Getting the most out of your Control Limits

Control limits are very important tools in winning the battle against process variation.  First let’s look at the different limits available in Quality Window and their roles. Targets (green) – the value you would ideally like to maintain for quality, performance and cost reasons. Warning Limits (yellow) – these indicate values that are now closer […]


FDA 21 CFR part 11 – Meeting the regulated requirements!

The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently re-enforced its commitment to have all US Pharmaceutical Manufacturers comply with the criteria under which electronic records and electronic signatures are considered to be trustworthy, reliable and equivalent to paper records. The regulations extend to but not limited to,  drug makers, medical device manufacturers, biotech companies, biologics developers, and other FDA-regulated […]


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 […]


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