A Pictorial Guide for the DEMATEL Online Software

Working with DEMATEL software is very simple:   (1) Define the number of criteria (2) Enter pairwise comparisons (3) Get the full output

1. Enter the project name

First of all, enter your project name.
For example, in this project, the DEMATEL method is applied to select the best College.

dematel project name

2. Project Specifications

Here, you can define the number of criteria.
Enter each criterion in the column of the table, and then click on the button “Create Table of Criteria”. This will create a table of criterion specifications.
To select the desired name for the criterion, click on the criterion name and enter your own desired name that is short to write.

dematel project info

3. Enter the pairwise comparisons

Here, you can fill the pairwise comparison matrices based on the number of criteria.

A number entering each cell of the matrix indicates that a row criterion is more important than the column criterion

To fill the pairwise comparison matrices, simply click in each cell of the matrix and enter your own data.

It is recommended that you enter data in Excel in order to avoid wasting time, and then copy and paste tables from Excel at once.

dematel data entry

As you can see on the picture above, experts include the following:

Add Expert: If there are several experts, you can increase the number of experts by clicking “Add Expert”. The previous expert will be automatically saved by clicking on the button “Add Expert” and the new expert will be added.

Delete Expert: The current expert will be deleted by clicking on the button “Delete Expert”.

Save Expert: The data of current expert will be saved by clicking on the button “Save Expert”.

The experts’ Status: The experts’ Status will be displayed by clicking on the button “The experts Status”

Mean: The average of all the experts will be observed by clicking on the button “Mean”.

As you can see in the picture below, the experts’ status include the following:

If all the expert data are completed and saved, the expert’s status is “completed”.

If all the expert data are not completed, the expert’s   status is “incompleted”.

If an expert has been deleted, the expert’s status is “deleted” and you can recovery data.

dematel expert status

To observe the mean, the data of all current experts must be completed.

dematel mean matrix

5. Get the full output

You can get the full output of the DEMATEL method. Here, there are all the steps of the dematel method along with the related tables or formulas.

dematel result

6. Download EXCEL and WORD

 Here, you can download the Word report file, Excel file and input data.

dematel download excel