Minitab® - QI Macros® Comparison

Before you spend $1,595 on a single copy of Minitab...

You might want to know that you can do everything a Black Belt will ever need to do in Excel using QI Macros for only $249 USD.

I am studying lean enterprise at masters level in the UK. In a recent spc course, your software blew all the Minitab® users away.

– Steve Wood

QI Macros is More Affordable Than Minitab

Quantity

QI Macros

Minitab

Minitab + Companion

Single User

$249 USD

$1,595 USD

$3,190 / license

2 to 10 Licenses

$219 / license

$1,395 / license

$2,790 / license

11 to 20 Licenses

$199 / license

$1,295 / license

$2,590 / license

I am in the process of evaluating the QI Macros 30-day trial, and so far I am very pleased with its capabilities. I've been using Minitab® for 12 years now, but can see the benefits of having Green Belts and most Black Belts using QI Macros at a fraction of the cost of Minitab®. I love how in addition to the statistical capabilities, it has all the basic forms that a company would need for all of their quality needs.

– Craig Martek, LSS Master Black Belt

As a 15+ year user of Minitab, two things stood out for me. The first was the ease with which pivot tables can be created – something that I’ve seen many people struggle with. The second was the logic that has been built in to recommend analytical tools. Tool selection has been a significant challenge for many of the Green Belts (and BBs as well) I have trained and coached thru the years. Your approach is much easier to use than Minitab’s tool.

–Mike Frihart

QI Macros is Easier to Use Than Minitab - Here's Why

QI Macros Minitab

Foundation Upon Which it Was Built

Do you want to learn statistics or solve business problems?

business solving problems
Developed by a businessman to analyze data, solve problems and improve the bottom line.

statistics professor
Developed by Penn State Instructors to teach students every nook and cranny of statistics

Who Knows the Rules?

Built in Code Knows the Rules So You Don't Have To.

QI Macros Knows the Rules

 

Minitab Was Built to Teach You the Rules

Create a Chart

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

 

 

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

Minitab® Menus of Options

Chart Data:
Minitab® requires users to choose a chart first, then point to the data they want graphed.

Step by Step Example on Ease of Use

Where's Your Data?

Chances are your data is already in Excel. Shouldn't your software be there too?

Excel Add-in

Rides on Excel's Menu. You never have to leave Excel to analyze your data.

Stand Alone Application

You have to import data from Excel into Minitab.

QI Macros Eliminates the Learning Curve

Start creating your first chart in minutes...not after days or weeks of training.

I had one office person go to a Greenbelt training class which used Minitab®. He came back and couldn't even create a Pareto chart. I showed him how to do it with QI Macros and he learned how to do it in, well, 5 seconds. tough stuff.

– Patient Safety Manager

Here's what our customers tell us:

  • Minitab® costs a lot more, is more complex and takes a lot longer to learn and use.
  • Why do people think costly and complex is somehow more important or "better"?
  • QI Macros has all the tools I need.
  • QI Macros works in right in Microsoft Excel where my data is normally stored, no cutting and pasting required.

Did We Tell You About QI Macros Wizards?

Minitab® uses many decision trees to "help" you choose a chart; while QI Macros wizards automate the choice for you: Statistics Wizard, PivotTable Wizard, Control Chart Wizard and Chart Wizard:

qi-macros-wizards-menu

I have tested your software and also tested Minitab®. Your software just seems to be the better of the two. I will place my order today.

– Jim Riepe, Quality Specialist

After testing this program I like it so much (even though I have both Statistica and Minitab®), I am recommending it to several engineers in different sites of our company. Since it is embedded in Excel, I don't need to go back and forth like the other software. Most of time QI Macros can do the job.

– Engineer at a software company

SPC Software Comparison Table (PDF, 374 KB)

Questions That Frequently Should Be Asked:

  • How long will it take to learn to use the software effectively, minutes or days?
  • Is training available online 24/7/365?
  • Will the software help me choose the right chart or statistic automatically?
  • How easily can I use Excel data?
    Do I have to import the data or can I use it directly in Excel?
  • How easily can I share the results with coworkers and customers?
  • How easily can the Black Belt hand off control charting to a "no belt" for ongoing "Control" of the process?
  • Does the software require an annual fee or is it a perpetual use license?
  • Do we have the budget to give every Black Belt, Green Belt and No Belt a copy of the software?
  • Even if we do go with Minitab, shouldn't we spend a couple hundred bucks more to make Black Belts and Green Belts wildly more efficient and effective in Excel?

Download a Minitab®-QI Macros Comparison Sheet - Click Here

How to do Minitab Homework using QI Macros and Excel

Mikel Harry, the guru of Six Sigma, says that the next wave of Six Sigma benefits will come from white and yellow belts saving $10-20,000 per year.

To do so, these people will need an easy-to-use tool belt for data analysis. Don't miss this opportunity. Isn't it time you gave all of your employees the benefits of QI Macros for Excel?

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