Capturing data at its source via an RS232 interface

Many times we are asked if it is possible to collect data from a device and transfer it directly into a Quality Window application… the quick answer is yes.  Collecting data this way is ideal because it can greatly increase the accuracy of the data as well as decrease the time and effort.  It also […]


Certificate of Analysis from Quality Window Data

Certificates of Analysis were one of the first report-type documents that we developed that gave QW5 the power to produce reports for outside users, as the reporting form QW5 was always geared towards internal use. The power of collecting and analyzing data One of the benefits of collecting and using the data with Quality Window […]


Quality Window 5 versus QWXL 3 – which one is right for you?

A question we get asked often.  Here are a few points to help you make your decision. Quality Window 5 provides you with a more fixed environment for developing applications that you want to deploy to other users like for managing process settings on the shop floor or quality management in the lab.  QW 5 gives […]


Customer Relationships – We are good and we can prove it!

We were recently contacted by the producers of Today In America TV, which is hosted by Terry Bradshaw, to offer a perspective on how North American manufacturers are working hard on continually improving their products and processes. During this discussion I reflected on our role as developers of continuous improvement software in the manufacturing process. The thought that I […]


Using QWVersion

QWVersion collects and displays information on the files that are installed and used by Quality Window. The information displayed is very helpful to the technical support staff at Busitech by letting them know what version of the Quality Window modules have been installed on your computer. QWVersion is found in the same folder where Quality […]


Can I import data directly from a Quality Window 5 Application?

You can also import a Quality Window template file into Excel® via QWXL 3’s import utility. All you have to do is: Start with a blank worksheet in Excel Click the QWXL Addin icon Navigate to the Quality Window application from which you wish to import data Click Open The Quality Window data will be imported […]


Language Options for Quality Window 5

The base language for Quality Window is English but there are ways to tailor Quality Window Applications to better meet local language requirements.  The three main areas are: Base or support files Quality Window Application – Variable names Individual Variable Help files Let’s start with some of the base files in Quality Window that can […]


Using the Sampling Plan feature in QW 5

The Variable Reference number, to the right of the variable name on the Add Screen, is a customizable method of indicating when data can or should be entered for each individual variable on the Add Screen. This is a very useful feature to allow for an application to contain data with vary sampling requirements be […]


Lets Talk Popups

Popups are collections of related data that provide lists of predefined combinations for faster data entry. Popups also eliminate variations in spelling, making analysis that much easier. Popups can be single level or multi-level, depending on the application. Single Level Popups A single level Popup is used to display a list of possible answers.  The following Team Popup is an example of […]


Using Checkboxes in Quality Window

During process audits or lab analysis, there is often a need to measure attribute data such as defects into a Pass/Fail scenario. Although you could accomplish this with a Popup (Pass/Fail) or Text field (Y/N), it becomes difficult to analyze the data later on. Quality Window supports what’s called a Checkbox field. You would define […]


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