Data Envelopment Analysis software

Frontier Analyst

Frontier Analyst 4.3 now available

Customers can now use their download details to get the Frontier Analyst 4.3 update. This includes a number of operational improvements that have been suggested by customers to cover some edge cases in complex reports. 

If you are happy with an installation of 4.2 then there is no need to upgrade. As always, we welcome suggestions for improvements, just email us. 

What would you like to see in Frontier Analyst?

We are looking at what we might add to our Frontier Analyst (data envelopment analysis, DEA) software) and would like to ask your for feedback on how we can improve the software for you.

What you would like to see included in Frontier Analyst? We are building a list of wishes for an update, and feedback from users is very important to us. Email us at with your ideas on how we can make it better for you.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you. (Be sure to sign up to the email notification lists too!)

Version 4.2 update now available

Frontier Analyst 4.2 is now available to licensed users as an update. It fixes a number of minor issues that were reported using our bug-reporting system (thank you for sending them in), as well as a few enhancements that were suggested by users. The user interface is now updated too.

Notable changes include:

  • You can now link the reports to the group review selections, to reduce the output to those units selected. Both windows must be open for this to operate.
  • Reports can now include malmquist values.
  • Copy to clipboard and save as excel added to more tables.
  • [Update] A fix for a reporting issue is now available, in build 322.

Update only via full download

To install the update, users of versions prior to v4.2 must download using the normal download details – you cannot get this through the automatic update. Please then uninstall the previous version before installing the new one. We have changed installer technology to improve compatibility with oriental operating system versions, so it cannot properly update an existing install. Future 4.2 updates will use the normal update mechanism.

If you do not have your install code and download details from when you purchased Frontier Analyst, please email us at and we will help you locate them.

Frontier Analyst®, breaking new ground

Frontier Analyst®, breaking new ground

Frontier Analyst® was first released back in 1995 with the purpose of making data envelopment analysis (DEA) available to the typical manager or researcher who wanted to apply DEA without having to master the mathematics. It is interesting to review the changes in the DEA world over that time, and which brings us to Frontier Analyst® version 4. Continue reading