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1. Software name:



2. Contact details:

Name:Yves Deguire
organisation:Statistics Canada

3. Main purpose of the software:

Edit and imputation for business surveys

4. Level of importance:


5. Input format(s) (e.g. csv, xml,...):

Easily accommodate all formats supported by SAS

6. Output format(s) (e.g. csv, xml,...):

Easily accommodate all formats supported by SAS

7. Programming language(s):

SAS, C and VB.Net

8. Code availability:

Closed source

9. Charges:


10. Development status:


11. Operating system(s):

All operating systems supported by SAS

12. User/natural language:

English and French

13. Demo/trial version available?:


14. Do you provide training and/or consultancy for this software for other organisations?:


15. Do you provide support for this software for other organisations?:


16. Does detailed documentation exist for developers?:


17. Does detailed documentation exist for users of the software?:


18. In which language(s) is the documentation available?:

French and English

19. Please provide a link to any documentation available online:

20. Other documentation (please upload attachments or give details):

The following documents can be provided on request:
Banff Functional Description
Banff User Guides

Evaluation of Banff on K-Base - the Knowledge Base for Statistical Data Editing

21. Please list other statistical organisations that are known to use this software:

Statistics New Zealand
Office for national Statistics (UK)
ISTAT (Italy)
Statistics Slovenia
Singapore Statistics
Statistics Denmark
Statistics Sweden
US Departement of Agriculture

22. Other information:

23. Is the software compliant with the HLG vision?*:


24. In which areas is the software compliant with the HLG compliance criteria?:

supports input and output of data & metadata in open format
capable of being used in 'plug and play' architecture





*Click here for details of the criteria for compliance with the HLG vision. (Owners of software have the primary responsibility for deciding whether software meets the criteria. However, in cases of disagreement the Sharing Advisory Board will adjudicate.) 

If you are familiar with the phases and sub-processes of the Generic Statistical Business Process Model, please add labels to this page to categorise the software, using the 'Edit labels' option at the bottom left of the screen. Please choose from the existing labels e.g. 'gsbpm4_1' for GSBPM 4.1, 'select sample'. You can view the full list of phases and sub-processes here.

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