Vol. 10, No. 2

February 2008

PQ Systems

How to choose calibration software

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

MSA with Jackie Graham

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases

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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc., developers of software products and training services that help organizations improve their processes and products and achieve compliance to standards. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

How to choose calibration software:
Ten top considerations

If you’re beginning to be serious about the possibility of transferring all that penciled-in data from your 3 X 5 card system—or a customized, no-longer-supported program--into a secure software program, don’t let the task of selecting the right software program stand in your way. Read more.

Quality Quiz:
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—and last month’s winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are Tamara Churchill (Diversified Machine, Inc.); Kathy Denny (Wahl Clipper Corp.); Erik Laufer (Applied BioSystems); Oscar Martinez (Kohler); and Grant McArn (Good Samaritan Hospital). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality Quiz. Submit your response by February 25 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Lowest-paying jobs charted. Can you guess?

At the bottom of full-time pay figures are these jobs. See chart.

MSA with Jackie Graham:
Analyzing data from a measurement system

After setting up a statistical assessment of a measurement system, there’s more to analyzing data generated from a measurement study. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • World conference: Houston will host the World Conference on Quality and Improvement May 5-7. PQ Systems will be in attendance at booth #217. Read more.
  • Health care organizations lead in care for congestive heart failure treatment: IHI leads 5 Million Lives campaign. Read more.
  • New ISO/EC metrology vocabulary: The International Organization for Standardization and its partner, International Electrotechnical Commission, have published a new guide on the vocabulary of metrology. Read more.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of PQ Systems' primary software products, check Help/PQ on the web/check for updates on your program (for SQCpack, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner). To review current maintenance downloads and version numbers for all PQ Systems software, go to: http://www.pqsystems.com/support/SoftwareUpdates.php


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