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 & analysis tools to manage and process our data, in order to deliver quality results to our customers. It is for this reason that we have selected Stata and EViews as our preferred tools.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: Quality written software that runs smoothly is what we want.
- Ability to leverage the power of dual 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 likes to find out you are missing module x or y. The software package should be a complete working system without a web of 100's 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.
Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. Stata 12 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
With its combination of power and ease-of-use, EViews 7 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.Stat/Transfer
The tool you need to quickly and easily move data between worksheets, databases and statistical packages. Stat/Transfer solves the problem of having to deal with various file formats encountered when working with popular statistical software packages. It safely handles missing data, value and variable labels in order to extract maximum information when converting from one file format to another.