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Win a new Kindle Fire

Finding charting software that you'll look forward to using

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases

 
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CHARTrunner Lean

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Quality Gamebox

 
 

Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, developers of software products and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

Win a new Kindle Fire:
Announcing the CHARTrunner Lean
charting contest

Make a chart and you could win the new Kindle Fire
>> Learn more

FEATURE STORY:
Finding charting software
that you’ll look forward to using

Does your food processor sit on the counter as you chop an onion by hand, just because the knife is easier to use than getting the equipment ready and then cleaning it up afterwards? Apps on your phone or tablet can be the same way. Software that sounds great but isn’t easy to use may be like that food processor.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
What software programs do you rely on?

If we had asked customers what software products they used on a daily basis 25 years ago, this data would surely have changed in the ensuing period—but maybe not. What kind of software programs do you rely on to do your work every day? Plus, see the results of last month’s poll.
>> Take the poll

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

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are Kathryn Brunton (Glengarry Memorial Hospital of Alexandria); Barrie Lowe (Fruit of the Loom); Alan Swain (Exacto); and Patric Wessels (Dejima OF). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by January 26 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Commute times

Back to work and ready to begin a new year, this chart will help you to reflect on the time it takes you to get to work. Does your travel time fit these categories? Send us a data source with your suggestion, and we'll show you how a CHARTrunner chart can clarify information.
>>
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Returning next month

David Schwinn’s column will return next month.

Bytes and pieces:

  • iSixSigma.com is back: Michael Cyger has launched an updated appearance and content for the popular online journal. Look for PQ Systems training events on the iSixSigma calendar.
  • Campaign concludes: With the conclusion of the "Protecting 5 Million Lives from Harm" program, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) reflects on the success of the two-year project in commitment to quality and patient safety.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products (SQCpack, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner), call us at: (800) 777-5060. A customer care specialist will be pleased to help you. If there are later, more up-to-date versions, we will be able to get you up to speed immediately. You can also go to our website to check version updates at:
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http://www.pqsystems.com/support/SoftwareUpdates.php

 
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