Services
Evaluate. Advise. Select.
Consulting Services
SEAS provides impartial advice that leads to decisions in your best interest.

The SEAS solution combines products, evaluation consulting and implementation services.

SEAS solutions enable decision-makers to:
  1. Specify complex requirements
  2. Rank available options
  3. Analyze multiple cost/value scenarios
  4. Negotiate prices
  5. Make the final product selection
  6. Justify and document decisions

SEAS tools and services have been used in a wide array of industries and markets including: manufacturing, utilities, transportation and financial services. Areas of application include:

  • Purchasing decisions (Procurement and Strategic Sourcing)
  • Technology Solution Selection
  • Urban, Spatial, and Regional Planning

Services

SEAS consultants use proprietary methodology and tools to:

  • lead evaluation and selection projects
  • develop purchasing solutions for vertical markets
  • develop decision models to capture knowledge of domain experts
  • customize SEAS technology for your decision problem
  • integrate SEAS components with procurement and supply-chain management applications

 

Areas of Expertise

SEAS specializes in quantitative methods for evaluation, comparison, and selection of general complex systems, with specific expertise in computer systems, spatial/urban/ecological systems, and medical evaluation. The Company assists clients in making optimum decisions when selecting computer software, hardware, networks, and services, or spatial, urban, ecological and regional resources. We also provide decision support models in the area of medical evaluations. SEAS uses an advanced decision support methodology to precisely and completely express the needs of users. Evaluation models include hundreds of relevant attributes and sophisticated logic relationships, providing documented justification of proposed decisions. The evaluation process is supported by proprietary software.

Computer Services

Basic services include: the specification of goals, feasibility studies, system sizing, development of quantitative decision models, workload characterization, design of benchmark suites, performance measurement and analysis, requests for proposals, quantitative system evaluation and optimization, cost analysis, system comparison using the cost-preference analysis, financial and contract negotiations, and acceptance tests for software and/or hardware systems. SEAS's corporate and governmental clients have enjoyed substantial savings and acceleration in their system evaluation and procurement efforts.

Evaluation and Selection of Spatial/Urban/Ecological Resources

Spatial and Regional Resource Management includes complex decision problems:

  • Optimum location of public objects (schools, hospitals, airports, sport arenas, etc.)
  • Evaluation and classification of landscape
  • Evolution and development of urban systems
  • Suitability maps based on points of interest
  • GIS-based suitability maps
  • Evaluation and selection of multi-species habitat mitigation projects

Medical Evaluation

SEAS provides solutions in the following areas:

  • Evaluation and patient disability
  • Evaluation and disease severity
  • Decisions about accepting risky therapies

 

Benefits of the LSP Method

The LSP method provides a professional decision support environment for evaluation, comparison, and selection of general complex systems. In the case of evaluation of complex hardware/software systems this environment offers the following benefits:

  • Interactive development of evaluation criteria by buyer's representatives and professional evaluator: buyer's representatives provide inputs and permanent verification of evaluation requirements.
  • Resulting criterion function boasts a high level of expressiveness and flexibility: all buyer's requirements are quantified and accurately modeled.
  • Systematic and rational evaluation process explicitly and quantitatively shows the global level of satisfying buyer's requirements.
  • Aggregation of measured performance indicators with other requirements.
  • Elimination of irrational and/or illicit techniques for equipment procurement.
  • Helping vendors to quickly, accurately, and inexpensively prepare the most efficient proposal.
  • Selection of the equipment that optimally satisfies buyer's cost and performance criteria.
  • Documented explanation and justification of proposed decisions.
  • Accelerated and low-cost evaluation and selection process.
  • Substantial global savings.