Quality eLine Newsletter
August 2005
Vol. 7, No. 08

CHARTrunner 2.0: Share the excitement by e-mailing a chart to a friend

Process performance charts often generate a certain amount of excitement, whether its source is an “aha” identification of a problem, or observation of a genuine process improvement. Sharing the news can spread the excitement, and the newest version of CHARTrunner helps in the effort by making it easy to send charts by e-mail or create web pages that share the good news.

CHARTrunner 2.0, released this month, offers box and whisker charts, new SPC chart types, new out-of-control test rules, and enhanced customization opportunities. Like its predecessor, the program creates control charts, histograms, Pareto, and other SPC charts from virtually any data source, including Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. It eliminates the need for complex importing, time consuming exporting, and tedious data entry. That's because CHARTrunner does not store or modify raw data. Instead, it retrieves data from other sources and uses the data for statistical charting and analysis. CHARTrunner clarifies data for easy analysis in quality assurance, even if the data has been gathered for other purposes.

Other features that users will find in the latest CHARTrunner release include 3-D bar options, mapping specifications from the data source, three-way control charts, short-run SPC, more control of data grids and extra lines displayed on charts, and greatly enhanced user documentation.

Like other PQ Systems software products, the program can be downloaded for a free 30-day trial from the company’s website: www.pqsystems.com.

Training sessions to enhance understanding of the full power of this release have been scheduled in cities nationwide. http://www.pqsystems.com/services/PublicSeminars/BeyondExcel.php

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