Data Envelopment Analysis software

Pricing and ordering

In comparison with other data envelopment analysis (DEA) efficiency measurement packages Frontier Analyst® was described as “the most user friendly” (the Economic Journal). Frontier Analyst gives you so much more than other DEA software. More graphical displays, better, clearer presentation of information, and more analysis and reporting features. We are professional software developers and provide the high level of reliability and service that you expect of commercial software.

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Frontier Analyst® commercial prices

Frontier Analyst® is designed to help managers and analysts conduct efficiency studies. Using experience and feedback gained over the past few years we have added new features to Frontier Analyst. Frontier Analyst (version 4) is licensed in versions supporting from 75 to at least 20,000 units (all versions can analyse as few as 5 units), with >32 variables (inputs or outputs). It runs under Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista and 7 and requires 15Mb of disk space (plus your data storage) and an SVGA screen. The price includes the software with 3 months free support provided via email and telephone. Maintenance agreements are also available.

Purchasing Frontier Analyst will get you a web download (“electronic delivery”) of the software. You can choose to also purchase a CD-ROM in a DVD case, and also available is a printed manual, both of which are charged extra. You can of course keep a backup of your download, or download it again at any time if you change computer or similar.

Order Code Unit iconLicense analysis capability (data set size). What is the largest number of units you will need to analyse? Comparisons Facilities Price for first license, excl VAT
FAP1/UNLTD Single user, 20,000+ unit analysis capability 12 GraphsReports and designerQuad CPUSQL import £3995
FAP1/5000 Single user, 5000 unit analysis capability 12 GraphsReports and designerQuad CPUSQL import £2895
FAP1/2500 Single user, 2500 unit analysis capability 8 GraphsReports and designerTwin CPUSQL import £2395
FAP1/1500 Single user, 1500 unit analysis capability 8 GraphsReports and designerTwin CPU £1895
FAP1/500 Single user, 500 unit analysis capability 4 GraphsReports and designerTwin CPU £1395
FAP1/EVAL Single user, 500 unit, 3 month trial edition

The price paid for the trial is not refundable, but should you purchase a full, non-time-limited licence either during, or within 4 weeks of the end of, the evaluation period, the trial price will be deducted from the cost of the final license purchased.

4 GraphsReports and designerDual CPU £295
FAP1/250 Single user, 250 unit analysis capability 2 GraphsReportsSingle CPU £695
FAP1/75 Single user, 75 unit analysis capability 2 GraphsReportsSingle CPU £395
See below for the pricing for additional user license pricing and academic pricing. Buy now online
FAPT PowerTrain™ enterprise edition for integrating into your systems Please ask
Key: Graphs graphs, Reports reports, Reports and designerreport designer, CPU supportmultiple CPU support, SQL import direct database import. All editions support translation.

Multiple CPU support is a facility where large analysis can be split into two or more chunks, and then it is spread across the cores of the CPU. So if you have 4 cores in your CPU, it should be able to do an analysis four times faster. This only really matters when you have a large data set and tens of thousands of units, where the linear programming can take some hours.

The comparisons facility allows you to run different models at the same time, with slight variations. For example, you might set up a model with “floor space” and another without, and then you can see what the effect on the efficiency scores is in each graph and table. This way you can see if floor space is an important factor or not. Each model takes time to run, and you can enable or disable them.

The reports options  determine whether you have the standard reports (all versions) or can also edit them and customise them (500 units or more).

SQL database import allows you to retrieve data into projects using SQL ODBC. If you are integrating into a bigger system, you may like to look at the PowerTrain web service offering.

The Frontier Analyst® Plus Packs are now integrated into the main software.

Purchasing multiple licenses

When you purchase five or more licenses in a single transaction a 20% discount can be applied. The individual item price must be at least £150 (excl. shipping and VAT) for this to apply.

Extended support and maintenance agreements are available for all editions of Frontier Analyst®. Please contact us for full details. Call for training and consultancy information.

If you can’t find the option you want, contact Banxia Software.

Frontier Analyst® Upgrades and Maintenance

If you have version 3 of Frontier Analyst® and wish to upgrade to version 4, purchase the 1 year maintenance to obtain it. Renewal each year is discounted, and you continue to get the maintenance benefits. If you have version 4, you can also renew your maintenance and also get the benefits.

Maintenance will give you all major upgrades in the period covered, as well as installation and operation support. Annual maintenance must be purchased for each licensed user. Maintenance does not include any physical product, but provides access to updates through the software internet-update facility and web site download.

