What is a Pareto Chart?
Paretos combine a sorted bar graph with a cumulative line graph.
Pareto charts are used in Six Sigma and other process improvement methodologies to determine where to focus your efforts. Pareto analysis is based on the principle that one or two "big bars" represent the bulk of any problem (the 80/20 rule).
Here's an example of a Pareto chart created using QI Macros Add-in for Excel
Creating a Pareto Chart in Excel is
Complicated and Time Consuming!
Here are Some of the Steps:
- Sort the data in descending order,
- Calculate the cumulative percentage,
- Create a column chart of the sorted data.
- Create a line graph of the cumulative % on a second Y Axis.
- Lots of formatting: format axes, data series, data points, grid lines, etc.
Why Struggle? Save Time by
Creating a Pareto Using QI Macros
QI Macros adds a new item to Excel's menu.
To Create a Pareto Chart:
- Just select your data
- Click on QI Macros menu and choose Pareto
- QI Macros will do the math and draw the chart for you.
Sample Pareto in Excel
Watch QI Macros Create a Pareto
I really like the QI Macros. The Pareto chart alone is worth the purchase price.
- Mike Dean, Ellwood Texas Forge
Why Choose QI Macros Over Excel or Other Pareto Chart Software?
- Only $249 - less with quantity discounts
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Bars over 20% are highlighted.
"Other Bar" groups small categories
Create a separate Pareto chart for each column of data.
Data not subtotaled? No problem.
QI Macros counts each phrase or date and
draws a Pareto chart in one step.
I have purchased your QI Macros and now amaze my friends and co-workers with the ease and speed of my Pareto charts and other stats.
— Bob Miller, Training Manager, SETECH, Inc