple attribute alternatives. European Journal of Operational Research, 25:272–280, 1986.
  • PRIME Decisions
  • REMBRANDT (Ratio Estimation in Magnitudes or deci-Bells to Rate Alternatives which are Non-Dominated)
    F.A. Lootsma. The REMBRANDT system for multi-criteria decision analysis via pairwise comparisons or direct rating. Technical Report 92-05, Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Informatics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, 1992.
    F.A. Lootsma, T.C.A. Mensch, and F.A. Vos. Multi-criteria analysis and budget reallocation in long-term research planning. European Journal of Operational Research, 47:293–305, 1990.
  • RGDB (Reasonable Goals for Database)
  • SANNA
  • TOPSIS (The Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution)
    C.L. Hwang and K. Yoon. Multiple Attribute Decision Making: Methods and Applications. Springer Verlag, New York, 1981.
  • UTA Plus
  • VIMDA
  • VIP Analysis (Variable Interdependent Parameter Analysis)
  • V.I.S.A (Visual Interactive Sensitivity Analysis)
  • Web-HIPRE
  • WINPRE

3. General Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM)

  • ADBASE
  • FGM (Feasible Goals Method)
  • FSCS (Feasible Set in Criterion Space)
  • MOMHLib++
  • MultiGen
    S. K. Mirrazavi, D. F. Jones, and M. Tamiz. MultiGen: An integrated multiple objective solution system. Decision Support Systems, 36(177-187), 2003.
  • Multistat Optimizer
  • SOLVEX
  • TRIMAP
    J. Cl´ımaco and C.H. Antunes. Implementation of a user friendly software package – A guided tour of TRIMAP. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 12(10-11), 1989.
  • TOMMIX
    C.H. Antunes, M.J. Alves, A.L. Silva, and J. Cl´ımaco. An integrated MOLP method based package – A guided tour of TOMMIX. Computers & Operations Research, 1(4):609–625, 1992.
  • VIG
  • WWW-NIMBUS

4. Multiple Criteria Sorting Problems

  • ELECTRE TRI
  • IRIS
  • PREFDIS
    C. Zopounidis and M. Doumpos. PREFDIS: A multicriteria decision support system for sorting decision problems. Computers & Operations Research, 27(7- 8):779–797, 2000.
  • PROAFTN
  • TOMASO

5. Portfolio Analysis

6. Group Decision Support

  • AGAP (Aid to Groups for Analysis and evaluation of Projects)
    J.P. Costa, P. Melo, P. Godinho, and L.C. Dias. The AGAP system: A GDSS for project analysis and evaluation. European Journal of Operational Research, 145:287–303, 2003.
  • ARGOS
    G. Colson. The OR’s prize winner and the software ARGOS: How a multijudge and multicriteria ranking GDSS helps a jury to attribute a scientific award. Computers & Operations Research, 27:741–755, 2000.
  • CTLite (ClearThinking Lite)
  • GMCR (Graph Model for Conflict Resolution)
    K.W. Hipel, D.M. Kilgour, F. Liping, and X.J. Peng. The decision support system GMCR in environmental conflict management. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 83(2-3):117–152, 1997.
  • Joint Gains
  • MEDIATOR
  • SCDAS (Selection Committee Decision Analysis and Support)
    A. Lewandowski. SCDAS – Decision support system for group decision making: Decision theoretic framework. Decision Support Systems, 5:403–423, 1989.
  • WINGDSS
    P. Csaki, T. Rapcsak, P. Turchanyi, and M. Vermes. R and D for group decision aid in hungary by WINGDSS, a Microsoft Windows based group decision support system. Decision Support Systems, 14:205–217, 1995.

7. Some Application Specific Software

  • ACADEA
  • AgentAllocator
    N.F. Matsatsinis and P. Delias. AgentAllocator: An agent-based multi-criteria decision support system for task allocation. In V. Marik, D. McFarlane, and P. Valckenaers, editors, Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing, volume 2744 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 225–235. Springer Verlag, 2003.
  • AutoMan
  • BANKADVISOR
    B. Mareschal and J.P. Brans. BANKADVISER: An industrial evaluation system. European Journal of Operational Research, 54:318–324, 1991.
  • CASTART
    X. Gandibleux. Interactive multicriteria procedure exploiting a knowledge based module to select electricity production alternatives: The CASTART system. European Journal of Operational Research, 113(2):355–373, 1999.
  • CGX
    V. Srinivasan and B. Ruparel. CGX: An expert support system for credit granting. European Journal of Operational Research, 45:293–308, 1990.
  • DIDASN++
    A.P. Wierzbicki and J. Granat. Multi-objective modeling for engineering applications: DIDASN++ system. European Journal of Operational Research, 113:374–389, 1999.
    J. Granat, T. Kreglewski, J. Paczyeski, and A. Stachurski. IAC-DIDAS-N++ modular modeling and optimization system. Technical report, Institute of Automatic Control, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, 1994.
  • DIMITRA
    N.F. Matsatsinis and Y. Siskos. DIMITRA: An intelligent decision support system for agricultural products development decisions. In Proceedings of 3rd European Conference of the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA 2001), Montpellier, France, 2001.
  • Electrical Power Districting DSS
  • ESY (Evaluation SYstem)
    K.N. Papamichail and S. French. Decision support in nuclear emergencies. Journal of Hazardous Material, 71:321–342, 2000.
  • FINCLAS (The Financial Classification)
  • FINEVA
    C. Zopounidis, N.F. Matsatsinis, and M. Doumpos. Developing a multicriteria knowledge-based decision support system for the assessment of corporate performance and viability: The FINEVA system. Fuzzy Economic Review, 1(2):35–53, 1996.
  • INVEX (Investment Advisory expert system)
    S. Vrane, M. Stanojevic, V. Stevanovic, and M. Lucin. INVEX: Investment advisory expert system. Expert Systems, 13(2):105–119, 1996.
  • Market Expert (MARKEX)
    N.F. Matsatsinis and Y. Siskos. MARKEX: An intelligent decision support system for product development decisions. European Journal of Operational Research, 113:336–354, 1999.
    J. Siskos and N.F. Matsatsinis. A DSS for market analysis and new product design. Journal of Decision Systems, 2(1):35–60, 1993.
  • MEDICS
    P. Du Bois, J.P. Brans, F. Cantraine, and B. Mareschal. MEDICS: An expert system for computer-aided diagnosis using the PROMETHEE multicriteria method. European Journal of Operational Research, 39:284–292, 1989.
  • MOIRA
    D. Rios Insua, E. Gallego, A. Mateos, and S. Rios-Insua. MOIRA: A decision support system for decision making on aquatic ecosystems contaminated by radioactive fallout. Annals of Operations Research, 95(1-4):341–364, 2000.
  • SANEX
  • Skills Evaluator
  • Steel Hot Rolling Mill Scheduling DSS
  • TELOS
    E. Grigoroudis, Y. Siskos, and O. Saurais. TELOS: A customer satisfaction
    evaluation software. Computers & Operations Research, 27:799–817, 2000
  • Water Quality Planning DSS