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Advanced Analytics to Increase Your Efficiency When Making Decisions

D-Sight Desktop is a software solution dedicated to supporting your decision-making processes. It provides a framework allowing you to evaluate alternatives on several criteria according to your preferences, and identify the best solution.

By using D-Sight Desktop, you can work faster and easier and explain your decision-making process in a clear and transparent manner.

Great Real-Time Results

D-Sight Desktop offers you full control of your decision model from start to finish – you can tweak your criteria and alternatives at any point and instantly see the effect on results. By seeing the results in real time you can accurately customize your model and explore the effect that different settings would have on the final analytics.


Available Offline Access

You have all your information and decisions stored on your computer and available at any time. The data will always be saved and up to date. This is very useful when you are traveling and do not always have internet access.


Advanced and Powerful Analytics

The advanced analytical functions included in D-Sight Desktop will help you identify the right decision and graphically present the results in order to explain and justify your decision. The results can be easily saved in Word, Excel of PDF formats.

Innovative Functionalities

D-Sight Desktop includes a plugin system that allows you to add functions and features to your software according to your needs. Plugins are available for free or under a commercial license and are easily accessible directly through the plugin store integrated in the D-Sight Desktop. The plugins are automatically installed in your software and you can start using them right away, without restarting the program. Plugins are just a click away and you can always try them out before adopting them!


Maps Plugin

The D-Sight Maps Plugin allows you to use a complete maps system and make it interact with D-Sight. With this plugin, you can for instance associate your alternatives with points or areas on the map. The map will interact with all the calculation results so that you can work with an integrated tool. Read more about the D-Sight Maps Plugin.

Maps plugin

Weights Elicitation Plugin

Weights Elicitation Plugin

Choosing the weights of the criteria is a difficult step in an evaluation process. This plugin helps you set the weights through an interactive, step-by-step questioning survey. Read more about the weights elicitation plugin.


Multi-Actors Plugin

Work with several decision-makers (or scenarios) with the D-Sight Multi-Actors Plugin. Thanks to this new functionality, different stakeholders can work together on the same problem. They can have their own evaluations and their own parameters. You are then able to consult the results of each actor (or scenario).

Furthermore, this plugin gives you the global aggregated results that take every stakeholder into account. You will be able to see what the conflicts are between different stakeholders and what the consensus decision is. Read more about the Multi-Actors Plugin.

Multi-actors plugin

Weights elicitation plugin

How To Improve Plugin

Discover how an alternative has to improve on specific criteria in order to climb in the ranking without changing the evaluation parameters. Read more about the how to improve plugin.


Project Portfolio Optimization Plugin

This plugin gives you the possibility to find the best sub-set of alternatives regarding the first multi-criteria evaluation process and taking into account additional constraints. Read more about the selection optimization plugin. Read more about the Project Portfolio Optimization Plugin.

Alternative groups optimization plugin

Choquet intgrals plugin

Choquet Integral Plugin

The Choquet Integral plugin allows to take into account interactions between criteria when computing the scores of the alternatives. You can define synergies or redundancies between the criteria to assess the options more profoundly. Read more about the Choquet plugin.

Academic Special License Fees

D-Sight software solutions are available at a special rate for non-commercial research and teaching.

Are you interested in D-Sight's decision-making software for your courses or students' projects? Academic sites licenses are also available to install the software in computer rooms. D-Sight Desktop is the perfect software tool to produce the most suitable analytics for your research or academic project.

Contact us to learn everything about academic licenses!

Academic References

Since March 2010, D-Sight's software solutions are used in many Universities and Research Centers worldwide.

More than 50 universities in over 27 countries have used D-Sight and finalized their researches thanks to our methodology and analytical features. See below some of our references:

Australia:

  • University of Victoria

Brazil:

  • Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos – USP
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRG

Burkina Faso:

  • Institut International d'Ingénierie de l'eau et de l'environnement

Canada:

  • Université du Quebec à Montreal (UQAM)
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Gelph
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski

France:

  • Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE)
  • Université de Technologie de Compiègne
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA)

Greece:

  • University of Macedonia

Italy:

  • University of Trieste

Mexico:

  • UNAM University

Poland:

  • Uniwersity of Warmia and Mazury
  • Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika
  • Politechnika Poznaoska

South Africa:

  • University of Pretoria

Turkey

  • Anadolu Üniversitesi

Belgium:

  • Vrij Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Université de Liège (ULG)

Bulgaria:

  • University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy of Sofia

Chile:

  • University of Chile

Croatia:

  • University of Split
  • University of Rijeka

Germany:

  • German Aerospace Center
  • Friedrich-Schiller-University Jean
  • Leibniz University of Hanover
  • University of Göttingen
  • Europaïsches Institu für Energieforschung
  • Institute for Technical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry
  • University of Bonn

India:

  • Indian Institute of Technology

Malaysia:

  • University Teknologi Malaysia

Netherlands:

  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
  • University of Delft

Spain:

  • Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Taiwan

  • Academia Sinica - Institute of Economics

Select D-Sight Desktop Version

D-Sight Desktop is available in 2 versions: Academic and Corporate. If you would like more information about how to buy or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Academic

For non commercial research and teaching purposes. Available for classroom teaching.

  • Number of alternatives unlimited
  • Number of criteria unlimited
  • License validity period unlimited
  • Easy start with wizard
  • Intuitive interface
  • Real problem structuring
  • Preference functions
  • Alternatives ranking
  • Visual analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Easy Reporting
  • Weights elicitation
  • Interactive maps
  • Plugin extensions
  • Commercial usage

Corporate

For personal and professional usage, including commercial use.

  • Number of alternatives unlimited
  • Number of criteria unlimited
  • License validity period unlimited
  • Easy start with wizard
  • Intuitive interface
  • Real problem structuring
  • Preference functions
  • Alternatives ranking
  • Visual analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Easy Reporting
  • Weights elicitation
  • Interactive maps
  • Plugin extensions
  • Commercial usage

Warning: The tutorial videos might not represent the latest version of D-Sight Desktop.


Using D-Sight Desktop | Examples

D-Sight Desktop is a software that can be used in many different projects and cases. You can find below some of the cases where D-Sight Desktop was used successfully.

Tutorials Series

STDF - Investment Prioritizations in Developing Countries

Background

The STDF is a global organization that supports developing countries in building their capacity to implement international Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) standards.

Challenge

Developing countries face considerable demands to enhance their (SPS) capacity as a means to boost agri-food exports or meet other domestic economic and social policy objectives.

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Italferr - Routes Evaluation and Selection

Background

Italferr is the engineering company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Group, which operates in the domestic and international markets and provides transport engineering services.

Challenge

There is an ongoing project for the establishment of a new high-speed train line between Palermo and Catania, the two biggest cities in Sicily. This new link will facilitate the transport of people between these two towns with a travel time of 1h20min instead of 3h15min.

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Fluxys - Tenders Evaluation and Selection

Background

Fluxys is the independent operator of both the natural gas transmission grid and the storage infrastructure in Belgium. The company also operates the Zeebrugge LNG terminal. Fluxys has developed its infrastructure into a veritable crossroads for international gas flow in North-Western Europe.

Challenge

In order to manage all gas usage communications – e.g. measure, remote control, etc – Fluxys makes extensive use of fiber optic cables. As it had to renew part of its optical network, Fluxys needed to buy hundreds of miles of new cables of various capacities, ranging from 8 to 144 fibers per cable.

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