CHARTrunner Lean® vs QI Macros® Comparison

Trying to Decide Between CHARTrunner Lean and QI Macros?

Many customers are trying to decide if they should choose the QI Macros or CHARTrunner Lean®, but that should be a no-brainer. CHARTrunner Lean® costs a lot more and does a lot less.

 Big Differences

CHARTrunner Lean®

QI Macros®

Price

$990 + $295/yr maintenance

$249 USD

User Interface / Ease of Use:
See this step by step comparison

Fill in a form technology

Point-and-click technology.

Learning Curve

Days

Minutes

Application

Stand Alone you have to "retrieve" data from Excel or Other Data Sources

Excel Addin, which means you can work on your data directly in Excel.

Data and Chart Selection

Most users have data BUT don't know which chart to use.

 

 

CHARTrunner Lean® Menus of Options

chartrunner lean summary of steps

Chart Then Data:
CHARTrunner Lean® requires users to choose a chart first then define the data source and fields.

QI Macros
Select Data,then Wizard

choose the right control chart


Data then Chart:
QI Macros Wizards analyze the data and select the right chart for you.

QI Macros Wizards to Do Much of the Work for You 

 

CHARTrunner Lean®

QI Macros®

Control Chart Wizard 
Chooses the Right Control Chart automatically

N

Y

Pivot Table Wizard 
Automates analyzing data

N

Y

Statistical Wizard 
runs all of the appropriate statistical tests for your data and interprets the results
 
N
 

Y

Statistical Process Control (SPC Charts) 

 

CHARTrunner Lean®

QI Macros

Variable Control Charts: Individuals, Moving Range, XmR, Xbar-R, XBar-S
Y
Y
Capability Suite - Six Charts in One: X Chart, Range Chart, Histogram, Probability, Capability Plot, Values Plot
N
Y
Median Control Charts
N
Y
Levey Jennings Control Charts
N
Y
Short Run, Cusum, EWMA and Moving Average Charts
N
Y
Run Charts
Y
Y
Atrribute Control Charts: p, np, c, u
Y
Y
Rare Events Control Charts - g chart, t chart
Y
Y
Control Chart Dashboards to create multiple control charts at once
N
Y
Histograms with Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk
Y
Y
Other Variation Charts: Box Whisker , Multi Vari, Dot Plot, Values Plot
N
Y
Scatter Plot, Matrix Plot, Hotelling T2 Charts, Radar, Spider Charts
N
Y

Pareto Chart

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QI Macros

pareto chart excel

Multiple Pareto Charts at once
N
Y

Statistical Analysis Tools 

 

CHARTrunner Lean®

QI Macros

Test of Variances:
Anova One Way, Anova Two Way Without Replication, Anova Two Way With Replication
f-Test, Levene's Test 
N
Y
Test of Means:
t-test One Sample, t-test Two-Sample Assuming Equal Variances, t-test Two-Sample Assuming Unequal Variances, t-test Paired Two-Sample for Means, z-test Two-Sample for Means, Two One-Sided Test for Equivalence
N
Y

Tests of Relationships
Chi-square Contingency Table, Chi-square Goodness of Fit, Correlation, Covariance,
Descriptive Statistics,Exponential smoothing, Fisher Exact Test, Multiple Regression Analysis

N

Y

Non-Parametric Tests
1-sample sign test, Friedman test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S), Kruskal-Wallis test, NonParametric Tests Overview, Mann-Whitney test, Mood's Median, Sign Test, Spearman test, Tukey Quick Test, Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test, Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test

N

Y

Other Statistical Tests and Info
Hypothesis testing, Moving average, Normality Test, Rank and percentile, Sample Size Calculator, Test of a Proportion, Test of Two Proportions

 N

Y

Fill-in-the-Blank Templates 

SPC Chart Templates
N
Y

Lean Tools

Value Stream Map, Flowchart, Lean Takt Time and NVA, Time Tracking Tool, Value-Added Flow Analysis, Yamazumi Chart

N
Y

Lean Six Sigma Project Templates

8D Report (Ford), A3 Report (Toyota), Action Plan, Cost of Poor Quality Matrix, Countermeasures Matrix, Flowchart, Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram, Earned Value Management Formulas, Gantt Chart, Resource Matrix,ROI Calculator, SIPOC, Stakeholder Analysis, Voice of the Customer, Work Breakdown Structure

N
Y

MSA Gage R&R, DOE, FMEA etc 

Measurement Systems Analysis -
per AIAG MSA 4th Edition

Gage R&R: ANOVA and XBar-R methods
Attribute Gage Study - AIAG long method
Gage linearity and bias

Requires purchase of Gagepack®

$1,490+$295/yr maintenance

Y

Design of Experiments

Plackett-Burman designs
Taguchi designs
General full factorial designs
Fractional Factorial

Requires purchase of DOEpack®

$990+$245/yr maintenance

Y

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis:

FMEA, PFMEA, DFMEA, MFMEA

N
Y
APQP Checklists, Control Plan, PPAP Forms, QFD House of Quality
N
Y

Price

$990 + $295/yr maintenance

$249 USD

SQCpack® (additional)

$990+$295

 

Gagepack® (additional)

$1,490+$295

 

DOEpack® (additional)

$990+$295

 

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