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Multi - Dimensional Ratings

Another great feature that we would like to discuss is multi-dimensional ratings. In multi-dimensional ratings, you are allowed to have more than one 'criteria'. The criterias are based on how you wish to rate your product or service that you provide. For example, here are some most common used criteria that Rating System provides;

  • Quality
  • Service
  • Value
  • Reliability

Remember, the list goes on. You may create any type of dimensional label, and chose from many of our dimension types. All these criterias that we provide are “weighted”. Think of it this way. Take the 2 criterias - ‘quality’ and ‘features’. To some business or individual, quality has is more important than value, and visa versa. Let’s use the iPad 2 for example. Its’ quality is superb, but there are many features that are missing for its value of money, so it seems that many believe. Flash is not integrated with Apple, thus making is somewhat of a downfall for certain customers. Of course, there are many other features it is missing. This was just one of them. So, if a person were to rate the quality for 5 out of 5 and value for features is 1 out of 5, the average rating would be a 3. But, what if this criteria were weighted differently? Let’s say instead of a 50/50% weigh, a 75/25% weigh. After being rating a 5 and a 1, the rating would still be a 4. Here’s a simple formula;

0.25 + 0.75 = 1.00

(0.25 x 1) + (0.75 x 5) =

= 0.25 + 3.75 = 4

As you assign different weight for different criteria, you then can achieve a balanced average rating. It is very useful for certain products and services that many businesses today offer and provide.