The feature set of QI Macros has expanded extensively over the years, including a full array of Six Sigma options as well as some Lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping and a Lean Scorecard. It boasts over 30 different charts, including histograms, Pareto charts, scatter plots, box-and-whiskers plots and an assortment of control charts. It can handle statistical analysis such as ANOVA, t-tests, regression, normality testing and sample size requirement calculations.
it also has "fill-in-the-blank" templates to be used for creating fish bone cause-and-effect diagrams, Gage R&R tests, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Design of Experiments (DOE). In addition, users can manipulate data for charting or analysis purposes using built-in features such as pivot tables, word counts for text data and stacking data.
Additional capabilities include creation of process maps, SIPOC diagrams (Suppliers-Inputs-Process-Outputs-Customers) and Gantt charts. It has templates for dashboards and balanced scorecards, Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Pugh matrices.
Users can modify the rules for control charts, for instance altering the number of points in a row above or below the center line that should be called out as special cause.
QI Macros does not handle nested Gage R&R, attribute agreement analysis, logistic regression, multivariate analysis or trend analysis and has less advanced capabilities for DOE than does Minitab.