DPIN™ (Ver 3.1) is software for Decomposing Productivity Index Numbers into measures of technical change and various measures of efficiency change. The program can be used to analyse the productivity of any multiple-input multiple output firm operating in any market environment. Different editions of the software can be obtained by paying the annual license fees specified in Table 1 below. If a person or entity obtains the Standard Edition then the functionality of the software will be limited to the extent indicated in Table 1.
|Hicks-Moorsteen and Färe-Primont Indexes||Yes||Yes|
|Paasche, Laspeyres, Fisher and Lowe Indexes||-||Yes|
|Technical Change Options||Yes||Yes|
|Returns to Scale Options||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum Number of Observations||5000||5000|
|Annual License Fee - Academic||FREE||AUD 495 Ex-GST|
|Annual License Fee - Commercial||FREE||AUD 995 Ex-GST|
The Standard Edition of DPIN™ Version 3.0 is designed for use on computers that run Microsoft Windows operating systems. To install the Standard Edition, download the file DPIN™3.0S.zip and extract the contents into any directory. No payment is required for the Standard Edition.
The Professional Edition of DPIN™ Version 3.1 is also designed for use on computers that run Microsoft Windows operating systems, but cannot be used on computers that run non-English versions of Microsoft Windows or have dual languages displayed. To install and obtain a license for the Professional Edition:
First-time users are encouraged to first download and install the Standard Edition and conduct tests to confirm that the software is compatible with their hardware and operating system. Technical questions regarding the use of the software should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Brief questions (involving less than 10 minutes of time) will be answered as quickly as possible. A consultancy service is available for those who have more lengthy enquiries. Consultancy fees will be provided on request.