Selasa, 13 Agustus 2013

DecisionLens.com: Prioritization and Resource Optimization Software

Decision Lens Inc. provides easy-to-use software solutions to take the guesswork out of mission-critical enterprise planning, financial, IT and performance-related decisions. Powerful desktop and Web-based applications enable clients of Decision Lens to save billions of dollars, aligning their strategic operational goals and priorities with the best possible investments in people, projects, products and suppliers.

 Sophisticated mathematical analysis, superior reporting and world-class performance visualization capabilities allow users of Decision Lens to instantly understand the potential ramifications of changing business scenarios.

Senin, 12 Agustus 2013

BOOK: Data Processing for the AHP/ANP

The positive reciprocal pairwise comparison matrix (PCM) is one of the key components which is used to quantify the qualitative and/or intangible attributes into measurable quantities. This book examines six understudied issues of PCM, i.e.  consistency test, inconsistent data identification and adjustment, data collection, missing or uncertain data estimation, and sensitivity analysis of rank reversal.

The maximum eigenvalue threshold method is proposed as the new consistency index for the AHP/ANP. An induced bias matrix model (IBMM) is proposed to identify and adjust the inconsistent data, and estimate the missing or uncertain data.

Two applications of IBMM including risk assessment and decision analysis, task scheduling and resource allocation in cloud computing environment, are introduced to illustrate the proposed IBMM.

Minggu, 11 Agustus 2013

LEMBAGA KEUANGAN SYARIAH ALTERNATIF STRATEGIS MEMAJUKAN USAHA KECIL MENENGAH SEKTOR AGRIBISNIS PENDEKATAN BOCR ̶ ANP



Atika Rukminastiti

ABSTRACT
Agribusiness sector has an important role in economic development in Indonesia. However, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in this sector still has a lot of problem. One of them is that, SME in this sector are still having difficulties to access business financing provided by Islamic financial institutions and banking. This paper attempts to analyze the benefit, opportunity, cost and risk of Islamic financial institutions in promoting SME agribusiness utilizing ANP method and Benefit Opportunity Cost Risk (BOCR) approach, including the proposed alternative strategies. Results of this study show that the highest priority of cost and risk is advertising cost, and external side show that almost farmers in Indonesia have weaknesses in capital structure and difficulties to access capital resources. The highest priority of benefit and opportunity is that Islamic Financial Institutions has a just profit-loss sharing system i.e., taking into account the possibility of profit and loss, also from external side show that market share of agribusiness will grow bigger. Strategic priorities which will make Islamic Financial Institutions as a strategic alternative to promote SME in the agribusiness sector are by providing alternative financing schemes based on sub-activities, form Agricultural Bank, organize incentive schemes, and establish Linkage Program between BUS-BPRS-LKA-Government
Keywords: Agribusiness, SMEs, Islamic Financial Institutions, ANP-BOCR

Kamis, 01 Agustus 2013

An Analysis of Corporate Sukuk Development: In Indonesia and The United Kingdom: Analytic Network Process Approach

Islamic financial concept-based today has developed quite rapidly. One of the role player is the investments instrument such as sukuk or also known as islamic bonds. Sukuk, particularly corporate sukuk, deemed as a source of interest-free fund that could be utilized by any corporation to enhance their existing economic business scale. In fact, the development of Islamic financial instrument gradually happens not only in the Muslim country but also to a country that does not implement Islamic law entirely. 

As a growing sukuk market, Indonesia and The UK are among countries that have been utilized the benefit of corporate sukuk. Basically this book is trying to portray how the development of corporate sukuk in both these countries. The research shows that academics/experts and practitioners respondents in both countries have relatively similar views on major issues of corporate sukuk development. 

Beside some minor challenges, both two countries have a major similarity particularly lies in the lack of understanding of the corporate sukuk issuers as well as supporting factors. Therefore there should be a concrete and sustainable effort for the stakeholders to tackle this nice issue.