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Efficiency Analysis in Hours not Days

Frontier Analyst logoEnhance your efficiency and redefine performance measurement in your organisation with Frontier Analyst®. Using the technique known as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), perform objective, comparative efficiency analysis studies that take you beyond purely financial measures of performance. Ideal for use in retail, franchising, banking, health care, public services and many other business-unit based enterprises. Frontier Analyst® has the perfect mix of ease of use, power and functionality to help you achieve your goals.

Frontier Analyst® allows you to:

  • Identify star performers to locate best practice
  • Identify under-achievers
  • Set realistic, peer based improvement targets
  • Uncover greatest potential efficiency gains
  • Allocate resources more effectively
  • Visualise important information
  • Inform strategy development
  • Dig deeper than the “bottom line

“One bank used data envelopment analysis (DEA) to substantially improve its branch productivity and profits while maintaining service quality. It identified over $6million of annual expense savings not identifiable with traditional financial and operating ratio analysis in its 33-branch system.” Source: Sherman & Ladino, “Interfaces 25”, Journal of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

The quest for greater efficiency is never ending as managers are always under pressure to improve the performance of their organisations. In the public sector, governments are constantly seeking better value for tax payers’ money, while the emergence of a more global economy has intensified competitive pressures on commercial companies. The onus is therefore on managers to achieve better results from the resources available to them. Frontier Analyst® uses a powerful technique called Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to assist you in doing this.

View an online presentation (requires download of a small presentation plugin) or download the standalone viewer (zipped file).

Version 4 steps up a level

Frontier Analyst has always been focused on helping managers and researchers find the useful information in the analysis results. The new version amplifies this facility greatly, allowing you to gain a greater depth of understanding directly in the software. The capability of the software has been greatly expanded, and you can now directly compare multiple analyses in the same charts – something no other DEA software can do. Be sure to check that your supplier is satisfying your requirements. See what is new in Frontier Analyst version 4.

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Both a presentation and a fully working demonstration are available for download. See the demo pages for details.

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Frontier Analyst® “In Use” White Paper

The “Frontier Analyst® In Use” (available here as PDF) provides an introduction to Frontier Analyst®, its capabilities, and what it can do for you. A second white paper, Frontier Analyst® In Depth is available on request – please email

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Workbook to take you step-by-step through Frontier Analyst®

Banxia have prepared a tutorial workbook to help you learn Frontier Analyst®. Using the demonstration version, you can learn how to import data, how to prepare it for analysis, and how to interpret the results using the graphs and tables that Frontier Analyst® provides. The tutorial, provided as an Acrobat PDF file, is included in the demonstration version, or available separately.

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Training courses

Interested in learning more about analysing the efficiency of your organisation? A training course introducing DEA and Frontier Analyst® to professionals is now available.Currently, there are no training events for this product. Visit the training events pages for details.

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Buying Frontier Analyst is easy and risk free. If the working demonstration version works, then so will the full version. Choose which version you wish to purchase, and you can buy online or via purchase order or telephone. See the pricing page for full details.