This particular business model follows the principles of AHP (analytical hierarchy process) which is a process for determining the % weight (or importance) to be applied to a set of prioritised attributes.
Fundamentally the AHP Process is based on Pairwise comparison between competing alternatives. Pairwise comparison reduces the number of factors that you have to consider at any one time to be able to assign a relative importance weight or decision.
AHP allows for both ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ factors to be analysed together.
Consistency in the judgement of the scoring can be derived and the quality of the scoring process evaluated for any inconsistencies. This provides assurance that good quality decisions are made.
You may ask the stakeholder / user / customer to prioritise a given set of attributes (…and have them place the attributes in order), the model will accept a maximum of 10 attributes and must placed in priority order by the stakeholder. You would then ask the stakeholder to score each paired question and score the relationship accordingly. On completion, we check the calculated ‘consistency’ – in other words if the rationale check is greater than 10% inconsistent the results can not be used. If less than 10% a percentage will automatically be assigned, providing a mathematical / statistical weight for each attribute.
This model takes all the hard work out of this exercise and provides a quick and easy way of checking stakeholder consistency and it automatically calculates associated % priorities.
Original method by : Prof. Thomas L. Saaty
This software is distributed as a standard WinZip file which contains a ‘.exe’ (executable) file format and requires a suitable Windows based operating system and ‘full’ version of Microsoft Excel (macro enabled) installed and operational on your PC / Mac.
The application (interactive model) will run on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of MS windows and Excel (inc. office 365).
Installation and Security
This interactive model produces secure files that automatically run on MS Excel. The files produced include specific programming (VBA) which in turn has been thoroughly checked for the presence of any viruses /malware / malicious code by; Symantec Norton Antivirus. The distribution file for this software is a .exe file (executable) and includes an embedded ‘signed’ digital certificate for complete authenticity and integrity. Digital signing is based on Microsoft Authenticode technology and ensures that the software is completely genuine – If the software is not genuine or has been tampered with, the operating system and or antivirus program will trigger an appropriate message.
Furthermore, after you install the programme, it will automatically become hardware locked to the computer it was installed upon and any files produced thereafter will once again be hardware locked.
How to install the product after purchase – The following instructions will also be given as part of the order confirmation process.
a) Download and install the program zip file using the secure URL Link.
b) Unzip the file and install the .exe file – double click and follow on-screen instructions.
c) Once the program has been installed, select it from your main program menu (under Arcturus7 Business Models) and follow the ‘on screen’ instructions.
d) You will be prompted for an ‘Unlock Token’ the first time you run the program.
e) To ‘unlock’ the software, please enter your email address followed by a dash ‘-‘ and your Order Number for example; youremail.com-1243