QI Macros FAQs
Simple Answers to Common Questions About QI Macros
Questions About QI Macros Licensing?
QI Macros is a single-user license: You need to purchase one license per user, per computer.
One user with two computers: Purchase Home/Office version for an additional $50.
Who needs a license?: QI Macros output is like any other Excel chart or spreadsheet. Colleagues who:
- create or update charts and other tools need their own license.
- only view the charts and other output created by QI Macros do not need a license.
Download QI Macros License Agreement
What Does It Cost?
- A single user license is just $249 USD.
- Home/office or desktop/laptop license for an additional $50 for one user with two computers.
- Quantity discounts start at two licenses and are calculated on a per order basis so consolidate your order for the best possible price.
- Quantity discounts are applied in the shopping cart: add QI Macros to the cart, then input the quantity and the cart will automatically apply the discount. You can review the discount before submitting an order.
- NO charge for technical support and NO annual maintenance fees.
- Download Quote for Single User License with U.S. Delivery
- Request a quote for multiple licenses by calling 1-888-468-1537 or emailing our order department at
Does QI Macros Work With My Version of Excel on my PC or Mac?
QI Macros is compatible with PCs, Macs and tablets running a fully functioning desktop version of Excel:
- Windows 7, 8, and 10, OS X and MacOS
- Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Office 365.
- Windows 8 and 10 Tablets that are running a full version of Excel 2013 or Excel 2016
- QI Macros can be installed on a network with licensed users pointing to the files using Excel's alternate startup directory.
Limited versions of Excel that do not run VBA macros include: Microsoft Excel Starter 2010, Excel 2016 PRE and Excel On-line.
Memory: QI Macros only use 1.6Mb of memory, but to run Excel in Windows 7-10 and OSX and macOS, you will need 2Gb to 4Gb.
Concerned About Successfully Downloading or Installing QI Macros?
QI Macros is easy to download and install. In fact, most people are up and running in minutes.
If you run into problems, call tech support at 1-888-468-1537 and we will walk you through installation and running your first chart.
Read more about our Hassle Free Guarantee
What About Future Enhancements?
To keep our prices as low as possible, we do not include future enhancements in the cost of a new license. Instead, we give you the option of when to upgrade your license to get new features.
QI Macros is enhanced on a regular basis whenever customers request new functionality or when Microsoft comes out with a new version of Windows or Excel. Upgrades to the latest version are offered at the discounted price of $99 or less with quantity discounts. To qualify for the discounted upgrade price, your license needs to have been purchased within the last 5 years.
Take a look at our upgrade page for a complete history of QI Macros time saving enhancements and new tools.
New to SPC Charts and Six Sigma Tools?
We have a wealth of free training videos and how-to articles on our website. If you can’t find your answer there, contact us with your question and we will get an answer back to you within one business day.
Can't I Just Do This In Excel?
Excel only has primitive line, bar, pie, pareto and histogram charts. They can't pinpoint performance problems; they can only report the data. You need charts that went to college, took statistics and can identify problems immediately based on statistical analysis of the data. You can try to do-it-yourself, but wouldn't it be easier to just buy a copy and get going immediately?
I am Ready - How Do I Order?
We accept orders (including purchase orders) by email , fax 1-888-468-1536, phone 1-888-468-1537, or through our online shopping cart. All orders received by 3pm MST are processed the same business day, just make sure your name and email are included with the order.
If you are ordering on behalf of someone else, please provide the name and email address of the person responsible for installation or the end-user(s) and we’ll make sure they receive a download link and tracking information (if applicable).
How Soon Will I Get QI Macros?
If you purchase online, you'll be able to download and install immediately. No waiting. Shipped CDs arrive in 3-5 business days.
1 computer Download immediately Make a backup
PC & Mac Compatible
Item # W230
$249 + s&h
1 computer Download immediately Backup CD shipped
PC & Mac Compatible
Item # 230
2 computers Download immediately Make a backup
PC & Mac Compatible
Item # W230H
$299 + s&h
2 computers Download immediately Backup CD Shipped
PC & Mac Compatible
Item # 230H
What Happens if I Decide Not to Keep the QI Macros?
After you see how simple QI Macros is to learn and use, and how quickly you get meaningful results, we’re confident you’re not going to want to give up this valuable tool set.
However, if you do decide not to keep the QI Macros - no worries: we offer a 60-day, unconditional, no-risk, money-back guarantee.
Lost Set Up Files and Installing on New Computers
Based on the number of calls we get, we can assure you computers crash! Protect your investment - make a backup by copying the setup file to a CD and store it in a safe place where you can find it.
- If you have your Order ID and Password, click here to enter and download your setup file.
- You may also use your Email and Zipcode to find your setup file, click here to enter and download your file.
- If you are not able to retrieve your QI Macros license using the options above, there is a $35 charge for replacing files that are under 12 months old.
- If your file is between one and five years old, you will need to purchase an upgrade to the latest version of the software.
- If your file is more than five years old, you will need to purchase a new license.
Should you need to inquire about a replacement or upgrade, please have as much of the following information as possible:
- Date of your original QI Macros purchase
- Company Name of original purchase
- Name of individual who placed the order
- Street address where the QI Macros was shipped
- Invoice # or purchase order # if available
If you do not have all of this information, we may have to search our database for your record and your request may be delayed.
Software Validation and Formulas
- Software Validation Statement and Test Data
- Formulas for Control Charts and Histograms
- Stability Analysis Rules for Control Charts
- 21 CFR 11 Compliance for the FDA
- Section 508 Compliance