Business Improvement

mtb16_iconMinitab 16 Statistical Software

Analyze your data and improve your products and services with the leading statistical software used to implement Six Sigma worldwide.

Minitab is a statistics package. It was developed at the Pennsylvania State University by researchers Barbara F. Ryan, Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., and Brian L. Joiner in 1972.

Minitab began as a light version of OMNITAB, a statistical analysis program by NIST; the documentation for OMNITAB was published 1986, and there has been no significant development since then.

Minitab is distributed by Minitab Inc, a privately owned company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, with subsidiaries in Coventry, England (Minitab Ltd.), Paris, France (Minitab SARL) and Sydney, Australia (Minitab Pty.).

Today, Minitab is often used in conjunction with the implementation of six sigma, CMMI and other statistics-based process improvement methods.

Minitab 16, the latest version of the software, is available in 7 languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, & Spanish.

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It offers a range of new functions including an extensive list of templates that cater to the needs of Lean Six Sigma professionals. These include:

DMAIC and DFSS Templates

  • Team/Project Charter
  • SIPOC Diagram
  • Flowchart Toolbar
  • Data Measurement Plan
  • Cause & Effect (Fishbone) Diagram and Quick Template
  • Cause & Effect (XY) Matrix with Pareto**
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) with RPN Sort**
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Pugh Concept Selection Matrix
  • Control Plan

Lean Templates

  • Takt Time Calculator
  • Value Analysis/Process Load Balance
  • Value Stream Mapping

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SPSS Statistics is a software package used for statistical analysis. It is now officially named “IBM SPSS Statistics”. Companion products in the same family are used for survey authoring and deployment (IBM SPSS Data Collection), data mining (IBM SPSS Modeler), text analytics, and collaboration and deployment (batch and automated scoring services).

With SPSS predictive analytics software, you can predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions, solve problems and improve outcomes.  

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Increase revenue. Decrease costs. Reduce development time. Every day you strive to meet these goals. And each business decision you make either enables you to advance toward them—or impedes your progress. Spreadsheets and other data analysis tools lack the functionality, capacity, and power to do the necessary “what if” analyses required for successful performance management, business intelligence, and predictive modeling. You need an integrated solution capable of performing complex risk and uncertainty analyses across a broad range of applications.

Oracle Crystal Ball is the leading spreadsheet-based software suite for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. Used by 85 percent of the Fortune 500 and taught in the top 50 U.S. MBA programs, Oracle Crystal Ball gives you unparalleled insight into the critical factors affecting risk, and calculates the likelihood you will reach your objectives. With Oracle Crystal Ball, you can make the right tactical decisions to move you toward your strategic goals and gain a competitive edge under even the most uncertain market conditions.

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STATGRAPHICS Centurion XVI.I is a powerful data analysis tool that combines a broad range of procedures with brilliant interactive graphics to provide an integrated analytical environment that can be applied in every aspect of business operations, from Six Sigma management protocols to quality control initiatives. It is designed with advanced statistical functionality, significant enough for use by the most seasoned statisticians, yet it’s incredibly intuitive interface provides simplicity sufficient to allow even a novice analyst to perform complex procedures.

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