SPC Software Review by CNET
CNET Editors Give QI Macros for Excel 5 of 5 Stars
QI Macros SPC Software for Excel allows you to analyze data in a variety of formats, including histograms with Cp and Cpk, Pareto charts, scatter plots, box whisker plots, and all variable and attribute control charts.
Since this program integrates itself into Microsoft Excel's interface, you should have no problem using it. It appears as an extra tab at the top of your Excel window. The tab itself is broken into seven categories: Statistical Tools, Lean Six Sigma Templates, Data Transformation, Capability Charts, Control Charts, Improvement Charts, and Other Charts. Each transforms your inputted data for the best analysis.
We entered random numbers into the cells of our spreadsheet and tested the macros by clicking through the options. The g chart function quickly placed our random numbers into a chart, complete with built-in macros and a graph that changed with our data. We then took those same numbers and clicked the Box Whisker chart option.
Again, the program placed our numbers into an attractive chart that graphed our entered data. The program doesn't include a Help feature through its interface, but it does offer assistance through its Web site, should you need it.
Despite not being too familiar with some of the chart concepts, we were still able to quickly jump in and see our data come to life.
QI Macros SPC Software for Excel installs and uninstalls cleanly. We highly recommend this handy macros program for anyone in need of a way to display and analyze data.
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