Software

Quantec has a 20 year consulting background in the field of econometric and statistical analysis, providing statistical forecasting and risk modeling services on a regular basis. We require best-of-breed data management and analysis tools to manage and process our data in order to deliver quality results to our customers.

Statistical, econometric and forecasting software

Quantec is the regional distributor for a wide range of statistical and econometric software packages in South Africa and the rest of Africa. The focus of our software products is on econometric analysis, statistical analysis, data management & analysis, statistical forecasting, risk modeling, and graphic capabilities.

Stata 13 — Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Stata 13 adds many new features such as automatic memory management, importing and exporting of Excel files, exporting of PDFs of graphs and logs, structural equation modeling (SEM), estimation with complex survey data with xtmixed, multiple-imputation features, and more.

EViews 8.1 — With its combination of power and ease-of-use, EViews 8 is the ideal package for anyone who works with time series, cross-section, or longitudinal data. With EViews, you can quickly and efficiently manage your data, perform econometric and statistical analysis, generate forecasts or model simulations, and produce high quality graphs and tables for publication or inclusion in other applications.

@RISK 6.3 — @RISK is the world's most powerful risk analysis tool that helps you take into account all possible scenarios using Monte Carlo simulation. @RISK is fully compatible with 32- and 64-bit Excel 2013 and Windows 8. Work directly in Excel, create presentation-quality graphs, use distribution fitting, and more!

The DecisionTools Suite 6.3 — The DecisionTools Suite by Palisade is an integrated set of programs designed to work together in Microsoft Excel to provide combined analyses for optimum decision analysis in one package. The DecisionTools Suite brings together up to seven products: @RISK, PrecisionTree, TopRank, NeuralTools, StatTools, Evolver and RISKOptimizer.

RATS 8.3 — RATS is used worldwide by economists and others for analysing time series and cross sectional data, developing and estimating econometric models, forecasting, and much more.

Stat/Transfer 12 — Stat/Transfer provides fast, reliable, and convenient data transfer between popular software packages. Stat/Transfer knows about statistical data - it handles missing data, value and variable labels and all of the other details that are necessary to move as much information as is possible from one file format to another.

Qualities we look for in a software package

  • Timely support and updates — Bug fixes and upgrades to leverage new hardware performance gains are critical.
  • Innovation, novel ideas and features — Each new major software release introduces many new features that will simplify your work flow.
  • Reliable and robust — Well written software that runs smoothly.
  • Ability to leverage the power of multi-core computing systems Time is money. Speed improvements are essential.
  • Perpetuity and commitment — Serious backing by major corporations and academic institutions ensures a healthy long-term outlook for further development and support.
  • Community and endorsement — Numerous text books have been published for both Stata and EViews.
  • Simplicity, a complete solution — Nobody enjoys discovering that the software package they purchased is missing crucial modules. A software package should be a complete working system without a web of 100s of extension modules.
  • Ease-of-use — Even though econometric and statistical analysis are advanced tasks, the learning curve of the software user interface should be intuitive and well documented.