An AHP decision support model is implemented in HYMS for assigning weightings to important marketing factors when analyzing a company's market attractiveness and business strength.
The implementation software chosen for HYMS is an object-oriented ES development tool.
After consulting with the experts, it was decided that HYMS would use a numeric scoring method for evaluating companies' situations, but this is still an issue which may need to be tested with different users to help the system developer choose the most adequate user-computer interface.
The knowledge for HYMS has come from two sources: published documentation, such as books, papers and reports, and interviewing experts.
Although all indications suggest that HYMS is a appropriate tool, it is still premature at this stage to test all of the modules of HYMS formally.