Pareto Chart Comparison

Compare Pareto Charts Created by Six Sigma Software Packages

A pareto chart combines a sorted bar graph with a cumulative line graph. The bars should touch and are placed from left to right in descending order. The cumulative line graph should show the percent contribution of all preceding bars.

Unfortunately, pareto charts created by most six sigma software packages do not meet these requirements and some are not really pareto charts at all.

Contrast that with the QI Macros pareto chart which meets all of the requirements and more.

Minitab® - $1200minitab pareto charat

The left axis isn't scaled properly and cumulative line graph doesn't extend through the chart as it should. Cumulative percentages are not shown on the line graph.

QI Macros™ - $229pareto chart excel

Bars touch; bars over 20% are highlighted with color; axes are scaled correctly; cumulative percentages are shown on the line graph.



CHARTrunner Lean® - $990chartrunner pareto chart

Bars are close but don't touch. There's no cumulative line graph. So this isn't really a pareto, just a sorted bar chart.

QI Macros™ - $229pareto chart excel

Bars touch; bars over 20% are highlighted with color; axes are scaled correctly; cumulative percentages are shown on the line graph.



SigmaXL® - $249sigmaxl pareto chart


Bars have space between them: left axis isn't scaled properly; and cumulative line graph doesn't extend through the chart as it should. Cumulative percentages are not shown on the line graph.

QI Macros™ - $229pareto chart excel

Bars touch; bars over 20% are highlighted with color; axes are scaled correctly; cumulative percentages are shown on the line graph.



SPC XL® - $249spcxl pareto chart

Bars have space between them and cumulative line graph doesn't extend through the chart as it should. Cumulative percentages are not shown on the line graph.

QI Macros™ - $229pareto chart excel

Bars touch; bars over 20% are highlighted with color; axes are scaled correctly; cumulative percentages are shown on the line graph.


 

The QI Macros is also the most affordable six sigma package and is easiest to use.


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