» A globally proven process and methodology
» Quantify criteria importance and save resources
» Optimize participant contribution in workshops
» Increase commitment and participant buy-in
» Reduce time spent on "decision iterations"

Collaborative Prioritization

» Transparent process
» Focused discussions
» Inclusive and engaging
» Quantified results

What's in it for You?
Collaborative Prioritization
Improve Your Prioritization Skills


With the PairWise prioritization service, your decision process becomes



All participants know when, why and how steps are performed and every participant can relate to the final result.


All participants are actively involved in the process, sharing experience, providing arguments, and learning from each other.


Your prioritization is kept on track. PairWise will guide you through the dialog based on the criteria you have chosen.


Based on participant input, PairWise will calculate weights for criteria, scores for alternatives and the cost/score ratio.


You and your team will be set to make smarter decisions almost instantaneously

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Our collaborative prioritization process can be used for any prioritization purpose

Developing a business strategy can be a long and comprehensive process involving a number of models and theories. However, in most cases, you end up with a handful of strategic initiatives for the next 12-24 months. Use PairWise to quantify the relative importance of each initiative, plan for budget and resource allocation, share visions and insights and get buy-in from all stakeholders. You may choose to postpone initiatives with a comparatively low score to focus the organization and gain momentum on the activities with the highest score.

Your organizations strategic goals, e.g. increase customer satisfaction, reduce product development time, find new investors, align systems, etc.
You can evaluate several alternatives against your criteria, e.g. organizational configurations, potential investors, system consolidation options, etc.
Cost of each alternative, which is evaluated, e.g. cost of different organizational configurations.
Finding a new office location is relevant to most organizations and often include multiple stakeholders. The criteria can be many, so many in fact, that you may want to do break down your prioritization in different levels. For instance, start by prioritizing high-level criteria such as transportation versus meeting facilities versus office layout. Later, you may host separate workshops focused on e.g. the meeting facility criteria or the work zone layouts.

The things you look for in a new office: location, transportation, expandability, front desk, meeting rooms, flexibility, etc.
Typically available office space that you are aware of, identified by name or address.
For at full service office hotel, it may just be the cost per square meter. In other case, use your organizations standard financing model.
Every organization need to acquire products and services or decide which vendor to buy from. However, when you buy a product for everybody (chairs, PC’s, etc.), chances are that each department or team has different preferences, e.g. the marketing department prefers a high quality PC display, the sales people ask for lightweight body and good battery life and IT support requests good service agreements. PairWise will help your organization determine which criteria are more important and which make/model will provide best value for money.

Qualities related to the specific product, e.g. size, weight, safety, sustainability, flexibility, durability, brand value, service, speed, customizability, etc.
Could either be the short list of products, which will meet most of your criteria, or a list of potential vendors.
Use the appropriate cost for the product. If it's a simple purchase, use the direct cost. If it is an investment, use the total cost of ownership or your organizations standard financing model.
Hire a new office manager
Recruiting the right candidates is central to all organizations and the list of required competencies are often long. To facilitate a structured screening process and have quantified input for subsequent selection, use PairWise to prioritize your competency list. Whenever you make people-centric decisions, your considerations will be based on tangible as well as intangible measures. PairWise supports both perspectives for your discussion and candidate evaluation.

The hard and soft competencies you would like to add to your team.
The candidates who apply for the open position (probably a short list of the best 4-5 candidates).
The total cost of salary, pension, benefits and expected bonus for each candidate.
Before you buy a software package or a software as a service solution, invite the stakeholders or project team to prioritize which outcome they expect. Describe the criteria as the business benefits, not just by module names or terms without clear intention. You may have to do both a high-level prioritization with an executive team, and subsequent module-specific prioritization with your organizations domain experts (e.g. sales people, back-office resources, middle management, etc.)

Top-level benefits such as “mobile workforce”, “multi-national support”, “regional reporting on demand” and then criteria specific to a sub module, e.g. “customizable benefit package”, “online application process”, etc.
The packaged software or online services which meet your criteria.
Use comparable cost, e.g. “cost per user per period” or total cost of ownership.
On the organizational level, evaluate your ongoing or future projects against your prioritized business strategy. Start by prioritizing your strategic initiatives for the next 12-24 months, then evaluate your ongoing projects against your prioritization, to see if any reallocation of resources is appropriate or if new projects should be initiated. On a departmental level, evaluate your local projects against the organizations strategic goals to make sure you focus your local resources according to the overall business objectives.

The global or local strategic initiatives for the next 12-24 months. Determine exactly how important each activity is when compared to the other activities.
Your ongoing projects and possibly the project charters for future projects.
The total cost of each project measured by comparable key figures. Also compare to separate risk, benefit and time estimates.


We have great deals for independent advisors, small businesses and large corporations

€ 199

One organizer

Unlimited participants

Unlimited criteria

Unlimited alternatives

5 concurrent decisions

€ 1990

Unlimited organizers

Unlimited participants

Unlimited criteria

Unlimited alternatives

20 concurrent decisions

PairWise offers extraordinary deals for everybody. No matter if you're an independent advisor or a global corporation, you only need one license for your organization.

You can include as many participants as you need, you can even host prioritization sessions for external partners, customers or vendors.

During 2016 we will ship copies of the New York Times bestseller "The Wisdom of Crowds" with every new license.


PairWise makes you a prioritization champion by combining a process for collaborative prioritization with a globally proven mathematical engine

Sure you agree?

Uncover which areas you agree or disagree on, by how much, and why. Warning: Opinions may change in the process.

Crowd wisdom

Utilize the knowledge and experience of your team to reveal more perspectives and reduce risk of missing important points.

Share knowledge

Let the participants listen to each others perspective and priorities. Uncover the issues you disagree on and learn from the arguments.


Stakeholders are more likely to accept decisions and embrace change when involved in an inclusive and transparent process.