Renewal of your maintenance is available at a discount if you renew before the maintenance expires, or within one month of its expiry. After this time, a full price maintenance must be purchased again.

Important: At no time does your purchased software expire or stop working – it will continue to work even past the maintenance expiry. The software will remind you that maintenance is about to expire, but there is no requirement to renew. Minor updates will continue to be available via our web site.

Option Order Code Unit Price Per User (excluding VAT)
1 Year maintenance and upgrades
Major upgrades (via download), installation and operation support. See above for details.
FAP1/M £289
Renewal of maintenance.
See above for conditions.
FAP1/MR £189
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Shipping + VAT

Shiping costs are available on this page. All prices exclude VAT (value added tax) at the current rate. VAT is payable on orders in the UK. In the EC you must provide a VAT number or we must charge you VAT. VAT is not payable on orders from the rest of the world. If your government requires a certificate of origin, we will advise you of the additional cost. E&OE.

Payment in Euro & US Dollars

We will accept payment in British pounds, Euro currency or US $ dollars from any customer. Contact us for the current conversion rate and account transfer details. In any case, your bank or credit card company will be able to make the GBP payment and do the conversion for you.

What value is a “£ pound”? What is GBP?

If you are not in the UK, then you may be wondering how to pay. Don’t worry – we can charge your credit card in “pounds sterling” (“GBP” – Great Britain Pounds), and the credit card company sorts out conversion at the current exchange rate so that the charges appear on your bill in your local currency. Alternatively, check if a local distributor is available – they will always take orders in local currency.

So what value is a pound? You can check the current rate, and find out your approximate price using the Universal Currency Converter.

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Frontier Analyst can be purchased using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Access, American Express), and dispatched to you anywhere in the world.

Academic Prices

Academic licenses must be used for academic teaching, learning and/or research purposes and not for commercial gain (see detail below). For non-academic (“commercial”) prices, please see above.

Banxia Software guidelines for eligibility for academic discount. To qualify for academic/educational prices you must be a bona fide school, college or university teacher/lecturer, a registered student or a researcher at an educational establishment. Government / military establishments do not qualify.

Order Code Unit iconLicense analysis capability (data set size). What is the largest number of units you will need to analyse? Comparisons Facilities Price for first license, excl VAT
FAPE1/UNLTD Single user, 20,000+ unit analysis capability 12 GraphsReports and designerQuad CPUSQL import (Standard £3995)
Academic £995
FAPE1/5000 Single user, 5000 unit analysis capability 12 GraphsReports and designerQuad CPUSQL import (Standard £2895)
Academic £795
FAPE1/2500 Single user, 2500 unit analysis capability 8 GraphsReports and designerTwin CPUSQL import (Standard £2395)
Academic £595
FAPE1/1500 Single user, 1500 unit analysis capability 8 GraphsReports and designerTwin CPU (Standard £1895)
Academic £495
FAPE1/500 Single user, 500 unit analysis capability 4 GraphsReports and designerTwin CPU (Standard £1395)
Academic £395
FAPE1/EVAL Single user, 500 unit, 3 month trial edition

The price paid for the trial is not refundable, but should you purchase a full, non-time-limited licence either during, or within 4 weeks of the end of, the evaluation period, the trial price will be deducted from the cost of the final license purchased.

4 GraphsReports and designerDual CPU £295
FAPE1/250 Single user, 250 unit analysis capability 2 GraphsReportsSingle CPU (Standard £695)
Academic £295
FAPE1/75 Single user, 75 unit analysis capability 2 GraphsReportsSingle CPU (Standard£395)
Academic £195
See below for the pricing for additional user license pricing and academic pricing. Buy now online
Key: Graphs graphs, Reports reports, Reports and designerreport designer, CPU supportmultiple CPU support, SQL import direct database import. All editions support translation.

See table above for detailed explanations of these facilities.

The Frontier Analyst® Plus Packs are now integrated into the main software.

Lab Licenses


Licenses are available for teaching in university computer labs at a very low price. With a lab license the software must be used only for academic teaching in a computer laboratory with student projects each up to three months duration – the typical duration of a term teaching the DEA technique. The lab license is for use by the maximum number of 30 concurrent users at any one time. A lab license may not be used for long term research, personal or any commercial purposes (other licenses are suitable for those purposes). Although the length of individual projects done using the software under this license is limited, the term of the license is perpetual – there are no annual fees required. Prices quoted are for up to 30 computers per lab, if your requirements extend beyond this, please contact info@banxia.com to discuss your requirements.

License Order Code Unit Price
Lab license (teaching purposes only, 500 unit for 30 students – see above) FAPE1/Lab £595
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