SQC vs. SPC – Which is right for my manufacturing process?

Both SQC and SPC play an important role in optimizing your operations so you can get the best result and most efficient output. Here we’re going to dive into the identifiable differences between the two and what role they play in the grand scheme of your manufacturing operations. GREAT NEWS! We start off with the […]


Meeting the 21 CFR part 11 requirements with Quality Window 5

The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requirements under the regulation 21 CFR part 11 states all manufacturers of regulated brands must comply to these standards. Meeting these requirements for Quality Window Applications involves employing an number of features available in the standard version of the product. They are: Use of the Protected setting for a […]


Can I test drive Quality Window 5 before I buy it?

Yes – Download a full working demonstration version of Quality Window that will run for 30 days.  To help you maximize your test drive you should review the E-School presentations on the Busitech Website as well as visit our two Blogs, The Idea Factory, where we share innovative ways of using the Quality Window 5 product and this Self Help area […]


Do I need a license to run Quality Window 5?

Yes! You need a separate license for each computer that Quality Window 5 is running on. For example, if you have three production lines and want to run Quality Window 5 on each line, plus a copy in the Quality Control manager’s office, you need to purchase four licenses. It is against the law to […]



What are all the files that make up Quality Window Applications?

First, a QW Application is for a specific use or task – Example “Center Line Audit – Line 3 Size 6” or “Downtime Line 7” These applications would contain the necessary variables or elements as well as all definition data like specifications and targets to meet a specific application need. A QW Application is made up […]



How Do I Calculate the Time Difference Between 2 Variables?

Example: You have 2 variables (Start_Time (V3) and Stop_Time (V4)) The Start_Time & Stop_Time variables must be defined as Numeric with 2 decimal places. When entering data into the Start_Time & Stop_Time variables use a decimal between the hour and minutes. Example: 10:30 would be entered as 10.30 10:59 would be entered as 10.59 The […]


How do I to run a report on Monday to show how we did on Friday?

In QWAdmin – Applications Add a Calculated variable and use the @DOW[] function. This will return a value between 1 and 7 where 1 = Sunday and 7 = Saturday.  In Quality Window Create a View with: Date Filter set to: From: Beginning of Previous Week     To: End of Previous Week A Variable Filter set […]


The ‘Number of Questions to Ask’ for multi-level popups has changed to 1.

With the release of Quality Window Build 5.0.0.684 an issue came to light that originated with a previous release of Quality Window. Symptom: When adding data in Quality Window a popup variable that used to ask more than one question is now asking only one question. Resolution: Using the latest version of QWAdmin (5.0.0.83 or higher) check […]


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