FREE SOFTWARE FOR DECISION ANALYSIS - A Software Package for Data Envelopment Models

Lidia Angulo Meza, Luiz Biondi Neto, João Carlos Correia Baptista Soares de Mello, Eliane Gonçalves Gomes, Pedro Henrique Gouvêa Coelho

Abstract

Data Envelopment Analysis is based on linear programming problems (LPP) in order to find the efficiency of Decision Making Units (DMUs). This process can be computationally intense, as a LPP has to be run for each unit. Besides, a typical DEA LPP has a large number of redundant constraints concerning the inefficient DMUs. That results in degenerate LPPs and in some cases, multiple efficient solutions. The developed work intends to to fill out a gap in current DEA software packages i.e. the lack of a piece of software capable of producing full results in classic DEA models as well as the capability of using more advanced DEA models. The software package interface as well as the models and solution algorithms were implemented in Delphi. Both basic and advanced DEA models are allowed in the package. Besides the main module that includes the DEA models, there is an additional module containing some models for decision support such as the multicriteria model called Analytic Hierarchic Process (AHP). The developed piece of software was coined as FSDA – Free Software for Decision Analysis.

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Angulo Meza L., Biondi Neto L., Carlos Correia Baptista Soares de Mello J., Gonçalves Gomes E. and Henrique Gouvêa Coelho P. (2005). FREE SOFTWARE FOR DECISION ANALYSIS - A Software Package for Data Envelopment Models . In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 207-212. DOI: 10.5220/0002548802070212


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@conference{iceis05,
author={Lidia Angulo Meza and Luiz Biondi Neto and João Carlos Correia Baptista Soares de Mello and Eliane Gonçalves Gomes and Pedro Henrique Gouvêa Coelho},
title={FREE SOFTWARE FOR DECISION ANALYSIS - A Software Package for Data Envelopment Models},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2005},
pages={207-212},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002548802070212},
isbn={972-8865-19-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - FREE SOFTWARE FOR DECISION ANALYSIS - A Software Package for Data Envelopment Models
SN - 972-8865-19-8
AU - Angulo Meza L.
AU - Biondi Neto L.
AU - Carlos Correia Baptista Soares de Mello J.
AU - Gonçalves Gomes E.
AU - Henrique Gouvêa Coelho P.
PY - 2005
SP - 207
EP - 212
DO - 10.5220/0002548802070212