Saw method

Here’s everything you need to know about Saw

what is Saw?

SAW (Simple Additive Weighting) is a multi-criteria decision-making method that evaluates alternatives based on their performance across different criteria. It involves assigning weights to each criterion, scoring alternatives, and calculating a weighted sum to determine the best option. SAW is a simple, intuitive, and widely used decision-making technique.

Saw steps

Define Criteria

Identify relevant criteria for evaluation, considering all factors that impact the decision

Assign Weights

Determine the importance of each criterion by assigning weights

Score Alternatives

Evaluate each alternative against each criterion, assigning a score based on performance

Calculate Weights

Multiply each alternative’s score by the corresponding criterion weight

Calculate Total Score

Add the weighted scores for each alternative to determine its total score

Rank Alternatives

Rank alternatives by their total scores, with the highest score indicating the best option


The SAW software offers a user-friendly interface, allowing easy copying and pasting from Excel. It includes comprehensive help resources and a free demo version that requires no installation. Users can edit each project individually. a complete step-by-step output, making it a convenient tool for multi-criteria decision-making.

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Saw Books

A comprehensive list of books on SAW (Simple Additive Weighting) method is provided, featuring titles, authors, and brief summaries. This collection offers a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners seeking in-depth knowledge on SAW, its applications, and theoretical foundations.

Saw Articles

This section showcases a curated list of articles focused on the SAW method, featuring abstracts and authors. It provides a valuable repository of research papers, case studies, and theoretical discussions on SAW, facilitating access to knowledge and insights on this multi-criteria decision making technique.

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The FAQ section provides a comprehensive Q&A resource, covering fundamental to advanced concepts, steps, software, and implementation of the SAW method. It offers clear and concise answers to common questions, helping users understand and apply the technique effectively

Saw Example

The examples section presents a diverse range of case studies, showcasing the application of the SAW method in various domains. These practical illustrations demonstrate how SAW can be effectively used to solve real-world problems, providing valuable insights and inspiration for users.

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Saw in Blog

The blog section features a collection of articles and posts discussing SAW and other multi-criteria decision-making methods. It provides a platform for exploring new ideas, sharing knowledge, and staying updated on the latest developments and trends in the field