Title: ANP SOLVER: an alternative tool for implementing the ANP method

Authors: Konstantinos A. Kirytopoulos, Dimitra Voulgaridou, Elena Rokou

Addresses: University of the Aegean, Kountouriotou 41, 82100, Chios, Greece. ' University of the Aegean, Kountouriotou 41, 82100, Chios, Greece. ' National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytechniou 9, 15780, Athens, Greece

Abstract: This study proposes a new software tool, the ANP SOLVER that implements the ANP method. The analytic network process is a MCDA technique based on relative measurement on absolute scales of both tangible and intangible criteria. Although today there are plenty of software tools supporting decision makers, the ANP method is not supported in the majority of them. More specifically, today there is only one tool using this method. The aim of this paper is to present an alternative software tool (ANP SOLVER) for the implementation of the ANP method.

Keywords: analytic network process; decision support systems; software; multiple criteria decision analysis; ANP SOLVER; MCDA; relative measurements; absolute scales; tangible criteria; intangible criteria; applied decision sciences.

DOI: 10.1504/IJADS.2011.038090

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2011 Vol.4 No.1, pp.34 - 56

Published online: 29 Sep 2014 *

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