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The new release of version 13 is 13f, with a new feature super SBM Max model. Earlier SBM model replaces SBM Variation model introduced in version 12.
The SBM models usually report the worst efficiency scores for inefficient DMUS, i.e. the projected point is the farthest one on the associated
ewfficient frontier. In contrast, SBM max models look for the nearest point on the efficient frontier, so that one can attain an efficient status by
minimum input resources and output expansion. Consequently, SBM Max represents KAIZEN improvement.
For more details, go to newsletter 15
and newsletter 16.
The final release for version 12 is 12i, which repairs minor problems of the CCR model. In the release 12e, we introduced a new feature,
called SBM Variations, by which you can find the nearest point on the associated efficient frontier by maximizing the efficiency score.
For more details, go to newsletter 14.
Note that in Version 12, we also added a feature, Directional Distance Model, which computes the efficiency of
DMUs along the given direction of DMU. We offer two types of efficiency calculations, i.e. the ordinary one and the super efficiency. This is an innovative
extension of Radial Models (CCR and BCC), which had limited orientations of input and output. For detailed discussion on this model,
take a look at Newsletter 13.
With Version 11, we added a feature, called Resampling DEA, which deals with data variations and gives confidence intervals
of DEA scores. Also we introduced Fisher statistics in version 11.1, which enhance resampling accuracy (Note the number of
DMU has to be at least 4 to use Fisher statistics). Input/output values are subject to change for such reasons as measurement errors and
arbitrariness. DEA efficiency scores need to be examined by considering such factors, and resampling calculates the confidence
interval by four new innovative models.
Take a look at Newsletter 12 for more details.
Version 10, we added a feature, called Non-Convex model, which deals with S-shaped curve frontiers in production.
Such S-shaped frontiers, often observed in many real data sets, are non-convex whereas traditional DEA models assume
convex frontiers. This model should solve the large difference between the constant-returns-to-scale and
variable-returns-to-scale scores that have puzzled many practitioners.
Take a look at Newsletter 11 for more details.
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Network & Floating Licenses
We offer a network license of DEA SolverPro. With a network license installed on your server,
you can use DEA SolverPro from your client PC's on your local area network. This function is quite useful
in a class room environment where a number of students may use the software concurrently.
A floating license, by which you can install the program on multiple PCs, is also available now.
Use the software on any one of them at a time by activating it with a dongle.
You can use the software at work, or at home, by carrying a licensed USB dongle. It is a convenient way to use
the program on mutiple PC's without purchasing multiple licenses. See details in Purchase Information below.
Excel Versions and 32/64 bit mode
Currently following Excel Versions are supported: Excel 2007 (32 bit mode only), 2010, 2013 and 2016 (32 bit & 64 bit mode, Version 10 and later).
For desktop DEA SolverPro Versions 9, 8, and 7, we have separate modules for 32 bit and 64 bit mode Excel. I.e., if you want to use the software on 64 bit
mode Excel, you need to use the 64 bit version of our software. You get both (32 bit & 64 bit) Versions in the installation package or in downloads,
so use the right one. For Versions 10 and later, there is one module which works for both 32 bit and 64 bit mode Excel.
For floating and network licenses, we now have the 64 bit Version available, starting Version 12c. Note before Version 12c, we only supported the 32bit mode.
Usage on Excel 2013 and 2016
Problems in accessing data files have been reported on Excel 2013. We fixed the problems, and Version 10 and later ones work
with Excel 2013 or 2016. If you have 8 or an older version and if you want to use it on Excel 2013 or 2016, we suggest that you get an upgarde as described below.
Protected View on Excel 2010 & 2013 & 2016
All the samples files are in protected view mode initially. As such, users are encourgaed to remove such protection at the beginning.
It is highly recommended that you remove protection from any Excel files, outside in Excel and DEA updates..
If you would like to purchase a license for DEA SolverPro, download the
and fax (or send an email with image) it to the number written in the form with your signature.
Upon receiving your order form, we will let you know how to download the files. Note that installing
the software implies that you have agreed with the license contract. You can obtain the license agreement
by clicking on the DEA SolverPro License Agreement.
The current price for one CPU license is $ 800 for educational institutions (students and teachers only),
and $1,600 for business (prices as of December 2015). Note these prices are for a single CPU (up to quad core with maximum of 8 thread CPU)
license only. The second license has to be purchased at $400 for additional CPU's at educational institutions, and $800 for business.
If you have already purchased one of version 1 through 12, the version-up price for 13 is half the
regular license fee. Please write "version-up" on the order form when you apply.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
The network license (see below for detail) fees depend on the number of concurrent users on the network.
You can get the current
network & floating license prices. Prices may change without notice.
Note that because of legal complexity involved, we will not review any change requests in the license agreement.
Japanese customers who wish to pay in Japanese yen, please use the order form by clicking
Japanese order form. Japanese license
prices are quoted on the Japanese page, which can be reached by clicking on the Japanese flag above.
Please fax the order form to SAITECH Japan at 03-6800-3081.
Downloading the Latest Versions
* For version 13 users:
The newest versions 13f includes super SBM Max. Note also we have a new set of documentation, including description of this new feature, and sample data.
* For version 12 users:
The lastest releases 12i through 12f include SBM Variations. The version 12d repaired minor numerical problems, and came with the Directional Distance model.
* For version 11 users:
The last release 11e, which contains minor repairs and Fisher statistics and renewed zero data processing in CCR and BCC, is available for downloading.
* For version 10 users:
The last release 10e for Version 10 is available for downloading with minor problems repaired from 10d and 10c.
Note that since the release 10.0a, Excel 2013 installation problems have been resolved.